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    my DIY hand...thing?

    SO, I saw those hand things on the ULA packs, and i liked them because my fingers get swollen when i hike long hikes, so i made my own, i just measure some small rope i had, and on the end i put little loops of old bike inner tube to add cushion to the ride, took me about 5 minutes
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    Cool, my hand swell up when I use the lawn mover

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    I'm slow. What is that used for??

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    That's cool! What keikepono made are called "thumb loops". They attach to the front of your backpack's shoulder harnesses so you can hang your thumbs in them to prevent your hands from swinging as you walk. But they allow you to "unhook" quickly in case you fall.

    The swollen hands syndrome is called "centrifucosis". It's a result of the centrifugal force created by swinging your arms causing blood to collect in your hands. I always thought that was a funny name. Good idea, K!!!
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    good idea.... great diy....do you use hiking poles. i have found that when i do not use them this happens to me as well, but when i do use them i have no problems. just a thought.
    Hops

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    Quote Originally Posted by grich9860 View Post
    good idea.... great diy....do you use hiking poles. i have found that when i do not use them this happens to me as well, but when i do use them i have no problems. just a thought.
    I saw a guy that had DIY versions of these, he had his mother in law sew nylon extensions to the load lifter straps. I use nordic walking poles, and I agree that it never happens when I use them. He didn't like poles, solved it for him

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    Senior Member Pipsissewa's Avatar
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    Mr. Pips says we should call them "thumb hammocks" That'll put this thread back on topic so the mods don't move it to the Donator section!
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    Quote Originally Posted by grich9860 View Post
    good idea.... great diy....do you use hiking poles. i have found that when i do not use them this happens to me as well, but when i do use them i have no problems. just a thought.
    no, i dont use hiking poles, but i might just carry some around so i can set up porch mode with my tarp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pipsissewa View Post
    That's cool! What keikepono made are called "thumb loops". They attach to the front of your backpack's shoulder harnesses so you can hang your thumbs in them to prevent your hands from swinging as you walk. But they allow you to "unhook" quickly in case you fall.

    The swollen hands syndrome is called "centrifucosis". It's a result of the centrifugal force created by swinging your arms causing blood to collect in your hands. I always thought that was a funny name. Good idea, K!!!
    Thank You.
    That cleared it up for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 720fly View Post
    Cool, my hand swell up when I use the lawn mover
    I don't have a problem with that since my 13 yr old stated to mow

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