I dislike using them unless I have an injury or soreness. I mean, don't get me wrong when I first started to up the strength in my wrist, and granted I am what we all consider young, I used a cheap one just to get my wrist to acknowledge a firm grip. I say cheap because it wasn't a robby's revs or anything flashy and actually that effective. For me it was simply to keep the wrist from bending back, or more or less to let me know what it feels like if my wrist is trying to. This way, now I can tell if it breaks back on me and I can correct it next shot.
I also kinda think that braces should be removed from tourneys and pba matches just because they give a bit extra strength to the wrist and keep things really locked in place. I think that in practice, fine, no problem, build strength. But in the matches, despite the fact that everyone can legally use one, I know personally I dislike the way they feel. Some people don't like them and though its fair enough to have them, isn't it more skill based to not use them? And if the brace helps the wrist stay strong, maybe a lighter ball will help? Injuries are one thing, but to use them just because they keep your wrist in a position that you can't otherwise seems a bit of a cop-out. But the problem with that is that I still think that if you are of the age where the brace helps I understand. Its a hypocritical opinion I know, but I guess the best solution is still just to leave it alone and leave it the way it is now. I mean, plenty pba wins are won without use of a brace.
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