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My keyboard is usually near the edge of the table, so my palms rest on the edges while letting my wrist hang in the air. Nothing special but a habit.
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I just leave my wrists on the desk because it's comfortable. I think that there isn't much advantage to changing your wrist position... it would feel awkward and unnatural. (jacks *cough cough*)
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Hm i have my arms on my knees and play that way, so im not really touching the table at all lol

Edit: the table the keyboard and computer is, is on the same height where im sitting XD
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I use basic computer etiquette that I learned from keyboarding class.
Wrists always elevated, hands on home row, feet always flat, never look at the keyboard, and always sit up straight.
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Retacu wrote:

I use basic computer etiquette that I learned from keyboarding class.
Wrists always elevated, hands on home row, feet always flat, never look at the keyboard, and always sit up straight.
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Chung wrote:

Retacu wrote:

I use basic computer etiquette that I learned from keyboarding class.
Wrists always elevated, hands on home row, feet always flat, never look at the keyboard, and always sit up straight.
According to that picture, laptops are a no no

desktop master race.
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CDFA wrote:

According to that picture, laptops are a no no

desktop master race.
Laptops are a no no if they're not on a desk.
You musnt slouch, you musnt lay your wrists on the desk nor the keyboard, you must keep your feet flat on the floor, you musnt look down at the keyboard and you must keep any fingers that are at rest on their corresponding home row keys which are...
Left index on the F key. Right index on J key. L middle on THE D!!! key. Right middle on the K. Left ring on the S. Right ring on L. Left pinkie on the A. Right pinkie on the ;(semicolon)
That's what I was taught in keyboarding class.
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Huh.

I change my position accordingly as to how comfortable it is for me with the exception of wrist angle, arm twist, and elbow distance from the torso. I've played slouching and even have done so standing up with barely much performance hit.

Now I suddenly have this urge to play charts while standing. brb
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Retacu wrote:

CDFA wrote:

According to that picture, laptops are a no no

desktop master race.
Laptops are a no no if they're not on a desk.
You musnt slouch, you musnt lay your wrists on the desk nor the keyboard, you must keep your feet flat on the floor, you musnt look down at the keyboard and you must keep any fingers that are at rest on their corresponding home row keys which are...
Left index on the F key. Right index on J key. L middle on THE D!!! key. Right middle on the K. Left ring on the S. Right ring on L. Left pinkie on the A. Right pinkie on the ;(semicolon)
That's what I was taught in keyboarding class.
If I had to do that every time I used my laptop I would just not use it and do something productive with my life. And I would not be a loser. That is how terrible that sounds.
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iantanye wrote:

If I had to do that every time I used my laptop I would just not use it and do something productive with my life. And I would not be a loser. That is how terrible that sounds.
It's free credits... It's also only 5 days a week for 18 weeks.
It's still a very useful class.
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This thread is kind of getting derailed. The majority opinion seems to be to place your wrists as you feel is comfortable.
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Chung wrote:

This thread is kind of getting derailed. The majority opinion seems to be to place your wrists as you feel is comfortable.
Obviously, people are going to play in their most comfortable position. What's the point of starting ANY discussion, if all of the replies will be "I do (blank) with whatever is most comfortable for me"?
I created this thread with the intention of discussing different wrist positions among players. Maybe most players prefer one style over the other. Maybe some players have different wrist positions depending on the patterns they're playing. Maybe if someone tried different positions, he/she could list out the pros and cons of each wrist position.

What I didn't make this thread for, though, is so people can shitpost about laptop vs. desktop, optimal computing position, and value of keyboarding lessons.

Please stay on topic.
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I play with my wrist resting on the desk most of the time.

Though in some situations, I have to lift them up to play better. Say, during a pattern that mainly consists of mashes.
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^ Some weird alien appeared O.o ^

Also, I had to change the way I position my wrists since I started developing RSI in my right hand. Not just cause of rhythm gaming though, mostly cause whenever I'm not rhythm gaming I'm either playing guitar or piano lol...
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It's only from what I've heard, but for very high level to world ranking players, keeping wrists still with as little movement as possible during play is essential to playing ridiculously tough songs.

Whatever it is, take that with a grain of salt because my skill level is nowhere close to being a high level player.
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