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JustinWi

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Real Bowlers Tape – Performance Impressions
« on: November 06, 2014, 06:39:05 PM »
After hearing a good amount of positive feedback around a new textured thumb tape product, I contacted John and requested a sample of his new silver tape, coined “Real Bowlers Tape”. It can also be seen referred to as ‪#‎silvertape‬, ‪#‎realbowlerstape‬, ‪#‎RBT‬, and ‪#‎teamRBT‬ on social media. The product has seen success over the past several months including many players using it at the ’14 WSOB. I previously used Master 1” White, 2 or 3 pieces in the front of the thumbhole. I replaced the tape in my 5 primary strike balls and my spare ball for this test. The overall thickness of the RBT is slightly less than the Master, which is beneficial to fine tune feel. Folks that swell or shrink significantly will find it easier to get the right feel, never being in between a piece of tape. I used 3 RBT to replace the 2 Master. The tape applied easily and stayed put. It stuck equivalently well to the ball and itself, and removes leaving no residue. The primary concern with tape is feel, durability, and consistency from shot to shot. The texture of the tape is prefect, not too aggressive and not too smooth with a balance of grip and release. I have had an issue with the top of the Master fraying and requiring replacement after 6 to 9 games, so far I have not had that issue with RBT. The most impressive feature of this tape, and the reason everyone should use it, is how it affects your ability to release the ball. With Master I would catch a hang on release at least once or twice a game creating a bit of tug and loss of projection. This is completely not present with RBT, at all. The balance of secure grip and release is perfect, and instills a major boost of confidence that each release will be pure. Not having to focus on making sure I cleared the thumb properly because it just happens, aided my ability to repeat shots greatly. In conclusion, this product does exactly what you want it to, and does nothing but improve your shot making ability. I highly recommend trying this excellent product. For a sample, email sales@realbowlerstape.com.

 

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Re: Real Bowlers Tape – Performance Impressions
« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2014, 12:09:08 PM »
I'm not challenging you. I was asking for clarification to your 'superior' statement. You didn't provide any qualifying information in your original post.
 
My Columbia300 tape is part of a 500 piece roll I'm still working through. The roll has to be close to 10 years old, and I'm surprised the tape still sticks really well after all this time. It might be different that the more recent stuff that other bowlers too have complained about.
 
But I do compliment my older Columbia300 1" tape with current production Storm 3/4" and Master 1/2" for fine tuning. Maybe my fingers have become desensitized after all these years, but I can't tell the difference between the old and new white tape. They all seem to feel and hold up about the same.

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Re: Real Bowlers Tape – Performance Impressions
« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2014, 12:50:21 PM »
Would this work well with a Gripps Glove or do you not recommend it...?

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Re: Real Bowlers Tape – Performance Impressions
« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2014, 01:21:23 PM »
Would this work well with a Gripps Glove or do you not recommend it...?


Not recommend which?  : )

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Re: Real Bowlers Tape – Performance Impressions
« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2014, 03:18:56 PM »
Had e-mail contact with this company 2 months ago for a free sample that was never sent. Got a couple of pieces from a friend and it left residue when I took it out of the thumb hole. Poor service and poor product, IMO.

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Re: Real Bowlers Tape – Performance Impressions
« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2014, 09:03:01 AM »
Would this work well with a Gripps Glove or do you not recommend it...?


Not recommend which?  : )

Ha ha!!  Good one!  :P

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Re: Real Bowlers Tape – Performance Impressions
« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2014, 05:40:18 PM »
Would this work well with a Gripps Glove or do you not recommend it...?

 ::)

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Re: Real Bowlers Tape – Performance Impressions
« Reply #22 on: November 18, 2014, 11:55:39 AM »
Would this work well with a Gripps Glove or do you not recommend it...?

 ::)

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Re: Real Bowlers Tape – Performance Impressions
« Reply #23 on: November 18, 2014, 12:13:00 PM »
I'm trying some out tonight. Dude sent me the wrong size, so I had to cut it, but let's see what's up. Feels good while I am sitting in my office.

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Re: Real Bowlers Tape – Performance Impressions
« Reply #24 on: November 18, 2014, 05:52:20 PM »
Their local for me and I just got some samples...will be trying them tonight also.

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Re: Real Bowlers Tape – Performance Impressions
« Reply #25 on: November 18, 2014, 08:16:46 PM »
I filled out the form on their web page and asked for a sample 10-14 days ago and mine arrived today.  I'll give it a try next week.

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Re: Real Bowlers Tape – Performance Impressions
« Reply #26 on: November 19, 2014, 11:23:13 AM »
I did have an issue last night. Put it on top of my old white tape while bowling a sweeper, and stuff started rolling up on me halfway thru the first game. Had to take it out. Liked it when it stayed in place.

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Re: Real Bowlers Tape – Performance Impressions
« Reply #27 on: November 19, 2014, 12:12:55 PM »
Doom, what you mentioned with the potential for tape rolling is my one complaint with the product.
 
The first time I tried RBT, the top of the first piece rolled a bit after a few games. so I took it all out, and completely cleaned the thumb hole with alcohol until I was certain there wan't any residue. I layered three fresh pieces back in, and didn't have any issues.
 
My general thoughts on RBT is that you have to be more careful that white when putting it in the hole. It needs a fresh clean surface to stick to, regardless if it's the thumb slug itself, or over another piece of tape. Another glitch I've found is that it doesn't re-stick well if you use it for a while, take it out, and then reposition it. I've suffered that issue a few times.
 
Having said this, my opinion is that the benefits outweigh the annoyances. I like the feel, so I'll work around the other stuff.

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Re: Real Bowlers Tape – Performance Impressions
« Reply #28 on: November 19, 2014, 12:18:49 PM »
Doom, what you mentioned with the potential for tape rolling is my one complaint with the product.
 
The first time I tried RBT, the top of the first piece rolled a bit after a few games. so I took it all out, and completely cleaned the thumb hole with alcohol until I was certain there wan't any residue. I layered three fresh pieces back in, and didn't have any issues.
 
My general thoughts on RBT is that you have to be more careful that white when putting it in the hole. It needs a fresh clean surface to stick to, regardless if it's the thumb slug itself, or over another piece of tape. Another glitch I've found is that it doesn't re-stick well if you use it for a while, take it out, and then reposition it. I've suffered that issue a few times.
 
Having said this, my opinion is that the benefits outweigh the annoyances. I like the feel, so I'll work around the other stuff.

Funny, as that is one problem I didn't have. I layered it over my Master white tape already in the ball and it stuck "like glue".

This plus my original problem makes me wonder if they're either experimenting with different glues without telling the public or their glue is susceptible to various kinds of use and storage??
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