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Old 09-02-2008, 08:16 AM   #1
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Pullup bar grip tape

I have a pullup bar in the garage made of black iron pipe and i wanted to wrap it with a material that would give me a better grip but wouldn't be too sticky. Would bicycle handlebar tape or baseball bat tape be a good choice?
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Old 09-02-2008, 08:20 AM   #2
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Re: Pullup bar grip tape

Deadlifts, weighted lunges, farmers walks might be better.
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Old 09-02-2008, 08:26 AM   #3
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Re: Pullup bar grip tape

I do deadlifts and farmers walks. I have a hard time doing lunges because of a bad toe. I enjoy pulls and chins.
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Old 09-02-2008, 09:08 AM   #4
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Re: Pullup bar grip tape

I used tennis grip wrap on my pullup bar. Works great, nice and cheap. It's actually really, really soft and comfy, I was pretty surprised.
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Old 09-02-2008, 09:25 AM   #5
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Re: Pullup bar grip tape

Or you could use these on your hands - and leave the bar unmolested...
http://www.newgrip.com/2hands500.jpg
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Old 09-02-2008, 09:37 AM   #6
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Re: Pullup bar grip tape

I wrap some of my pullup bars with climbing tape. I find it has the ideal amount of "grippiness".

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Old 09-02-2008, 12:02 PM   #7
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Re: Pullup bar grip tape

I prefer to leave my pull-up bars alone, but if you want wrap them with something, I would use, tennis racket grip tape or baseball bat grip tape. If you use atheltic tape the bar gets to sticky. Some of the worst rips I have ever seen involved cloth athletic tape and a pull-up bar.
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:34 PM   #8
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Re: Pullup bar grip tape

Thanks to everyone for yor suggestions. Those gloves look pretty radical!! Actually i stopped using gloves. I've found when i go to the gym to do my lits, i have a better grip w/o gloves. I'm going to check out the different wraps.
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Old 09-02-2008, 05:01 PM   #9
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Re: Pullup bar grip tape

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I prefer to leave my pull-up bars alone, but if you want wrap them with something, I would use, tennis racket grip tape or baseball bat grip tape. If you use atheltic tape the bar gets to sticky. Some of the worst rips I have ever seen involved cloth athletic tape and a pull-up bar.
Right now the thin section of my pull-up bar is wrapped in athletic tape, Ahmik aint lyin.
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Old 09-02-2008, 05:36 PM   #10
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Re: Pullup bar grip tape

Tennis tape and (my preference) cycling handlebar tape would be my recommendation over athletic tape. I just tore my hands up something fierce this weekend, when I did my Murph PUs on a bar with white athletic tape on it.
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