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    • #27994
      Brianna Albers
      Keymaster

      Do any of you struggle with your hand falling off your joystick / not having the strength to put it back yourself? I attended an event with friends on Sunday and encountered that issue. Have you come up with a way to keep your hand in position?

    • #28033
      Greg Sealey
      Participant

      Yes.  I finally had to convert to a micro joystick and a tray to rest my hand on.  Now my hand remains stable.  I just have my thumb resting on top of the tiny joystick that requires almost no force to use.

    • #28039
      Alyssa Silva
      Keymaster

      Yes, I have a mini joystick and drive with my index finger. My finger falls off a lot, especially when I hit a bump or am on grass. It’s frustrating but I don’t really have another way.

    • #28044
      Tammy
      Participant

      Yes I definitely have this issue and fear. Or if some idiot goes to talk to me and grabs my hand and pulls it off that always pisses me off. Luckily all of my friends know how to get my hand back on if it happens with them. And even people at my job. But it’s still a fear of it happening by myself which it has happened. Not very often though. It never was a problem when I was maybe 5 years younger and I had more strength in my arms. But now it’s become an issue. But I also did come up with a funny hack for in the house. So I took one of those long s’mores wood skewers, I cut maybe about 4 inches off the bottom end and I glued it across the very top end where the point is to kind of make like an L shape. So when it falls I grab the stick with my mouth and I hook it under my wrist and use my mouth to pull my hand back up with the stick. It actually works pretty well. If anyone would like to see what it looks like and how I do it feel free to let me know as it may help some of you

    • #28049
      Robert Stump
      Participant

      I use one of those micro joysticks with an index finger with my palm resting on a hard flat shaped pad, and yes it is very difficult to keep it just in the right place when going over any bumps in the roadway. It is frustrating.

      To fix this problem correctly, one day I plan to put some really deep grooves into my pad so my hand sits down into it and really can’t move once it is there, but I haven’t taken the time or effort to figure out how to do that. So, in the meantime when I am out and about I put a 4″ wide strap over my entire hand and fasten it down on either side of my pad using Velcro. If I have it tight enough, my hand is prevented from sliding side to side and does a much better job of keeping my finger in the right place. Unfortunately, it can still slide forward and back with some terribly aggressive bumps or hills I go over, but it’s better than nothing! It also keeps the random stranger from trying to shake my right hand since it isn’t easily accessible for them to find!

      • #28051
        Yvette Haas
        Participant

        Based on your idea, you might want to look into getting some Instamorph or Sugru. I’m thinking you could maybe make a whole contoured platform from Instamorph, OR add some ridges to what you already have with Sugru.

    • #28065
      Blake Watson
      Participant

      I used to have this problem a lot. In the mid-2010s I switched to using a mini joystick. I tried to write more about it in this post but something seems to be preventing me from doing that. It’s cool tho… it’s handheld.

      • #28119
        Brianna Albers
        Keymaster

        Oh, interesting! How does it work?

        • #28123
          Blake Watson
          Participant

          It is a micro joystick that was placed inside of a hollowed out Nintendo Wii nunchuck controller. It’s plugged into an Omni display that I keep on the back of my chair because I don’t really need to see it

    • #28122
      Holly
      Participant

      my joystick is shaped like goal post. that really helped.

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