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 Post subject: Wrist Support Recommendations?
 Posted: Sat May 19, 2018 1:33 pm Post Number: #1 Post
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I don’t want a wrist support that is some sort of RoboCop type deal, but I do need something for my right wrist because I’m feeling pain down inside the joints and bones.

Is there an inexpensive alternative that will give me the support I needed, and help alleviate some of that pain?

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 Posted: Sat May 19, 2018 4:30 pm Post Number: #2 Post
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Soupy, Mongoose has a few wrist supports. Erik Forkel PBA champion wore one.
They are light weight, comfortable fabric, fastened via Velcro.

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The normal advice is applicable: seeking medical diagnosis, assuring proper ball fit and use of tape, and proper technique that uses gravity and minimized muscles of the upper body.

Tension due to a poor fit and or application of unnecessary force, fatigues and can cause damage.

Remember, using the bodies big muscles not the small ones, is a big key in this sport.
Pro bowler Missy Parkin manages to use a 16 pound ball.



Many men can learn from watching Women Pros.

Articles on free swing as found on the wiki are worth perusal.
Ron Clifton's key of thinking you have a Thumbtack in the palm of your hand can help.
Michelle Mullen's nickel drill can help.
Nickel drill and other germane references are contained in
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=13314&p=103284&hilit=Nickel#p103284
Gravity makes things fall fast and consistently.

On a loose armswing, note the tool used, but you can improvise and repurpose things to emulate this concept

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More than 75% of the people that come to me about pain in the fingers, hand wrist or bowling arm, the pain is due to squeezing, muscling or lifting and many times the root is a bad fit. Rule those out with a coach before considering a wrist aid. That said, like said above Mongoose makes great products.


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What keeps the ball on your hand during the backswing? Inertia, grip, or position of the ball in relationship to the wrist?

I only mention that portion of the swing because that’s just me trying to figure it out. I suppose it could be very definitely related to a lot of different factors. My wrist pain that is.

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soupy1957 wrote:
What keeps the ball on your hand during the backswing? Inertia, grip, or position of the ball in relationship to the wrist?

I only mention that portion of the swing because that’s just me trying to figure it out. I suppose it could be very definitely related to a lot of different factors. My wrist pain that is.


Excellent question.
This is part opinion and part reference.
First some expert wisdom. Keep Billy Welu's aphorism "Trust is a must or your game is a bust" in mind. That is, you need an expert fitting, self discipline and trust.
http://wiki.bowlingchat.net/wiki/index. ... p_Pressure
The Don Johnson and the Norm Duke grip tests are like dipping your toes in the water to test it, then progress to a few short test swings ...

I've seen tests of grip done at USBC coaching seminars, a brave and skillful person standing behind the bowler to catch a ball lost in the swing ... I've caught a ball once, though it was not planned, it was league and a guy lost it ...

Opinions and ramblings (Trust but verify apply!)
In an ideal world, lesson #1 would incorporate the information on the above cited wiki data.
For almost everyone, their first experience with a bowling ball is a house ball.
Unless you are Tinkerbell or Magilla Gorilla, they almost never fit.
Intuitively out of self preservation we seek a ball we know will not get stuck on our fingers and pull them out of their joints. So we develop the habit of squeezing. Couple that with the fact, a ball is comparatively heavy to many objects without handles or that we pick up and carry from the bottom.
Picking up and swinging any object you can easily swing, a bottle of water, a can of peas, intuitively you will only squeeze it as much as necessary, the more the force of the swing of weight wants to loosen your grip, the more you will squeeze it. You can swing a suitcase because it has a handle and I think you will only squeeze it as much as necessary.
A well fitted bowling ball has the proper span and pitch to support a "grip" the holes keep your fingers and thumb in place, so they won't fly open. It is science and art and a bit of psychology
Riding the ball and not forcing the swing finds the ball moving fastest at the bottom of the swing. If not too tight, the ball will come off without you even thinking about it.
If you can get there, you will be pleasantly surprised with the ease and increased rpms.

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