sprawl gripflex review

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  1. thaiboxer92

    thaiboxer92 White Belt

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    picked up a pair of sprawl gripflex's upon checkin them out i noticed the colors perfect really catchy which is a sprawl mainstay. the mouthpeice pocket is bigger now too making it so you can put 30 60 80gig ipods zunes etc. when warming up for tournaments or just goin to the gym to lift and what not. putting them on they ran true to size throughout the waist hips and thighs not to big not to small the slits allow it so you can get you shin up their for a beautiful head kick everytime no worrying about the material stopping you from liftin your leg. along with the grip panels sprawl brought back their strech panels making it easier for kicks armbars trinagles and just about everying else you need out of a fight short. the only thing that annoys me with them is they are heavier than last years model the urban camo pattern is totally sold out, when walking the grip panels tend to catch which is just kinda annoying. and whatever you do dont put them in the dryer the velco will catch the grip/stretch pannel fraying and ripping them. did some kickboxing with them on tonight i have to say they have more strech to them than xflex but their also longer as well which tangles me up a little bit.

    pros
    comfy
    lots of room through the hips thighs and knees
    bigger mouthpeice pocket can fit zunes ipods etc.
    very true to size i wear about a 32 33 and these are 32s and perfect fit
    looks sprawl did it again with their color scheme red base black stripe and lettering
    large range of motion for kicks and everything else

    cons
    price i hate spending 55dollers but their well worth it
    grip panels can rub causing some annoyence
    heavier than last years vflex probably in part of the grips
    cant put in dryer the velcro will grab the panels and strech pannels causing them to fray so if you have a 2 a day you might want a backup or some form of a clothes line/ dry bar
    little longer and baggier tangles me up but nothing severe

    sprawls all in all ive had these and vflex both are excellent shorts sprawl is the best short company out there

    sorry for the delay in pics i forgot havent got chance to do wash yet so their a little dirty

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    comparasin in mouth peice pocket size red shorts are gripflex yellow/black are vflex

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  2. stu3ufc**

    stu3ufc** Yoshihiro Akiyama

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    they ruined sprawl with those silly grip panels

    ill pass on this model
     
  3. Punishment1320

    Punishment1320 Blue Belt

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    I have a pair of the gripflex and I have to say that I prefer the vflexes over the gripflex.
     
  4. Eric Lau

    Eric Lau Amateur Fighter

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    i think the gripflex was the best. lol
     
  5. Bobby Jacobsen

    Bobby Jacobsen Amateur Fighter

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    I have been using mine for a couple of months and have not noticed any of the issues with the panels catching. I also hadn't noticed the length being longer than the vflex. The weight I did notice but it is not a huge deal for me. As far as drying them...have you read the care instructions? They are your friend and will help you not destroy your $55 shorts.
     
  6. thaiboxer92

    thaiboxer92 White Belt

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    yea i know i didnt have them with my first pair of vflex's but i only did it once but its not bad i was just letting others know. maybe the length was just in my imagination but the grip thing its probably how i walk or something
     
  7. irc

    irc Brown Belt

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    I'm sorry, but the whole grip-flex idea just seems really ridiculous to me. No way would I get these shorts.
     
  8. No Quarter

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    A couple of guys at my club have these. I roll with each regularly and have not got caught in any more submissions than I normally would.
     
  9. thaiboxer92

    thaiboxer92 White Belt

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    i havent rolled in them yet i will be tonight but it seems it makes it harder for me at least to get out of some armbars that i could usually slip right out of i have to work a little more to get out
     
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    I really like the G-Flexes, and because the 4-way stretch material is lighter than the material of the V-Flexes, I find them lighter despite the grip panels.

    I agree though that the whole concept of grip panels is more of a passing experiment/fad and likely won't be here to stay.
     
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    Eric Renzo NH Green Belt

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    thanks for the review man
     
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    thaiboxer92 White Belt

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    pics put up an more specific pics available upon request
     
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    Toan Nguyen Amateur Fighter

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    It looks like someone just stuck black duct tape on your shorts mate!!
     
  16. thaiboxer92

    thaiboxer92 White Belt

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    yeah it looks goofy but none the less their great shorts
     
  17. fight4christ

    fight4christ White Belt

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    Perfect man...Thanks so much..
    Wow...those are different looking...

    Iteresting to see how more peeps react to them...
     
  18. martinowski21

    martinowski21 White Belt

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    I have a pair of these shorts, the rubber is very
     
  19. Rynocerous

    Rynocerous Brown Belt

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    I can see the arm hairs stuck in the panel, lol.
     
  20. Tru LiMiT

    Tru LiMiT Yellow Belt

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    I'm not sure why, but I like the V-flex's a lot better.
     

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