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Mcmurphy



Joined: 23 Jun 2007
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Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 2:13 pm    Post subject: sticky hands

No, really. I have read about people with sweaty hands who have a hard time holding the ball... I have the opposite problem. My hands seem "sticky" and will not let the ball glide like it should. It is not a problem for the butterfly 'cause the ball doesn't fall off as easy but for some of the isolation/illusion tricks it is a pain. Anybody have an idea?

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Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 2:44 pm    Post subject:

Hey, I was in Lincoln NE not to long ago for the Flatland festival Did you by any chance attend that?

Anywho, in response to your question, I often have the same problem. My hands get sweaty, but instead of acting like a lubricant, the sweat creates even more friction so moves like gregs grip become very hard to do smoothly. I usually stop for a second, wipe my hands down on my pants real good, and then blow on them for a few seconds. This helps a lot to get rid of the stickiness for me. The only problem is finding a way to incorporate that into a show so it doesn't look out of place.
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dpizarro159



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Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 3:34 pm    Post subject:

i started to have that same problem... i guessed cause of the sweaty hands you liberate salt that gets stick to the acrylic and while making isolations you start rubbing the salt sweat on your hands making your hand not so smooth to make isos... so i just suck my finger a little and then clean myself with the pants and start playing again.. it works lol
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Mcmurphy



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Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 4:45 am    Post subject: sticky hands

Whatever works, but I think putting the sucking of the fingers into the routine would be even more difficult than the wiping off of the hand.
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Thorn



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Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 5:26 am    Post subject: Re: sticky hands

Mcmurphy wrote:
Whatever works, but I think putting the sucking of the fingers into the routine would be even more difficult than the wiping off of the hand.


It depends on what kind of routine it is....
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dpizarro159



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Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 5:47 am    Post subject:

i'd have to make a cabaret routine lol
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LiquidArtism



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Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:43 am    Post subject:

It might end up making your hands too dry, and give you further difficulties, but you could try washing your hands. Sometimes it helps me.
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CJon617



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Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:04 am    Post subject:

It might seem like old advise, but my hands seem not to get sweaty if I just relax and take a deep breath before or even during a practice session. As for a performance, I would have to say to incorporate moves that are not making you sweat in a strategic pattern (Isolations spring to mind).
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elvencenedra



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Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:30 am    Post subject:

What about flour like a gymnest? They use that so their hands don't get sticky....? I have the same problem with "sticky" hands and I just can't get the ball to move smoothly... will that work? If anything just for practice?
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Saulie



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Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 4:13 pm    Post subject:

I supose you could use flower, or a chalk like for pool... But I just throw in a "sweaty balls" comment, wipe off the spheres and my hands and continue on...
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FireMage



Joined: 01 Jul 2004
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Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:54 pm    Post subject:

pretty sure gymnists use talc or chalk not flour for baking. but I normal take the time to make some kind of witty anecdote and pretend to clean the ball up like you see people do with apples(drying your hands at the same time). check out your hair in the reflection before you continue on.
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Ruhandra



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Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:21 pm    Post subject:

yes gymnasts use chalk not flour it helps a lot with keep your hands dry. I dont know how it would work with CJing though
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Royal



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Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:26 pm    Post subject:

Chalk might ruin the illusion since all the white stuff will get on the ball...
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