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What are these grips made of?

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ffliwt

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Oct 5, 2008
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I've seen a lot of gymnasts on tv and whatnot using 'grips' like these
http://www.steliana-nistor.net/steliana15.jpg
what are they using? do they just literally wrap it over their hand then tie it up?

I'm wondering because i HATE using grips, they feel like they're in the way and i feel like i'm gonna slip off with them... especially whilst swinging upwards, i tend to lose my grip and it feels like it's cause of them. But i rip so bad, i need them. So don't really know what to do!


Edit - ok i don't think that link is working, i'm not sure. i don't know what they're called so can't google for another picture but this is the same thing only you can't see it so well! i think you'll know what i mean though http://discountleotards.com/images/categories/buttongrips1.jpg
 

ffliwt

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Oct 5, 2008
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If i rip (more or less every time) then i make tape grips under my grips... the tape grip doesn't stay put for long though.

And the grips they're making are made from some material not tape =/ In other pictures you can see that it's a material. All the romanian team seem to have them
 
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