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Old 08-23-2012, 07:35 AM   #29
Nik Nichols
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Re: Using Gloves in Crossfit

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Originally Posted by Matt Thomas View Post
Yeah except that it greatly INCREASES the chance of tears. It helps you not to slip, but the texture will shred your hands worse than a regular bar.
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Originally Posted by PaulEwing View Post
I'd have to agree. Tape increases the friction on your hands. I don't mind taped bars for strict pull-ups but if I'm kipping and my hands slide a bit, tape pretty much guarantees torn callouses.
I have tape on my bar, and have had it for years and kipp butterfly kip, dead hang ect and don't rip. Even on stuped amounts of pullups. I do take care of my hads and cut the callouses regularly though.
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