Having used a Gadget (actually several as they do wear out and break) one for years and now off, I've found about all it's good for is keeping revs more so than others in its category and very good wrist support. It does hamper movement considerably--well, as it should: It stabilizes your wrist. Surprise!
Now that I'm off it, I've got some minor wrist pain issues (yes, I'm RICE-ing), but thanks to CoachJim, I'm getting my span and pitch fixed which should remedy this unnecessary strain and pain and give me the control I've always needed.
If you feel you need a brace, get your grip checked out.
BTW, dialing the axis tilt (secondary adjustment) doesn't really work very well. Pretty much just kept the cupping adjustment on 10-20. For tens, flattened.
Oh, one last thing, if you EVER stick on the approach and fall forward DO NOT SUPPORT YOUR YOUR BRACED HAND ON THE LANE! There's zero flex whatsoever and you will jam your fingers but good. Or maybe worse, probably crack one of the bones in your forearm--not sure if that'd actually happen, but since your wrist isn't going to bend, that action will just move further down the arm.
When I did just that, I sure could feel that pressure where it shouldn't be. Believe me, I was in a cold, nervous sweat when I got back to the pit--fingers all swollen up. Man, gives me the hinks just thinking about that moment.
You know, what...just save the receipt.
Edited by Domokun (04/20/09 07:32 PM)
Edit Reason: Remembered bad incident...
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