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Old 10-15-2020, 05:15 PM
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Default Fingers splitting open

Playing only since June 2020. Didn’t take long to split my index finger at the first knuckle with power grip. Then I play with it taped, but started releasing off my middle finger, so switched to the fuBonapane grip on drives (index finger on top of the disc).

Now my middle finger is split... I guess I’ll keep taping up unless there are guru secrets to employ.

I work with my hands and play guitar, so generally they’re well used, as you can see.
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Old 10-15-2020, 05:58 PM
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I get those a few times a year. I just use new skin or krazy glue and it heals up fairly quickly. I would avoid tape unless you want to add it permanently to your game. It can drastically change the feel of the grip. Typically you want a bit of callus on some fingers, but in those areas I like to keep the skin moisturized as the dry skin in the joints tends to split easier. Sometimes the flashing around the disc can be sharp which can cause tearing as well. And yikes...those splits can hurt. lol...
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Old 10-15-2020, 06:01 PM
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Was your old grip a fan grip?

If I continued to use that Bonapane grip, my middle finger would have ended up just like yours. That's a painful grip for sure.
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Old 10-15-2020, 06:01 PM
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New skin is great, I also added the burts bees cuticle balm to my bag when I was pitching in college. Would get splits from throwing a knuckle curve.

It really helps keep your skin malleable so you can develop a callous rather than a split.

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Old 10-15-2020, 06:21 PM
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I wear Friction Gloves https://www.frictiongloves.com/store...lf_Gloves.html for rainy or wet conditions. They might help while you heal. You can buy just one or a pair.
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Old 10-15-2020, 06:31 PM
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What is the edge of your disc like? Is it beat up with lots of dings/gouges/etc? If so, those dings/gouges/unsmooth spots could be dragging across your finger and causing the tearing/cuts. PDGA rules do allow you to sand the edges back to smooth as long as you aren't taking off too much plastic.

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I keep a sanding pad in my bag just for removing sharp nicks/cuts.

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Old 10-15-2020, 06:48 PM
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What is the edge of your disc like? Is it beat up with lots of dings/gouges/etc? If so, those dings/gouges/unsmooth spots could be dragging across your finger and causing the tearing/cuts. PDGA rules do allow you to sand the edges back to smooth as long as you aren't taking off too much plastic.

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A disc which has been modified after production such that its original flight characteristics have been altered is illegal, [bold] excepting wear from usage during play and the moderate sanding of discs to smooth molding imperfections or scrapes. [/bold] Discs excessively sanded, or painted with a material of detectable thickness, are illegal. Adding a device to make a disc easier to find (for example, a light, ribbon, or chalk dust) is allowed only when night or snow play has been announced by the Director.

I keep a sanding pad in my bag just for removing sharp nicks/cuts.
Yes, I bag a scrap of sandpaper to fix the hangnails. I tried superglue once and that actually caught the edge of the disc and ripped the index finger open worse. That’s when I switched to tape, which works well.
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Old 10-15-2020, 10:37 PM
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The skin looks really dry. I’ll bet if you got in the habit of using lotion a few time a day you wouldn’t have an issue.

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Old 10-15-2020, 10:43 PM
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My skin on my fingers will very occasionally split if I'm not drinking enough water.

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Old 10-15-2020, 10:58 PM
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I took several years off and when I started playing again I split my finger open throwing FH. It was a sore bloody mess. Instead of babying it, I played through the pain like a real man (Haha!) I developed a callous and haven't had a problem since.
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