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Old 05-23-2014, 11:08 AM   #1
Drew Cloutier
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Options for grip tape?

Quick question for you guys, we have these crappy adjustable stainless steel or chrome pull up bars that are slippery as all get out, and i'm searching for some grip tape to put on them to help.

I know its not hockey tape, but i've seen some kind of thin grippy tape used on bars of all kinds before at old gyms, but not finding the name.

Any advice or direction to be pointed in would be awesome thanks.
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Old 05-23-2014, 01:03 PM   #2
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Re: Options for grip tape?

Different co-hesive tapes (sticks to itself but not other objects) work well for grip. The best co-hesive is called Powerflex, it's made by Andover. Regular Athletic tape can work too.
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Old 05-23-2014, 01:26 PM   #3
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Re: Options for grip tape?

We tried taping a couple pull-up bars that we had and it ended up getting taken back off the bars. No one ended up using it cause it tore their hands up and then was a pain to keep clean and sanitary. I've since painted our whole rig with oil based black paint and we haven't had any problems since. I used a small roller brush to roll it onto the bars and it dried with just the right amount of texture to not be slippery.
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Old 05-23-2014, 01:53 PM   #4
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Re: Options for grip tape?

Athletic tape works great for grip but will tear your hands up.
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Old 05-23-2014, 01:58 PM   #5
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Re: Options for grip tape?

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Athletic tape works great for grip but will tear your hands up.
Totally. After I got my Studbar a few years ago, I taped it up because I didn't like its stock finish. It took me all of about ten pullups (and two angry hands) to pull the tape right back off.

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Old 05-23-2014, 02:36 PM   #6
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Re: Options for grip tape?

Athletic tape works great if you use something like gymnastics grips or if you don't kip. Otherwise I would look at painting the bars.
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Old 05-23-2014, 03:36 PM   #7
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Re: Options for grip tape?

painting them is not an option, and this isn't a crossfit box so not much kipping going on.

thanks for the info
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Old 05-24-2014, 09:57 AM   #8
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Re: Options for grip tape?

Drew.
Industrial strength Velcro. Esp the fuzzy side. Great stuff.
The spikes side works great on grip needs like sidearms. But pull ups... I would try the fuzzy



Btw. Did you ever get to selections for jtf?
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Old 05-24-2014, 10:23 AM   #9
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Try wrapping it with 550 paracord.
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Old 05-24-2014, 02:51 PM   #10
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Re: Options for grip tape?

At work we have the slippery chrome pull-up bars by Nissen. We wrapped the bars in athletic tape which provide enough grip for strict pull-ups. However the tape is rough on the hands, especially on the calluses. No kipping at work.
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