Finger Insert Maintenance & Replacement

Once you’ve selected the insert that feels right for you, you’ll want to make sure you take the time to maintain it. Because of their soft, pliable material, inserts will wear with each game bowled ultimately changing the size and texture of the insert. In addition to larger holes, inserts will absorb skin oil, rosin, hand conditioners and lane oils gradually altering texture. Inserts that are too large and have worn texture will have adverse effects on your release and perhaps cause inquiry.

We suggest visiting your pro shop professional every 6 months or 60 games to have your grips inspected to maintain optimal fit and performance. *This is an average and will vary based on your release.

 

DIY – Inserts can easily be replaced if you have a record of your exact style and size preferences. Consult with your pro shop professional for information.

 

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  1. Remove existing grip from finger hole by inserting a sharp edged tool (check out our Handy Blade or Insert Remover Tool) between the grip and edge of the hole. Run tool around the hole circumference breaking bond between grip and finger hole. Pull grip out of hole with a pair of household pliers.
  2. Each finger hole must be cleaned and prepared for new insert. All remaining particles of glue and grip should be removed from the interior hole wall to ensure best adhesion of new insert.  A Turbo Handy Blade or bevel knife may be used to scrape any excess materials from the hole. Wipe hole with a clean cloth to remove any dust or loose particles.
  3. Install desired insert into hole. Depending on type of insert and depth of hole, insert may need to be cut at opposite end so that insert sits flush with the top surface of the bowling ball. Place fingers into bowling ball to ensure inserts are in correct position. Once adjusted, pull back grip from wall and apply four small drops (3-6-9-12 o’clock position) of adhesive around perimeter of hole approximately 1/2″ down hole Turbo Zip Plus-45 recommended for best results). *Adhesive should be used sparingly. Any adhesive that seeps to the surface of the ball should be wiped and cleaned immediately. Acetone may be used sparingly to clean up surface.