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  1. ich1ban Purple Belt

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    What you guys think? It's got: A full 135" of elastic wrap supports the sleeve and secures the rest of the hand and wrist

    Should I try this out or just stick to regular handwraps?
     
  2. glebster_inc Purple Belt

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    personal opinion garbage, you want to feel your punch, the jel wrap makes your punches feel soft..same with jel bag wraps (thing that goes around a heavy bag for softer punching) why would u want to punch soft, if it hearts to punch then u need to get used to that...
     
  3. RhythmShockZero Orange Belt

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    Owner of my gym swears by those. I've never used them before, but i like anything that makes my knuckles hurt less so i can train twice a day instead of once. Also, in case you didn't know, you can't use those in mma gloves, only boxing gloves.
     
  4. Lapu-Lapu Brown Belt

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    I've always heard that those are shit and just stick with mexican handwraps. But I never tried them.
     
  5. thaiboxer92 White Belt

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    just use regular wraps it'll give you more wrist protection and are probably cheaper as well
     
  6. Bucketbot Blue Belt

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    Why is that?

    I would assume that it is an issue with the fit (or lack there of)
     
  7. RhythmShockZero Orange Belt

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    They're practically the size of an mma glove. You'd have to order a glove like twice as large as you're used to (with reg 180 in there) to fit those suckers in. They just don't feel right either. When you wear them you get the impression they might be better if the gel was sewn into your mma glove instead of being a stand alone handwrap. That's just my opinion, title and everlast has them listed as their top sellers.
     
  8. Bucketbot Blue Belt

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    thanks for the info

    actually at my old club (no longer at that club because i moved to a different city) we had a kid come in to train during MMA class...and he brought those everlast gel handwraps...no big deal...until he informed us that those where his "gloves"...

    needless to say we loaned him some "training gloves" until he could get some actual training gloves:icon_chee
     
  9. 888Shogun888 Blue Belt

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    O man I would have keeled over from laughing cramps if I saw that. I would have asked him to go uppercut an uppercut bag. See how it feels.
     
  10. Shawn Hawk Blue Belt Professional Fighter

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    I like Ringside's power wraps with the Neoprene in them for heavy bag workouts, but other gimmicky wraps are all junk.

    Remember that the primary purpose of a wrap is not to absorb shock, but to hold the bones of your hand in place. Those sorts of wraps don't do that.
     

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