Right Hand Pinky Callous Normal?

I'm noticing a slight callous forming at the base of my pinky on my right hand where I'm applying pressure to hold the bachi. Is this normal or am I holding the bachi wrong?

I'm also on heart and blood meds so my blood can tend to clog in funky ways.

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Edit: ignore me, I must've misinterpreted what I've heard about bachi callouses! :p

Edited Jul 18, 2017 by Ian S.
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Hard for me to judge. I've got weight-lifting callouses that readily obscure anything as small as a bachi might inflict.

Why not show us a picture of your typical grip?

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Hard for me to judge. I've got weight-lifting callouses that readily obscure anything as small as a bachi might inflict.

I rock climb, and also play taiko, so it's also hard to notice anything from the bachi. I was getting a weird blister on the inside crease of my thumb from using the wrong kind of yubikake though.

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You'll definitely get a callous there. Depending on your technique, it will be on the inside near the base or at the second knuckle. For me there's always been a nice bump there after there first couple years.

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Yup. It's totally normal.

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Thank you guys for all the responses. Yes, Grant! At the base on the inside part exactly right!

I'll try to take better pics - it's hard getting the angle of the callous with a camera in one hand lol. I really want to take this pic though cos I think this is too much callous - I'm thinking a combo of poor technique and my blood thinner meds.

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