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wayne

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hi Tampabaybob
I appreciate you wanting to teach me different ways on making spares but that's not my problem my problem is pin carrying and I think the way my ball is drilled does not follow the contour of my fingers and wrist '
I'm right handed my wrist as you look at the palm it's slightly bent to to the left to about 10 o'clock and the index finger are like these two slashes facing the opposite direction to the right  \ \  and my thumb pointing in the  direction to  around one to  2 o'clock just like this  slash / and all four positions only move slightly because of my affliction of arthritis in other words my joints are frozen ,I can bend my thumb and I can bend the first joint and a little bit of the second joint  on my index finger that's all, it's always bent at ninety degrees the next finger is about 100 degrees and only moves slightly, I only use the tip of that finger , because those joints are all frozen should .The finger holes I have now is drilled like my fingers and thumb are all in a nice line I think that too is hindering my ball revs .Fordman suggested a storm match also my son said that also.
I  guess I don't need an aggressive reactive ball.    thanks for your time  Wayne Evans sr
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Bob would the easter grip work?  I sure don't know.
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I never heard of that grip so I looked it up it's called sarge easter .I guess if I used my index finger as the focal point on all the ball drillings it might work.
My ring and middle finger are bent that they almost touch the palm of my hand and when pulling on them they only move about a half an inch before the middle joint on each finger stops them from getting any straighter.
My index finger is the only one that is flexible enough to get out 0f the ball, if I tried to use my middle and ring finger in the ball i'd break them and probably still stay in the ball and can't let it go.
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Thank you sir and good luck with what ever you figure out.  Maybe you could go to a pro shop and see what options they can recommend.  Most would just quit great that you are trying.  Just remember any information you get on a web site is just a guess.  Without actually seeing your hand and talking it is hard to tell what will work.  Again good luck. 
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I think the Easter grip would put even more strain on your finger joints and
you'd probably get less turn on the ball

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Bob would the easter grip work?  I sure don't know.


Wayne.....Without seeing your hand and how your fingers actually line up with your ball, it's hard to say if the "Sarge Easter" grip would work.  I've known several people that have used the grip, and they've all said it's much more comfortable.
I would talk to some proshop drillers in your area.  I say some, because I'd want more than one opinion.  You're likely to get several different ones and then it's up to you who you think is the most knowledgable, and which one you believe will feel the best.  After bowling leagues now my fingers ach like heck.  I've been using a CVS roll on called Max Freeze.  Takes the pain right away.  Arthritis is hereditary in my family. 
Good luck on the drilling.  The only reason I mentioned the spares, was because I thought you said you were having problems with them.


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Wayne is a good bowler, I've seen him bowl Wednesday nights.  Don't doubt what he says. [wink]  He really does average around 190.

If you keep bowling Wednesdays in the 5 person team, with all the transition and change, I don't wonder if a Quantam might be too strong of a ball unless you can really keep the speed up (I bowl with one, so it can definitely move!).  I think Fordman has the right idea with the drilling (pin up, cg to the side), something that will go longer and store energy will help pin carry.  That's one of my favorite drillings.

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Thanks Chipper I have never had anyone on here agree with me before?
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