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 Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:13 am Post Number: #1 Post
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Lately, maybe since I got my new ball, I've had severe aches in my middle and ring fingers after bowling that take about a week to go away. My fingers do t ache while bowling or immediately after. It takes about a day. I noticed a suction popping sound last time as my fingers came out of the holes, and I got the holes widened to stop that once I finished bowling. I'm still waiting for the ache to subside before I bowl again. Are there other likely culprits/solutions I should consider?


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 Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:18 am Post Number: #2 Post
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Check your grip with an IBPSIA certified pro shop, could be caused by too much emphasis on the fingers, if spans are correct then some changes in pitches might do the trick. If you insert your thumb fully and lay your fingers over the holes without stretching or inserting them (relaxed) the lower edges of the holes (or inserts) should coincide with the midpoint between your fingertip crease and the next crease on each finger.


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 Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:39 am Post Number: #3 Post
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Check your grip with an IBPSIA certified pro shop, could be caused by too much emphasis on the fingers, if spans are correct then some changes in pitches might do the trick. If you insert your thumb fully and lay your fingers over the holes without stretching or inserting them (relaxed) the lower edges of the holes (or inserts) should coincide with the midpoint between your fingertip crease and the next crease on each finger.


Thanks. You really helped me out. Widening the finger holes on my new 10 pound ball did eliminate the finger pain with that ball. However, I have an old 8 pound ball that I switched to for an evening when I was just too worn out to throw the ten pounder. The 8 pound ball was causing finger pain without any suction, so I checked my span in the manner you described. It was way off on the 8 pounder, but just st right on all my other balls. I’m having the 8 pounder redrilled to match one of my newer balls now.

I also located a few IBPSIA certified pro shops in my area. They are all a bit far from me, but I will make it a point to visit one and see if my balls are drilled correctly. Once I have the 8 pounder redrilled, all of my balls will be drilled off the same ball that Willie Wells sold me, and he took my measurements and drilled that ball if I recall correctly.


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 Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:43 am Post Number: #4 Post
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That’s great news, I am glad the pain problem was resolved, bowling should not hurt. Another thing, changing between ball weights may affect your timing, try to stick to only one weight. Getting tired may be caused by muscling the ball vs swinging it and letting it work by itself (if that makes sense). An evaluation by a good coach may help to identity the cause, if you can’t find a good coach in your area you can always post in the certified coaching section of this forum and Jim or myself would be more than glad to help, just follow the video posting instructions.


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 Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:20 pm Post Number: #5 Post
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In addition to the good information already imparted.
Here are some, Two cent tidbits.

Part of the following thread deals with muscular tension.
There is a swing drill that requires a coin, "the nickel drill"
There is a reference to a swing tool, but with some creativity other things can be used.
Soreness in bowling is often attributable to excess muscle involvement.
Think about having a soft hand. In sports where you catch a ball, the thought is catch the ball as if it were a raw egg.
When the ball properly fits your hand, hold it as if it were a baby bird.
Let it roll off your hand via gravity and centrifugal force, land the ball like an airplane.
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=13813&p=107650&hilit=Nickel#p107650

Look for the Ritger drill cards on the thread below
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=12225&hilit=Ritger

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 Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:21 am Post Number: #6 Post
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TonyPR wrote:
Check your grip


Amen!

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Soreness in bowling is often attributable to excess muscle involvement.
Think about having a soft hand. In sports where you catch a ball, the thought is catch the ball as if it were a raw egg.
When the ball properly fits your hand, hold it as if it were a baby bird.
Let it roll off your hand via gravity and centrifugal force, land the ball like an airplane


Amen again.

Hold the ball like you had a bird in your hand- squeeze it and it dies or, hold a twinkle- squeeze it and you have a mess. No mess making, no bird killing.

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