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Originally Posted by Zero4549 View Post

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.

This sums it up pretty much for me except I prefer setting my arm rest ~1cm lower so my arm also rests on the desk a bit, making it easier to "hover" my hand above the mouse. I still touch the mousepad with the base of my palm just a bit. When I'm maing big turns I use my arm, when make minor adjustments (fine tracking) I mostly use my wrist.

Wrist/arm rests like in the photos above are no go for me at least, they restrict my arm movement too much.
post #12 of 15
I palm every mouse ive had so far and my arm lays from the elbow on the table because my pad lays ca. 35cm from the corner of the desk.
post #13 of 15

Elbow, forearm and base of the palm always touching the tabletop.

Desks with a cutout are supreme for any kind of classic mouse-keyboard gaming. The main factor of RSI is having your forearm at an angle compared to your wrist and this kind of table pretty much eliminates that by laying down your arm on top.
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post #14 of 15
No, it would be silly to have your forearm suspended in the air. It would be the opposite of why someone would palm their mouse.

Also, I don't know if someone could stay with their forearm suspended in the air for more than 1 hour.

I rest the entire weight of my hand on the short palmar muscle, so my wrist doesn't rest on the pad. Like everybody should be doing to avoid a possible RSI. It doesn't limit my skillz to rekt nerds. So everybody should do the same.
post #15 of 15
I'm a palm gripper and I only have half of my forearm touching the desk.
Other half and elbow are just floating.
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