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lsf_21

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magic carpet review
« on: September 17, 2007, 05:15:46 PM »
got it in today, gonna go try it tommororw and hopefully its as good for me as it is for many other people. stuck it in my fury today jsut to see how it felt and actually felt quite nice. tommorow will be the true test though when i go throw the ball.
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Re: magic carpet review
« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2007, 04:31:45 PM »
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Does anyone have a picture of bowling ball with the magic carpet in it? I want to see what it looks like in the thumb hole. I brought one a while ago, but it didn't feel right, maybe I was putting it in wrong.
Thanks much


Don't have a picture on an actual installed Magic Carpet but I copied the instructions off of Ron's site:

Stick your thumb and fingers in the ball and see where the knuckle of your thumb touches the back of the thumb hole. That is where you want to install the Magic Carpet. Remove the backing from the Magic Carpet and place it in the back of the thumb hole where your knuckle made contact. Place it about inch below the top if the thumb hole. When you are sure youhave the Magic Carpet in the right position press firmly to activate the strong glue. When it is time to replace your Magic carpet it should come out without leaving a glue mess behind.

     You may add bowler 's tape to the front of the hole as needed to snug it up. If you prefer you may add the tape under the Magic Carpet. The Magic Carpet has a 3  to 5 game break in period and may redden the thumb a little during this time. After the break in period the redness will go away unless the thumb hole is way too tight or you knuckle the ball.
People with small thumb holes may need to trim the width with scissors. The thumbhole may appear to be tight, but many people have noted that the ball may actually fall off their hand early.  Always test the ball by rolling it slowly from the foul line the first time to prevent any mishaps.  
Theres a diagram on the Magic Carpet web page under Installation Instructions, midway down on the page


hope it helps - maybe somebody has a photo of a ball with the product installed.
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Re: magic carpet review
« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2007, 04:40:06 PM »
I received my Magic Carpet recently too but haven't had a chance to bowl with it yet. I think I need to tighten up my thumb hole with a little more tape but right now it feels pretty good. I'm fairly snug but me thumb seems like it will come out with no problems (testing at home).

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Re: magic carpet review
« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2007, 04:46:46 PM »
I have been using it for just over a year.  I started out with it the size it comes in, but have since started using it trimmed to 3/4".  I also put a white tape with the top 1/2" cut off behind the carpet.  I still use white tape in front, anywhere from 1 - 4 pieces depending on the amount of thumb swell.  I love it!
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Re: magic carpet review
« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2007, 09:46:19 PM »
first series with it tonight shot 677 messed my 7 up in the 10th and also did that last saturday when i shot 695 which im extremely happy with ive only had one 700 before and ive gotten close the last 2 days of league. and my house is a difficult house to bowl in.
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Re: magic carpet review
« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2007, 10:08:40 PM »
I have my thumb hole drilled larger.. I use a piece of tape under the CARPET and 1 piece of white tape in front.. I'm usually going from 1 to 2 in front depending on if my thumb swells or not..  I'll check my pictures to see if you can see one or not..  Mine will last depending on how many games on that one ball, around 2 months before I need to start using more tape or not.. then I switch it out with fresh CARPET..

I do have pictures that you can see the carpet, but not up close to make a judgment or not you might like it..  Just looks like white tape in the ball..

If you didn't try it yet, ask Ron for samples, what I did and sure lots others did before me.. Good luck..

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Re: magic carpet review
« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2007, 10:32:02 AM »
Yes thumb hole will have to be slightly larger.

But, who does not use tape?  If you already use tape it should not be a problem.  If your ball is tight to start how do you use it when your thumb swells?
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Re: magic carpet review
« Reply #22 on: September 21, 2007, 10:32:51 AM »
I think the last post nails it.

The magic carpet is equal to about 3 to 4 pieces of tape in back.

Therefore if you have been using less...one often has to open up the back of the thumb about 2 white tape thicknesses.

Most people do this on one ball and if they don't like it....don't open up any other holes.  However most people like it!

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Re: magic carpet review
« Reply #23 on: September 21, 2007, 11:11:50 AM »
MC's is equal to about 4-5 pieces of white bowler's tape.  There will be some redness to the back of your thumb.  It is a different feel and will keep you from knuckling the ball or should help.  

I will say once you get used to MC....you'll become addicted to the stuff.  

MC compresses some so you don't need to pull it to add tape behind it.  That's the beauty of it.  I use Switch Grips <2 of them one smaller and one larger> and I'll get at least 100 games before I change it sometimes more.    


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Re: magic carpet review
« Reply #24 on: September 21, 2007, 04:31:55 PM »
PLEASE someone post a pic nao.

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Re: magic carpet review
« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2007, 06:06:42 PM »
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Re: magic carpet review
« Reply #26 on: September 25, 2007, 07:44:06 PM »
i have pictures if anybody wants them just send me your email, got some of them in the thumbhole and sone before you put them in. dont use a image site so cant post them on one.
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Re: magic carpet review
« Reply #27 on: September 25, 2007, 09:36:04 PM »
go to bowl4fun.com im pretty sure that you can order it as well you just have to pay shiping.
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Re: magic carpet review
« Reply #28 on: September 26, 2007, 12:33:35 AM »
ordered mine and payed with paypa and the stuff arrived very quick for being sent to Germany...

I never changed the ones I used so far and in my spare ball it is used a lot I tell you!
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Re: magic carpet review
« Reply #29 on: September 26, 2007, 03:11:19 PM »
Some people do that!

I have a friend that is on a budget and he is quite please with that!

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Re: magic carpet review
« Reply #30 on: September 27, 2007, 12:49:29 AM »
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I buy 50' by 2" rolls of velcro for Approx. $21 for all types of uses
 
Can anyone tell me why industrial strength velcro could not have the same results as the majic carpet?

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yeah I had the same Idea when I saw the stuf first time... canT say anything agains your idea...
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