The Hook aids are designed to enable you to grip and release equipment mostly in the gym or as part of exercise activity. This pair of Hook aids have been designed to be used on bars, machines with bar type handles, and some types of handlebars on bikes or hand bikes. They are great for situations where our Looped aids cannot be used, for example closed ended bars.
They are produced with a cleverly shaped strong stainless steel double hook, which gives stability when under tension and a pulling force that feels great and mimics a “real grip” feel when in use. The metal hooks have a thin v-shaped section as part of their design with an elastic loop attached. This innovative elastic loop is placed around a finger and prevents the hook from flopping down under its own weight when grabbing a bar overhead or when your arms are forward. This makes the Hook aid more versatile than existing hook devices, which only perform well when lifting upwards from the ground.
Silicone Tubes for extra grip
The Hook aid comes with 4 silicone tubes for optional use. The Hook aid can be used without these and this may be the preferred way when gripping some items such as rubberised, foam covered or padded bars. However, if preferred, these silicone tubes can be added to both of the 2-pronged hooks (4 in total). The tubes will give a level of padding, increase grip (preventing metal to metal slipping on some gripped items), and reduce rotation of the gripped object. Please remember they will also slightly reduce the internal diameter of the hook and once added they may not be easily removed. However, we have found in most situations they improve the performance of the hooks. The tubing can be added by applying a drop of hand soap down the tube and twisting the tubes as you push them on (you may require assistance with this).
After you have used the Hook aids a few times there are various options to personalise/customise them for your own specific hand size and usage. If it is interfering with the elastic loop, the neoprene material that fits in the palm of the hand can be trimmed to your specific requirements. The neoprene can be cut to size using scissors or a sharp knife (you may wish to get assistance with this). The other option is to cut a small slit in the neoprene and pass the elastic loop through this, as shown in the diagram. We recommend using the Hook aids a number of times before altering them in any way as once this is done the alterations will be permanent.
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What are the expected delivery times?
Delivery generally takes between 2 – 10 business days to arrive, depending on the postcode and the shipping method being used. If your postcode is in a metro area, deliveries may be received within 5 working days. If your postcode is in a regional area, deliveries may be received within 10 working days.
Delivery times may vary. Delivery is also subject to stock availability. Public holidays may delay delivery.
Aged Care & Medical will notify you within 48 hours if an item you have ordered is out of stock which may affect your delivery time.
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