Scott Pohl

Replace Your Finger Inserts Regularly

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You can’t be at your best when your equipment isn’t. If your progress is stunted and you feel like you’re not improving in the sport of bowling, your lack of bowling ball maintenance might have something to do with it.

In this Premium Video, Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, identifies how you know when it’s time to replace your finger inserts.


Most bowlers are creatures of habit. When you have a good thing going, why fix it? When you leave your finger inserts past expiration, your release will suffer, and your ability to string strikes together will be noticeable.

New grips, first and foremost, are just more comfortable. They are softer and help in reducing grip pressure (squeezing).

It’s Time

How do you know when it’s time to replace your grips? Take a look at each one. If you see tears along the edges and they are loose, meaning you can move them or peel them, it’s time.

Lane oil and ball cleaner get inside the finger inserts and that makes them harder than when they were brand new. This is what makes the tearing happen and also makes the grip harder.

A good mantra to observe is 60 games or six months. If you’re a once-a-week league bowler that’s around the halfway marker in your season. If you’re bowling multiple leagues and tournaments, you’ll want to get this done more frequently or even learn to do it yourself.

At the end of the day, replacing your grips isn’t expensive, and the performance increase you’ll see right away is worth every penny.

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