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Vise Hada Patch review
« on: May 06, 2008, 01:39:36 PM »
I recently picked up a sample pack from Buddies just to try out.  For those that don't know, it is applied to the back of the thumb to give a cleaner release.  The sample pack comes with 8 pieces each of the 4 colors.  I have only tried the blue thus far, which is the slickest of the 4.

I initially tried it with a ball that I usually throw as-is.  I had to put the death grip on the ball to keep from losing it.  I added a piece of 3/4 to the front of the thumbhole and tried again.  Still way too loose.  Added another piece of tape and dropped the ball badly.  Normally without the Hada Patch I would never have gotten out of the ball with 2 pieces of tape.  Yes I knew I always squeezed the ball.  But even when I concentrated on NOT squeezing, I would still hang up.  Not so with the patch.  

The ball in question eventually got 6 pieces of tape in the thumb before I felt comfortable using it.  This made the thumb extremely snug but getting out of it clean is no longer a problem.  This has allowed me to loosen up my armswing tremendously and given me a very quick, clean release into the lane instead of on the upswing.  I have only used it for a week but I can't see bowling without it.  I absolutely love the way the ball comes off my hand.  My ball speed and rev rate have both increased visibly from such a small change.  The best part is that it was an easy fix and throwing the ball without squeezing came very easily.  

I would absolutely recommend giving it a try.  It's a great product.  


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Re: Vise Hada Patch review
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2008, 09:20:01 AM »
They're durable, too. I've bowled 6-9 games in practice and never changed, had a wrinkle or loosening.
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Re: Vise Hada Patch review
« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2008, 09:04:21 PM »
Reslugging the ball may not be a bad idea.  In the summer here I can only fit 2 pieces of tape in the thumbhole, during the winter I may go up to 5.  I shudder to think how excessively large the thumbhole is if you can fit 10 pieces and still get your thumb in.
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