Thread: Blisters
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Old 27th September 2011, 03:12 AM   #12
mikerb
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Blisters are caused by a constant rubbing of the skin as opposed to calouses which are areas of skin that thicken in response to constant pressure. If you are getting blisters you must be allowing the boom to move within your grip so I believe the answer for you is to learn to let the harness take the strain and just use your grip on the boom to guide it not grip it furiously. Gloves are only necessary if it is so cold that your hands go numb......it is a compromise because you will keep your hands warmer but put more pressure on your forearms/tendons and this will be most noticeable if you are gripping the boom like a gorilla!! My tip....learn to hold the boom just with crooked fingers and relax your grip.
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