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Casting/copying thumb grip

Post by nwohbowler » March 18th, 2019, 3:40 pm

So, I finally got a thumb grip fit correctly. I've looked at a couple youtube videos for casting that one, but didn't really see anything about what to do after that. The shop I got the fitting done at is a bit of a drive so going there to get another switch grip made wouldn't really be all that convenient and of course the process of fine tuning to get a new one to match the current one would be time consuming with no real guarantee that it'll match exactly. Is this even something worth looking into? Is it something that I could just get done if I send out the current switch grip to get a couple of replacements made based on what I currently have?
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Re: Casting/copying thumb grip

Post by MineralitePaul » March 18th, 2019, 3:59 pm

You can get a kit, such as Vise’s Exactacation Kit, to cast and mold your favorite tumb hole.

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Re: Casting/copying thumb grip

Post by JohnP » March 18th, 2019, 4:56 pm

nwohbowler wrote:So, I finally got a thumb grip fit correctly. I've looked at a couple youtube videos for casting that one, but didn't really see anything about what to do after that. The shop I got the fitting done at is a bit of a drive so going there to get another switch grip made wouldn't really be all that convenient and of course the process of fine tuning to get a new one to match the current one would be time consuming with no real guarantee that it'll match exactly. Is this even something worth looking into? Is it something that I could just get done if I send out the current switch grip to get a couple of replacements made based on what I currently have?
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Re: Casting/copying thumb grip

Post by imagonman » March 18th, 2019, 7:16 pm

You might wanna look into ProEdge Custom Thumb. Norm Duke {MR. fidget w/ the thumb constantly} just did & went back to back'ers @ 55 & in the money a lot lately. Worth a look, contact Tom Laskow below:


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I had 10 different thumbholes in 10 balls. All supposedly drilled identical, but were NOT. Took my favorite one, made the master mold from that one & made a dozen thumb slugs for me. The wife also had thumb issues from 5 different balls. Made hers & put in all & what do you know, we both love them. Norm Duke just went to them as well bcuz of 'issues' he was having, gave a plug in interview after his latest title win in Jonesboro. You can do all this yourself @ home. Super easy to mold, cast the thumb slug & install. Give it a look!

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Re: Casting/copying thumb grip

Post by nwohbowler » March 18th, 2019, 7:57 pm

imagonman wrote:You might wanna look into ProEdge Custom Thumb. Norm Duke {MR. fidget w/ the thumb constantly} just did & went back to back'ers @ 55 & in the money a lot lately. Worth a look, contact Tom Laskow below:

https://www.proedgebowling.com/store1/C" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... -p88522610

I had 10 different thumbholes in 10 balls. All supposedly drilled identical, but were NOT. Took my favorite one, made the master mold from that one & made a dozen thumb slugs for me. The wife also had thumb issues from 5 different balls. Made hers & put in all & what do you know, we both love them. Norm Duke just went to them as well bcuz of 'issues' he was having, gave a plug in interview after his latest title win in Jonesboro. You can do all this yourself @ home. Super easy to mold, cast the thumb slug & install. Give it a look!

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This is exactly what I was looking for. Not even a bad price if I just pickup the sample kit to make the one mold I need then pick up more plug material later when I need it. Much appreciated.
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Axis point 6 3/16" and 1" up
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Re: Casting/copying thumb grip

Post by deanchamp » March 18th, 2019, 10:46 pm

This is the link:

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Re: Casting/copying thumb grip

Post by MineralitePaul » March 27th, 2019, 1:44 am

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 here

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