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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Dec 19 at 9:29pm
Builders gloves are the in thing I believe (so Zhik sell them for 5x the price of Screwfix) great in Barcelona but, while they do grip well, they are bl00dy cold in winter when wet.

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Originally posted by Rupert

Loads do. Better grip, neoprene backed gloves warmer.

"Manning up" "Gloves are for wimps" heard all this before.

Wasnít intending to make some macho statement but advise.  I have all sorts of gloves but actually have found them more hassle than a benefit. The key is applying the hand cream which is the game changer - donít think applying hand cream is a particularly macho piece of advice.

I always wear gloves on a rib in winter when moving less and less feel and dexterity needed. Poly pro liners under neoprene or fleece gloves under thick black trade rubber gloves. 
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True, I like Norwegian hand cream. TCP was the "man up" weapon of choice.
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I wonder if "Norwegian Hand Cream" will help my again fingers cope with a mix of sailing and guitar playing. Sailing hammers your fingers and joints (which you need for guitar playing) while softening up your fingertip calluses.... I love doing both but sailing may be harming my guitar playing and I'd hate to have to give up one for the other  Cry.

The dichotomy is that if I continue sailing until I can't anymore my fingers will be so knackered that I can't play either.......
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Originally posted by Rupert

True, I like Norwegian hand cream. TCP was the "man up" weapon of choice.


When I was a kid we used to soak our feet in meths to harden them up for hiking.
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Originally posted by Sam.Spoons

I wonder if "Norwegian Hand Cream" will help my again fingers cope with a mix of sailing and guitar playing. Sailing hammers your fingers and joints (which you need for guitar playing) while softening up your fingertip calluses.... I love doing both but sailing may be harming my guitar playing and I'd hate to have to give up one for the other  Cry.

The dichotomy is that if I continue sailing until I can't anymore my fingers will be so knackered that I can't play either.......
Hope you can keep both going 😀
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Isnít it more pleasant to just wear fingerless gloves than soak your hands in tcp or turps?
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Originally posted by A2Z

Isnít it more pleasant to just wear fingerless gloves than soak your hands in tcp or turps?


Yes, but hand cream is nice whether wearing gloves or not!
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I used to not wear gloves until my wife refused to let me near her with my sandpaper hands. Now I wear gloves :-)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote A2Z Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Dec 19 at 9:34am
Rather than wearing gloves to touch your wife (too much info!), wear them sailing to keep them smooth... ;)
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