Sprawl GripFlex Issue

Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment Discussion' started by TrojanStealth, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. TrojanStealth

    TrojanStealth White Belt

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    Anyone have an issue with the velcro on the GripFlex shorts? I've had mine for about 2 months, same time I've have my V-Flex's also. After normal wear, and following washing instructions, the Velcro on the GripFlex shorts is badly frayed and will soon not close at all. The V-Flex's, on the other hand, is 100% fine.

    I've sent an email to Sprawl about this, and am awaiting a response. Anyone else have similar experience? Or did I get a defective product? I love them otherwise, though I figured/hoped they would last much longer considering the price.
     
  2. Terrazas

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    I just received my pair today. I'll let you know in a couple of weeks to see if I see a change. Sprawl is pretty good about taking care of problems, My advice is to call them instead of emailing. I was waiting on a pair of shorts once and sent multiple emails. I made one phone call and it was handled.
     
  3. StevieSparkZ

    StevieSparkZ Green Belt

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    The only issue ive had so far with the Gripflex is that it sorta sticks to my car seat as I get out. (leather seats) However, I have never washed my gripflex's, after tonight I will though.
     
  4. Fozzy1

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    not with the velcro no, but I don't ever open/close them honestly.

    ~Foz
     
  5. Bobby Jacobsen

    Bobby Jacobsen Amateur Fighter

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    ^ me either. The size 30 is perfect for keeping them closed and I cinch em down a bit. I have only ever had 1 problem with a pair of Sprawls ripping and they were replaced immediately.
     
  6. TrojanStealth

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    Thanks for the feedback guys. Sprawl responded saying that if I send digital photos, they will work with me to replace them. The response was quick, we will see what happens tomorrow when I send the photos. I'll keep you updated.
     
  7. TrojanStealth

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    As a follow up to this, Sprawl did replace the shorts in a timely fashion. I had to call, and since they didn't have my size I was offered another color instead, but I got the shorts quickly and was extremely pleased with how it was handled. Just thought I would share.
     
  8. right hand lead

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    yeah, i never open/close the velcro on mine either
     
  9. Vector_X

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    That is great to hear nice to know the really take care of people. I know when I need another pair of shorts the new sprawls will be them.
     
  10. Mumrik

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    If you guys never need to open/close the velcro, didn't you order them a bit too big?


    I know I'd have a hard time getting mine off without opening the velcro.
     
  11. crossdx

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    I ordered my exact waist size and I never have to open the velcro either. The elastic waistband has enough give to slip them on and off without trouble.
     
  12. Haze UK

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    cool thread, i was just about to by a pair of their new range, now i think i might
     
  13. tim18t

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    i have noticed the velcro does seem to wear a bit fast and ive yet to even wash mine.
     
  14. -santos-

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    I'm looking to buy new shorts just for training and I just want to know which is better... v-flex or g-flex?
     
  15. ki76

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    +1 Sprawl has THE best customer service/satisfaction in my experience with MMA companies.
     
  16. stu3ufc**

    stu3ufc** Yoshihiro Akiyama

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    v-flex !! i have 2 pairs black and white....

    gflex has that silly rubber grip in between the legs... i think the g-flex material is lighter
     
  17. tiger.shark

    tiger.shark To the sharks!

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    Check around santos - if Sprawl has your size available they have some clearance prices on V-Flex models for $34.50 - which is a steal!
     
  18. Bobby Jacobsen

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    They also have several pairs of Gripflex for $42.50. Hopefully this clearance sale means new shorts are on the way.
     

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