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Do you wear socks when you do gymnastics?

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gymgymgymnast08

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Do you wear socks when you do gymnastics? I guess maybe its a college thing because one of my teammates starting doing it after she went to do gymnastics in college & I saw a picture of Allison Taylor (UCLA) on bars wearing socks. Nobody at my gym does it. But I'm just wondering. lol.
 
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gymnaSTICKs

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sometimes i'll wear socks on bars during the winter if its our first event or if we go to bars right after snack break (if i put socks on during break, i'll just leave them on then) but i never wear them on floor/vault/beam.... just bars.
 

I-Heart-Beam

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We got made to when we were baby gymmies.... our old floor had a great habit of leaving grey wool stuck to your feet. You would come out looking like a Yeti if you didn't wear socks lol.
 
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KBT

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If it's very cold out I'll wear socks, but only on bars and floor warmups. I don't feel safe wearing them on beam.
 
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gracefulone

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I don't even like doing roundoffs in socks! I'm bare feet all the way.
 
Jul 12, 2008
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We require the recreational kids to wear socks and the team does not wear socks. There is a chance the team could slip while tumbling or something and I would hate to risk someone getting hurt over something stupid.
 
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NYgymfan

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No socks for me! I think I'd probably slip in them if I wore them.
 
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We require the recreational kids to wear socks and the team does not wear socks. There is a chance the team could slip while tumbling or something and I would hate to risk someone getting hurt over something stupid.

Why do you require the rec kids to wear socks?

I solved the problem of what to do when it's cold but I want to do beam by wearing legwarmers. (Note that our beams are right by a drafty door with concrete around the edges of the gym, and it gets very cold by the beams when it's -20F outside.) The legwarmers keep me nice and warm!
 
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Aussie_coach

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We don't allow any of our gymnasts to wear socks, because of the risk of slipping.
 
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