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    Dude! Thanks for this. I've had serious grip issues since the carpal tunnel surgery. I'm going to rush out and grab one of these.
    Monkey Ninjas! Attack!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRuss
    What's the maximum resistance on that comparable to?
    Tops out at around 345. Right around a CoC #4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carpe Noctem
    Tops out at around 345. Right around a CoC #4.
    I have to ask - is that a numbers-to-numbers comparison or an actual "I squeezed both and they're about the same" comparison?
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    I'm going to stick my neck out here as the following was from my years in Aikido:

    The optimum grip for MA is using the last three fingers of your hand and the thumb. I have only heard Jimmy Pedro expound different, although I'm sure there are others. This is, to my understanding, the traditional way of gripping in judo, jjj and aikido.

    I'm lazy and it is late, so I'm not going to look up and list the medical terms of the fingers involved.

    This is not for lifting, but for grabbing an object similar to a wrist or leg (above the ankle) or maintaining the grip on an object (knife, stick, etc).

    You can experiment on yourself (grap your wrist and squeeze first using the bottom three digits). Afterwards, add strength to the last finger (the one you use to point iwth). Notice how the grip starts to release pressure from your bottom fingers.

    One exercise I've used is to do pull ups hanging from a door frame, hanging by finger tips only. Using a towel as described earlier, you are still using more of the lower fingers.

    Just a thought for your experimentation.

    Can provide photos if really necessary (shoulder is injured at the moment).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChristopherHein
    Cheap tennis balls cost over 3 bucks for a pack of 3....

    79 cents, they are not!
    http://www.midwestsports.com
    Many here for less than $3
    Plus, when you get pissed YOU CAN THROW 'EM AT FUCKERS!
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    "Judo is a study of techniques with which you may kill if you wish to kill, injure if you wish to injure, subdue if you wish to subdue, and, when attacked, defend yourself" - Jigoro Kano (1889)
    ***Was this quote "taken out of context"?***

    "The judoist has no time to allow himself a margin for error, especially in a situation upon which his or another person's very life depends...."
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    Quote Originally Posted by hungryjoe
    I'm going to stick my neck out here as the following was from my years in Aikido:

    The optimum grip for MA is using the last three fingers of your hand and the thumb. I have only heard Jimmy Pedro expound different, although I'm sure there are others. This is, to my understanding, the traditional way of gripping in judo, jjj and aikido.....
    Grip to Win Featuring Rhadi Ferguson and Jimmy Pedro
    "Judo is a study of techniques with which you may kill if you wish to kill, injure if you wish to injure, subdue if you wish to subdue, and, when attacked, defend yourself" - Jigoro Kano (1889)
    ***Was this quote "taken out of context"?***

    "The judoist has no time to allow himself a margin for error, especially in a situation upon which his or another person's very life depends...."
    ~ The Secret of Judo (Jiichi Watanabe & Lindy Avakian), p.19

    "Hope is not a method... nor is enthusiasm."
    ~ Brigadier General Gordon Toney

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRuss
    I have to ask - is that a numbers-to-numbers comparison or an actual "I squeezed both and they're about the same" comparison?
    That's just raw numbers. Never squeezed a 4. Hell, the 3 feels like a brick. I can close a 2 on a good day (with chalk).

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