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Re: WristBands - Never Understood
« Reply #40 on: May 19, 2009, 03:48:43 AM »
i got this cool glove( weight lifting one)

and the fingers are cut off so it just goes over the palm
i wear on my right hand like a mirror's edge kinda thing

it looks cool

Get ride of it. That's still a glove regardless. You need to not only toughen up your fingers but your palms as well.

dont you think i know that?
and who do you think you are, telling me what to do?

im wearing the glove  cuz i bailed on a precision  and  got this cut under my thumb   (burns like hell, after peroxide)
anyway i like the way it looks,    and my right is tougher than my left so im wearing the glove on the right to even it out( dont ask)
Calm down and don't get all defensive. Take the advice or leave it, I'm not trying to beat you down with it. It's just that it is still a glove.

You said the cut is under your thumb on fingerless gloves. How will that help your finger get better at all? If you're doing it just for looks then that's your own thing I guess. I personally would never wear one glove because if you know anything about fashion you would know that Michael Jackson made it popular and that most people, regardless of age seem to know that fact and will make points about it. It doesn't matter that one is tougher then the other. My left hand is tougher then my right because I'm left side dominant. But just because it's tougher I don't handicap it to even them up. I just work my right hand more.
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Re: WristBands - Never Understood
« Reply #41 on: May 19, 2009, 03:56:47 AM »
Doing improper climb-ups arent the culprit for cut up wrists, its doing a catleap to a thin wall where you grab the other side of the wall for better grip, resting your wrists on the top of that wall. Happens all the time to me, if I have wristbands, I thank god I wore them every time I do a catleap like that!

Its protection, but its not something that enhances your movement. Having cuts on your wrist doesnt make you more advanced ;P

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Re: WristBands - Never Understood
« Reply #42 on: May 19, 2009, 12:48:38 PM »
Doing improper climb-ups arent the culprit for cut up wrists, its doing a catleap to a thin wall where you grab the other side of the wall for better grip, resting your wrists on the top of that wall. Happens all the time to me, if I have wristbands, I thank god I wore them every time I do a catleap like that!

Its protection, but its not something that enhances your movement. Having cuts on your wrist doesnt make you more advanced ;P
And to add, having them doesn't make you any less advanced.

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Re: WristBands - Never Understood
« Reply #43 on: May 19, 2009, 03:37:45 PM »
Doing improper climb-ups arent the culprit for cut up wrists, its doing a catleap to a thin wall where you grab the other side of the wall for better grip, resting your wrists on the top of that wall. Happens all the time to me, if I have wristbands, I thank god I wore them every time I do a catleap like that!

Its protection, but its not something that enhances your movement. Having cuts on your wrist doesnt make you more advanced ;P

i catleap less than three times a training session..

i have emo arms
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Re: WristBands - Never Understood
« Reply #44 on: May 28, 2009, 06:36:36 AM »
i got this cool glove( weight lifting one)

and the fingers are cut off so it just goes over the palm
i wear on my right hand like a mirror's edge kinda thing

it looks cool


dude  i said its under the thumb,  like right on the joint
and the gloves go like mid finger,


lol  dont ask

Get ride of it. That's still a glove regardless. You need to not only toughen up your fingers but your palms as well.

dont you think i know that?
and who do you think you are, telling me what to do?

im wearing the glove  cuz i bailed on a precision  and  got this cut under my thumb   (burns like hell, after peroxide)
anyway i like the way it looks,    and my right is tougher than my left so im wearing the glove on the right to even it out( dont ask)
Calm down and don't get all defensive. Take the advice or leave it, I'm not trying to beat you down with it. It's just that it is still a glove.

You said the cut is under your thumb on fingerless gloves. How will that help your finger get better at all? If you're doing it just for looks then that's your own thing I guess. I personally would never wear one glove because if you know anything about fashion you would know that Michael Jackson made it popular and that most people, regardless of age seem to know that fact and will make points about it. It doesn't matter that one is tougher then the other. My left hand is tougher then my right because I'm left side dominant. But just because it's tougher I don't handicap it to even them up. I just work my right hand more.

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Re: WristBands - Never Understood
« Reply #45 on: May 28, 2009, 10:41:39 AM »
This thread reminds me I need to pick some up on my next shopping trip(lost mine in the was somewhere) lol. I personally prefer them when doing cats on thin ledges because in some cases you have to engulf the entire ledge with your hand and doing so may scrap up the wrist. Just like Adam showed those cut marks are painful and easy to avoid with sweats.

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Re: WristBands - Never Understood
« Reply #46 on: May 28, 2009, 02:17:14 PM »
I wear two wristbands on my wrists to protect them and one above my elbow to show I'm a traceur. So far people have thought I was in a gang more than being a traceur. But whatever.
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Re: WristBands - Never Understood
« Reply #47 on: May 28, 2009, 03:29:23 PM »
I wear two wristbands on my wrists to protect them and one above my elbow to show I'm a traceur. So far people have thought I was in a gang more than being a traceur. But whatever.
Three seems a little overboard to me.  Just slide one up if you think you'll need it.

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Re: WristBands - Never Understood
« Reply #48 on: May 28, 2009, 07:41:51 PM »
I wear two wristbands on my wrists to protect them and one above my elbow to show I'm a traceur. So far people have thought I was in a gang more than being a traceur. But whatever.
Three seems a little overboard to me.  Just slide one up if you think you'll need it.
Yeah but I'm one of those OMG SAFETY FIRST guys
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Re: WristBands - Never Understood
« Reply #49 on: May 28, 2009, 07:44:56 PM »
and one above my elbow to show I'm a traceur.
Apparently not.

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Re: WristBands - Never Understood
« Reply #50 on: May 28, 2009, 07:59:46 PM »
That was the first insult I have experienced on these forums and it hurt my feelings... I try to look like a traceur but all I ever do is get mocked and insulted... This was the last place I would have expected it... But I guess I cant escape it anywhere... :(
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Re: WristBands - Never Understood
« Reply #51 on: May 28, 2009, 08:01:27 PM »
A practical reason to have 3 would be so if you lost one you'd have another one to use.  ;D

And yes, I know that the chances of losing one are pretty slim, but better safe than sorry ma always said. lol  :P
« Last Edit: May 28, 2009, 08:07:02 PM by Micah Childs »
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Re: WristBands - Never Understood
« Reply #52 on: May 29, 2009, 03:32:20 AM »
That was the first insult I have experienced on these forums and it hurt my feelings... I try to look like a traceur but all I ever do is get mocked and insulted... This was the last place I would have expected it... But I guess I cant escape it anywhere... :(
It's not about looking like a traceur.  You do what you do to train yourself, not to appear a certain way.  Plus, you made a false statement.

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Re: WristBands - Never Understood
« Reply #53 on: May 29, 2009, 03:37:57 AM »
Safety ALWAYS comes first in parkour, but we refrain from protective gear because it doesn't support proper form.  As for hands and wrists.  That is a rite of passage.  The scars gained from countless hours of practicing are the mark of a traceur.

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Re: WristBands - Never Understood
« Reply #54 on: May 29, 2009, 03:39:27 AM »
Safety ALWAYS comes first in parkour, but we refrain from protective gear because it doesn't support proper form.  As for hands and wrists.  That is a rite of passage.  The scars gained from countless hours of practicing are the mark of a traceur.
However, you generally try to avoid looking like you came out of a cheese grater.  Hence the sweat bands.   :-Sarcasm

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Re: WristBands - Never Understood
« Reply #55 on: May 29, 2009, 11:26:59 AM »
'Scuse me for the double post, but after a month of waiting my Urban Freeflow wristbands came!  Huzzah!

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Re: WristBands - Never Understood
« Reply #56 on: May 30, 2009, 02:44:27 AM »
Safety ALWAYS comes first in parkour, but we refrain from protective gear because it doesn't support proper form.  As for hands and wrists.  That is a rite of passage.  The scars gained from countless hours of practicing are the mark of a traceur.

Not always.  You know what the 'Mark of a Traceur' is?  Parkour!!!!  You don't need scars to be good at parkour.

Fact is, it's really hard not to scrape a little, and wristbands protect you.  We wear shoes, most of us, because we value protecting our feet over perfect bare foot form, because it's worth the trade to the ones that do.  Same with wristbands, some of us like to practice perfect protective form, and others would rather let a wristband take the punishment. 

It's a choice we all make, and they are balanced out so that personal preference is more of the deciding factor than efficiency, unlike gloves, or even shoes depending on who you ask...  I'll actually ask about that in another topic.  But take my point to heart, please.
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