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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:37 am 
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I have small hands and repetitive stress injury from typing. I started with a Delrin Copley and Boegli with the closer hole spacing (which I still need to get around to selling at some point), and it didn't work for me. My tendonitis flared. For me, Casey Burns' small-handed flute was the solution. What works for you is totally going to depend on how you're built! I know people with small hands who've had no trouble stretching comfortably with Grinter and Olwell flutes.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:07 am 
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A bit OT but might I ask what kind of keyboard you are using? I type for a living and my brother-in-law (who's a programmer and has to type a lot, too) recommended I use a keyboard with more resistance and higher keys (I was typing on the laptop keyboard before and had problems with aching fingers). I now use a gaming keyboard which made a huge difference compared to typing on a laptop. I am a bit "heavy handed" when typing and the impact on the joints is much reduced when the keys have more resistance.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:29 am 
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I measured 9.25 inches via the Casey Burns method, so I guess I have big hands. I'm not sure hand size alone is the key thing though. For example, I think I have short little fingers relative to the rest of the fingers, so that may be why I find holding a low whistle hard. I have a Bb flute with offset holes but I think I'd have been better off with straight holes. It must have a lot to do with the overall diameter of the flute as well. The hand seems to have a pretty complex geometry.

I'm pretty sure, though, that Casey knows more about this than I do. :D


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