It can be impactful make the biggest difference in how you aim. In this article, we’re going to discuss various ways to hold a gaming mouse. We’re going to talk about palm fingertip claw where you’re mixing and blending all of them flex-grip you know essentially. We’re just mixing between the two while you’re playing a specific game. We’re going to talk about the impact of using different mice. We’re going to talk about arm sleeves and the impact of how you sit first.
How to correctly hold a gaming mouse?
Let us start with the impact of using the different mouse. The shape is key to how you hold it. The goal you want to find a mouse that works specifically with your hand best meaning comfort. The style you want because comfort and learning are key don’t let anyone ever tell you like the g903 example. You can palm the jeep pro just as an example.
How to hold a bigger gaming mouse?
If you’re palming when you put your full palm move around, the smaller mouse may lend to fingertip like the final mouse. A smaller mouse going to be harder to palm because it’s a much smaller mouse. If you have a wider mouse an example would be the razer naga as an example. It’s more long than wide But it does have a pretty large hump or could be tall like the mouse. The g403 another thing that can impact how you grip your mouse.
How do you sit in terms of comfort?
You want to make sure when you’re sitting that you’re not reaching too high. So if you’re reaching too high then, you’re going to be your shoulders are going to be raised. If you’re too low then obviously you’re going to be reaching high up to try to get them out. So you want to be pretty much perpendicular to your mouse. Just so you have the optimal ability to grip the mouse. If you’re too high up you don’t want to hurt your neck by looking down too much.
What are grip styles?
There are following three grip styles.
1: Palming the mouse
This is the most relaxing of the grips. This is recommended for those who tense up too much. When they aim the palm grip style is literally that you have your palm do the work for you. You can move your arm so kind of a dramatic version. Here this is harder on slightly higher sensitivities because you’re lacking the dexterity in your fingers granted you got the dexterity with you know palming it. Because you’re going to be resting your thumb on the left side of the mouse and your pinky and ring finger is on the right side. So if you’re palming see how it still not quite fingertip and you have it in your hand a nice palm. So let’s discuss the quick pros and cons of this. Again it’s more relaxed so you don’t have to worry about tensing up for your shot.
You can have some dexterity in terms of your overall palm inside of your hand for the dexterity there. But it can be a little harder on higher senses. This works a lot better because you’re kind of palming going across your mouse pad as a whole which can be a huge benefit. Now the cons again less precision lower sensitivity, in general, can cause shoulder pain. If you’re constantly doing random motion and repeat it over and over and over and over again so that can kind of hurt your arm
2: Fingertip grip style
It requires the most tension, especially whenever you’re gripping the mouse. You essentially are touching most of your mouse with just your fingertips only. So if you’re looking at the mouse thumb finger up a top middle finger, then you have the ring and index notice how none of your palm or the back is touching the mouse. It’s strictly on finger-tipped only so from up above it looks like this. From the side, it looks like this you can have you’re generally your own variations. It’s not a palm you’re not really using your palm. It can definitely touch a little bit but then it starts to become more of a claw grip again.
The claw in the fingertip grip can get confusing too much together. Pros can have a much faster move because of the higher tension. It’s believed to have the highest skill ceiling in terms of success. So if you’re trying to be more having more dexterity moving around, you have this whole line of functionality here. As you can tell us you’re moving it’s a bit more of a dramatic version, but let’s see if you’re trying to snipe and you’re trying to pull in and trying to track. It gives you that fast movement and dexterity compared to palming.
Where you can definitely do it but then if you know your shoulders, not in frame but then your shoulder is going to have a lot more issues.it would be more of the con, again the con to this is that it’s harder to master. Talking with friends who have palmed their mouths say it’s a lot larger of an adjustment fingertip is not your natural go-to. Because naturally whenever you grab a mouse you’re just going to rest on It. You’re not going to know to go full-on fingertip grip and just not touch anything else in the mouse.
3: Claw Grip
The claw grip is up the next claw grip gets mistaken too much for the fingertip. It’s like a fingertip grip, but the back of your palm meets the back of the mouse. This blends both the palm and the fingertips so again with claw notice how this kind of digs in more in the back. It kind of again claws you’re essentially getting the best of both worlds now the pros on this. You can kind of go hybrid claw the pros that can be stable for long-range shots and can be a blend of palming and fingertip grip.
It can be hard to do broader strokes with the mouse. People do it all the time because you’re clawing you have to mentally shift weirdly from palm to fingertip. You’re kind of mixing it you kind of can go up and down with it. Because you’re still hitting the back of your palm. It can add a ton of unique speed and dexterity. It is what you’ve been seeing mostly on the screen before moving. But again if we cover this again palm resting your fingers palming the fingertip and then you put the back claw. So those are the three styles
- I kind of said flex grip.
If you’re playing let’s say a first-person shooter and you’re sniping somebody from far away. You can be fingertip but then if you need to dig in deep. You might start to claw your mouse. This is an example kind of a flex grip between the two.
- You can kind of hone in bringing it back in
For more dexterity, I’ve seen players to do that. I’ve seen some kind of palm but not touch the back of their palm. Kind of has their fingers more at the top so then you kind of have that wiggle room that can kind of help.
- Hybrid of the two
So the biggest thing there’s not a one-size-fits-all in terms of success. It depends on what works best for you. Just an example if you’re a doctor. Perhaps you’re going to have a great fingertip grip just because the dexterity in the fingers has large hands. You’re probably going to need to palm it. Maybe you want higher tension, but still, really want to palm the mouse well. Then you have your claw grip right your hand size comes to a factor. Let’s say you had a bear of a hand there’s no way the final mouse is going to suit them. They’re going to have to palm it to fingertip.
This small of a mouse just isn’t realistic. Obviously, with the g pro, I consider the g pro pretty standard size is you know not as small as the final mouse, but pretty medium size. But again you need to find what works best for you for your hands. If you look at your hand you look at the shape and what feels comfortable. If you have too large of a hand and you’re kind of scrunched in trying to fingertip grip. Let’s say you have much smaller than you’re going to have a lot more tension in your fingers here.
Now if you’re trying to palm something and you’re lacking the dexterity in the back of the palm for the mouse to reach. Because it’s too small, then you’re going to be missing the rest of your hand and you’re going to be missing a lot of shots same thing for claw. When it’s a hybrid of the two so you kind of has to blend it. So again look at your hand size. See what feels comfortable and go through these three styles and ask yourself what’s best.