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Re: Grip gloves =|
« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2008, 02:30:55 PM »
just putting it out there,u guys are forgetting about rust rails u can cut ur hand on,if ur not aware,that is bad,is u want to wear gloves then go ahead if u comfortable,also,if u r wear the fingertip less gloves,u guys r thingking about the bad gloves,fingertipless, u get more grip with it,but the other person is right,dont become dependent on the glove,i somtimes wear one on my right hand because i do, ithink ,most things with my right hand

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Re: Grip gloves =|
« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2008, 02:33:37 PM »
You shouldn't be practicing and training on rusty rails where you can cut yourself, gloves or no gloves, mate. The rail is not a good surface, it's deteriorating, which means it could fall apart or break on you, not to mention the cut and scrape factor. Bad idea.

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Re: Grip gloves =|
« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2008, 08:00:54 AM »
chears adam i will keep that in mind. I have found a decent real to use anyway and it isnt damaged at all

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Re: Grip gloves =|
« Reply #23 on: May 08, 2008, 09:11:18 AM »
I wear gloves, but mostly because I shake more hands than a politician. I hated the look on their faces going "eek... what was that?"

I wear them for weight lifting only. PK training I go bear handed  ;D

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Re: Grip gloves =|
« Reply #24 on: May 08, 2008, 11:38:44 AM »
i wear gloves, because i need my hands for my job (musician) and as a woman i just don't want calloused hands.  i figure in a real life emergency, i won't care about cutting up my hands.  genuine leather (fingerless) is the way to go.  it's literally like having second skin, but the open fingers allow you to still feel surfaces.

incidentally (and perhaps ironically), i do thorougly love barefoot training. :)
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Re: Grip gloves =|
« Reply #25 on: May 08, 2008, 12:01:43 PM »
wow thanks i never thought of using leather gloves. I play guitar aswell but cutting my hands doesnt really effect me, only if i dont cut my fingers. Leather seems to sound like the most protective thanks!

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« Reply #26 on: May 08, 2008, 02:45:31 PM »
?? gloves because of instruments?

i play music - bass and percussion - and i dont really see the benefit of using gloves to prevent callouses! explain??  ???

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Re: Grip gloves =|
« Reply #27 on: May 08, 2008, 05:40:13 PM »
Yeah, I play Tenor Saxophone and Piano and I don't have any problems with bare hands.
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« Reply #28 on: May 09, 2008, 04:26:06 AM »
gloves are bad, mmmkay?
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Re: Grip gloves =|
« Reply #29 on: May 09, 2008, 08:07:00 AM »
not for callouses, but when they're sore, scratched, and banged up.  i have mad callouses on my fingertips from playing.

however, as a matter of personal preference, i just prefer wearing gloves, as do some others.  and some people wear wrist bands.  i'm trying to say why you should wear gloves, but only explaining why i personally do and which ones i've found work best.  if you would rather go without them, i see no problem with that and you have valid reasons for why you do so.  i see very little value in arguing about something like this.
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« Reply #30 on: May 09, 2008, 09:28:25 AM »
not for callouses, but when they're sore, scratched, and banged up.  i have mad callouses on my fingertips from playing.

however, as a matter of personal preference, i just prefer wearing gloves, as do some others.  and some people wear wrist bands.  i'm trying to say why you should wear gloves, but only explaining why i personally do and which ones i've found work best.  if you would rather go without them, i see no problem with that and you have valid reasons for why you do so.  i see very little value in arguing about something like this.

not arguing, just curious  :)

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Re: Grip gloves =|
« Reply #31 on: May 10, 2008, 11:23:46 AM »
i just wanted tips guys, not to cause an argument or to be written off coz i wana wear gloves to protect my hands from getting scratched at the beggining :-\

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Re: Grip gloves =|
« Reply #32 on: May 10, 2008, 12:47:29 PM »
Theennnn our tip is, don't get gloves. They are gonna get scratched up sooner or later, and the sooner, the better. :)

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Re: Grip gloves =|
« Reply #33 on: May 10, 2008, 12:58:12 PM »
maybe we should create a topic for pics of peeps hands... i would like to se how some peeps hands are Messed up.

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Re: Grip gloves =|
« Reply #34 on: May 11, 2008, 07:48:27 AM »
i have 3 blisters and a couple of scrathes from1  day of training. want me to take a pic of that   >:(

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Re: Grip gloves =|
« Reply #35 on: May 12, 2008, 06:34:13 AM »
?? gloves because of instruments?

i play music - bass and percussion - and i dont really see the benefit of using gloves to prevent callouses! explain??  ???

Back when I played violin, I knew that some people would shave down their fingertip callouses because of lack of sensitivity.  Of course, they didn't shave it down to the skin, but a thicker callous does decrease the amount of tactile feedback you get from the vibrating string and the wood of the bow.


i have 3 blisters and a couple of scrathes from1  day of training. want me to take a pic of that   >:(

That's a good start, james.  Don't get discouraged by injuries.  Learn how to properly care for them, let your body heal, and keep training.  As I understand it (and feel free to correct me if I'm wrong), the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet are designed to callous up to protect us.  When you injure them, they heal back tougher.  This is why many traceurs feel that gloves often detract from your development as a practitioner of the discipline.  However, it is a personal journey, and you must find your own path.

The wrists, however, don't benefit from the same toughening process.  They heal back just as squishy and bleedy as before.  I for one have what I affectionately called emo wrists from all the scrapes I've experienced.  So I often train with wristbands nowadays, which have the added benefit of keeping your sweat from running down onto your hands and slicking up your grip.
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Re: Grip gloves =|
« Reply #36 on: May 16, 2008, 04:58:14 AM »
injuries are good, they build charracter  :-Sarcasm


but seriously, you want those rough hands
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« Reply #37 on: May 16, 2008, 08:02:50 AM »
ok i arnt using gloves anyway a few of my friends have advised me against them, my hands are pretty messed up now and my girlfriend hates it  8)  long live parkour! lol

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« Reply #38 on: May 19, 2008, 04:41:47 AM »
your hands dont necessarily have to be completely destroyed... if you use a pumace stone you can smooth your hands out while still having the extra protection that those calouses give you.
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Re: Grip gloves =|
« Reply #39 on: May 19, 2008, 06:11:34 AM »
i wanna glove like the video game chick  :P. lol jk jk.

but a glove could open new possibilities that your hand can't provide. i.e. the zip line type thing the chick in the video game trailer does. can't do that with bare hands unless you want no skin left on your hand at the end.

just a thought.


p.s. yes i know parkour is about doing things with just your body, no equipment etc. but still it'd be worth a try, consider it freerunning if you want.  ;)
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