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(@nicktorres)
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Caution, not for the squeamish...

I fractured my right hand pinky Saturday. Apparently a falling 10 foot long 6"X6" vs. top knuckle of pinky finger results in the 6"X6" winning every time. I've decided to accept this conventional wisdom and not test the theory any further. If you want to try this for yourself, you don't really need the wood. Just get yourself a hammer, put your pinky out on a flat but unforgiving surface and hit it. Hard.

I've also decided to work on finger picking without anchoring the pinky on the top. The excruciating mind numbing pain works well to remind me not to anchor.

Oddly enough the first thing that went through my mind as I removed my thankfully intact hand from under the huge hunk of wood was, "Do I ever really use this one?" It's really weird to see your finger change colors in seconds.

Once the swelling goes down I should be able to play.

Could've been worse. No, I take that back. Marathon man dental scene would be a fair trade for the pain I think.


   
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(@anonymous)
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that sucks. i cut throught the tendon on the tip of my right pinky. it was repaired, but i don't have any movement in it. i used to use it for fingerpicking occasionally. i still can, but it's kind of awkward.

a lot of people say you should float, instead of anchoring the pinky. i still can't get the hang of floating when i'm fingerpicking.


   
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 Bish
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Nick, have you met, Vic?

Very sorry to hear about your injury. Good luck on getting well very soon! :)

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(@fluid)
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A few years back my father dislocated his pinky so badly that the bone burst through the skin... it was pretty impressive. Glad to hear you have a good way to train yourself not to pinky post though!


   
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(@twistedlefty)
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Yowie! :shock:

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(@ricochet)
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Ow!

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(@misanthrope)
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*winces*

Hope it rights itself soon, Nick.

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(@dan-t)
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Ouch! :shock: Sorry to hear of your accident Nick. Hope you get better real soon.

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(@rparker)
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Hope it gets better quickly!

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(@handelfan)
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Well, thank goodness it wasnt on your fret hand! I had a sprained thumb on there once.....not fun. Perhaps you can brush up on your English tea-drinking while it heals.

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(@drewsdad)
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My stomach knotted up just thinking about it, had far too many previous encounters like that.
All the best, hope you have a speedy recovery!

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(@ghost)
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:shock:

Ouch!

My poor hands have to endure moving piano's these days. They're either feeling over stretched or cramped. That's not as bad as Nick's top knuckle vs. 10 foot long 6"X6" board or Vic's hand vs. plate glass window. OWWWWW!!!

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(@chuckster)
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Could've been worse. No, I take that back. Marathon man dental scene would be a fair trade for the pain I think.

:shock:

Good to see it's not stopping you. Hope it gets better soon.

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(@soundgarden)
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Ouch

Best of luck with the recovery

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(@greybeard)
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Ouch! That's some guitar neck, you're building, there, Nick - 10ft of 6x6! :lol: :lol:

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