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IcyFlames
IcyFlames

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Location: VT, USA
Member Since: 8th Sep 2003
Total posts: 3
Posted:hey guys...
ive just recently gotten into practicing for about an hour a day weavesmiley and am now getting huge blisters on my fingers (from where the leather straps are rubbing). any ideas on how to prevent this? or quick healing tips? i dont wanna cut my practice time down but fingers are starting to kill
THNX



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Medusa
Medusa

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Location: 8 days at Cloudbreak, 6 in Per...
Member Since: 25th Nov 2003
Total posts: 1433
Posted:I used to get that too...there is no real cure but when you get them make sure you put Betadine on them...makes them heal faster.

You can always put bandaids on when you are practising....just remember to take them off to let your wounds heal.

The good part is when they heal the skin becomes stronger so it will happen less and less and eventually not happen at all.

It took me two months to stop ripping my fingers to pieces.

Good luck.


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Lurch
Lurch

old hand
Location: Oregon
Member Since: 1st Nov 2003
Total posts: 929
Posted:athletic tape would probably help wonders. Could try moleskin (not actual mole's skin its a product to help blisters from boots and such) but I'm not sure it would work too well on fingers... I'd go with the athletic tape if its bothering you that much.

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oli
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Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...
Member Since: 24th Jul 2003
Total posts: 2052
Posted:just live with it for a bit. i got blisters at first to when i started. but if you just spin untill it gets unbearable and then stop, and do that for a couple of weeks you form hard lumps of skin, and they dont hurt any more. think they might be called calouses. ive got them on the insides of my fingers from poi, and on my palms, from my bike smile

alternativly, get a new pair of soft handles, leather ones are really nice. (not that i use them)

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Dom
Dom

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Bristol, UK
Member Since: 19th Dec 2001
Total posts: 3009
Posted:Change your handles and find something that doesn't cause blisters. Try going to a fabric & leather shop and getting some cheap offcuts and experimenting. I find suede makes lush handles and I've still got no callouses.

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UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:Cut your hands off.

Or.. use wider handles.

Spin slower (this really does stop you getting blisters)

Practice spinning with your fet when it gets too painful to spin.

Dance.

Laugh..

Smile.


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Rovo
Rovo

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Location: Austin, TX, USA
Member Since: 30th Jul 2003
Total posts: 544
Posted:This used to happen to me but it goes away with time.

Recently i started playing bass with my friends and for about a week i couldn't even type without some amount of pain due to the blisters on all my fingers. especially because i finger pick everything and bass strings mess your fingers up Though it was worth cause now everything is callused over and never hurts
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Pink...?
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Location: Over There
Member Since: 6th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6140
Posted:I used to have blisters now i just have hard bits of skin on 2 of my fingers where they have just been used to having poi handles rubbing against them! ubbangel

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rbmnyc
rbmnyc

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Location: Brooklyn, NY
Member Since: 10th Jul 2003
Total posts: 194
Posted:Maybe trying new handles? I went to a fabric store and found really soft (almost suede) leather for my handles, and have never gotten a blister. Another thing - maybe you are holding on too tight? This was happeneing to a friend of mine - trust that the handles looped correctly through your fingers will hold and use the thumb and forefinger just to guide the chains ... just ideas.

happy spinning weavesmiley


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Cody
Cody

That guy from Reno
Location: Reno, Nevada USA
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2003
Total posts: 556
Posted:There is an old trapeese/gymnastics blister cure and it's no joke. Pee on them eek this works for atheletes foot too.

Try using rings or switching fingers. It will feel different, but you can still spin and not irritate the blisters. Plus changing things up can help you learn and break through dry spells and plateau's. biggrin Try putting your straps on backwards and spin palm side out. smile


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IcyFlames
IcyFlames

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Location: VT, USA
Member Since: 8th Sep 2003
Total posts: 3
Posted:thanks for the advice... ill try out the different techniques (but i think ill just have to wait the pain out). At least i have a high tolerance for pain biggrin

thnx


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Lurch
Lurch

old hand
Location: Oregon
Member Since: 1st Nov 2003
Total posts: 929
Posted:Quote:
There is an old trapeese/gymnastics blister cure and it's no joke. Pee on them eek this works for atheletes foot too.




Don't forget jellyfish stings


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arsn
arsn

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Location: Behind the couch...
Member Since: 7th Mar 2002
Total posts: 1903
Posted:Quote:
Originally posted by Lurch
Don't forget jellyfish stings



I do hope you mean "for" jellyfish strings...


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MillenniuM
MillenniuM

Hyperloops suck

Member Since: 10th Jul 2003
Total posts: 595
Posted:Nope, getting stung by jellyfish cures blisters. Slight side effect: death.

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Tao Star
Tao Star

Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 30th May 2003
Total posts: 1662
Posted:get a good pair of gloves - not ideal cos if you forget to take them places you'll have to go without, but they're good for long stints of practice.

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