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Wrist supports
« on: January 14, 2005, 02:49:44 AM »
Ive never used a support before and have no idea where to start with them.  Are there any good wrist supports out there? and What should i like for in one?



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Re: Wrist supports
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2005, 10:52:15 AM »
I want to give this a bump since I need the same info.

I've considered buying a glove, my wrist seems to be too weak to stay under the ball through the release, so I can't get any hook. In fact I tend to 'slice' my throws on occasion.

Will a glove help with this, and if so is there much difference between them?


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Re: Wrist supports
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2005, 01:25:57 PM »
i used to have the same problem..i tried all the supports out there the best one is called pro release i use the original. i can throw it straight or crank the hell out of the ball with can adjust the cup of the ball with it and you can stay straight under the ball get more roll or more spin. i love it to date i shot 300-299 games with it and 3 800 series 856 as my highest series


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Re: Wrist supports
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2005, 01:32:19 PM »
Okay, I'll give this another shot.

A wrist support will help you keep a firm wrist while releasing the ball, and help you stay under the ball if your wrist is not strong enough to do so otherwise.

Which support to get depends on how much help you need, how much restriction of movement you need/want/can stand.  Also, keep in mind that the more restrictive the support, the greater the effect on your span.  Some of those robo-braces can increase your effective ball span by a 1/4", possibly more.

For minimal assistance, I like both the Ebonite Positioner, and the Master Wristmaster II Excel.  The Wristmaster allows you to remove either or both of the metal supports (wrist and palm), while the Positioner does not (the supports are both sewn in to the glove).  However, it was pretty easy to cut a slit in the leather, and remove the palm support (which I don't like) from the Positioner.

For more help, including a lot more auto-revs, I use the Mongoose Optimum, which Mongoose describes as the best of its Lifter and Equalizer products.  It's very restrictive of wrist movement, and makes it difficult to throw straight at spares, but there's no doubt that it will increase your revs, and help you stay behind and under the ball.

If your serious about investigating wrist supports, I'd get one of both types (minimum/maximum support), and try them both in practice.

Hope this helps a bit...
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