The Mongoose Optimum is designed to give you the best of both worlds the Lifter and the Equalizer have to offer. It can be used with or without the finger strap.
The additional palm strap provides extra strength and stability over the "Lifter" model. It does get pretty hot to wear for extended use, i.e. in tournaments, so a sleeve underneath helps.
I have what you call a weak wrist. This product keeps my wrist straight so I can use fingers to give ball a lift. I have used this product for a while. The only con (sort of) is the velcro gets old and frayed and eventually you have to get a new one. Now I only bowl 2 nights a week so it lasts a lot longer.
This is a combo of the other two Mongoose wrist supports. It combines the hand strap of the equalizer and the finger strap of the lifter. Some bowlers have issues with the lifter rubbing around the fingers, adding the hand strap alleviates that!
I purchased a second one for my wife!
FITS BETTER ON MY HAND THAN MONGOOSE LIFTER. GIVES ME MORE SUPPORT.
I was very inconsistent getting to the pocket with not enough lift. My games has been improved as result of the MONGOOSE Optimum. Since I use this product my game is now consistent and my average is getting better. I also use this during my practice with the Mongoose.
Much better than the old Mongoose I had.
It is comfortable to wear and very helpful for most shots. I feel the need to remove for 10 pins because of the hook. I had one before and lost it, my average went down 15 pins. Thought I would try bowling without one, but it was too frustrating for me to bowl bad while trying to get accustomed to not using one. This really does work and if you are a first time user make sure you give it a couple of weeks and then watch your average go up.
I have been using this wrist support for 3 weeks and for the last two weeks my series in league has soared. High until 3 weeks age 653 for this season but the last two weeks I have shot 730 and 780 respectfully. This support is very comfortable and maintains your wrist and fingers in a consistent position for a strong roll on the ball. I use with my middle and ring finger strapped in with my pinky tucked and index finger spread for my strike shot and I am still able to hold my index , middle and ring finger close together and spread the pinky to flatten the shot out for shooting cross alley for left and right side spares in comfort. Great product
Velcro deteriorated quickly. Pops open while throwing ball.
I played bowling for 23 years before stopping at 30. I was an elite player, but due to weak wrist and more and more injuries I decided to quit. 22 years later, my old bowling pals were short of members for their team, so I decided to help. I found bowling fun again, so decided to invest and buy new bowling balls. But each time I've played, even only few games, my wrist started aching a lot 24-48 hours later.
So desperate, I searched for solutions, and came upon the Mongoose and the reviews told me, it could be an option for weak wrist. Yesterday it arrived, and we had team practice with no warm up due to being able to play the number of games against each other.
First game I had 11 strokes in the pocket. 10 strikes. The revs definitely gone up. My "lift fingers" pulsing and the guys back commenting positively on my "new release".
But best of all. Today no aching in my wrist at all. I was very worried after the game, but nothing. I could be "early positive", but it does seem as if this could be the magic tool to get me buying into the game again :)
Oh. And about the build of this. It seems solid and is comfortable. I really like the feeling of the release.
This wristband helped me release the ball the same way every time. Average up!!!!!