Blisters

Broc_Sims
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7/1/2019 1:59pm Edited Date/Time 7/4/2019 8:49pm

Anybody know any tricks to get blisters to heal quick? Did now wear my palm savers this weekend for a harescramble. It was big mistake.
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kkawboy14
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7/1/2019 2:00pm Edited Date/Time 7/1/2019 2:01pm
Time!

Dude you are an animal if you finished that race.
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johnnymf0
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7/1/2019 2:14pm
Damn dude you're fucked those are the type of blisters that ended Stewart's career 😆
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byke
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7/1/2019 2:18pm Edited Date/Time 7/1/2019 2:19pm
The trick to helping blisters like that is to stop riding before they get like that.

Oh, and Mello Yello. Drink lots of Mello Yello.

Also, soak it in cider.
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FiendzCC
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7/1/2019 2:25pm
Corn Huskers Lotion. Stuff works wonders.
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7/1/2019 2:34pm
Broc_Sims wrote:
[img]https://p.vitalmx.com/photos/forums/2019/07/01/357584/s1200_15620146929471050372499651965850.jpg[/img] Anybody know any tricks to get blisters to heal quick? Did now wear my palm savers this weekend for a harescramble. It was big mistake.

Anybody know any tricks to get blisters to heal quick? Did now wear my palm savers this weekend for a harescramble. It was big mistake.
I just keep neosporin on them until they heal up. Super bummer. If anyone finds a way to avoid getting them in the first place, I'm all ears. I get them that bad or worse every time I'm away from riding for a while.
77Moto
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7/1/2019 2:53pm
Just rub some Tussin on it.
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Spooner
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7/1/2019 3:04pm
What really helps to keep them from happening is baby powder in your gloves before the race. Keeps your hands dry(er) which really helps to keep them from forming.
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tylermx967
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7/1/2019 3:28pm
WE GOED TO A REAL RUFF TRACK IN TEXAS THATS DOWN BY THE RIVER AND MY GREAT UNCLE HORSE TELLED ME TO WARE RUBBER GLOVES THAT YOU USE TO CLEAN AIR FILTERS AND THEN YOU DIND GET BLISTERS I DIND GET THEM BUT IT START TO RAIN AND I CUND HANG ON THE GRIPS AND ALMOST CRASHED IN THE BRAKING BUMPS
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Spudnut
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7/1/2019 10:10pm
What’s that ole codger uncle horse up to these days ty?
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langhammx
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7/1/2019 10:24pm Edited Date/Time 7/1/2019 10:25pm
I guess in lucky, I’ve never gotten them that bad! I wear thin gloves (no padding in palms) and use the stock KTM (ODI) grips. Even when I ride 4-5 days a week, I never get them very bad (NOTHING like the OP’s)
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Harv379
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7/1/2019 10:26pm
Sheeshus, find a different glove/grip set up. I also use MSR Kevlar glove liners at times for longer races, but once I found a glove/grip set up that worked for me it made the difference.
Bermworm
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7/1/2019 10:32pm
Pro taper grips sounds counter intuitive but wider is better also super thin gloves this combo worked for me. Heal up and good luck.
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7/2/2019 1:28am
That’s gnarly man, I’ve never got blisters that bad
sandman768
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7/2/2019 1:36am
I used to race GNCC”s & would get these when down in Florida for the first round...very painful! They take forever to heal! Tried the risk racing palm savers...never worked for me...as another said...squeeze bike with legs, try not to hold on so tight...thin, dry gloves whenever possible, I also like very thin grips with no ribs, like Renthal diamond medium compound. If you have to race, try sports tape, wrap like a boxer, thin strips, find video...I also used super glue directly on the blisters, creates a hard shell over the blister, it can help you survive a race until they heal..they feel good in the shower huh....
Dropbear
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7/2/2019 1:42am
Preston Perry barrel grips were my saviour. Never found a grip as good since.
7/2/2019 3:07am
Piss on your hands every day, prevention is better than a cure.
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Mr. Info
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7/2/2019 7:14am
Gymnastics chalk on your hands and inside your gloves has worked for me in the summer months
scrallex
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7/2/2019 7:26am Edited Date/Time 7/2/2019 7:30am
When I was young buck getting into the long course classes of off-road we used to use these.


Put them under your gloves and they would work pretty good at keeping blisters from forming. In the summer we cut all the fingertips off. Works great until you build up that layer of thicker skin where you no longer get bad blisters.

edit: they are silk, forgot to mention that
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7/2/2019 11:17am Edited Date/Time 7/2/2019 2:51pm
What class are you racing?

I used to get blisters like that every race...then I took a few riding schools, improved my technique, increased my core strength (which is required to ride a bike with property technique)...and the blisters have completely disappeared.

If you're already a fast B, or A, AA rider...then you likely already have great technique...so you'll need to figure something else out...and those risk racing palm protectors are the ticket. But if you're a slow B, or C rider...work on your technique, and strengthen your core and leg muscles. That's not an easy fix...but is probably your best bet.

My issue was that I'd support my upper body on my hands/arms because my technique was way off and my legs and core weren't strong enough to support my upper body. That extra weight on my hands is what was causing the blisters. Now that my hands for the most part just steer the bike, and I'm holding myself on with my legs, and supporting my upper body with my core muscles...no more blisters.

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RONJ OSE
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7/2/2019 11:58am
I’ve fucked my hands like that but not riding, building a retaining wall ( stupid and young) I didn’t use gloves best thing to do is keep them coverd and don’t ride.
Then build some calluses up.
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7/2/2019 12:28pm
Broc_Sims wrote:
[img]https://p.vitalmx.com/photos/forums/2019/07/01/357584/s1200_15620146929471050372499651965850.jpg[/img] Anybody know any tricks to get blisters to heal quick? Did now wear my palm savers this weekend for a harescramble. It was big mistake.

Anybody know any tricks to get blisters to heal quick? Did now wear my palm savers this weekend for a harescramble. It was big mistake.
If you can get the blisters to harden up this week which they should if you let them breathe, I use some liquid bandage on my hands where I know I get blisters. I have painted on as many as 3 coats before a race and it has really helped me. Its cheap and works, there is nothing to ball up in your hands like moleskin or tape.
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Titan1
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7/3/2019 9:27am
Broc_Sims wrote:
[img]https://p.vitalmx.com/photos/forums/2019/07/01/357584/s1200_15620146929471050372499651965850.jpg[/img] Anybody know any tricks to get blisters to heal quick? Did now wear my palm savers this weekend for a harescramble. It was big mistake.

Anybody know any tricks to get blisters to heal quick? Did now wear my palm savers this weekend for a harescramble. It was big mistake.
mx510 wrote:
If you can get the blisters to harden up this week which they should if you let them breathe, I use some liquid bandage on my...
If you can get the blisters to harden up this week which they should if you let them breathe, I use some liquid bandage on my hands where I know I get blisters. I have painted on as many as 3 coats before a race and it has really helped me. Its cheap and works, there is nothing to ball up in your hands like moleskin or tape.
I've never had very good luck with that...But I never tried 3 coats either.

Someone else suggested super glue...so I super glued my hands all up...still got blisters.
TXDirt
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7/3/2019 10:53am
You need something like Bag Balm on your hands before you ride. This helps to create less friction between hand and bar. I used it for several years and it helped a ton. I used it every moto.
slipdog
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7/3/2019 11:02am
Wrap your hands/blisters with Elastikon tape. Trust me.
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Markee
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7/3/2019 11:57am
langhammx wrote:
I guess in lucky, I’ve never gotten them that bad! I wear thin gloves (no padding in palms) and use the stock KTM (ODI) grips. Even...
I guess in lucky, I’ve never gotten them that bad! I wear thin gloves (no padding in palms) and use the stock KTM (ODI) grips. Even when I ride 4-5 days a week, I never get them very bad (NOTHING like the OP’s)
I dig the ODI grips as well. I switched from the standard black to the soft compound grey ones. They defiantly help the blisters to not "sneak" up on your so quick.

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