Handwrap length?

Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by distorted, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. distorted

    distorted White Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2008
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    So the otherday I went out and bought some handwraps for muay thai,

    i was rushed and accidentally grabbed some 108" century cotton wraps, when i put them on I can't really do half the wrapping techniques on my average sized hands because they're too short, but I can still manage.
    They were about 5 bucks.

    My question is, is it really worth going out and getting some 180" mexican style wraps? Will they provide that much more support and protection?

    I know some people prefer the 108's, but I don't have too much experience in MT so anyone's opinion is appreciated.
     
  2. Rinksterk**

    Rinksterk** Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2006
    Messages:
    5,274
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Hades
    IMO, the longer the better. I think 180" wraps are a good investment. You can compensate for the short wraps by using athletic tape on where you want more protection. I use 180" wraps and tape.
     
  3. Nathan Tagnipez

    Nathan Tagnipez Amateur Fighter

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2006
    Messages:
    227
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Diego, Ca
    definately longer wraps. you have more options on how you want to wrap your hands.

    i use the ringside wraps. and they are great. as far as length and comfort.
     
  4. Ryukyu Damashi

    Ryukyu Damashi Ryukyu Damashi

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2005
    Messages:
    4,609
    Likes Received:
    324
    Grant makes 200 inch wraps
     
  5. distorted

    distorted White Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2008
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    ok cool, thanks guys, this week I'll go grab some 180 inchers... probably the century mexican style handwraps...

    I know this has probably been done to death, but any tips on how to wrap the 108's... i dont think i can go around my fingers but im not sure, so far ive just been doing my knuckles and wrist.
     
  6. Lariat707

    Lariat707 Banned Banned

    Joined:
    May 15, 2007
    Messages:
    706
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    707 - the Bay Area
    I use these, they're pretty good.
     
  7. Freestyler

    Freestyler Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2005
    Messages:
    2,171
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Dayton, Ohio
    Yeah u can look on youtube or I just do a few times on my knuckles, few times on my wrist, and back on the knuckles. Go in between each knuckle and wrap your thumb.
     
  8. Smw

    Smw Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2008
    Messages:
    1,986
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Playing Hockey
    My instructor uses two 180 inch wraps on either hand.

    Longer = better, imo
     
  9. big nookoo

    big nookoo White Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2006
    Messages:
    122
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Indy
    180. I've got skinny bitch wrists... actually, that's insulting to the bitches, 'cuz most of them have bigger, stonger wrists than me.

    So I use big wraps.
     
  10. John L Sullivan

    John L Sullivan Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2007
    Messages:
    538
    Likes Received:
    1
    I've been using the Everlast Evergel things. They're pretty good.

    I'd use 180, though. 108s just don't get it done.
     
  11. EASYTAPPINS

    EASYTAPPINS Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2008
    Messages:
    584
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Somewhere between Heaven & Hell
    I prefer Mexican style handwraps because of the lenght and fit. The elasticity in them makes a better fit in my hand overall but i also own a couple of pairs of 108" wraps that i double up on when my mexican style ones are dirty. What i mean is that I use two 108' wraps per hand which gives a lot of protection for the knuckles and wrist. So just see which you personally feel better using and just stick with that.
     
  12. TapSD

    TapSD Killer Bee....1%

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2005
    Messages:
    5,685
    Likes Received:
    5
    Same here..180" twins wraps and I wrap my wrists with tape
     
  13. distorted

    distorted White Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2008
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    k i got the 180's (mexican style)

    they seem a little bulky but im sure i'll get used to it.

    do they fit under training gloves?
     
  14. Rinksterk**

    Rinksterk** Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2006
    Messages:
    5,274
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Hades
    No, we just hit the bags and spar bare-fisted.
     
  15. distorted

    distorted White Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2008
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    sarcasm is noted, and not appreciated.

    lol

    but i suppose i asked a question that didn't need to be answered
     
  16. Chris Kimmerly

    Chris Kimmerly Amateur Fighter

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2002
    Messages:
    2,814
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Great White North
    If you are a man then use the long ones. The short ones are more for smaller hands like women and kids
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.