When to Use a Bowling Wrist Brace and Thumb Tape

Duration: 3:39

Two of the greatest tools of bowling that often go overlooked by bowlers are the bowling wrist brace and bowlers tape. We see bowlers come in all the time complaining of wrist pains and swollen or blistered thumbs, and they were totally unaware that braces and tape exist. While sometimes the problem is typically attributed to a poor fit or overly heavy ball, it can also be an issue of the bowler just needing a little more feel or wrist support. In this lesson, we talk about the benefits and drawbacks of the bowling wrist brace, and teach you how to properly use bowlers tape to gain better control over your ball.

Pros and cons of the bowling wrist brace

The invention of the bowling wrist brace provided a greater level of stability and support to a lot of bowlers’ games. A bowling wrist brace can be just what your game needs if you’re noticing that you can’t seem to keep your wrist consistent upon release. However, depending on the type of bowler you are and the circumstances under which you bowl most often, a bowling wrist brace could also be a hinderance and become a sort of crutch.

To help you figure out whether or not you should be using a bowling wrist brace, bowling coaches Rod Ross and Kim Terrell-Kearney talk about some of the pros and cons of using a bowling wrist brace both as a training tool and consistently in league or tournament play. They’ll help you decide when to use bowling wrist supports to improve your game and increase the consistency of your wrist strength.

Also in this video you’ll discover the proper way to utilize bowling tape to gain improved feel on your ball during your release. Kim hasn’t met a good bowler who doesn’t use some form of bowling tape to better their game, whether it be in the thumb insert or on the fingers themselves. Find out if you could use a bowling wrist brace or tape to maximize your performance from shot to shot and improve your score!

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