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    Quote Originally Posted by vdubtx View Post
    I did the Vise IT in my spare ball, but wish I hadn't. It's kind of a pain to switch out so often to the thumb being used at that time. I have 3 thumbs, and I ended up just leaving a thumb that is just barely bigger than my regular thumb so I didn't have to keep switching it out.
    That's what I was planning to do if I did decide to drill the spare ball for VISE IT inserts. Just use the biggest one or 2nd biggest one for the spare ball. I have 6-7 inserts but usually use the same 1-2. In the summer or if I bowl a lot...maybe I get up into the 2 biggest ones...in the winter/colder weather maybe it get down to my second smallest. Rarely ever use the smallest one.

    I also thought maybe having a second set...would be helpful if one broke or something. But usually when the VISE ITs fail, it's the part in the ball, not the inserts...so spare inserts don't help much in that situation.

    Quote Originally Posted by Amyers View Post
    Vdub your PSO should be able to make a cast of your IT so you can have one to leave in the spare ball that's the same as your regular one at my pro shop it's about $25.
    I don't know if that's possible or not. Usually they drill the insert, you try it, then they drill it a little more, then you try it, then they smooth it out and maybe round it out a bit. It would be a hard process to 100% duplicate.

    Although...that WOULD be a cool marketing idea...to make VISE ITs that are drilled for a specific Pro Bowler that you could buy. You could find a bowler with a similar sized thumb and then when you need another one for a spare ball..."yeah, can I get one of the Jason Couches and one of the Brian Voss'?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aslan View Post
    I don't know if that's possible or not. Usually they drill the insert, you try it, then they drill it a little more, then you try it, then they smooth it out and maybe round it out a bit. It would be a hard process to 100% duplicate.
    Yes you can have a cast/mold made

    Once you have a thumb hole just the way you like it , You have a thumb mold made of it. Then they can make all the duplicates of that hole you want.

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    Thanks to all who took the time to respond. It has been helpful and insightful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowl1820 View Post
    Yes you can have a cast/mold made

    Once you have a thumb hole just the way you like it , You have a thumb mold made of it. Then they can make all the duplicates of that hole you want.

    Ultimate Thumb Mold Kit
    http://www.ultimatebowling.com/produ...humb-mold-kit/
    Bowl1820 nailed it I have molded thumbs in all of my balls now I don't use ViseIT but you could easily drill the insert out to accept the mold. My proshop does this all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bowl1820 View Post
    Yes you can have a cast/mold made

    Once you have a thumb hole just the way you like it , You have a thumb mold made of it. Then they can make all the duplicates of that hole you want.

    Ultimate Thumb Mold Kit
    http://www.ultimatebowling.com/produ...humb-mold-kit/
    Nice. I didn't even know that was a thing.

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