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 Post subject: Re: What can you do to prevent palm blisters?
PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:29 am 
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Kevlar palm waterski gloves. I put a hand down during my first lesson four years ago and sliced it open on an oyster. Bought gloves and am collecting no more scars.


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 Post subject: Re: What can you do to prevent palm blisters?
PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:44 pm 
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Slappysan wrote:
I got a new 2013 Blade Unibar and I find it much harsher on my hands than my old Naish bar. I like to ride with my thumbs on the same side as my fingers but with this bar it's causing trouble.


Maybe it is not the bar, but you that has to get used to it ?

Meaning, some bars ARE horrible in this respect, I agree - but if you have ridden for years with one type of bar, and suddenly change to a new one, your hands are not accommodated as this will take some time to get used to and develop the right "touch" and skin.

So it might go away over time (and it might not) 8)

:D Peter


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 Post subject: Re: What can you do to prevent palm blisters?
PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:50 pm 
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Location: Kailua, Hawaii, currently riding EH and OR kites (2013 Razor rocks!)
i'm guessing it's a new foam or glue that China may be using in the factories. Had the same thing happen with my new OR bar, but it stopped after about 8 hours of riding. The micro edges on foam must've "softened up" or something.


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 Post subject: Re: What can you do to prevent palm blisters?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:06 am 
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For all the people saying to toughen up, did you at some point actually get blisters on your hands from kiting and develop callouses, or are you making statements based on thought experiments?


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 Post subject: Re: What can you do to prevent palm blisters?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:08 am 
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I like the Dakine windsurfing gloves and I use the waterproof first aid tape for cuts on fingers or toes.


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 Post subject: Re: What can you do to prevent palm blisters?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:11 am 
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Dave_5280 wrote:
I like the Dakine windsurfing gloves.



Agreed my brother... Need nothing else... :hangloose:

http://www.dakine.com/p/windsurf/gloves ... ing-gloves


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 Post subject: Re: What can you do to prevent palm blisters?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:59 am 
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Metaphor_ wrote:
For all the people saying to toughen up, did you at some point actually get blisters on your hands from kiting and develop callouses, or are you making statements based on thought experiments?

Yes
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 Post subject: Re: What can you do to prevent palm blisters?
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Metaphor_ wrote:
For all the people saying to toughen up, did you at some point actually get blisters on your hands from kiting and develop callouses, or are you making statements based on thought experiments?


Yes. Suck it up and ride through it. Your hand WILL toughen up. Personally a bit of dry blood under my callouses is a sign of a good month of fun.


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 Post subject: Re: What can you do to prevent palm blisters?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:14 am 
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lol. OK, I'll deal with it.


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