string burns/string cuts


#1

i really want to know does any one have any suggestions for string burns or cuts … i recently noticed that when i throw a trapeze/breakaway … the string releases over my middle finger and its the same spot every time i throw and its actually starting to bother me a lil. It looks like i got a lil crack on my middle finger… the skin is very dry around that area, i use lotion but its just that one spot …

anyways… i see a lot of people use … gloves but … i am just not that into gloves…but maybe i need to get some

any other suggestions… tape or bandage ?


#2

better than tape or even a glove… build a callace (i have no idea how to spell that word)


#3

the dry cracked skin you’re talking about is probably your finger building a callous. if you really don’t want it, you can use tape. when I first started, before I got a good callous, the slipknot would really hurt after a while. So I just put a little bit of duct tape on my finger where the string goes and it solved the problem.


(Edmeister) #4

It goes away.
Just lotion it and put a bandaid over it.


#5

Thanks for the suggestions… Guess I just gota man up lol hope it goes away but I ma try to use tape or a bandage …

I see y people wear gloves… The only one I see here are the Duncan ones…

I wonder what athletes use… Some sort of tape for their fingers… Don’t kno what it’s called, usually basketball players have em


#6

Most of the athletes(including NBA all stars are just using plain old medical tape, just most often in larger amounts and put on by someone who really knows their stuff.


#7

Ahhh medical tape!! I ma have to try that, but regular tape worked for me but dont like the feel of it. I ma go get some medical tape


(WildCat23) #8

Try rubbing Vaseline on it if you get a string burn. Otherwise just put on gloves.


#9

Get a callus after a while.


#10

Callous


#11

They sell yo-yo tape here


#12

This happens to every yoyoer. Really, you’re better off toughing the pain out and trying to figure out new methods to avoid the burn/cut that you have on your fingers by throwing the yoyo a little differently.


#13

Yessss!!! Sweet.  Orderinggggg


#14

You suck it up. Seriously, if you just keep yoyoing without any tape your finger will develop a callus, or at least harden a little. So… BE MANLY!


#15

My fingers bleed. I use lotion.


#16

yeah it mos def hardened up , but i think cus i yoyo outside sometimes and its really cold now … so doesn’t help my case… lol my hands get dry fast …

and yeah lotion is great… but i am at the point where my hands drink it like water ;D


#17

String burn for me is caused by sweaty hands. I use anti per spirant. That helps dry out hands.


(WildCat23) #18

Antiperspirant does work.


#19

now thats news to me