Grip question

skiron07skiron07 Posts: 85 Baller

Double overgrip? Has anyone experimented with a double over hand grip where both palms are facing down? Just thinking about the best way to protect my elbows and biceps
I've alternated left and right but...
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  • AndreAndre Posts: 1,731 Mega Baller
    edited April 2018
    Where's the Seth Stisher video ?
    My ski finish in 16.95 ...but my ass is out of tolerance!
  • igkyaigkya Posts: 804 Crazy Baller
    Agree with Bruce. Also, if you're going to try and take a big slack hit, try to use both hands play down, it'll be less damaging. of course the best thing is to NOT take the BIG slack hits.
  • skiron07skiron07 Posts: 85 Baller
    Thanks guys!
    I'm already doing what BB suggests- I'm also taking a week off from erging and lifting to see if that helps. Kinesio tape, deep tissue massage and graston scraping have all helped but in a minor way.
    Also- I'm ordering a large handle to supplement my standard one.
    2 weeks in Europe w/o skiing might help next month...
  • RazorRoss3RazorRoss3 Posts: 1,414 Mega Baller
    As a point of curiosity, what diameter handle are you using? Bit of a Goldylocks situation where to small or large diameter can both lead to a person over gripping the handle and pulling in a little rather than keeping the arms straight. If you are holding the handle down in your palms try letting it out into your fingers, it's a stronger grip with less effort and less strain on the joints so that could help.
  • skiron07skiron07 Posts: 85 Baller
    I'm more of a finger tip kind of guy to start- using a ML 1.030 standard- going to a 1.1" soon; have had issues like this in the past but they've never lasted this long- must be from the erging and lifting aggrevated by the fact that I'm now 60
  • RazorRoss3RazorRoss3 Posts: 1,414 Mega Baller
    you know, it's possible that the combination of those factors could be playing against you just a little ;)

  • skiron07skiron07 Posts: 85 Baller
    yeah, I know- almost the best shape of my life but aging tendons in the elbows...
    I might just try the double overhand for S & G's... too early in the season in CT to start counting buoys
  • JmoskiJmoski Posts: 425 Crazy Baller
    I flared up golfers elbow from lifting, I got it 95% better over the winter with the theraband twist bars.

    In addition to the suggestions above, I am fan of the masterline clinchers gloves with the dowel & strap that transfer the load to your bone structure.

    Initially you have to think about opening your hand as you release while going around the ball - but it’s second nature now for me anyways.

    You are more “locked in” to the handle in a crash, but it’s never been an issue for me. I get at 36mph this could be more problematic, but I’ not running that fast...
  • dbutcherdbutcher Posts: 523 Crazy Baller
    Try using a different diameter handle each time you ski. At age 60 you're not old at all.
  • Bruce_ButterfieldBruce_Butterfield Posts: 2,103 Member of the BallOfSpray Hall Of Fame
    edited April 2018
    I have found with most injuries, that proper rehab/strengthening is the best solution. There is a myriad of forearm and elbow exercises, but the most effective one I’ve used is what I’ll call wrist rotations. Use a short (12”) bar with a 2-5lb weight on one end. A hammer works well too. Hold your elbow close to your side and forearm horizontal in front of you and slowly rotate the weight as far as you can in both directions. Work to fatigue. You can do this several times a day and see if you get relief over a few weeks time.
    I'm Ancient. WTH do I know?
  • S1PittsS1Pitts Posts: 366 Crazy Baller
    I have been using the palm down grip since the nineties. First used it on a Tri Grip handle but when they were gone I switched to a US Gear Radius @1.060 dia. With US Gear looking to be history I am considering trying the In Tow version. I will miss those rounded corners. I was having serious elbow issues and switching grips solved that and have not looked back.
  • skiron07skiron07 Posts: 85 Baller
    I did PT religiously in March and it only inflammed things- the massage has helped as has the Rocktape and ice- maybe I'm expecting it to go away faster than realistic but I keep stretching
  • S1PittsS1Pitts Posts: 366 Crazy Baller
    Using the Radar Vice gloves helped my ski partner. Took him a while to get used to them but he is good now. Elbows no longer an issue for him either.
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