Luva® Arm Pad with rigid support and long sleeve
What are the advantages of using it?
The Luva armpad allows a more efficient functioning of the guitarist?s right arm and hand, which will become speedier and more secure, allowing more fluency in moving the fingers, resulting in less tension, a more relaxed right hand, less fatigue and greater playing ease.
How does it work?
The Luva hard - armpad with rigid support - is provided with an inner piece called a pressure distributor, which is its essential part. The pressure distributor has the function to eliminate local pressure of the guitar edge against the forearm, distributing the pressure along almost all of the inner surface of the forearm.
The Luva soft makes use of a rubber layer which allows a soft distribution of the arm pressure against the guitar edge. In this case the localized pressure is not completely eliminated, but softened.
Note: For the guitarists, who have a lot of arm pressure against the guitar edge, it is advisable to give preference to the Luva hard - armpad with rigid support.
The inner splint - the pressure distributor - of the Luva hard has the exact rating of rigidity necessary for its function, for it was tested for a long time with materials of different consistencies and densities. The result is considered ideal.
For the guitarist accustomed to playing without any protection it may require a few days of use to adjust, until he or she gets familiar with the application of the Luva. The insertion of a foam layer of higher density makes the Luva® armpad now more comfortable, giving a better feeling.
For the guitarists who have had difficulty in adjusting to the Luva® armpad with hard support we recommend using the Luva soft, which gives partial protection to the forearm, with a natural feeling of arm contact with the guitar.
Why was it created?
The Luva armpad was created for the protection of the guitarist?s forearm. When positioning the guitar (classical position), the guitarist normally applies pressure with his right forearm against the guitar?s edge. Thus, the action by the fingers is inhibited: the muscles do not work freely, the blood stream becomes hindered and tension in the forearm is increased.
All prior trials, looking for a solution to the problem of the guitar edge, were focused on building certain accessories to be fixed on the edge itself, trying to make it less sharp. Thus, ? while the edge broadened, the muscles continue to be compressed, - it results in other problems to the guitarist, such as: a) aesthetics, because of the alteration in the instrument?s traditional appearance, and b) stability, because of the means of attachment, like suction cups that could come loose abruptly during a performance.
The use of the Luva armpad is highly recommended to:
- Avoid muscles and finger nerve compression
- Prevent calloused tissue formation, maintaining muscular flexibility
- Help in the prevention of lesions, like tendonitis and dystoniasizelengthsize of the forearmPP (extra small, children)14.5 cm18 - 21 cmP (small)14.5 cm21 - 24 cmP/M (small/medium)18 cm21 - 24 cmM (medium)18 cm24 - 28 cmM/G (medium/large)18 cm27 - 29 cmG (large)18 cm28 - 32 cmGG (extra large)18 cm32 - 37 cm