I know this has probably come up before, but i'd thought id start a new thread on it rather than revive an old one. I got a nasty cut from smashing too hard (no joke, it was a new grip (super tacky) and my coach was doing smash drill exclusively that day, skin ended up getting rubbed off then got split in half like 1 mm deep). So i decided to try wear something over it, my biking gloves didnt work, they covered my fingers. A bandaid was too thin and the cut got worse, and try to play badminton without making my racquet touch my index finger's skin was too handicapped. But then i tried wieght lifter's gloves, with a little chalk on, and they are only up to your 1st finger joint. They worked great. can anyone else tell me about if they have used gloves playing badminton before? I bet if i get some of that yonex grip spray it'd work even better.