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dvCali



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:40 am    Post subject: Re: Surgical gloves against blisters Reply with quote

AndreiA wrote:
Almost everybody in our ABK clinic was suffering from blisters. One doctor suggested using surgical gloves underneath a normal windsurfing glove.

It really helped me, so I'm sharing my experience here. I used duct tape around the wrist as a seal.

Another option: I switched to Atlas gloves a few years ago. They cost $6 at the hardware store, last as long as the DaKine, and are thinner. I use Nitrile 370 but they come in many options. They are used a lot in dinghy/olimpic classes.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Atlas-Glove-NT370BKM-Atlas-Medium-Nitrile-Glove-/151276947692?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2338cf08ec
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The best tip for dealing with blisters that I ever got was to use skin cream after a session and at night. Nivea works well and is absorbed quickly; the stuff you use for baby butts works even better. I may see blisters starting to form at the end of the day, but they usually disappear completely over night. I generally sail without gloves, even at ABK camps, and almost never get blisters that are still visible the next morning. That's even true if I did not get to sail much for a month or so before a Bonaire camp, and the calluses on my hands are mostly gone.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Being meticulous about harness line balance will save you lots of hand wear (and arm wear). Don't underestimate the price your hands pay for a lot of slight pulling and pushing. When Jason Voss was Andy's #2 with ABK he's say "lifting one pound 1000x is the same as lifting ten pounds 100x. It's going to wear you out." (yeah it's not literally the same, but the point re blisters holds up.)
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

blisters are ok...i miss them
Oh wait, i miss the callus after the blisters

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