Ergoplay slides away

Ergonomics and Posture for Classical Guitarists, Aches and Pains, Injuries, etc...

Re: Ergoplay slides away

Post by BTierney » Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:53 pm

Dear Anna and GuitarVlog,

Thanks for the Canarios performance! Very nice fitting in the Prelude to the Sixth Cello Suite. They both have that driving triplet feel.


Re: Ergoplay slides away

Post by Impy » Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:01 am

Olarte wrote:I just learned of a wonderful trick that a the great Carlos Perez uses.
Thank you for this great trick! It's so simple but effective I'm wondering why I didn't have the idea. But now I got to thread back the lace to my shoe and buy a new one for this purpose at the next opportunity :lol:


Re: Ergoplay slides away

Post by Grant » Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:42 pm

I solved the slipping problem by simply adjusting the parts of the ergo play to form a straight line instead of an s bend. The forces are then directed in a straight line on to the thigh instead of an angle that leads to slippage.
adjusted ergo play and below a pic of how an ergo play is normally setup.
I hope this helps.
I also use a shoe lace for added security but don't really need it.
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Tim Mullins

Re: Ergoplay slides away

Post by Tim Mullins » Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:46 pm

After reading over this topic, it seems to me that anything that is this much trouble to get to work properly is less than ideal. Those searching for a simpler solution may want to google "Mobius Strap" for an alternative solution.

Stephen Graham

Re: Ergoplay slides away

Post by Stephen Graham » Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:37 pm

I use guitar support and I had the slippage problem, really depended upon what pants I am wearing, but the solution for me was the non-slip drawer liners, a piece of that made a huge difference, I like the string idea, I'll give that a shot.


Re: Ergoplay slides away

Post by chip.altman » Tue May 27, 2014 11:26 pm

Olarte wrote:I just learned of a wonderful trick that a the great Carlos Perez uses.
Yes!! I thought I was the only one who did that. My belt isn't quite as discrete, but sitting on a belt that is fixed to the guitar support ends sliding period. For a while before that, I searched for a chair that would keep my legs parallel to the floor (I'm short). I went so far as to chopping legs shorter on several chairs but that causes different problems; hip joints like for legs to go down a little when you sit.

However, just this week I decided to set the Tröster aside and have been using ... drum roll please ... das Modell "Tappert for kids"! "Ist ideal für Kindergitarren" ... unt Chippergitarren apparently :)

It hasn't started sliding yet and it fits in my case!

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