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CubsFan

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Which wrist support/brace is best as a training aid?
« on: November 09, 2011, 01:30:09 AM »
Been thinking about trying out one of the high end wrist supports.  In particular the Storm Gadget or Gismo, or one of the Robby Revs.  Anyone use any of these?  If so what do you think of them?  Will they improve revs?  Which is the most comfortable?  Good training aid?


 
Edited by CubsFan on 11/11/2011 at 2:05 PM

 

Steven

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Re: Which wrist support/brace is best as a training aid?
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2011, 09:37:31 AM »
I've used the Storm and Robby braces. What are you trying to fix in thinking about any kind of brace?



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Re: Which wrist support/brace is best as a training aid?
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2011, 11:28:29 AM »
I've tried the ones you mentioned, and I find that the Brunswick Powrkoil blows them out of the water. The most comfortable, supportive, and has the most accurate position adjustments.



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Re: Which wrist support/brace is best as a training aid?
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2011, 12:13:48 PM »
I have one for sale if you want to try it out without paying full price:  http://www.ballreviews.com/ForumReplies.aspx?CID=12&FID=94&TID=281240 
Norm3v wrote on 11/9/2011 12:28 PM:
I've tried the ones you mentioned, and I find that the Brunswick Powrkoil blows them out of the water. The most comfortable, supportive, and has the most accurate position adjustments.



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Re: Which wrist support/brace is best as a training aid?
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2011, 12:59:13 PM »
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Re: Which wrist support/brace is best as a training aid?
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2011, 12:58:31 AM »
As a warning from personal experience: if you think that you can buy revs and esp hook through a wrist device - this is IMHO a self-delusion. A wrist device comes in handy if you have an injury, something for which you need to alleviate the stresses of the ball weight from. For this purpose, there are MANY different designs, and I recommend consulting an educated local pro shop for counselling and trying such a thing on. If there's a true problem, the smallest/lightest deveice that actually tends to the individual problem is IMO the "best" solution.

 

When you buy blindly such a thing, just hoping to increase revs and hook, you might get that, esp through the big devices which literally put your hand in concrete. You loose any feeling and chance to develop a true sense for release changes.

Main issue, though: you get some revs, but if your release has been crappy before, it tends to remein that way. If you have timing issues that rob kill your revs, a wrist device won't help with the actual problem, just tinker with the symptoms (and look like a dude with a Robocop arm and a wacko approach, probably tossing even a high end ball with just 3 boards of movement and splits galore).

 

Please consider this possibility before you get a device!

 


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Re: Which wrist support/brace is best as a training aid?
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2011, 03:57:28 PM »
I used this device for a year or two....
 


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Re: Which wrist support/brace is best as a training aid?
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2011, 04:08:58 PM »
Ending up buying one of the Robby Revs.  I definitely do get more revs using it.  When I release it properly I'm getting at least 5 or more boards than I would without it.  Ball turns harder, carrying the energy all the way to the pins.  Main problem is I don't get out of the ball cleanly as often as not using it.  
 
Going to stick with it for a few weeks and hopefully I can eventually carry away the feel of a high rev release without having to wear the brace.    
 
Edited by CubsFan on 11/21/2011 at 5:10 PM