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Title: Slick sticks
Post by: J. Skins on March 09, 2006, 12:26 PM
During cold weather, my hands get dry and cracked, which requires some lotion/moisturizer. However, I absolutely loathe greasy hands while handling drum sticks. Often, I'll find myself washing my hands repeatedly to get the oil off my hands while I'm practicing, or I'll avoid using lotion if I'm about to practice, and that just makes my skin drier and the cracks more painful.

How do you keep your hands from cracking while keeping a good grip on your sticks?
Title: Slick sticks
Post by: Dave Heim on March 09, 2006, 12:33 PM
During cold weather, my hands get dry and cracked, which requires some lotion/moisturizer. However, I absolutely loathe greasy hands while handling drum sticks. Often, I'll find myself washing my hands repeatedly to get the oil off my hands while I'm practicing, or I'll avoid using lotion if I'm about to practice, and that just makes my skin drier and the cracks more painful.

How do you keep your hands from cracking while keeping a good grip on your sticks?

Try Cetaphil hand lotion.  Works well and its not greasy.  As for sticks, try Regal Tips.  The lacquer they use has a nice grippy characteristic about it.
Title: Re:Slick sticks
Post by: lilblakdak on March 09, 2006, 12:33 PM
Im just the opposit. When my hands get dry I put lotion on to get a better grip on the sticks. Try a lotion thats less greasy. Usually one meant for your face are less greasy. Maybe some of the women can chime in on that.
Title: Slick sticks
Post by: Jon E on March 09, 2006, 02:22 PM
I'm a Gorilla Snotter.  My hands get dry so I like GS.
Title: Slick sticks
Post by: Roger Beverage on March 09, 2006, 06:01 PM
I'm a Gorilla Snotter.  My hands get dry so I like GS.

Me too. Just a tiny bit rubbed onto the sticks gets me through the night.

Roger