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#93940 - 06/03/09 12:16 PM Re: Bowling with thumb in [Re: J_w73]
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Originally Posted By: J_w73
I have heard the Vise IT is better than the turbo switch grips. The tabs have been known to crack and break on the switch grips. The Vise IT has a better and more sturdy thread and locking mechanism.


I have also been told the same thing by quite a few bowlers in my area that have used them. I would go with Vise if I was to go that route.
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#93942 - 06/03/09 12:24 PM Re: Bowling with thumb in [Re: sk8shorty01]
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I can attest that the Vise IT is great. Other than the initial oops with one installation IT has worked out fine in both of my balls.
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#93969 - 06/03/09 02:29 PM Re: Bowling with thumb in [Re: J_w73]
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I just confirmed with my local pro...A lot of the switch grip thumbs are causing problems in the Regional tourneys. Go with the slug!
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#94006 - 06/03/09 07:10 PM Re: Bowling with thumb in [Re: JPatterson]
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I've mentioned it on this site about two separate times that someone had issues with the Vise system as well. One was a PBA bowler during a tournament that had a part of the locking mechanism break during his delivery and he was forced to change balls. I was also in the Pro Shop around a month ago when a guy brought in a ball that the sleeve and mechanism had came apart somehow and he couldn't get the slug out. It was his favorite thumb and least favorite ball.

Unless you have a huge fluctuation in thumb size from day to day I don't think its really worth it. I thought about it once but find a few pieces of tape adding or removing usually is enough.
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