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pbateson

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I never seen pro bowlers wear sleeve on the arm.

Is bowling sleeve a new thing?

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Looks like a fad to me.......LOL

I don't know what's up with the sleeve.  I see some basketball players wearing them, so why not bowling too?   I saw BELMO wearing one.   No thanks...I'll pass on the sleeve.
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Looks like a fad to me.......LOL

I don't know what's up with the sleeve.  I see some basketball players wearing them, so why not bowling too?   I saw BELMO wearing one.   No thanks...I'll pass on the sleeve.


aw c'mon...think of the excitement of checking the mail every day for a month waiting for the thing to arrive.

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Looks like a fad to me.......LOL

I don't know what's up with the sleeve.  I see some basketball players wearing them, so why not bowling too?   I saw BELMO wearing one.   No thanks...I'll pass on the sleeve.


aw c'mon...think of the excitement of checking the mail every day for a month waiting for the thing to arrive.


Aaaaaaah yes........the anticipation! 


C'mon though....I was waiting for something REAL.  Hehehe
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It relieves the pain of "tennis" or bowling elbow. Been around for a long time, just not many use it if it's the kind I'm thinking about.
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I believe I read somewhere that Chris Barnes wore one during the WSoB because of tendinitis. I guess it's a "compression sleeve" of some kind. I imagine Belmo had the same thing
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Maybe I'll get a sleeve....it might make me look thinner on my throwing side.......ya know.

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I don't want a sleeve, or a brace.  I want a nun to stand behind me with a 36" ruler (wooden) and slap my knuckles when I do something wrong when I bowl. Well not just my Knuckles but, elbow, fingers, wrist, Knee, foot....  whatever offending part is causing the problem.   They grab you by the ear too.  Yea, grab me by the ear and walk me back to my seat.  Does that sound bad ??
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If it's one of those athletic devices, the rubber kind of things, they do work. I used one for a sore knee for several months (twisted my knee at work one time), and it helped with keeping the stress to a minimum whenever I bowled (I wore it to work, too). If I remember correctly, Tom Milton used to use one back in the 80s for tennis elbow and even after he got over that, he continued to wear it as a crutch of some sorts. The only drawback I had with it, is since it's a thicker rubber, it made your knee area sweat and you'd develop a rash if you wore it more than a couple of hours, which kind of defeated the purpose in my case. But, as I said, it helped me get past my sore knee, so I lived with the rash for the couple of months I had to use it.
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In case anyone is interested in seeing the item, it is on the High 5 Gear website:
http://www.high5gear.com/store/custom-shirt/jasonbelmonte/powersleeve.html

Neat idea for anyone who wants to match a sleeve to a custom designed shirt.
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Ok, it's sorta like what I thought it was. I have a sneaking suspicion, though, that this is more a gimmick than anything, to be honest.
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I've seen guys wearing tight wraps over the elbow for therapeutic reasons.......that's one thing.



The sleeves I see guys wearing in bowling are just sleeves...IMO.  LOL    What they are wearing is basically an under armour shirt, except it's just a sleeve for 1 arm. 
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it is all for style....clearly. perfectly matches the shirt, etc.

the sleeve that helps tendonitis (as mentioned before) or a sore knee is made of neoprene-- it is just for compression.

same goes for the elbow straps and wrist straps that Storm markets for $10 a piece. That is merely to pay for their logo on there....you can find the elbow and wrist strap in a sporting goods store for $5 or $6 each. Unless you throw Storm equipment and want to match it...but either way, it serves the same purpose.

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Muscle compression is good for a lot of repetitive motions. Keeps the muscles warm and keeps them from flopping around which prevents soreness, might even help with consistency.

Do 99% of bowlers need one? Nope.

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