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Date: 15 Jul 2006 23:44:09
From: PromptJock
Subject: The importance of a good grip!
I recently had my grip redone by a driller who's "schooled" on the
latest fitting/drilling tips/tricks/techniques. The main things he did
were:

* Shortened my span
* Zeroed my thumb pitches
* Offset the thumb hole relative to the finger holes
* OVALED my thumb hole!

The last item is the key item - the OVAL hole better fits my thumb,
resulting in not needing any insert tape to try and fit a round hole to
my thumb's "oval" shape. That, plus the relaxed span, zeroed pitches,
and offsetting has resulted in a MUCH BETTER FIT of my ball in my hand,
further resulting in my hand and arm being more relaxed, giving me more
control and accuracy in my ball delivery.

In conclusion: I advise everyone who reads this to have their grips
rechecked and, if nothing else, have your thumb holes ovaled-out.
Unless your thumb is the shape of a "perfectly round" dowel or rod,
you'll find an oval thumb will immediately fit better, resulting in NOT
needing insert tape to try and "fit the hole" to your thumb. If your
current driller is reluctant to "ovalize" your thumb hole, shop around
(if you can) for one who will. I'm confident you'll immediately feel
the difference and you'll like it! :)

That's all I have to say for this. Have a good summer and best of luck
next season. :)





 
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