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Gloves or no gloves?
« on: October 04, 2008, 02:01:28 PM »
Okay, so i just started doing parkour stuff and ive heard all these stories about callouses and thing on your hands from use, but for those certain walls that have sharp gravel sticking out of the bricks (in my backyard), is it a good idea to get gloves? I tried getting up the wall and i could have if the brick didnt cut into my hands. When i looked at them they had all these small cuts. So is it a good idea to use gloves and if so what fabric?

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Re: Gloves or no gloves?
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2008, 02:32:34 PM »
No gloves.  The philosophy against it (kind of).  Just wait until your hands callous.

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Re: Gloves or no gloves?
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2008, 02:38:17 PM »
Yea... I'm sure most of us would say no gloves. It can actually make it more dangerous since grabbing things with your hands directly gives you better grip. Develop those callouses man.
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Re: Gloves or no gloves?
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2008, 03:02:23 PM »
Callouses definitely are better than gloves.
Say you're using parkour running for your life after you come from say,
a formal event. Won't have your gloves then! Better to go with the callouses!

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Re: Gloves or no gloves?
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2008, 03:05:28 PM »
No gloves. Let your hands callous. Parkour is all about traveling through your environment with just YOUR body. Technically that means we should go without all clothes, but thats moderatly illegal ;)
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Re: Gloves or no gloves?
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2008, 08:16:12 PM »
Really I would say no gloves.

UNLESS!

you wear gloves as though they are your underwear.
meaning you never take them off and there a PART of you.


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Re: Gloves or no gloves?
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2008, 08:32:51 PM »
Really I would say no gloves.

UNLESS!

you wear gloves as though they are your underwear.
meaning you never take them off and there a PART of you.



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Re: Gloves or no gloves?
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2008, 08:54:14 PM »
lol! well played!

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Re: Gloves or no gloves?
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2008, 09:27:27 PM »
I prefer callouses. That way you know if you've been getting your training in ;).

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Re: Gloves or no gloves?
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2008, 11:17:04 PM »
And in the winter, doing parkour is a very good way to warm up your hands, so you don't need gloves for parkour then either (found this out last winter when I practiced vaults for not very long at all and my hands were warmer than they would have been in gloves).

I will recommend gloves under one circumstance: if you get hurt on your palm and need to make use of it, a glove can help protect it. In this case, go with fingerless gloves.

Actually, two circumstances. Gloves also look really cool, so if you're showing off (as in not seriously training) or want to cosplay as Faith, go with them. (On a side note, if anybody wants to cosplay as Faith, they should look at this picture: http://www.pcguru.hu/pcguru/img/galery/2189_Mirror_s_Edge_23.jpg)
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Re: Gloves or no gloves?
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2008, 08:31:20 AM »
I think if I tried to cosplay faith I'd be locked up  ;D
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Re: Gloves or no gloves?
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2008, 12:09:46 PM »
And in the winter, doing parkour is a very good way to warm up your hands, so you don't need gloves for parkour then either (found this out last winter when I practiced vaults for not very long at all and my hands were warmer than they would have been in gloves).

Hmm, I'm not sure where you live, but around here (Ohio) its just about impossible to train in the winter without gloves. Granted, when you need to wear gloves because of the weather (yay snow!) your training should change as well (avoid things that require you hands to make dynamic movements etc).

But like people have already said, if its the callus building you're afraid of, just forgo the gloves.

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Re: Gloves or no gloves?
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2008, 12:13:55 PM »
k ty, b/c i just wasnt sure how to go about those sharp parts of walls. Callouses it is :D

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Re: Gloves or no gloves?
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Re: Gloves or no gloves?
« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2008, 07:21:40 PM »
Its your decision.
Most people will tell you not to use any but I remeber when I started I would get cuts and scrapps but from weight lifting I got callouses on my palms so I dont care anymore.

If you use gloves use ones with the fingers cutt off and mostly any kind will do or get rock climbing gloves.

Most newbies will use gloves but thats because there not use to cuts but most hardcore treucers use no gloves already have callouses or dont care.Its your decision in the end...Hope that helps.

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Re: Gloves or no gloves?
« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2010, 05:46:47 AM »
Gloves are really a personal choice because it depends on the type of person you are. Frilly only a stupid person would wear full finger cloth gloves and the sam goes for leather.
As for me I wear gloves but what I do is by athletic gloves or biking gloves for the grip and the half finger. But I do buy woman's gloves because they are tighter on the skin. Now I always buy black and most folk don't know that they are made for women. As far as that goes they work perfect for myself.

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Re: Gloves or no gloves?
« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2010, 06:15:07 AM »
most of all traceurs have calusses lol, gloves cant get in the way more than be helpful.

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Re: Gloves or no gloves?
« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2010, 07:16:29 AM »
There are probably 10 threads on this topic in addition to calluses.

Crossfit forums always have good info on this stuff.

If you have smooth consistent movement your development will be fine...for instance, if I have blister development in my feet while barefoot running, I know their is uneven pressure and a lack of fluidity in my stride.  If you're getting built up calluses in one area, adjust your technique.
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Re: Gloves or no gloves?
« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2010, 07:56:07 AM »
I think it is a matter of personal preference, but I train without gloves, much better grip.
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