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  1. Bobby Jacobsen

    Bobby Jacobsen Amateur Fighter

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    Ankle Grips? They are basically ankle supports that are a little longer on your foot (extending over the ball but just short of the toes) and have a wrestling shoe type of sole on them. You get all the bennies of a wrestling shoe (traction for shots) with none of the drawbacks (handle for heel hooks).

    I have heard that this will be available within a couple of months.
     
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    sir037 Forever Noob

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    Sounds interesting.
     
  3. UltimaMMA

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    Pics please. From the description, it sounds like a footie with lil grips on the sole or long ankle wraps with grips on them. A glorified sock?
     
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    Sounds interesting. I am pretty cool just being barefoot, but I would be interested in hearing more about this at the very least.
     
  5. Bobby Jacobsen

    Bobby Jacobsen Amateur Fighter

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    There are pics on sherdog. Look at Hallmans feet from his fight with Rivera. Hallman and Anthony Hamlett have been developing this for a few years and now and they are just about to go to production, they should be available in a month or so.
     
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    Sounds very intresting, can you post pics of your? I am assuming you have a pair, or have used them.
     
  7. Bobby Jacobsen

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    I have never used them but I have seen Hallman use them for a while. He started of with a pretty nasty set and has gradually improved them. The pair he wore against Rivera were some of the first from the factory I believe. I am not a wrestler but I will use them once they are available. They improve traction quite a bit so they will improve your strikes and they won't affect your kicks that much. It will be a little unfair in the clinch if you have a pair and your opponent doesn't.

    When these finally come out they will sell like hotcakes, dare I say the next Sprawl?
     
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    Interesting idea! What kind of materials are they made out of? Is it neoprene? My neoprene knee brace gets all sorts of sweaty-nasty when I wear it. Would these get that way too? Just curious.
    I'd definately give them a try!
     
  10. Bobby Jacobsen

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    They are just like ankle supports, in fact the first bunch were just ankle supports worn upside down and dipped in a rubber type compund. It is not neoprene but more like an ace bandage only much stiffer.

    Thanks for putting the pic on too.
     
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    Thanks for the pic EddNg. I was having trouble visualizing them.
     
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    Wonder if they will be legal?
     
  13. Bobby Jacobsen

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    He wore them in the UFC, I'm guessing they are legal.
     
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    still looks like they would impede escapes from ankle locks and heelhooks
     
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    Very interesting, I would consider getting some.
     
  16. possenti

    possenti I knew all the rules-but the rules did not know me

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    Those look really cool and very useful. I like the ankle support and traction of wrestling shoes, but we're all aware of the drawbacks. I'd buy a pair. Please keep us updated.
     
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  18. RizRan

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    I have been seraching for a pair of those since 02. PM me
     
  19. RizRan

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    I have been searching for a pair of those since 02. PM me
     
  20. MuckRaker

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    Where will these be available?
     

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