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#205807 - 11/23/05 09:25 AM Re: Hand Wraps [Re: Lori]
ShikataGaNai Offline
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Registered: 08/27/05
Posts: 1163
Loc: Bellingham, WA
i had a pair of those when i took jkd. they're alright, but i found them a little uncomfortable and the padding seemed to flatten out alot after a while.

lori - even black belts i know lose their wraps sometimes. they have their purpose but they are by no means easy to work with. if you keep at though, you'll be surprised by how fast you can eventually get those suckers on.

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#205808 - 11/23/05 12:20 PM Re: Hand Wraps [Re: Lori]
RangerG Offline
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Registered: 04/18/05
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Quote:

Has anyone tried these?




Yep!! That's what I use. They work great for me. The bar in the middle can be a little bit of a pain if you are holding a tombstone...but they do help you make a nice fist
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#205809 - 11/23/05 11:05 PM Re: Hand Wraps [Re: RangerG]
Lori Offline
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Registered: 11/15/05
Posts: 66
Perhaps I will work with both. I can continue to practice wrapping and keep the gloves in my bag in case I keep unraveling.

Thanks, guys!

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#205810 - 11/30/05 03:19 PM Re: Hand Wraps [Re: Lori]
stvb7 Offline
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Registered: 11/03/05
Posts: 15
Loc: Maryland
Most of the people at my school have converted over to some form of MMA gloves. I like them b/c they are easy to get on and off quickly for particular drills, they don't fall off, and it doesn't require practice to put them on well. I just take them off for choking drills because my partners don't appreciate the scrapes and chafing they cause and I get a better grip bare-handed anyway.
I've only had mine for 2 months, but I have had no problems with them wearing out yet.

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#205811 - 02/18/06 03:35 PM Re: Hand Wraps [Re: Lori]
Rayachick Offline
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Registered: 02/18/06
Posts: 12
Loc: Missouri, USA
I haven't tried the gloves yet but i like my wraps. Silly as it sounds. I broke my right wrist a few years ago and the wraps make it easy to add extra protection to that wrist. I also like the "bare-knuckles" feel about it without loosing the skin.

My only issue is finding 120" wraps that don't come in "kid" colors like green, yellow, pink, etc. I hate being small and walking around with pink hand wraps on. I feel it's like saying, "I'm a girly girl and i don't want to break a nail!" Only problem is, pink was the only option at time and it's my least likeable colors in the color wheel. I also need to find a better way of wrapping because the instructors are guys that don't really know how to wrap "little hands". I had it once and can't remember how i did it to save my life. Oh well, keep learning.
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#205812 - 02/23/06 10:53 AM Re: Hand Wraps [Re: Lori]
casmor Offline
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Registered: 02/22/06
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Loc: Mexico City Mexico
I haven't used exactly those, but my gloves are almost identical, I use TKO gloves, they are just like the ones in the link you posted. For me they work really good, but some of my friends are more comfortable with open finger gloves (UFC style) or gel wraps. I guess you should go to a sporting goods store and try different options, but in my personal experience the gloves in the link are very comfortable and i've never used wraps again since I have the gloves.
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#205813 - 03/04/06 09:15 PM Re: Hand Wraps [Re: casmor]
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Sorry ahead of time people... I know it's kinda off topic but I need to ask: RangerG, what exactly is your weakness with your wrists? I was wondering if it might be a bit like mine was & if so wanted to get your advice. My weakness is that my wrist muscles are VERY tight. Excellent grip but I have NO real flexibility in my wrists. Chicken wings & such hurt alot. If the weakness isn't the same does anyone else have any ideas for how I could deal with it? Not sure if wraps would help. Thanks.
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#205814 - 03/04/06 10:22 PM Re: Hand Wraps [Re: Motorcycle]
RangerG Offline
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Registered: 04/18/05
Posts: 1026
Loc: Chester County, Pennsylvania
Well..I suspect it's the beginning of..*gasp*..Old Age!

After all, they are over 50 years old, and the warranty ran out a while back.

My wrists take a beating with punching, wrist locks and the like...snap, crackle and pop..
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#205815 - 03/25/06 11:56 PM Re: Hand Wraps [Re: RangerG]
goofyfoot Offline
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Registered: 03/25/06
Posts: 2
I'm new to this forum so maybe I'm missing something. I don't understand the references to switching from wraps to gloves. I've always worn my wraps under my training gloves. In fact, I use two sets of wraps per hand. it does make getting my gloves on a chore but I should have gotten the next size up. I kept thinking that I would when these wore out but they never did and now they aren't available anymore. I used to have problems with my wraps getting loose when I wore regular cloth wraps. Then I switched to the slightly elastic Mexican style wraps and they stay fairly tight if I wrap them tight enough to begin with.

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#205816 - 03/26/06 06:22 AM Re: Hand Wraps [Re: goofyfoot]
RangerG Offline
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Registered: 04/18/05
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I suspect you are using wraps for boxing or bag work under either boxing gloves or bag gloves.

In Krav the wraps are worn without gloves of any type. Some of us are using MMA gloves in place of the wraps to save time and because wraps come loose or because it is hard to get your hands into focus mitts etc with them on.
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