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#62082 - 07/22/08 10:31 PM Help using Storm Gadget brace; Gadget owners?
Pexeter Offline
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Im a decent bowler, about a 190 average, but I started thinking a brace might help me in ways I cant explain. So I bought a Storm Gadget to try out and it comes with no explanation on how to use it. The 2 adjustments, what would be the proper way to adjust to my game, what does what? How should it feel? What should it do?

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#88793 - 04/20/09 12:01 PM Re: Help using Storm Gadget brace; Gadget owners? [Re: Pexeter]
dman422 Offline
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I just got one also. Came in the mail today. I look to bowl with it tonight and try to figure this thing out!

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#88852 - 04/20/09 06:24 PM Re: Help using Storm Gadget brace; Gadget owners? [Re: dman422]
Calvin Pistorio Offline
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First welcome to both of you, Pexeter(long time for your first post from the time you registered) and dman422.

You have two adjustments. The numbers correspond to cupping the wrist, the higher the number the more cupping and the wrist can't break back as much. This is suppose to give more revs. The other adjustment if I'm remembering correctly is for cocking your hand and would adjust axis tilt.

Personally I believe unless a person has some physical problem with his/her wrist you can do much better without a brace and can actually learn a a better release.
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#88872 - 04/20/09 07:30 PM Re: Help using Storm Gadget brace; Gadget owners? [Re: Calvin Pistorio]
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Having used a Gadget (actually several as they do wear out and break) one for years and now off, I've found about all it's good for is keeping revs more so than others in its category and very good wrist support. It does hamper movement considerably--well, as it should: It stabilizes your wrist. Surprise!

Now that I'm off it, I've got some minor wrist pain issues (yes, I'm RICE-ing), but thanks to CoachJim, I'm getting my span and pitch fixed which should remedy this unnecessary strain and pain and give me the control I've always needed.

If you feel you need a brace, get your grip checked out.

BTW, dialing the axis tilt (secondary adjustment) doesn't really work very well. Pretty much just kept the cupping adjustment on 10-20. For tens, flattened.

Oh, one last thing, if you EVER stick on the approach and fall forward DO NOT SUPPORT YOUR YOUR BRACED HAND ON THE LANE! There's zero flex whatsoever and you will jam your fingers but good. Or maybe worse, probably crack one of the bones in your forearm--not sure if that'd actually happen, but since your wrist isn't going to bend, that action will just move further down the arm.

When I did just that, I sure could feel that pressure where it shouldn't be. Believe me, I was in a cold, nervous sweat when I got back to the pit--fingers all swollen up. Man, gives me the hinks just thinking about that moment.

You know, what...just save the receipt.


Edited by Domokun (04/20/09 07:32 PM)
Edit Reason: Remembered bad incident...
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#88933 - 04/21/09 01:04 AM Re: Help using Storm Gadget brace; Gadget owners? [Re: Domokun]
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I tried a Robby's Revs 2, a similar device, and gave it away.
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