Apr 06 2006, 08:52 PM
Does anyone else get really bad blisters on their middle finger? I always get one and it hurts to grip the disc so I have to tape my finger. Does this happen to anyone else?

Apr 06 2006, 09:13 PM
Switch to the power grip.

Apr 06 2006, 09:30 PM
I used to get one when I threw with my index finger on the rim. As Rhett said, switch to a power grip where all 4 of your fingers are below the rim.

Check out this article for great descriptions of different grips. Grip Article from discgolfreview.com (http://www.discgolfreview.com/resources/articles/gripittoripit.shtml)

Apr 06 2006, 10:46 PM
I use the power grip

Apr 06 2006, 11:18 PM
where is the blister forming? end segment of the finger (either pad or side)? middle knuckle?

Apr 06 2006, 11:54 PM
The blister is on the tip of my middle finger. When I point my middle finger at myself the blister is more to the left of the tip. I throw right handed with power grip. I do grip the disc hard and tend to have alot of snap.

Apr 07 2006, 03:32 PM
A guy from Tenn. that I compete against a lot has blister problems on his index and middle finger of his throwing hand. Before any practice or tournament round he uses athletic tape to prevent blistering.

As for myself, on the thumb side of my index finger on my throwing hand I have a inch and a half long calus from where the bottom edge of the disc rips off my fingers. But I imagine every disc golfer has it too. My wife thinks it's nasty.

Apr 07 2006, 03:37 PM
That has happen to me, my grip is now not as tight( I don't get that hard snap any more) but no more blisters. I also have a thick callous now. Keep on throwing until that callous developes then you should be good.

Apr 07 2006, 03:59 PM
Not blisters, but when I throw >54 holes in a day, I often split open the skin at the corner of my thumbnail. I have considered taping it, but I don't want to lose snap.

For those out there that use tape (on any digit); how much does it affect the snap on your throw?

Apr 07 2006, 08:57 PM
Try putting a bandaid over the blister, this keeps the tape from ripping the blister off when removed at the end of the day, and then one piece of white athletic tape. Don't wrap it with athletic tape like 5 times, it just makes it thicker. No affect on snap, just throw as if it is not there

Apr 07 2006, 09:33 PM
I don't like the power grip and I use a fan grip. I have to tape my middle finger on the segment just above the hand. I have lost no snap or grip. It just took a short time to get used to. Either athletic tape or that thin tape that doctors use work great. It is way better than blisters or torn off callouses

Apr 09 2006, 05:07 AM
I get a bad blister in exactly the same spot the poster mentioned. If I keep playing, the tip of my middle finger will turn blue and then burst, or crack and bleed. Get some athletic tape. Some is a lot better than others. You'll have to experiment. Cut two 5/16" x 2 1/4" strips and two 1/8" x 2 1/4". Put the big strips over the end of your finger and running down the sides, one on top of the other. The use the narrow strips to wrap around the finger next to the first joint. Cut off the excess. Even with two layers, the tape doesn't reduce your power or spin. I tried just using liquid skin or superglue...doesn't work well. After using the tape for a long time, I no longer need it all the time. When your fingers start hurting though, its a sign you need to tape up.

I got this problem because I grip so far to the edge of the disc. Thumb almost on the edge of the disc with 3 fingers (only last digits) underneath on the rim. Is this called a "pinch" grip? This is the only way I can get both distance and accuracy.

Apr 11 2006, 07:18 PM
The blister is on the tip of my middle finger. When I point my middle finger at myself the blister is more to the left of the tip. I throw right handed with power grip. I do grip the disc hard and tend to have alot of snap.

I throw with the power grip and if you could see my throwing hand, you'd see a huge callus exactly where you describe your blister is. I remember when I first sarted, I got that same blister. Just keep playing through the pain(lol), and it will be fine. I also have calluses on the tip and bottom of my index finger. BTW when I throw, you can hear it from far away.

Luke Butch
Apr 13 2006, 12:47 AM
i throw power grip only on drives.

But I do throw a fan grip on long approaches. I have a permenant sore just beneath my knuckle on the bottom of my middle finger. when i have to throw a bunch of these shots the disc "rips" on this spot as it comes out and basically stops me from using this shot.

I have taught myself to approach forehand so i do not aggrivate the sore.

Apr 14 2006, 10:29 PM
I have been taping my finger the last week or so and it has worked pretty well. No loss of snap or power on the drives. Though a couple of putts have slipped a bit because the tip of the middle finger has tape on it.

Apr 15 2006, 05:58 PM
I know guys who wear a small patch of duct tape on that spot of the finger.

Sep 22 2006, 12:34 PM
I just recently got this problem with the middle finger blistering. It happend after I made a change in arm position. Before, I held my arm fairly straight, now I am pulling my arm closer to my body and keeping my elbow bent. This seems to cause my hand to be more level and the disc to come off of my middle finger causing the blister. I am not sure why this change in arm position has so greatly changed my release point.

Sep 22 2006, 04:32 PM
Good quality black electrical tape. Cut a small portion for your knuckle if needed.

Quality Electrical Tape Flexs better than Duct tape.

Sep 23 2006, 10:45 AM
I have been using tape on my middle finger for the last 6 months and it protects my finger really well. I have had the idea that maybe a thin leather glove might do the trick as well. I wonder if a glove would increase your accuracy though it might increase the number of grip locks that you have since the disc wouldn't slide out of your hands. I would guess that the number of early releases would be corrected with a disc golf glove. Has anyone else tried a glove for disc golf?
Mike Wilmes

Oct 02 2006, 02:58 PM
I have a blister on my middle finger, but that's only because my wife's batteries died.

Oct 02 2006, 03:07 PM
Rather callus remark...

Oct 02 2006, 03:42 PM
No glove -> no love...no mitten -> no kitten.


Oct 02 2006, 04:38 PM
My callus is very callous

Oct 02 2006, 04:46 PM
Call us callous

Oct 13 2006, 05:22 PM
111 Black Contractor Grade Electrical Tape.

Better Flexibility than Duct Tape.

Dec 27 2006, 12:58 AM
<font color="black"> </font> I know no one other then me who does this and get many comments and questions about it, but I wear a grippy golf glove all year round for disc golf. I have trouble with blisters and it effects my throw. I tried the power grip and for whatever reason I could not get it to work for me. I had difficulties keeping all four tucked underneath, maybe due to my very small hands. But anyway, my golf glove has worked great for me. I don't feel it messes up my throws as long as I watch for the grip of the glove fading.