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Grips

Oct. 17, 2018, 8:24 a.m.
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Posted by: tashi

. I had the hand clinic make me a brace designed to protect it when riding,

Was it the black melty-plastic thing?  Did the restricted movement while wearing it cause less grip strength?

Nov. 17, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
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Joined: Jan. 31, 2005

Saw these on PB: https://www.redmonkeysports.com/collections/klampz-lock-ons/products/klampz-lock-on-silicone-grips?cmpid=PBgiftguide18&variant=11405947732083  

(35mm lockon silicone)

Nov. 17, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
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Joined: April 25, 2003

Posted by: Timv

Posted by: tashi

. I had the hand clinic make me a brace designed to protect it when riding,

Was it the black melty-plastic thing?  Did the restricted movement while wearing it cause less grip strength?

It was a tan, perforated melty-plastic thing with some velcro straps to hold it to my hand.  It didn't restrict my movement in a negative way, just kept my thumb in a grip position.  The intent was to prevent my thumb from folding back again if pushed during the recovery period.  I had less grip strength (for about two years or so I opened a beer with my left hand) due to my torn and repaired ligament, commonly called "skiiers thumb".  Nose dived off a rock drop on A-line warming up for the first Air DH back in 2001...

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