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Hand-me-down grips

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Jard.the.gymnast, Oct 1, 2017.

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  1. How do you think about Hand-me-down grips?
     
  2. I think no unless they were only used by the first owner for a week or so.

    Grips are safety equipment which should not be shared. They stretch out over time, becoming thinner and more likely to tear; knowing the original vs current feel can help you determine when they are nearing the end. Additionally, they will have stretched and the leather molded to a specific person's hand proportions so they may have started as a "size 1" but now be more like a "size 1.5," throwing off the intended fit. Finally, you don't know how the grips have been treated - used with water (against manufacturer's recommendations) or had a brush used where the dowel is sewn in (making the stitching more likely to fail).

    Grips are expensive so it is tempting, but I just don't see it as a good idea.
     
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  3. Every now and again a girl gets a pair of hand me downs that are in good shape because theirs are ripped, and a meet is coming up , and it has worked out. But under that circumstance they are coach inspected, and during the season, when breaking in new grips is likely less realistic.
     
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