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    By analyzing some technique problems, I realized my right wrist is much stiffer than my left.
    Maybe due to an accident I had when I was young and probably also because I'm a lefty.

    Any tips or exercises to help?
    E kit: TD-9KX with Diamond Electronic Drums 13" snare, VH-11 and v-cowbell
    A kit 2009: Tama Superstar Custom Rock Satin Cherry Burst and Masterwork Custom cymbals
    A kit 2010: Gretsch Catalina Ash Cherry Red and Masterwork Iris cymbals
    Some keyboards and a couple of guitars...and not enough time to play them...
    pictures...videos...collaboration videos

  • #2
    Well my left is stiffer than my right, this is normal, I am right handed (as you are left). Not to do with the accident I suspect, but just natural strength difference.
    I am sure there are some flexion excersises that will help, general wrist rotation things etc, lots of right hand double strokes, and maybe some wrists curls with a light dumbell to increase strength.
    Personally, I have found practicing doubles to be the most useful.
    I have sold every last bit of my E KIt, even cables! Odery Eyedentity LA Rock sizes in Mappa Burl, Paiste Alpha Boomers, 14 Hats, 16 and 18 Crashes, 22 ride (it's a beast!) Mapex Hardware, Axis Double Pedal

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    • #3
      check this out eric: Drummers health dot com
      ....and exercises for drummers

      i get stiff wrists when i haven't played for a while, or when i realise i've been tense and not relaxed enough..
      E-kit: TD-9KX, VH-11, SPD-S, SPD-30, VEX
      A-kits: Gretsch Catalina, Whitney nesting drums, 50s Vintage Premier Jazz, Gretsch 10" Snare, various Zildjian As, 2x1950s Avedis Zildjian 18" Crash/Rides

      Videos

      The Dust Revival Band

      Spinifex Rose

      Kristy Lewis and the Wretched

      Wayfaring Strangers

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      • #4
        Great links Ross. One dispute, "never throw sicks into a crowd"...

        What a completely ridiculous and un-metal thing to say!
        I have sold every last bit of my E KIt, even cables! Odery Eyedentity LA Rock sizes in Mappa Burl, Paiste Alpha Boomers, 14 Hats, 16 and 18 Crashes, 22 ride (it's a beast!) Mapex Hardware, Axis Double Pedal

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        • #5
          Originally posted by KevH View Post
          Great links Ross. One dispute, "never throw sicks into a crowd"...

          What a completely ridiculous and un-metal thing to say!
          i reckon - what would she say about throwing cymbals into the crowd, a la GG Allin???
          Last edited by tisgnitch; 03-11-12, 05:33 AM. Reason: clarity
          E-kit: TD-9KX, VH-11, SPD-S, SPD-30, VEX
          A-kits: Gretsch Catalina, Whitney nesting drums, 50s Vintage Premier Jazz, Gretsch 10" Snare, various Zildjian As, 2x1950s Avedis Zildjian 18" Crash/Rides

          Videos

          The Dust Revival Band

          Spinifex Rose

          Kristy Lewis and the Wretched

          Wayfaring Strangers

          Comment


          • #6
            I also have the same problem on my left wrist
            I will ask my physicotherapist for some exercises and let u know
            Ex E-kits:
            ''Lernean Hydra'' ( a bounche of roland pads with a td-6 module)
            ''Lucy'' (Diamond electronic drums with a td-12 module)
            current E-kit
            ''Cherry Gretschy Lady'' (Gretsch Catalina Ash 6 piece A to E kit-Roland td20 module-A to E cymbals)

            A-kit
            " Mrs.Catalina'' (Gretsch Catalina maple 6 piece kit-Paiste signature+Masterwork custom made cymbals)

            check out a few videos http://www.youtube.com/user/hampisdrums

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            • #7
              hampis, she might help you with your stiff wrist - she's studying physiotherapy!











              sorry eric.....it seemed appropriate.
              E-kit: TD-9KX, VH-11, SPD-S, SPD-30, VEX
              A-kits: Gretsch Catalina, Whitney nesting drums, 50s Vintage Premier Jazz, Gretsch 10" Snare, various Zildjian As, 2x1950s Avedis Zildjian 18" Crash/Rides

              Videos

              The Dust Revival Band

              Spinifex Rose

              Kristy Lewis and the Wretched

              Wayfaring Strangers

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              • #8
                Thanks for the links, I'll check them out.

                I found some more exercises on another forum: http://www.framedrums.net/exercises-...carpal-tunnel/

                I realize I may always have less control over my weak right hand than the other but I want to improve it.
                I need it for faster and tricky hihat and ride patterns.
                E kit: TD-9KX with Diamond Electronic Drums 13" snare, VH-11 and v-cowbell
                A kit 2009: Tama Superstar Custom Rock Satin Cherry Burst and Masterwork Custom cymbals
                A kit 2010: Gretsch Catalina Ash Cherry Red and Masterwork Iris cymbals
                Some keyboards and a couple of guitars...and not enough time to play them...
                pictures...videos...collaboration videos

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by tisgnitch View Post
                  sorry eric.....it seemed appropriate.
                  Are you sure it will help his body to, uh, loosen up ?
                  E kit: TD-9KX with Diamond Electronic Drums 13" snare, VH-11 and v-cowbell
                  A kit 2009: Tama Superstar Custom Rock Satin Cherry Burst and Masterwork Custom cymbals
                  A kit 2010: Gretsch Catalina Ash Cherry Red and Masterwork Iris cymbals
                  Some keyboards and a couple of guitars...and not enough time to play them...
                  pictures...videos...collaboration videos

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by eric_B View Post
                    Are you sure it will help his body to, uh, loosen up ?
                    after a few minutes, yes.
                    E-kit: TD-9KX, VH-11, SPD-S, SPD-30, VEX
                    A-kits: Gretsch Catalina, Whitney nesting drums, 50s Vintage Premier Jazz, Gretsch 10" Snare, various Zildjian As, 2x1950s Avedis Zildjian 18" Crash/Rides

                    Videos

                    The Dust Revival Band

                    Spinifex Rose

                    Kristy Lewis and the Wretched

                    Wayfaring Strangers

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Ok i asked my physiotherapist , that tattoo is a butterfly !
                      Ex E-kits:
                      ''Lernean Hydra'' ( a bounche of roland pads with a td-6 module)
                      ''Lucy'' (Diamond electronic drums with a td-12 module)
                      current E-kit
                      ''Cherry Gretschy Lady'' (Gretsch Catalina Ash 6 piece A to E kit-Roland td20 module-A to E cymbals)

                      A-kit
                      " Mrs.Catalina'' (Gretsch Catalina maple 6 piece kit-Paiste signature+Masterwork custom made cymbals)

                      check out a few videos http://www.youtube.com/user/hampisdrums

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by eric_B View Post
                        By analyzing some technique problems, I realized my right wrist is much stiffer than my left.
                        Maybe due to an accident I had when I was young and probably also because I'm a lefty.

                        Any tips or exercises to help?
                        I have arthritis at a relatively young age and stiffen up bad sometimes, PAIN, and found playing with wrist braces has helped immensely FYI
                        And though not big on "drum toys" due to my condition I also use Gig Grips at times and they help as well. (A La Phil Collins)
                        Also stick grip tape to some extent helps me have a looser grip which helps overall.
                        Lighter sticks too: I use only 7A's now.
                        E-Drums also saved my drum career as i use high sensitivity and louder volume setting to let the drums do the work instead of me "young days" when I banged away hard and fast-(not a sex joke- ), and now let the E-Drums do the hard work.
                        Bless the E-Drum evolution for "disabled" (figuratively speaking), drummers like me.
                        TD-9 Ver 2 + TMC-6; PD-105BK; PD-85BK x 3; KD-9; CY-13R x 1; CY-12C x 2; Kit Toy Crash 12" x 1 w/ Choke; Kit Toy China 15" x 1; Kit Toy Splashes 10" x 2 w/ Chokes; CY-5/FD-7; Pintech Dingbat used as Cow-Bell; TDA-700 & Simmons DA200S; Pearl 902 Double Pedal

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