Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Hard Lane lines

  1. #1
    Very Active Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    364

    Hard Lane lines

    I'm a lane line hugger and due to thinning skin (age), on the few occasions that I hit the lane line, I've ended up badly bruised or bleeding from cut skin. Last week, I had to stop my workout, as the lane line "fileted" the skin off my knuckle, causing bleeding. Ouch! Is there any hope that in the near future, these awful rock hard plastic lane lines will be replaced with swimmer friendly material?

  2. #2
    Very Active Member Calvin S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Little Rock, AR
    Posts
    396
    Blog Entries
    921

    Re: Hard Lane lines

    Quote Originally Posted by renie View Post
    I'm a lane line hugger and due to thinning skin (age), on the few occasions that I hit the lane line, I've ended up badly bruised or bleeding from cut skin. Last week, I had to stop my workout, as the lane line "fileted" the skin off my knuckle, causing bleeding. Ouch! Is there any hope that in the near future, these awful rock hard plastic lane lines will be replaced with swimmer friendly material?
    honestly, if the beads on the ropes go soft, they start to snap off and then instead of just filleted skin, you have to worry about slicing a finger off because the beads have turned into ninja shirukens. Best advice I can give is to try and get a little more distance between you and the rope. I realize that can be difficult sometimes especially if you have to share a lane, or the lanes are narrow, or you share with someone who doesn't share your definition of the word "share," or some combination of all three!

  3. #3
    Very Active Member orca1946's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    schaumburg, il - U S A
    Posts
    7,902

    Re: Hard Lane lines

    At almost 74 , my skin is the same way. I tell swim mates I'm not going to be right on the lane line because of what you describe also happens to me.
    I also look ahead to where they are so that I can give myself more room.

  4. #4
    Very Active Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    364

    Re: Hard Lane lines

    Hi orca, I really hate having to fret about this. I've overcome the cramp issue, now dealing with this.

  5. #5
    Very Active Member orca1946's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    schaumburg, il - U S A
    Posts
    7,902

    Re: Hard Lane lines

    I checked with my Doc. and she says " the older we get ,the more easily we tend to bruise" boy is that an understatement!

Similar Threads

  1. The Underside of the Lane Lines
    By Swimosaur in forum NSR: Non Swimming-Related Discussions
    Replies: 42
    Last Post: September 4th, 2012, 11:05 PM
  2. Lane Lines
    By Bill Sive in forum General Swimming-Related Discussions
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: March 30th, 2011, 07:46 PM
  3. Anyone need two 25-yard lane lines?
    By shipleywm in forum Wisconsin
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: March 31st, 2010, 09:37 AM
  4. Any one need two 25-yard lane lines?
    By shipleywm in forum Illinois
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: March 31st, 2010, 09:35 AM
  5. Lane lines
    By Ian in forum General Swimming-Related Discussions
    Replies: 36
    Last Post: April 29th, 2003, 12:13 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •