If your having a hell of a lot of trouble w/ the grip , try moving on to Dld blasters. You only have to grip for 10 seconds at a pop, and u can do them sitting down . THey are very effective in my opinoin.
Guys, I was getting ready to start a post about this. Then I saw this thread, so I'll just add here. I use regular bandagewrap you can buy at Walmart or in any drugstore section for a couple bucks. This works MUCH better than stretching barehanded. A lot more pull and stretch . I dont think I could use gloves- possibly allergy issues as well as just finding them "icky." Just buy some bandage and wrap it around your unit where you need to grip and reuse as needed. I dont cut it off-just keep it on the roll and unroll what I need.
I agree with the latex glove thing. We have hundreds of boxes of these damn things where I work, so everyday I usually grab a couple of em. (The blue powdered nitrile kind.) They work wonders when trying to stretch out your schlonger.