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Huw Adamson

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Wrist Sock
« on: July 16, 2017, 04:02:29 PM »

It's probably not a new idea, but a few searches brought up nothing so I thought I'd share my latest fashion accessory. I find that, after playing my pokerwork for a long time, the worst strain I get is on my left wrist, where it pushes against the back corner of the melodeon. It is sanded/filed down to a curve, but that only does so much. My recent solution was a odd woolen sock from my sock draw, with the foot cut off, over the wrist - I'm surprised to say it has been incredibly  effective! I'm sure there are better alternatives for the fashion conscious, but it has improved my playing comfort immensely.
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Re: Wrist Sock
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2017, 04:28:50 PM »

You make sure it's a left sock, though, otherwise you risk playing the melody on the basses.
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Re: Wrist Sock
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2017, 04:36:06 PM »

The lovely Sharon Shannon, uses a sponge, for this purpose. I must say your sock is more elegant.

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Re: Wrist Sock
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2017, 05:10:21 PM »

Sweat bands are a common answer. If they're not thick enough, medical wrist supports are good, albeit expensive.
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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2017, 05:19:33 PM »

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Re: Wrist Sock
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2017, 05:52:10 PM »

There are lots of towelling wrist bands on ebay in a wide variety of colours to match your mood, morris kit. And for the full fashion statement,  you can also get matching headbands :)

Single wrist bands and a wrist watch worn on the right wrist are classic festival tell-tale signs of a melodeon player.
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Re: Wrist Sock
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2017, 06:15:40 PM »

I've used the old sock trick but also found fingerless woolen gloves work a treat.
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Re: Wrist Sock
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2017, 11:48:55 PM »

I have an elasticated thingy which slips over my wrist. I don't know where it came from, but it has the name of the Greek goddess of victory on it in large letters, so it may be an antique or something.
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Re: Wrist Sock
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2017, 09:06:14 AM »

I use a sweat band, slightly longer than the normal ones, to stop my watch scratching my box.
I wear my metal strapped watch on the left wrist so it potentially could dig into the bass end casework and that will never do!
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Re: Wrist Sock
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2017, 10:34:45 AM »

Since I started playing melodeon, I have stopped wearing a watch, as I had that experience, of a watch damaging the bass end of a box.


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Re: Wrist Sock
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2017, 11:21:49 AM »

Wrist watches seem to be a marmite thing - you are a wearer or not!
I have extreme sentimental value on my watch and also feel utterly lost without it.
I wear a wrist band  ;)
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Re: Wrist Sock
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2017, 11:32:29 AM »

I usually use my 'phone, but have a pocket watch for busking anyway, so it's never been a problem.
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Re: Wrist Sock
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2017, 11:34:58 AM »

that sharp corner is why I prefer an Erica to a pokerwork!

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Re: Wrist Sock
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2017, 12:13:11 PM »

Have you noticed the ‘’comfort strip’’ bass board  on new pokerworks ? Charlie has some for sale or you can even make it yourself  ;)
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Re: Wrist Sock
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2017, 12:26:43 PM »

Have you noticed the ‘’comfort strip’’ bass board  on new pokerworks ? Charlie has some for sale or you can even make it yourself  ;)

I think the 'comfort strip' makes it even worse, but YMMV
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Re: Wrist Sock
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2017, 12:34:40 PM »

I have an elasticated thingy which slips over my wrist. I don't know where it came from, but it has the name of the Greek goddess of victory on it in large letters, so it may be an antique or something.

 ;D I expect it matches your trainers. Tennis player's wrist band?
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Re: Wrist Sock
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2017, 03:15:03 PM »

Being a left hander I wear my watch on the other foot.  8)
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Re: Wrist Sock
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2017, 04:33:04 PM »

Nick, that is one solution though I find it embarrassing to have to keep rolling up my trouser leg.
People expect a funny handshake next  ::)
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Re: Wrist Sock
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2017, 06:08:54 PM »

When I had a box with sharp corners, I made a wristband from the leg of an old pair of tights. This has the cosmetic advantage of being unobtrusive, if you use flesh-coloured tights.
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