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    Turbo 2 n 1's switch Grip thumb slugs. Anyone selling them? Good or bad??
    Gene Simmons for president!!!

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    Re: Switch Grips

    I've been using the switchable thumb insert by Griploc for about 2 years now and love it! [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img] Switch grip by Turbo 2-N-1 same concept. 64,000th increments, can't go wrong!
    The more I learn the more I realize the less I know.

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    • #3
      Re: Switch Grips

      to expensive for most people to want to buy it here in down state IL. Nice product but I will stick to molded thumbs for now.

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      • #4
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        haven't tried the Switch Grips, but did try the GripLoc inserts.... They were ok till they broke after 6 games. The plastic knobs on the outer sleeve just snapped off.

        Gone back to drilling a round hole, take the razor edge off, 2 bits of tape, and throwing it.
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        • #5
          Re: Switch Grips

          It's a shame to hear that happened to you Androooo. Like I said I've been using GripLoc for about two years, I've never had one of the guide knobs break on me. I can tell you though that some of the inserts were pretty tight initially going in, so tight in fact I had to sand down the outer shell.(Makes you wonder where's quality control?) After that it went in very smoothly as designed preserving the inside diameter without altercation.

          I think the "Switch Grip" locking mechanism is on the bottom of the hole. Looks to me that's more susceptable to failure. Only those pro-shops experienced with the "Switch Grip" will be able to supply an accurate evaluation on the quality of the "Switch Grip" vs. the "GripLoc".

          I have tried an "Adjustable" thumb insert. The diameter of the thumbhole is adjusted by turning a small plastic screw. I have to give that a big thumbs down!!! I did not like that device.
          The more I learn the more I realize the less I know.

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          • #6
            Re: Switch Grips

            Never used them, but saw one in action.

            Bowling state tournament in team event with Jeff Carter, 2 years ago.........On the front six, the thumb broke and the ball goes dead in the channel. Cuss words and flying sleeves were observed.

            I thought to myself....Self, any reason that a guy can't just use tape, instead of haveing specialized slugs that are interchangable??


            No thanks. I'll stick with my 1" white Ebonite tape.
            Disclaimer: This post is a reflection of my personal opinion, and may not reflect the opinion of the majority of users on this site.


            Jason Jenkins
            05-07 Hammer Amateur Staff
            "Nothing Hits like a Hammer!"

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            • #7
              Re: Switch Grips

              I used them for about 8 months. I no longer use them. After a month or so I could feel the tabs getting weak. I would rather make a mold of my favorite thumb hole and be safe. They do get very expensive.
              Kenneth Mullins
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              • #8
                Re: Switch Grips

                After ordering some more outer sleeves, I agree they are quite expensive. But I do have several very picky bowlers that so far, love them. Time will tell.
                Gene Simmons for president!!!

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                • #9
                  Re: Switch Grips

                  I honestly think molds are the way to go. Use 5-10 min quick plug, and you can have the thumb done while you're laying the ball out.

                  But as I said before... For myself, it's pretty hard to screw up a round hole with no bevel.... lol
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                  • #10
                    Re: Switch Grips

                    I like the grip-loc's over the turbos. but since Grip-Loc is not PBA registered I couldn't use them in my stuff if I wanted to go out and bowl a regional.

                    From what I got from a bowl expo attendee Grip-Loc is changing their outer sleeves and moving one of the posts lower. That would obsolete some shops inventory.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Switch Grips

                      Rick, No you can't use Grip-Loc. However you are able to use Perfecta Grip. You can see them on there web site <a href="http://www.perfectagrip.com/." target="_blank"><a href="http://www.perfectagrip.com/." target="_blank"><a href="http://www.perfectagrip.com/." target="_blank"><a href="http://www.perfectagrip.com/." target="_blank"><a href="http://www.perfectagrip.com/." target="_blank"><a href="http://www.perfectagrip.com/." target="_blank"><a href="http://www.perfectagrip.com/." target="_blank"><a href="http://www.perfectagrip.com/." target="_blank"><a href="http://www.perfectagrip.com/." target="_blank">http://www.perfectagrip.com/.</a></a></a></a></a></a></a></a></a> They have them for the fingers and the thumbs. If I was to use any of them it would be Perfecta Grip. I like the fact that it has a long plastic screw that holds them in. To me it is a lot safer than a small tab. I would rather know that I won't injure myself because of these things breaking. I am currently using molds. However Perfecta Grip does offer molds also. I do not work for them. I just think that it is the safest switchable thumb.
                      Kenneth Mullins
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                      • #12
                        Re: Switch Grips

                        I don't see perfectagrip as product registered either
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                        • #13
                          Re: Switch Grips

                          I have used both in the pro shop and I am a fan of the GripLoc method. The Turbos have broked quite a bit and the cost of the turbos are quite a bit more than the griploc. Yes, griploc did change their design a little bit and from what I was told they will work with the shops that have the old ones and possibly exchange them out for the new ones. GripLoc isn't registered with the PBA? I didn't think it would matter b/c no one would see them if you didn't change out the thumbs.
                          I got it fixed--too bad it wasn't what I was trying to fix.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Switch Grips

                            From what I heard a person at tour trials had griploc's in like 4 of their balls ad they would not let him use them. At least that is what he told some people at the center where he bowls
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                            • #15
                              Re: Switch Grips

                              It says on the Perfecta Grip website that they are PBA approved. I would just contact the PBA. I never used them in a regional, so I am not sure. Ernie Schlegel has used them in regionals. So I am pretty sure they are able to be used.
                              Kenneth Mullins
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