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Geigs

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Anyone using smooth black thumbhole tape?
« on: November 25, 2018, 08:47:13 PM »
Just started using master 1 inch black smooth thumbhole tape in back of thumb, knuckle side. Trying to get a quicker release. Always used the white textured, and found it to gum up, making me hang up, especially in warm humid weather. Well I really love the feel, and release I get with the black. Problem! Tape doesnít want to stick to my knife putting it in, or even in the thumbhole that well. Bitch to remove as well, peels , breaks apart in pieces. Tape is super thin. Iím thinking itís just cheap brand tape, though I think storm owns master. Anyone using black tape? What brand?
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Re: Anyone using smooth black thumbhole tape?
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2018, 10:43:14 PM »
Tried rbt silver, itís the worst of them all. Textured, and tacky as hell. I mean this stuff is like glue. Especially in hot, humid bowling alleys. Makes me hang up.
give the blue a try.

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Re: Anyone using smooth black thumbhole tape?
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2018, 09:28:53 AM »
Why bring the race of the tape into this?  Can't it just be tape?
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Re: Anyone using smooth black thumbhole tape?
« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2018, 10:44:46 AM »
Why bring the race of the tape into this?  Can't it just be tape?

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Re: Anyone using smooth black thumbhole tape?
« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2018, 01:52:37 PM »
Why bring the race of the tape into this?  Can't it just be tape?

"All tapes matter"  8)

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Re: Anyone using smooth black thumbhole tape?
« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2018, 06:16:13 PM »
I prefer the  smooth blue  from Real Bowlers Tape
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Re: Anyone using smooth black thumbhole tape?
« Reply #21 on: December 14, 2018, 10:14:07 PM »
Never even knew rbt came in a smooth blue. Only tried silver textured, which I hate. Thanks guys. Just ordered a roll of 100 for 15 bucks. Canít go wrong for that price. Going to give it a try. Ebonite black is ok, better than master. But always looking for better products. Really like the smooth feel for the back, knuckle side of thumb compared to textured.

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Re: Anyone using smooth black thumbhole tape?
« Reply #22 on: December 21, 2018, 07:23:02 PM »
Thanks dcb for the suggestion on the rbt smooth blue. Stuff is great. Used it today for first time. Itís a little thinner than the ebonite black,  but I donít mind that. Less likely to get between pieces of tape. Liked the way ebonite feels, but had problems with it sticking in thumbhole and taking pieces out. Often the 4, or 5 pieces would all come out in one piece when trying to remove. A+ on the rbt smooth blue so far. Thanks guys.

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Re: Anyone using smooth black thumbhole tape?
« Reply #23 on: December 22, 2018, 10:12:21 AM »
I'm giving up on the smooth tape, at least for the front side. Scores plummeted and that's the major change I made, and I don't think a different brand would help that. Maybe a piece in back before my thumb fully swells up.
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Re: Anyone using smooth black thumbhole tape?
« Reply #24 on: December 22, 2018, 12:19:08 PM »
I use Valentino Franken tape on the front side and it give a smooth, consistent release every time.