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Old 06-06-2014, 06:43 PM   #1
Drew Cloutier
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Question about straps

Mine are getting pretty shredded, they are an old pair of grizzly cotton straps, and i'm looking are replacing them. I've found the cotton burns/shreds my wrists something fierce if i'm going heavy while using them.

I've seen all kinds of straps and just wondering what the difference in material (leather, nylon (like Spud) or cotton) makes as well as what the difference in width impacts.

also olympic vs traditional straps?
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Old 06-07-2014, 12:07 PM   #2
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Re: Question about straps

I have a pair like that - didn't like them very much, so I coughed up the extra $4 and bought a set of leather ones from Rogue. I tend to only use them for rack pulls, or rows when my grip is trashed. The Rogue ones have been great so far. wfs

http://www.roguefitness.com/rogue-le...traps-5491.php
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Old 06-07-2014, 01:49 PM   #3
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I've seen all kinds of straps and just wondering what the difference in material (leather, nylon (like Spud) or cotton) makes as well as what the difference in width impacts.

also olympic vs traditional straps?
I haven't used leather straps, but a few people I know who used to use them said they didn't last long before snapping. Cotton sticks to the bar better than nylon, but Ironmind nylon straps will not break under any circumstance in a gym (possible exaggeration).

Strap thickness will not make a difference in performance, but a thicker strap will last longer. In terms of width, all the straps I've used tend to come out at about an inch.

There won't be a difference between olympic style straps and traditional straps if you only wrap the strap around once.
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Old 06-08-2014, 11:28 PM   #4
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Re: Question about straps

Cant beat the black and silver "old school" ones from elitefts. Bought a 2nd pair incase I loose these.
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Old 06-10-2014, 04:29 AM   #5
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Re: Question about straps

I had bought a pair of the spud inc speed oly straps through rogue
WFS http://www.roguecanada.ca/speed-wris...ly-style-12253

I can honestly say I don't really like these, love the material they are made of, but feels like the hole for your wrist is to big, its more work to try to get the strap to stay on my wrist (when holding a bar) then anything else, and I've tried cranking down.

Are the silver/blks by Efs similar to those?

I see guys like Klokov with these SUPER long straps, any advantage to having ones that long.

The cotton straps I have now only allow one wrap around, and even then I don't have huge hands, so if I wrapped more in a sense it would be counter productive because it would be harder to grab onto.
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Old 06-12-2014, 07:20 PM   #6
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Re: Question about straps

So I just got the muscle driver teardrop straps from a buddy of mine and I can't really figure them out. Any help?
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Old 06-13-2014, 09:21 AM   #7
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Re: Question about straps

Drew, Just went and looked at elitefts site and did not see the one's I was talking about. They are like the old school orange ones only MUCH thicker, and a tad bit longer. They are the best but like I said, I don't see them.
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Old 06-13-2014, 02:29 PM   #8
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Re: Question about straps

I have bought a couple pairs of cotton straps from Pendlay. I only use them for pulls. They each lasted a couple of months before getting frayed and shredded.

Then I bought a pair of leather straps from Risto.

http://www.ristosports.com/knee-wrap...de-in-the-usa/

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These straps have lasted a long time without showing any signs for tearing or fraying. They are really good quality. At $18 bucks they are not much more than cotton straps. My only criticism is that they are kind of long.

These are very comfortable and provide a secure grip.

I love these straps and won't go back to cotton ones.
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Old 06-13-2014, 05:31 PM   #9
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Re: Question about straps

Nylon ones like they sell at Ironmind will last forever and won't fray or snap like cotton or leather can. There's a reason why car seatbelts are made of the same stuff...
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Old 06-13-2014, 09:12 PM   #10
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Nylon ones like they sell at Ironmind will last forever and won't fray or snap like cotton or leather can. There's a reason why car seatbelts are made of the same stuff...
Yep, I've had some of the nylon straps for several years at a time without them breaking.
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