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    I've done a fair bit of experimenting with wrist braces with which I can still play tennis. The Ace version on the lower left has proven to be the best for me. It has two removable pieces of metal. I only leave the one on the back of the hand in, as the one on the palm side interferes with holding the racquet. Sweat in the palm portion is a huge problem, so I own several of them. I also cut out the little piece of rubber cushioning from the palm area. Wearing a glove also helps with the sweat issue.

    1. Kevin Bryant, DMD 55 months ago | reply

      I've since learned to use a bunch of duct tape to cover the worst sweat prone areas.

    2. Kevin Bryant, DMD 47 months ago | reply

      Update. Duct tape is gone. Haven't hit the sweatiest part of the season, but it's looking like a golf "rain glove" might be the answer to the sweat problem.

    3. Kevin Bryant, DMD 19 months ago | reply

      Yep. And the "Rain-X" brand seems to work the best. Cheap, too. . .

    4. Kevin Bryant, DMD 16 months ago | reply

      I've now learnt to not put the ACE in the dryer as it causes the Velcro to curl up, which causes it to fail to hold. AAMOF, had to get the little wifey to sew some new Velcro strips onto the ones that I ruined in that manner. I now own half a dozen of them.

    5. Kevin Bryant, DMD 15 months ago | reply

      Oh, and I also fold up some soft material and place it under the metal in the brace on the back of my hand near the knuckles, as it otherwise kind of digs in on contact - especially with volleys. I use strips of "Sham Wow" that I've cut up. They don't seem to soak up the sweat any better than anything else. :-)

      Oh, and the new Velcro strips have been great. They are a bit longer than the originals, and that helps, too.

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