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Grip question
on: November 14, 2017, 01:24:16 AM
When you get fitted and drill a bal is the pam of ur hand supposed to lie flat against the ball with your fingers inserted?  I have been bowling for a long time and had a ton of balls but never have i been able to rest the ball in the palm of my hand, the right side of my hand always has a space between the ball.  I   recently change drillers and the ball came out the same way. Granted he didn't do his own measurements but he thought the layout was fine.


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Re: Grip question
Reply #1 on: November 14, 2017, 07:41:38 AM

The short answer is no.  There has to be room to account for the finger joints to bend, so generally, your palm will "seemingly" have extra room.

Span test:
Put the ball on a ball cup, then insert your thumb all the way into it's hole and lay the fingers across the finger holes.  The crease (joint) should hit about 1/2 way over the finger holes. 

Lane Carter
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Salt Lake City, Utah


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Re: Grip question
Reply #2 on: November 14, 2017, 07:54:14 AM
The ball should rest on the base of your index finger, not the meat of your palm unless you do something like no thumb or only partially insert your thumb.


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Re: Grip question
Reply #3 on: November 14, 2017, 08:50:20 AM
Have always been told you should be able to slide a pencil between your palm and the ball.