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Old June 9th, 2013, 07:57 PM   #1
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Dear all,

Does anybody know if there exist any tools or equipment which help to keep your hands behind your back (in stead of grabbing your hands together)
I find it tiring when the distance gets longer, so something with Velcro, or a simple ribbon?

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Old June 9th, 2013, 09:56 PM   #2
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No there isn't
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Old June 9th, 2013, 11:32 PM   #3
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Yes there is

A few of the ladies speed skaters wear a belt that they tuck their hands into. Have a look at this video and you will notice that quite a few of them do it.

It's a long video but one of the girls in the first pair (at the six minute mark) uses one if you can't be bothered watching the entire video.
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Old June 10th, 2013, 02:27 AM   #4
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The thought of that scares me to death.

However, my discipline is a little different......
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Old June 10th, 2013, 12:52 PM   #5
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I know a long track ice skater who has a thin cord hanging loosly around her waist. When skating she will hook one or both thumbs onto the cord behind her back.
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Old June 10th, 2013, 04:00 PM   #6
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Yes there is

A few of the ladies speed skaters wear a belt that they tuck their hands into. Have a look at this video and you will notice that quite a few of them do it.

It's a long video but one of the girls in the first pair (at the six minute mark) uses one if you can't be bothered watching the entire video.
Video??
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Old June 10th, 2013, 08:43 PM   #7
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I think the video link got lost?
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Old June 11th, 2013, 08:13 PM   #8
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The police around here use handcuffs.
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Old June 11th, 2013, 10:21 PM   #9
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I think the video link got lost?
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5aqWpw1IpGk

Don't know what happened and there is probably better ones but this was the first one on the search. A good shot a the 6 minute mark.
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Old June 12th, 2013, 04:36 AM   #10
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Old June 16th, 2013, 07:42 AM   #11
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On the trail I carry a belt with my allen key, water and something eat when I do long skates. I slip my fingers into that. Never thought about it too much as I will hold my wrist with the other hand if not using the belt. Good Luck with this!
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Old June 16th, 2013, 06:20 PM   #12
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Dear all,

Thank you for your input.
I'm not able to see anything on the video, so if there are others, I'd really appreciate it.
The main reason for such a device would be to avoid fingers from slipping and having to squeeze too much.

Greetz,

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I'm not able to see anything on the video.

Greetz,

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First race, the chick with the yellow sleeves skinsuit, you will see she has a yellow belt thingy around her waist. Watch her left hand at exactly 6.15 seconds until 6.18 seconds.

I am sure there are other videos and if you watch the entire event you will see many others.
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Old June 25th, 2014, 06:46 AM   #14
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Hi,

Anybody has any experience with some kind of Velcro tool?
After a while, holding 3 fingers from one hand with the other, my hand gets numb.

So some tool or trick in order to avoid grasping would be great.
Nobody else who has the same problem?

Greetz,

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Old June 28th, 2014, 12:10 AM   #15
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IMHO, the hands behind back position is not a skill to master. It is a natural resting point when your hands having nothing better to do. If you are straining to hold position then maybe you have not found the right spot for your own anatomy.

For example, it is very common for skaters to rest their hands in the small of the back. However, I have longer arms than most so my hands naturally rest lower: close to the tail bone. I don't hold 3 fingers from one hand with the other either. I overlap my hands with one wrist resting in the other palm. This my work for you or it may be something entirely different. Experiment. Find what works.

It does occur to me that if your arms are short and your torso broad, there may not be a comfortable position. Then, perhaps a piece of cloth, like a bandana,could bridge the gap.
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Old June 28th, 2014, 05:26 PM   #16
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Does anybody know if there exist any tools or equipment which help to keep your hands behind your back (in stead of grabbing your hands together)
I find it tiring when the distance gets longer, so something with Velcro, or a simple ribbon?
Superglue?
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Old June 29th, 2014, 01:14 PM   #17
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The police around here use handcuffs.
So useless, so funny.
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Old July 15th, 2014, 04:05 AM   #18
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CDS Detroit, a local company that made great skating gear a few years back had something built into their gloves for that. Second thought, I think it was one of their guys had a pair of experimental gloves he showed with something built in, not production gloves. IIRC, it was a loop of shoelacy type stuff attached to the back of the left glove which you hooked a finger or two from your right hand into. Something like this may work for you or may not, just passing along the idea.

Mark

Related thought: I've had for the last year a finger joint that seems a bit bruisy. Its the last joint on the finger next to my index finger on my left hand. I just noticed recently that I grab those two fingers when I skate. Now I'm wondering if that is the cause of my bruisiness. Has anyone seen a similar situation?
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Gatdambit that's what my ex used to say!
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