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by MineralitePaul
January 29th, 2020, 7:43 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: real bowlers tape
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: real bowlers tape

I use it. It’s to improve gripping power on the front side of the thumb hole via texture like white tape. Its better than the white tape in that it doesn’t get as gooey the white tape over time, which became as problem after the EPA made the manufacturer change the chemical(s) used in the manufactur...
by MineralitePaul
August 29th, 2019, 1:10 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Thumb pitch
Replies: 2
Views: 556

Re: Thumb pitch

Zero lateral- without actually seeing you in person. You appear to have a slight crook in your thumb which may new to be addressed
by MineralitePaul
May 31st, 2019, 1:37 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: All Urethane.
Replies: 8
Views: 724

Re: All Urethane.

I use urethane almost exclusively in league at this pone particular house that has no wicks in the machine from 10 out. Lately, the “lane man” uses a catsup bottle with a new yorker style squirt top to apply the oil and use the machine to buff it out. With reactive you either have bowl deep inside a...
by MineralitePaul
May 31st, 2019, 1:16 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Copying a Switch Grip with unknown specs
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Re: Copying a Switch Grip with unknown specs

Jonell makes a very nice pitch gauge for measure large holes such as SG and IT outer sleeves use. If you do this kind of work, it’s a must-have. In lieu of a pitch gauge for large holes, one can drill a concentric hole in each type of interchangeable thumb system’s inner sleeve and/or slug (dependin...
by MineralitePaul
April 17th, 2019, 2:10 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: An interestingly good way to finish cut a plug
Replies: 1
Views: 362

An interestingly good way to finish cut a plug

Today I took a brand new hacksaw blade, brought it to my table belt sander, and sanded and polished the non-cutting side of the blade at a few degrees off normal using 1000 grit paper. I found that if I bow the blade to the curvature of a bowling ball and lay it one its side with the sharpened edge ...
by MineralitePaul
April 16th, 2019, 3:17 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Help needed with thumb fit
Replies: 8
Views: 614

Re: Help needed with thumb fit

Google “Switch Grip Drill Bit”
One such website is: https://www.buddiesproshop.com/pro-shop ... ght-shank/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by MineralitePaul
April 16th, 2019, 11:33 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Help needed with thumb fit
Replies: 8
Views: 614

Re: Help needed with thumb fit

Very toughbindeed. Thank you for your help.. I just purchased the outer sleeve i will drill 1 1/2 drill bit which is around 38mm for the outer sleeve for my thumb i just took from left to right the largest possible where my thumb pops upon the outer part (oval) that is the thickest part in thumb an...
by MineralitePaul
April 15th, 2019, 9:55 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Help needed with thumb fit
Replies: 8
Views: 614

Re: Help needed with thumb fit

Hi, I am based in pakistan and unfortunately we have no proshops.. So i ordered 2 switch grips for my thumb.. Now i want to drill the inner sleeve and i dont know what my size is.. When i measure it with caliper 22 is edge to edge on thumb the fattest part of my thimb left to right and 23 is alight...
by MineralitePaul
April 6th, 2019, 2:04 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: INNOVATIVE PLUG CUTTER
Replies: 16
Views: 1005

Re: INNOVATIVE PLUG CUTTER

JohnP wrote:MineralitePaul - Check your PM's. If you don't have one from me let me know. -- JohnP
Thanks, John. You’re a real gentleman. Works like a charm
by MineralitePaul
April 1st, 2019, 5:55 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: INNOVATIVE PLUG CUTTER
Replies: 16
Views: 1005

Re: INNOVATIVE PLUG CUTTER

Undo the set screws and align the blade so that it will be equal when you rotate it at 0 - 0. Of course make sure your press is calibrated and accurate at 0 - 0. Might be the cutter... might be the press. Thanks for your reply. I already checked all of that and it the mill drill is only 6 - 9 month...
by MineralitePaul
March 30th, 2019, 10:25 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: INNOVATIVE PLUG CUTTER
Replies: 16
Views: 1005

Re: INNOVATIVE PLUG CUTTER

I have an Innovative plug cutter and I don’t like it. It’s about 6 months old and I haven’t used it too much. I don’t like the way it comes pre-dulled. When cutting plugs down, instead of just gradually shaving the plug down, it really rub-ablates and generates too much heat from the friction. The p...
by MineralitePaul
March 27th, 2019, 1:44 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Casting/copying thumb grip
Replies: 6
Views: 475

Re: Casting/copying thumb grip

Tom has such a good company. I’ve changed over to his product. I love the fact that you can stock the silicone casting cartridges with no fear of spoilage. Also, the no muss - no fuss mixing is great. Anyone who hand-writes a thank-you not on the receipt is going to support you. New Loyal customer h...
by MineralitePaul
March 27th, 2019, 1:36 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Stirring CS Hybrid (quick plug) with a bevel sander...
Replies: 19
Views: 1620

Re: Stirring CS Hybrid (quick plug) with a bevel sander...

I now use a bevel sander to quick mix CS hydrid. The bubbles are tiny and since I always cure under 50psi of pressure (I put the whole ball in a pressure chamber made from a paint sprayer), the bubbles completely colapse anyway. Its a great way to get a good thorough mix within seconds giving me mor...
by MineralitePaul
March 18th, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Casting/copying thumb grip
Replies: 6
Views: 475

Re: Casting/copying thumb grip

You can get a kit, such as Vise’s Exactacation Kit, to cast and mold your favorite tumb hole.
by MineralitePaul
February 28th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Severe bruising on top of the thumb
Replies: 20
Views: 1329

Re: Severe bruising on top of the thumb

TonyPR, You’re last post made my day.
by MineralitePaul
February 24th, 2019, 7:22 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Severe bruising on top of the thumb
Replies: 20
Views: 1329

Re: Severe bruising on top of the thumb

My guess is that you have late timing and have the tendency to pull the ball through the release zone rather than waiting on it. Every time you try something new with your thumb hole or other part the grip, there’s an adjustment period you must go through before you start to feel comfortable with th...
by MineralitePaul
February 19th, 2019, 9:17 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Severe bruising on top of the thumb
Replies: 20
Views: 1329

Re: Severe bruising on top of the thumb

Yes, I have bruises because of squeezing. Yes, sqqueezing is a problem, but not a big problem as this swollen thumbtip is. No, I haven't any videos to show yet. I have old videos, but that is before some critical changes. I'm grabbing because of old poor fitting and then learning habit. Can't get t...
by MineralitePaul
February 19th, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Severe bruising on top of the thumb
Replies: 20
Views: 1329

Re: Severe bruising on top of the thumb

I’ve seen this many times over the years. Almost all were caused by squeezing during the thumb exit due to poor fit (too large a hole, excess reverse thumb pitch, not enough gripping friction on the front of the thumb hole, etc.). At the last moment when the tip of thu thumb exits, an extreem snappi...
by MineralitePaul
February 17th, 2019, 2:07 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Final shaving of plugs
Replies: 9
Views: 851

Re: Final shaving of plugs

Cab blocks weren’t around when I came up with that shaving method. I bought some a few years ago and before I really got to use them and explore their potential, somebody stole the whole set from my shop. I guess it’s time to reinvest in another set because that sounds like the best method to finish...
by MineralitePaul
February 16th, 2019, 8:19 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Final shaving of plugs
Replies: 9
Views: 851

Re: Final shaving of plugs

Sorry, didn’t mean to double post. The submission hung for 10 minutes, I backed out and retried. Big dummy!