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High bar grips on rings

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blantonnick

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Wanted to know any feelings on wearing high bar grips for rings. I have known many gymnasts in the past who have worn them on rings, many of whom swung very well. Any comments? Obviously the dowel would be smaller, but I did lock arms in small dowel ring grips quite comfortably...
 

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This would void all warranties on the grips and you would be swinging at your own risk as this not advised.:eek:

With that being said, I don't see a problem with it if it's more comfortable. I don't like the third finger for rings. You could also try women's grips for a smaller dowel with only 2 fingers (just make sure you size them like men's grips).
 

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Yes the warranty issue is definately an issue...Probably a Safety Certifier's nightmare...having said that I think Safoshkin wears high bar grips for rings...at least it looked like that from worlds this year
 
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I wear my High Bar grips on Rings and Im fine with it. Ive never slipped or whatever, (knock on wood).
 
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