This is what it looks like and it hurts a little but it mainly just creates an annoying awareness of my fingertips' involvement in the dribbling process when I don’t really want to be made aware of that fact. It comes on rather quickly and once I start to fill them crack it is too late.
Even with cracked fingertips practice must go on, but sometimes ideal practice conditions cannot be achieved. There have been times where I can’t get into the gym for one reason or another and I must improvise my practice session. If you can’t get into a gym, you go to the next best place … the driveway.
When it is cold outside but I know that practice must go on, I use a pair of these:
So if you are not feeling confident or you are experiencing a stinging sensation in the tips of your fingers put on some gloves and go to work.