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chutch
09-30-2008, 07:47 AM
Does this happen to anyone else? My hands get torn up when I wakeboard. I use gloves to help me grip. I am starting to build calasis (sp?) but they get wet in the water and soften up and rip again. It sucks because it makes it quite painful when I am riding. Thought about wearing latex gloves underneath but I don't know if that would make it better or worse. Anyone have this problem and find a solution?

jmvotto
09-30-2008, 10:20 AM
liquid skin or nu skin at the drug store will hold things together until you get the caluses built up, otherwise increase you yard work activity LOL :D

chutch
09-30-2008, 01:16 PM
liquid skin or nu skin at the drug store will hold things together until you get the caluses built up, otherwise increase you yard work activity LOL :D

Yardwork? If it is nice enough for me to do yardwork it is nice enough for me to be out on the boat!:D

jester
10-01-2008, 11:09 AM
I have noticed that depending on who is driving and how they get me out of the water on how torn up my hands get. Also you don't need gloves. That is just putting off the caluses your going to get one way or another.

BensonWdby
10-01-2008, 08:53 PM
I am not that familiar with wakeboard needs for gloves - but slalom would not be possible for me without them. Besides giving some level of blister protection, they make it easier to grip the handle so less force is required.

My son boards and skis and will not wear gloves when he boards. Maybe you are just gripping too hard?? Or maybe boarding too much? if that is possible...

One trick we used in Acapulco was duct tape under the gloves, directly on you hands. Every one had a different approach but I found a very simple arrangement that normally lasted the whole set.
I run one strip the long way down the palm, covering the pads of the first two fingers and going all the way down to the wrist about two inches past the palm.
The second strip covers the remaining two fingers pads and also down the wrist.
When you look at the palm with the tape on it looks like a very narrow (overlapping) V that extends below the palm.
The last piece goes around the wrist securing the two pieces you just applied (like a bracelet). This last piece keeps the first two from rolling up under the gloves.

As far as open blisters - Multiple layers of super glue seems to help. I have never used this, but my son has . Also - when you rip open a blister - grind a fresh cut lemon into the exposed skin. Hurts like Hxxx but is supposed to speed healing.. So it is lemon - let dry - then super glue....let dry .. then tape.. then gloves...

Photo of blisters from slalom
http://bensonwdby.home.comcast.net/~bensonwdby/SkiParadise/P1000186.JPG

Photo of an alternative taping style (not the one mentioned above)
http://bensonwdby.home.comcast.net/~bensonwdby/SkiParadise/P1000187.JPG

Good luck
Dave

chutch
10-02-2008, 07:52 AM
I have noticed that depending on who is driving and how they get me out of the water on how torn up my hands get. Also you don't need gloves. That is just putting off the caluses your going to get one way or another.

I used to not wear gloves but it helps my grip so much. I have carpueltunnel in both hands so my grip strength isn't all that great. The gloves help a lot with that.

chutch
10-02-2008, 08:05 AM
I am not that familiar with wakeboard needs for gloves - but slalom would not be possible for me without them. Besides giving some level of blister protection, they make it easier to grip the handle so less force is required.

My son boards and skis and will not wear gloves when he boards. Maybe you are just gripping too hard?? Or maybe boarding too much? if that is possible...

One trick we used in Acapulco was duct tape under the gloves, directly on you hands. Every one had a different approach but I found a very simple arrangement that normally lasted the whole set.
I run one strip the long way down the palm, covering the pads of the first two fingers and going all the way down to the wrist about two inches past the palm.
The second strip covers the remaining two fingers pads and also down the wrist.
When you look at the palm with the tape on it looks like a very narrow (overlapping) V that extends below the palm.
The last piece goes around the wrist securing the two pieces you just applied (like a bracelet). This last piece keeps the first two from rolling up under the gloves.

As far as open blisters - Multiple layers of super glue seems to help. I have never used this, but my son has . Also - when you rip open a blister - grind a fresh cut lemon into the exposed skin. Hurts like Hxxx but is supposed to speed healing.. So it is lemon - let dry - then super glue....let dry .. then tape.. then gloves...

Photo of blisters from slalom
http://bensonwdby.home.comcast.net/~bensonwdby/SkiParadise/P1000186.JPG

Photo of an alternative taping style (not the one mentioned above)
http://bensonwdby.home.comcast.net/~bensonwdby/SkiParadise/P1000187.JPG

Good luck
Dave

I may try the duct tape approach.

Spicer318
10-02-2008, 12:34 PM
I just switch handles when my hands start to get tore up or sore. When the weather is great and we ride for a few days at a time I just use a handle with a softer pad. Straighltine has interchangeable handles which is great for that. Iím not a fan of gloves so this is how I solved my problem.

chutch
10-03-2008, 10:26 AM
I just switch handles when my hands start to get tore up or sore. When the weather is great and we ride for a few days at a time I just use a handle with a softer pad. Straighltine has interchangeable handles which is great for that. Iím not a fan of gloves so this is how I solved my problem.

I have two different straightline handles and they both tore my hands up. Actually the softer one was worse for me.

BensonWdby
10-04-2008, 09:43 AM
It will get better over time. Part of the problem is that once the calluses get large they actually seem to make things worse, kind of like having dimes taped to your hands. If your blisters are occuring the first day - the lemon/glue/duct-tape things is about all you can do. But if you have that kind of problem - just start using the duct-tape right away before things get bad.

If the blisters occur after a few days, you can try shaving the calluses before the blisters appear. I have heard they make a device for this that you can get at a drug store. Personally - I use an Exacto knife to shave mine. Pretty easy to make things worse if you are not careful, but you can reduce the buildup and possibly avoid a blister caused by the callus rocking back/forth on your hand. But you have to leave some callus or you will never toughen up the hands.

Ian Brantford
10-04-2008, 12:42 PM
Get Clincher gloves:

http://store.barefootcentral.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=271

These should help immensely with both of your problems (friction and grip).

You might be limited in how much grip assistance that you get, because you might not be willing to wrap the wrist strap very tight due to the existing carpal tunnel problem. Still, these gloves are the most that you can do for this situation.

BensonWdby
10-04-2008, 05:21 PM
I first tried Clinders in Acapulco and really like them. I used them all year this year. However, I now seem to be developing Carpel Tunnel. Not sure if it the gloves or the 20 years of 8 hours/day keyboarding at work.

However, it was my impression that they would not be too good for wakeboarding - not sure why however...