Bowling Tape For A Better Release | Bowling Tip on Using Thumb Tape

Bowling Tape For A Better Release | Bowling Tip on Using Thumb Tape


Hi, I’m Coach Arthur from the Art of Bowling,
and this is your 1 minute tip on the lanes. Taping your thumb hole can help you adjust
for a better fit, and get out of the ball quicker. The USBC Coaching recommends that everyone
should use at least 1 piece of tape. While I don’t necessarily agree with that
idea, I do use tape in my thumb hole, and for me, feel is very important. For many years, I did not use any tape, as
it didn’t feel right to me. One of my childhood friends of 52 years is
Yosh, we had our first communion together. About 6 years ago, I had a conversation with
him regarding his use of thumb tape. He uses a lot of tape — about 4 to 6 pieces. Yosh does this so he can get his thumb out
of the ball quicker, as he tapers his tape thicker on the bottom to create a wedge shape. Taping it this way kept him from grabbing
on the ball. Since then, I’ve been doing the same to
my thumb hole. I worked on my own taping application method
that works for me. I layer the tape, 1 piece at a time outside
of the ball. Then I place those 4 pieces of tape on the front of the thumb hole. Over time, I’ve figured out where each piece needs to go. Then I put 2 pieces of layered tape way down
into the thumb hole on the back side of the thumb. It helps me get out of the ball so clean and
fast, I can hardly believe it. Since we all have different sized thumbs,
you’ll have to tinker with your tape layering to get it right for you. Some also may need to modify the size of their
thumb hole to accommodate the tape; lucky for me, I didn’t have to modify mine. If you’re a tape user, try this method and
see if it works for you. Hit that like button if you liked what you
saw, and leave a comment below if you’d like to share how you apply your tape. This has been your 1 minute tip, thanks for
watching, and see you on the lanes!