19 Comments on “BEST Way to Protect Your Thumb While Bowling.”

  1. If you want to remove it without risk of ripping your skin with it, just apply more new skin, then immediately wash your hand. The solvent in new skin will turn the one you previously applied liquid again. BTW, I hate when I hurt my thumb. At those times I wish I were a 2-hands bowler that didn’t use the thumb.

    1. one of the main reasons i switched to 2 handed, before that working construction messed with my thumb so much on the daily.

    1. Do check with your pro shop, they should have it. I mean it’s a must for pro shop to have them to be a good pro shop

  2. Prevention is better than cure/treatment – I always put one on before I bowl👍 Good luck for the season, 2 down with the wins to come😃

  3. One of the main reasons i bowl two handed nowadays.. my thumb couldn’t take it anymore 😂😂

  4. I have problem with my arm swing, my hand turn the ball to the left while on the apex of the swing. I found that it hard to execute consistent release. How may i overcome with this problem? Hope somebody will understand. Thank you.

  5. The tape doesn’t stick to my thumb so I use superglue and a spray to make it stick faster and works wonders

  6. Great tip shannon. is the gauze patch something you cut out yourself or is it a pre-made patch?

    1. The patches come in the box with the liquid. Already precut in the shape you see in the video. If you have an open cut or skin it can sting a little. I found out that if you are someone that always gets cut skin in the same spot. If you put on before it gets to that stage you don’t have to worry about the liquid on open skin

  7. Really a big issue for me. I think this will help. Getting no help from pro shops in my area. Either forward pitch or expanding grip.

  8. Great tip!
    Nuskin is a bowler’s must-have.
    I don’t use thumb tape, so in order to avoid slipping out of the ball problem, I gently rough the patch once it’s all dried with a little sand paper, making sure not to apply too much pressure, which can dislodge/tear off the patch.
    And sometimes I stack 2 patches on top of one another, and go through the same process of gently roughing up the dried patches with sandpaper, as this creates a nice snug fit.

  9. You would cringe at how we used to get it to dry faster, esp if you needed to patch mid game or between games

  10. An issue I have and Im sure many others deal with is the thumb swelling up…what do you do if this is the case?

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