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zrwhat

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Thumb Hole?
« on: October 12, 2005, 12:51:03 AM »
Well I finally got my new Smoking and Absolute drilled last evening.  My local proshop does a great job but my thumb inserts always end up being pretty rough.  My thumb is also anything but round, I am planning to work on the thumb by hand today.  What do you guys use, or how do you go about creating the "Perfect Fit" thumb hole.  I'm not sure how tight or loose it should be either?  Thanks for the help!

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dizzyfugu

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Re: Thumb Hole?
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2005, 04:59:48 AM »
I use to fine-tune my thumb hole (normally, I take urethane slugs or try the natural hole) with a half-round key file, because I need to smooth off the area where the thumb/palm interection is located. A smooth bevel also works best for me, because I have long and slender fingers.
Sanding the thumb hole with a grey or white 3M pad (800-1000 grit) gives me the finish that works best for my grip/skin/release.

I also experinmented with higher grit finishes, but they were too smooth and I had to tape the hole for secure grip (white tape) in the downswing and to prevent a too tight grip just to hold onto the ball.

You should experiment and find out what works best. Personally, I'd say that the thumb should rather be a touch too big to ensure a safe and clean exit than too tight. If it feels loose (especially in wintertime), you can always put some tape inside.
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Edited on 10/13/2005 4:54 AM
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