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This is my favorite thimble. I've been using it for a number of years. You can see the wear. Originally it was symmetric. (If it looks like the wear is on the wrong side it is because I'm left handed.) It looks to be about the same angle as Tim was seeing in his video.

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Comment by Timothy Twiss on January 12, 2016 at 7:35pm

Yes...just off center. 

Comment by Chris Prieto on January 12, 2016 at 9:27pm
Damn you are left handed! I was so confused for a sec.
Comment by Chris Prieto on January 12, 2016 at 9:27pm
Even tho you wrote it under the picture ... man I no good today haha
Comment by Timothy Twiss on January 12, 2016 at 10:15pm

I would bet Carl Anderton's thimble would wear in the center. He has an unusual striking position the way he cocks his hand down and uses the middle finger. Looks like it is awkward, but he makes it work...REAL good.

Comment by John Masciale on January 13, 2016 at 10:30am

Playing with the middle finger is not that uncommon. I agree, Carl's strike is a little different, almost predatory, and is very effective.

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