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I'm a finger tip user so my wrist is often resting on the desk edge. I wondering about palm grip users is your arm including the elbow not resting on anything ? and no this is not a joke topic.
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fingertip grip user here, elbow not resting on anything.
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Originally Posted by munchzilla View Post

fingertip grip user here, elbow not resting on anything.

Yes I know I'm a finger tip player too.


Well I know about all the grip types. I don't see how you/palm grip users in general can have your elbow resting on anything when playing. Other than your fingers you wrist should pretty much be resting on the mouse so your arm should be suspended the whole time. I couldn't imagine holding my elbow up all the time. I looked around a bit for someone playing and showing their arm movements while playing but it's kinda of hard to find, maybe someone could find some videos.
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I use all 3 major grip styles depending on what I'm doing (and more often than not a hybrid between them).

I always have my elbow on my armrest, and I usually but not always have the base of my palm / wrist touching the mousepad.

I'm pretty careful about making sure my armrest height is the same as my mousepad height. With the number of hours I put into my computer, year after year, that one bit of ergonomics seems to be the very most important.

On the other hand, something I've seen a lot of people do, that absolutely doesn't work for me at all and makes my computer experience 100 times worse is using thick wrist pads for the keyboard and mouse. That just puts a ton of extra strain on my wrist for no reason.
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post #5 of 15
Finger tip grip myself since its only way you can control 10000dpi

But id imagine youd just have a arm rest.
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Finger tip grip myself since its only way you can control 10000dpi

But id imagine youd just have a arm rest.


Is that thick pad meant for finger tip grip or palm grip ? Do they sell those on Amazon or Newegg cause I don't see it ?
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post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by Subzero11 View Post

Is that thick pad meant for finger tip grip or palm grip ? Do they sell those on Amazon or Newegg cause I don't see it ?

That's going to block your bloodflow so better not use it like that. The best thing to do is rest your whole arm on the table/mouse pad, possibly having the elbow just outside it.

Guess this covers the basics: https://www.uhs.umich.edu/computerergonomics
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control 10000dpi
post #9 of 15
I can't even imagine resting my arm on an arm rest, but I've never had one most of the time I've been gaming. I use a fingertip-ish grip, but in intense situations my arm is fully sespended and touching nothing. When I'm web browsing or holding and angle my wrist touches the pad, but otherwise I just hold my arm level at desk position.
post #10 of 15
It depends on the mouse sensitivity. Some people play with palmgrip but use high/medium sense so they rest their elbow on the armrest of their chair.

Most low sensitivity players who use palm/claw grip, only have the base of their palm or their whole forearm on the mousepad. The elbow/rest of the arm usually stays in the air.

Just watch some csgo tournaments, the majority of them play with low sensitivity and palmgrip and all of them have their arms in the air and only their wrist or their wrist and forearm resting on the mousepad.

I keep changing my gripstyle based on which game i play. And i play low sensitivity and for the most part i have half of my forearm on the mousepad and the rest of my arm in the air. It is the only way to not restrict my movement.

So when i aim precisely i have my forearm resting on the pad and then use my wrist to finetune my aim. When my movement requires bigger swipes i move my whole arm. Usually both of these techniques are one motion.

If your chair height is correct , is feels comfortable and natural. Only when you sit too high it starts becoming awkward.
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