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Wearing Gloves

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by t3tsubo, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. t3tsubo

    t3tsubo Regular Member

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    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.
     
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    try wrapping the finger with sports wrap, works for me.
     
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    i know someone who uses a racquetball/squash glove when they play. it doesnt seem to hinder them in anyway.
     
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    On the few times that I have blistered fingers using electrical tape provides an efficient barrier.
     
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    that'll really hurt when you tear it off though .... won't the skin just come right off with it then?
     
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    i worried about taping my finger. Circulation is important. Gloves seem to be working fine so ill stick with that
     
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    Tape tends to peel away from my hands due to sweat after about an hour anyway (none absorbent tape) and then its just then a case of cutting the tape off with a pair of scissors. I tend to burst the blister anyway and remove the lifted skin before taping up as I find that leads to it healing quicker. As for circulation, obviously don’t tape too tight as if you loose sensation/circulation in your fingers its counter productive and you could cause further injury.
     
  8. Lord Kokkei

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    wearing gloves make you look like a gangster, seriously ^^
    but you know, bandaging you hand might be better because it keeps the air flow going so you don't end up sweating a lot and it has more friction so you can grip tighter
     
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    Bandages just slide off with the sweat ;)
     
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    unless you bandage all the way up to your sholder. I'm going to try that tomorrow at my club.
     
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    bandaid the wounded area, then cover it with a layer of athletic tape.

    it worked well when the first joint of my index finger got cut, or cracked some how (also about 1mm deep). i guess my hands are dry to begin with... and it stung real bad.

    i normally can't play with anything on my fingers, but surprisingly the bandaid + athletic tape combination worked well to prevent the bandaid from sliding off from wear, and possible dampness.
     
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