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Are your grips ready for the pearly gates?


Does strapping on your gymnastics grips feel like slipping into your favorite hoodie?

Do your grips give you that feeling of familiarity like laughing at inside jokes with your BFF, finishing their sentences and ordering for them at the drive-thru because you just know?

blue clown shoeBut, are they long enough that they look like the gymnastics grip equivalent of clown shoes?

Do you want to break your wrist?

Riiiight! That last part, not so much, really? Mmmm, yeah. We didn’t think so.

Unlike, a friendship, your relationship with your gymnastics grips shouldn’t continue for years and years. Unlike people, gymnastics grips need to be replaced: grips are disposable.

Gymnastics grips are worn by male gymnasts on the high bar and rings, by female gymnasts on the uneven bars.

When you first get a pair of gymnastics grips, kind of like shoes or boots, you’ll need to break them in so they fit and feel right. Once, that perfect fit hits, your grips become your best bud.

When swinging bars or or hitting iron crosses on the rings, like a best friend or a coach your grips have got your back. They’re a big factor in what keeps you holding on, allowing you to make the bold moves that make gymnastics, so breathtaking. Grips also protect your skin from that in/famous hazard of the sport: the gymnastics rip.

However, when that perfect fit stretches past its expiry date. Your gymnastics grips are no longer protecting you. They are endangering you.