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sexyws6mama 06-22-2009 2:57 PM

Been meaning to ask, but do your hands get torn up pretty bad after a long day of riding? I mean I either have a death grib or my skin is not thick. lol My hands don't feel soft so I don't understand why they hurt so much. Usually I will ride 3-4 sessions in 1 day, but is there something I can do or some sort of gloves that would help? <BR> <BR>thanks

lizrd 06-22-2009 4:45 PM

Yes! By the end of the season I have calluses from wakeboarding. I'll have calluses all along the pads on my palm near the base of my fingers. I think it comes from abrasion and being wet all day. The handle makes a difference - I prefer something with a bigger diameter and a little bit of sponginess. Some handles that are too firm really tire my hands out quickly. <BR> <BR>(I hope no guys come looking at this thread because there are way to many innuendos in it!)

lothlin 06-22-2009 5:33 PM

Hands get callused from doing things that stress the skin; it happens. Gloves would help, I had to buy some since the wooden cable park handles were just tearing them so badly they were bloody. <BR> <BR>That said, if they're not getting torn and you could still ride, it might be better to get your hands used to it. Gloves can be a hassle, and they get stretched out real quick from being wet all the time.

psychowakechick 06-22-2009 5:54 PM

Gloves are a hastle but they do help... I got a big blister and tore it off while riding last week, it was really hurting. But I've been just wearing some water skiing gloves I had and it helps so I don't tear up my hand worse. I agree that you should just put up with it though and build the calluses if you don't have an open wound.

sexyws6mama 06-22-2009 6:49 PM

I have wore gloves too and they are still hurting bad....like you can't open them completely. After 2 days they are better though. It may be my handle though. I have bullet handle and it's pretty firm

lizrd 06-22-2009 7:52 PM

See if you can ride with a different handle and it might lessen fatigue. When I go to the cable park my hands are the first thing to go - those handles are awful! <BR> <BR>Calluses aren't exactly sexy but for me its worth it! In fact I get a little sad in November when they go away...

littewend 06-22-2009 9:54 PM

Huh, our handle is somewhat soft, but i never have a problem with my hands. Then again, I work with them at the barn, in the garden, at work, cleaning the pool so I guess they're pretty tough from the abuse already

lothlin 06-22-2009 11:01 PM

<a href="http://www.usoutdoorstore.com/outlet/hyperlite-catalyst-handle.html" target="_blank">http://www.usoutdoorstore.com/outlet/hyperlite-catalyst-handle.html</a> <BR> <BR>We had one of those handles for a while (until we caught the rope on the prop and it got eaten,) and I don't think we ever really had problems with getting blisters. It's got a pretty thick layer of cushy foam, and it doesn't cut at you like some. <BR> <BR>Now we have a Ronix Moanna handle; the diamater is thicker and it's a straight handle of course, but again, it's pretty cushy and we haven't been having blister issues. The diamater might be a bit too much if your hands are small though, it's a bit on the big side, and it doesn't float, so that's annoying. <BR> <BR>If gloves aren't quite doing the trick, you might try wrapping some sports tape around the area that's getting beat up; saw a girl at the cable park doing it the other day and she said it worked really well.

sexyws6mama 06-23-2009 6:29 AM

I really don't mind Calluses, I actually have them, but once I'm done riding, you can see an outline of my skeleton in my hands. lol <BR> <BR>I like that hyperlite handle!! I will try the tape!! <BR> <BR>thanks ladies!

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