So last month I was rolling with a friend of mine and I went for a wrist lock. I did not get the submission and the roll went on. After the roll, my friend asked if I had attempted a wrist lock on him. I said I did at which point he proceeded to give his opinion that he thought they were 'dirty/cheap' techniques. I don't agree with him, but in the interest of keeping the peace I said ok and made a mental note not to use wrist locks on him in the future. Since that time I've subtly probed some of my team mates about their opinions on wrist locks. For example, I might ask if they saw the new BJJEE article on wrist locks. It surprised me to learn that a significant percentage (> 50%) think they are 'cheap/dirty' techniques. Maybe this is just the attitude at my school, but I'd like to know what others in the community think. Note that in my 15 years of training I have never heard my instructor denigrate wrist locks so if it is a prevailing attitude at my school I do not know where it came from.