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Amoyensis

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Power lift vs oval
« on: January 07, 2018, 02:32:09 PM »
I started with oval inserts, now I have power lift. When I play many games, my fingertips start to feeling numb. And I have little pressure on the inner  side of my middle and ring finger. Depending on todays balls with their strong cover and reaction, is power lift still necessary? What do you play and why?
« Last Edit: January 08, 2018, 01:25:38 AM by Amoyensis »

 

MI 2 AZ

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Re: Power lift vs oval
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2018, 03:01:58 PM »
When your ball was drilled, was it drilled with the intention of using ovals or power lifts?  The driller would have to take into consideration the added pitch of the power lifts (if that is what I am thinking it is) before drilling the finger holes.  If the ball was drilled for ovals and then you started using the lifts, you have changed the pitch in the finger holes.

Don't understand your fingertips getting 'deaf'.  I am sure that is a mis-translation.  Do you mean sore?  As in feeling pain?   

Which side of the fingers are you feeling pressure?   Front is pad or fingerprint side, back is nail.  I think they use right and left when looking down at the back of the hand.

Finger inserts have their uses and it is a bowler's personal preference as to which type to use or none.  Most of my older balls have ovals and my newer ones have none.  Since I started bowling years before they came into use, I decided to try going back that way.  I can get more hook with the inserts but I don't really need to with my slower speed.
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Amoyensis

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Re: Power lift vs oval
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2018, 01:24:49 AM »
Sorry, if I translated sth. wrong.
I mean, I get a numb feeling in the front fingertips.
A bit like this tingling when something of your body (arm or leg) has fallen asleep.
« Last Edit: January 08, 2018, 01:46:05 AM by Amoyensis »

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Re: Power lift vs oval
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2018, 07:19:39 AM »

The inserts need to match what your span and pitches dictate.  If you are having numbness I'd get those checked (and possibly span shortened) due to the power lift "tucking you under" a tad.

I like the secure feel of power lifts, but it's just preference.  I squeeze harder otherwise, which seems counterproductive for my game.
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Re: Power lift vs oval
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2018, 04:34:53 PM »
I go with the power oval.  Best of both worlds.  fit of ovals and you get a little lift as well.  I actually used ovals, but need a bit more forward in my fingers and didn't want to redrill all my balls, so I went with the power ovals.
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Amoyensis

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Re: Power lift vs oval
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2018, 12:21:01 AM »
I go with the power oval.  Best of both worlds.  fit of ovals and you get a little lift as well.  I actually used ovals, but need a bit more forward in my fingers and didn't want to redrill all my balls, so I went with the power ovals.

What is Power Oval? I just know the Vise Inserts, where the one side ist Oval and the other side is powerlift

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Re: Power lift vs oval
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2018, 01:09:55 AM »
I go with the power oval.  Best of both worlds.  fit of ovals and you get a little lift as well.  I actually used ovals, but need a bit more forward in my fingers and didn't want to redrill all my balls, so I went with the power ovals.

What is Power Oval? I just know the Vise Inserts, where the one side ist Oval and the other side is powerlift

I guess I should have said power lift oval.

http://www.viseinserts.com/fingerinserts_2.html

http://www.viseinserts.com/images/fingerinsert/popup/O-PO_Illustration.jpg
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Re: Power lift vs oval
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2018, 04:01:38 PM »
I would whole heartedly suggest neither and just do drilled. With a bevel, you can adjust drilled fingertips exactly how you want them and make them as comfortable as you want. I dont know who started selling the idea that inserts give you more lift, but they are taking your money every day for some snake oil elixir. They change over time (whether they harden or get deformed) and you know you can get the exact same feel and easily adjust drilled fingertips.

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Re: Power lift vs oval
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2018, 03:30:35 PM »
I use vise clear power lifts. The power lifts give you approximately 1/4 more forward  pitch than regular oval grips. So I have to drill my finger pitches 1/4 reverse which in effect Iím really at 0 pitch with power lifts. The power lifts keep you in the ball longer, and can put more stress on your fingertips if you donít use them with reverse pitch.