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Horrible pain!; I can't play my newest ocarinas for long.
Topic Started: 13 Sep 2017, 12:41 PM (252 Views)
Erulissė
Inline Ocarinist
As you know, I received my Luna Celta ocarinas yesterday. My hands cannot stand playing them for too long, my fingers - especially the thumbs and pinkies - feel like they're going to cramp soon, same for my hands around the thumbs' area.

I thought I simply wasn't used to them yet, maybe clutching the ocarinas too tightly but it seems like my hands are having a really hard time, I don't remember it being like that when I last received an ocarina.

Have you ever experienced anything similar?
Edited by Erulissė, 13 Sep 2017, 12:42 PM.
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Kitten Forest
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If I don't play often, sometimes that happens with my Focalink ocarina. Different ocarinas are shaped differently and that can make different sized hands feel less comfortable.
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Mystic_Ocarina
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It usually pass to me to my right pinkie I think it happens when someobe is not used to practise a lot.
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hylian_shieldmaiden
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I could be wrong, but it sounds like it might be an ergonomics problem. Everyone's hands are different shapes and sizes, and every ocarina maker makes their ocarinas differently, so these particular ocarinas might not be quite right for your hands. I have this problem with my Focalink DAC, my left pinky cramps and the joints get sore when I play it because the hole isn't in the right spot for my hands. The ocarina is also kind of heavy, and I have carpal tunnel, so my palms start to cramp and my wrists start to hurt when I play it for too long. Unfortunately I'm a little broke at the moment, so I just keep playing it anyway rather than investing in a good single AC like I would prefer to :shrug:
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Erulissė
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Oh dear, I waited for them for so long, I was so excited but now I feel a bit disappointed.
Edited by Erulissė, 14 Sep 2017, 09:20 PM.
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Harp Player
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I play inline Ocarinas because the Transverse ocarinas are hard on my wrists. Not many people make the inline Ocarinas but the brand I have works well for me, too bad they are not available right now.
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