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21g


#1

i know everyone recommends 23g needles for glute injections but i was just wondering if any1 has used 21g for glutes ??

is it that bad ?

i rekon i'll just use 21g cos its what ive got at the moment and seriously its not that big of a difference from 23...


#2

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#3

Ouch! You'll be surprised at how much difference it really does make. Save 21g for drawing.


#4

You can use a turkey baster if you are man enough. :slight_smile:


#5

I use 18-21s for drawing and 24-25 for injecting.

Yes, I'm a pussy :wink:

Claes


#6

Use 25's


#7

the 25g's i have access to are 1 inch long, is that long enough for glute injections ?

the 23g's are 1.25" and the 21's are 1.5"

you guys still rekon go the 25's ?

i have low body fat around most of my upper body but my ass feels quite fleshy...


#8

I'd say out of that list the 23's would make a good compramise.


#9

Well, those 25s would be more than long enough for quad or delt shots.


#10

thanks for all the advice guys, i think ill get some 23g cos i like to stick with glute shots.


#11

I use 25g 1" for quad shots and glute shots. When I do glute shots instead of stopping when the pin bottoms out, I just push it in about another 1/4" so the skin is dimpled around the bottom of the barrel. That gives me the extra lengh instead of buying 2 different size pins.


#12

i work in a hospital, 23 gauge 1 1/4 inch is the perfect size, not as painful less bleeding.


#13

As a rookie now, I did my first two inj. with a 22 ga and now the last three with a 25 ga. and I gotta say. the pain with the 22 was by no means a deal breaker but now after a few 25's the pain difference is noticable. But the effort required to push thru the smaller pin was also signifigant.


#14

Warm the vial before you draw. It makes all the difference.

Tone


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#16

What, you mean you don't like the blurry fat guy in boxer briefs? What the hell does "bird" mean in that context?


#17

LOL. Bushy, there's nothing like a few British colloquialisms to confuse the septics.

Stumpy, [b]'bird'[/b] is slang for girl or girlfriend in England. And the one in your avatar is cute, but still not as nice as PSlave's avatar (or maybe thats the Test talking!!!)

Tone