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strikestriketapped

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Ebonite Protecting Tape
« on: February 24, 2007, 09:38:04 AM »
Does anyone use this:

http://www.bowlingball.com/Bowling-Accessory-2288/ebonite-protecting-tape.html


I bought a roll yesterday and I think it works pretty well. It's thin, so my thumb fits fine in my bowling balls. I was told to put some of the tape on the finger nail and to stretch it down over the thumb so that it sticks. My only problem is that the tape comes up at the edges and I sometimes need two pieces in a set. Does anyone else like this?
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charlest

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Re: Ebonite Protecting Tape
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2007, 05:49:01 PM »
I used it on the back of my thumb to reduce callusing and to allow my thumb to exit the ball better. It was one of the better ones until I dicovered the new Vise-Grip Hada tapes:

Blue, fastest: http://www.buddiesproshop.com/product/3261/Vise_Hada_Patch_Blue_1_-_40_Pieces.htm  

Red, slighter slower:
http://www.buddiesproshop.com/product/3260/Vise_Hada_Patch_Red_2_-_40_pieces.htm

For me they are now THE best.
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Re: Ebonite Protecting Tape
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2007, 05:50:48 PM »
Some of my customers said the same thing. I told them to wash their thumb and rub with alcohol before putting the tape on and that helped some . Others with really oily skin have tried the Vice brand pre cut and that really is very sticky and actually stays really good!!!

strikestriketapped

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Re: Ebonite Protecting Tape
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2007, 05:50:51 PM »
Those looks pretty good, but they are just as much money wise and you get less. I am pretty much broke so I need a little more.
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Re: Ebonite Protecting Tape
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2007, 06:56:58 PM »
Vise-Grip Hada tapes
which color should i go with i want just like the normal middle one to start with and do these stick well it seems when i try these they never stick to my fingers
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Re: Ebonite Protecting Tape
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2007, 07:55:29 PM »
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I used it on the back of my thumb to reduce callusing and to allow my thumb to exit the ball better. It was one of the better ones until I dicovered the new Vise-Grip Hada tapes:

Blue, fastest: http://www.buddiesproshop.com/product/3261/Vise_Hada_Patch_Blue_1_-_40_Pieces.htm  

Red, slighter slower:
http://www.buddiesproshop.com/product/3260/Vise_Hada_Patch_Red_2_-_40_pieces.htm

For me they are now THE best.
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You are ABSOLUTELY right!! I have the Blue.
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charlest

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Re: Ebonite Protecting Tape
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2007, 07:57:44 PM »
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Some of my customers said the same thing. I told them to wash their thumb and rub with alcohol before putting the tape on and that helped some . Others with really oily skin have tried the Vice brand pre cut and that really is very sticky and actually stays really good!!!


When I used the Ebonite tape, I generally did exactly that first: wash the back of my thumb with denatured ethyl alcohol. It helped a little bit, as did making sure the top of the tape was on my thumb nail, not just skin. You have to make sure all the corners & edges are plastered down tight. When the tape gets loose or starts to unravel, it always does so at the corners & edges.

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strikestriketapped

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Re: Ebonite Protecting Tape
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2007, 08:54:26 PM »
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Some of my customers said the same thing. I told them to wash their thumb and rub with alcohol before putting the tape on and that helped some . Others with really oily skin have tried the Vice brand pre cut and that really is very sticky and actually stays really good!!!


When I used the Ebonite tape, I generally did exactly that first: wash the back of my thumb with denatured ethyl alcohol. It helped a little bit, as did making sure the top of the tape was on my thumb nail, not just skin. You have to make sure all the corners & edges are plastered down tight. When the tape gets loose or starts to unravel, it always does so at the corners & edges.

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Yep. I figured it was worth $13 seeing as I could probably get about 200 pieces out of that one roll.
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Re: Ebonite Protecting Tape
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2007, 06:05:06 AM »
I use Vise tape and have found I put the tape on from the back of my thumb forwards towards my thumb nail. I also have bought a really good pair of scissors that are small and SHARP. They cost me like $13 and when the tape needs trimming I use the scissors to take away the fraying ends.

As long as I have my knuckle covered I feel its doing the job. I dont have sweaty hands and as long as I have my knuckle and part of my thumb nail covered I dont have trouble with it coming off.

Shipper

Edited on 2/25/2007 7:02 AM

notsohotshot

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Re: Ebonite Protecting Tape
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2007, 06:49:13 AM »
I find that the Ebonite Foil wrap tape works better and you can stretch it as thin as you like. It will cover both sides of your thumb. If it happens to curl on you cut a long thin piece and wrap it sideways around the thumb,holding down the edges of the other piece of tape.