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Date: 25 Jun 2005 06:14:47
From: Tim N.Perkins
Subject: Finger tip grip-vs-conventional grip
May I get some advice?

I'm a left-handed bowler. I used to have a 171 average--finger tip grip..
In 2002, I had a 3rd Stroke, affecting my left hand, making the tips
"asleep"--almost numb. I started back bowling with a 12# ball, conventional
tip grip, with a whopping 106 average.....After 1 1/2 yr of league bowling,
I'm up to a150 average, with a 14# Storm Hotrod. It hooks a little bit.

Do you think that I ought to be content--striving to get a higher average,
or is there a way to get my ball to hook more?

Tim






 
Date: 30 Jun 2005 03:30:13
From: Blue Hound Technologies
Subject: Re: Finger tip grip-vs-conventional grip
First of all Tim, I am absolutely and proudly thrilled and happy to hear
that you have come along way since your stroke. In that you should be as
proud as a new father in what you have done.

Second, I am always amazed when someone can get back up to speed when
something like that happens.

Third, How comfortable was it for you to throw with the fingertip when they
went numb? I would have to say that if your fingertips hurt when you threw
the ball, then I would think that throwing a modified fingertip would be
better for you than the regular fingertip.

Lastly, If you are comfortable with your medical regimen with the
fingertips, I think you should be good going back to it.

Good luck and I am happy to hear your doing great!

"Tim N.Perkins" <t.n.perk809@sbcglobal.net > wrote in message
news:rD6ve.2678$Lj2.2418@newssvr12.news.prodigy.com...
> May I get some advice?
>
> I'm a left-handed bowler. I used to have a 171 average--finger tip grip..
> In 2002, I had a 3rd Stroke, affecting my left hand, making the tips
> "asleep"--almost numb. I started back bowling with a 12# ball,
> conventional tip grip, with a whopping 106 average.....After 1 1/2 yr of
> league bowling, I'm up to a150 average, with a 14# Storm Hotrod. It hooks
> a little bit.
>
> Do you think that I ought to be content--striving to get a higher average,
> or is there a way to get my ball to hook more?
>
> Tim
>




 
Date: 25 Jun 2005 20:48:10
From: PromptJock
Subject: Re: Finger tip grip-vs-conventional grip
> Have you thought of trying semi-fingertip grip?

Freightliner, Kenworth, or Mack configuration? ; >



  
Date: 26 Jun 2005 19:49:34
From: Lisa
Subject: Re: Finger tip grip-vs-conventional grip
"PromptJock" wrote in message:
>> Have you thought of trying semi-fingertip grip?
>
> Freightliner, Kenworth, or Mack configuration? ;>

You forgot Peterbilt ;)

Lisa




 
Date: 25 Jun 2005 18:12:45
From: Michael W. Lee
Subject: Re: Finger tip grip-vs-conventional grip
Have you thought of trying semi-fingertip grip? You lose just a small
amount of the lift you can get from fingertip grip. I know many competitive
bowlers who use the semi-fingertip grip that do well.

Good luck.

Michael

"Tim N.Perkins" <t.n.perk809@sbcglobal.net > wrote in message
news:rD6ve.2678$Lj2.2418@newssvr12.news.prodigy.com...
> May I get some advice?
>
> I'm a left-handed bowler. I used to have a 171 average--finger tip grip..
> In 2002, I had a 3rd Stroke, affecting my left hand, making the tips
> "asleep"--almost numb. I started back bowling with a 12# ball,
> conventional tip grip, with a whopping 106 average.....After 1 1/2 yr of
> league bowling, I'm up to a150 average, with a 14# Storm Hotrod. It hooks
> a little bit.
>
> Do you think that I ought to be content--striving to get a higher average,
> or is there a way to get my ball to hook more?
>
> Tim
>




 
Date: 25 Jun 2005 16:19:17
From: Tony R Smith
Subject: Re: Finger tip grip-vs-conventional grip
A Storm Hot Rod is "not" a very aggressive ball to begin with. It is
intended for medium to light oil.
http://www.stormbowling.com/ball/ball.asp?ballid=76

For a good medium priced ball that "is" aggressive yet versatile I
recommend getting a Storm Depth Charge.
http://www.stormbowling.com/ball/ball.asp?ballid=171

That said, if you have only lost your feeling in your finger tips and
not your muscle use, I would suggest getting a very cheap 14lb ball,
drill it finger tip, and practice throwing it until you get over the
weird feeling of not being able to feel the ball on your finger tips...
you CAN do it. Once you get used to it you will be back in the 170's and
climbing before you know what hit you.

Tim N.Perkins wrote:

>May I get some advice?
>
>I'm a left-handed bowler. I used to have a 171 average--finger tip grip..
>In 2002, I had a 3rd Stroke, affecting my left hand, making the tips
>"asleep"--almost numb. I started back bowling with a 12# ball, conventional
>tip grip, with a whopping 106 average.....After 1 1/2 yr of league bowling,
>I'm up to a150 average, with a 14# Storm Hotrod. It hooks a little bit.
>
>Do you think that I ought to be content--striving to get a higher average,
>or is there a way to get my ball to hook more?
>
>Tim
>
>
>
>


 
Date: 25 Jun 2005 10:18:37
From: twobirds
Subject: Re: Finger tip grip-vs-conventional grip
Tim N.Perkins wrote:
> May I get some advice?
>
> I'm a left-handed bowler. I used to have a 171 average--finger tip
> grip.. In 2002, I had a 3rd Stroke, affecting my left hand, making
> the tips "asleep"--almost numb. I started back bowling with a 12#
> ball, conventional tip grip, with a whopping 106 average.....After 1
> 1/2 yr of league bowling, I'm up to a150 average, with a 14# Storm
> Hotrod. It hooks a little bit.
>
> Do you think that I ought to be content--striving to get a higher
> average, or is there a way to get my ball to hook more?


You could try a Steel Fingers. http://steelfingers.com/ . I have an older
style "Steel Fingers Plus" that I tried a few months ago when I was
experiencing some pain. Other than it being a bit complicated to put on and
take off, it seemed to work as advertized.