JLV wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:43 pm
I am 60 and I play since I am 6.
Only since a year ago, I found what works for me!
I could write miles of explanations but I am too lazy right now and will just give a quick overview.
Instead of trying randomly to find the good shape I use now Thomas Viloteau's technic and it makes a huge improvement.
Here is the link for those interested:
2- the strength
After years of striving to find a solution to have strong nails I discovered a nail hardener called "Hérôme extra strong nail hardener"
I do one coating one evening, let it dry all night, then polish it with some micro mesh paper and do the same the second evening and again polish next morning so it is not shiny and nobody sees it.
It lasts from 2 to 3 weeks and I repeat the operation when needed.
I found that 2 coatings were perfect fro the thickness I want and the strength of the nails.
3- the polishing
1200 sanding paper (ultra thin ) used wet with few drops of hand dishwashing liquid.
Advantages of this technic
Same shape, same length, same strength weeks after weeks.
No worries about broken nails anymore and all the paraphernalia you have to repair them.
And as says Thomas, you have to minimise all the variable parameters to practice efficiently. (same chair, same stool, and same nails!)
Here are my 2 cents.