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Hi, I have been practicing with the shells for a few months, and I do OK, but not quite there to publically do a routine. One of my problems I struggle with is nerve damage especially to my right hand and arm. Most often I have that sleeping hand and arm feeling, and as a result objects too small may be a little difficult at times for me to handle when it’s at its worst. (not sure if anyone has any similar problems)

So here’s the question, what shells seem to be the largest I can purchase, or that has the best grip to them? The greater the height seems to work best for me. What would you reccomend?

Thanks to those that answer…
Pop Haydn
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Black Fox Master Shells, School for Scoundrels Chanin Shells.
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I concur with (Master of Shells) Pop Haydn!

Check out the Black Fox Master Shells, & the B.F Chanin-style SFS exclusive version are both excellent choices to explore, if looking for a "grippy" shell (That was one of my main issues getting into the 3-shell). My B.F shells are some of my favorite items I own... Smile -

I also must highly recommend you search and check out the Maggiore Shells - Really good for gripping! (I own pretty much every type of shell [22 sets currenty], and these are my favorite shells for grip, and I own both the 'classic' original & 'natural finish' - both are exceptional shells) -

& Also check out the VERY COOL item made by Mr. Al Lamfers - They are a hand carved walnut shell, with many hidden monks (18) engraved into the shell... They are very easy to handle, due to the very nice round & balanced shape... These are called the "Holy Shells - Pro Set", and are in my top 3 sets of shells, for both use & admiration. (These babys are high funtion matched with high design...) -
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Another option; is the cup shells that have a knob on top. These pick up very easy.
Manufacture of 3 Shell Game Sets & 3 Disk Monte Sets and
Nate The Magician
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Or you could go to the grocery store and find some large walnut shells in the nut bin.
Just my two cents.
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