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Old 03-15-2007, 09:26 AM   #1
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Good alternative to hand wraps?

Anyone else here besides me hates hand wraps? If so, what do you guys do instead? if anything

P.S What about those gloves that act as hand wraps? are they any good?

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Old 03-15-2007, 09:37 AM   #2
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Nothing works as good as real handwraps.

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Old 03-15-2007, 10:10 AM   #3
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I think CSI sells a gel handwrap thats sorta like a glove. But maybe your using the wrong hand wraps ? Try cotton.

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Old 03-15-2007, 10:15 AM   #4
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the only ones i have had any experience with were the everlast gel wraps and they lasted about 2 classes before the straps started to pop. they were a really cool looking waste of 25 bux. i've heard a lot of people rave about "mexican" handwraps. apparently they tighten as you progress through a training session or something. I've yet to pick any of them up. I swithed back to just the traditional everlast handwraps

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Old 03-15-2007, 10:51 AM   #5
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The best alternative to handwraps would be what they did in the old days....gauze and tape...which um...adds up $$$ a lot quicker than just buying some handwraps...

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Old 03-15-2007, 10:54 AM   #6
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The best alternative to handwraps would be what they did in the old days....gauze and tape...which um...adds up $$$ a lot quicker than just buying some handwraps...
Yeah seriously, I had a busted wrist for a long while so I bought bulk guaze and tape from Ringside for like a total of $40.00 and it lasted 3weeks. Mexican Handwraps are the way to go!

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Old 03-15-2007, 11:46 AM   #7
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I like the Mexican hand wraps, dont get the gloves though.

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Old 03-15-2007, 11:48 AM   #8
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Anyone else here besides me hates hand wraps? If so, what do you guys do instead? if anything

P.S What about those gloves that act as hand wraps? are they any good?
What is it you hate about handwraps? I guess you have a problem wrapping. Buy mexican handwraps and ask somene to teach you how to wrap correctly. It shouldn't take more than a minute to wrap a hand and IMO there's no alternative to real handwraps.

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Old 03-15-2007, 11:53 AM   #9
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The purpose of wraps is to made your fist more solid... it's not about padding (what gel wraps provide), it's about support. If you have any punching power at all you're going to start getting deep tissue bruises, bone spurs, and even broken bones.

There's nothing that's an alternative to the normal cotton wraps other than... well... wraps made out of different materials.

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Old 03-15-2007, 12:04 PM   #10
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Embrace the handwraps, madmio. It's like stretching or warming up... all part of the game. It's a good time to sit down, clear your mind and focus on the session ahead. And it connects you with every other person in the world who trains striking. We're all doing it.

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