And I'm pretty bummed. Admittedly, I'd been growing into it for a few years, to the point where it wouldn't readily come off, and I never took it off for playing reasons... But I smashed my hand last night at the knuckle, and my finger started to swell. So much so, my finger looked like Barney... it freaked me out because cold cold water, butter, vegetable oil, nothing was getting it off, and my digit was going quite numb... so, a pair of metal cutters later, and some considerable effort, it was off. I didn't mangle it, but it's doubtful it can be repaired AND stretched adequately. I'm bummin. My Wife is being cool about it, but I feel "nekkid" without it...I realise it's just a symbol of it, and not a deal-breaker, but really. Anyone ever have to do this?