This section gives you advice on how to measure your hand to enable you to order either a preset size drilled ball, a personal customised conventionally drilled ball or a personal customised fingertip drilled ball. It is a detailed but easily accomplished task using the minimum of equipment. Click on 'Details' for more information on how to measure your hand.
Tenth Frame finger inserts are dual ended. They have an oval at one end and a 1/4" forward power lift at the other. They are slightly softer but just as resilient than the Vise inserts.
The Vise Clear inserts are reversable. They have an oval shape at one end of the insert and have a 1/4" forward power lift lip at the other end. They are slightly softer than the coloured vise grip inserts.
The Vise Yellow Power Lift/ Oval inserts are reversable. They have an oval shape at one end of the insert and have a 1/4" forward power lift lip at the other end.
The Vise White inserts Power Lift/Oval are reversable. They have an oval shape at one end of the insert and have a 1/4" forward power lift lip at the other end.
The Ladies Master Ball and Pins Bowling Socks are an ankle sock made from a white terry cotton. They have a pin/ball motive on the ankle with a random coloured circumventing line above. Fit up to UK 8.
Master Skin patch is a liquid bandage repair kit. It contains a bottle of liquid skin with a brush in the screw top, gauze patches and small cotton-wool balls. Excellent for protecting already damaged areas and vulnerable areas when bowling. Price per individual item.
Master Tack Grip helps keep your bowling grip secure and consistent. Helps to control your release by keeping your hand free from oil and perspiration. Two individual Tack Grip pouches per order.
The preset average or 'house' drilling is only recommended for those without access to a custom drilling. These drillings are available as a drop down option on polyester balls, novelty balls and a few of the starter/end of line reactive urethanes. As house balls hole sizes are not constant from bowl to bowl, below is an approximate guide to the sizes drilled by Bowling World 2000:
XS - Thumb 17mm (21/31") , Fingers 14mm (9/16"), Span 50mm (2")
S - Thumb 17.5mm (11/16), Fingers 16mm (5/8"), Span 64mm (2 1/2")
SM - Thumb 19mm (3/4"), Fingers 17mm (21/32"), Span 70mm (2 3/4")
M - Thumb 20.5mm (13/16"), Fingers 17.5mm (11/16") , Span 76mm (3")
M/L - Thumb 22mm (7/8"), Fingers 19mm (3/4"), Span 80mm, (3 1/8")
L - Thumb 24.5mm (31/32") , Fingers 20.5mm (13/16"), Span 83mm (3 1/4")
XL - Thumb 25.4 mm (1"), Fingers 21.5mm (27/32"), Span 86mm (3 3/8")
XXL - Thumb 27mm (1 1/16"), Fingers 23mm (29/32"), Span 89mm (3 1/2")
As the thumb is the most important of the above measurements the following size comparisons may be helpful. Please note this is a guide only and it is still the customers responsiblity to ensure the measurements you choose are right for you.
17mm (21/32") is approximately ring gauge size M.
17.5mm (11/16") is approximately ring gauge size P.
19mm (3/4") is approximately ring gauge size S.
20.5mm (13/16") is approximately ring gauge size W.
22mm (7/8") is very slightly larger than the largest ring gauge size Z+1/2.
24mm (31/32") is the inside diameter of a Gaviscon Tube.
26mm (1 1/64") is the inside diameter of most small rolls of Scotch Tape that fit in a dispenser.
Please note that balls drilled to the above measurements cannot be returned unless there is a fault with the ball. The £10 charge is added automatically when you choose a pre-set drilling size option when buying a ball.