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Old 09-24-2011, 07:59 PM   #1
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Reebok VR6000 Gloves

Hey anyone purchased a pair of the gloves or used a pair of the Reebok VR6000 Premier II Series Gloves that were used by the athletes at this years games?
Just wondering how they are for sizing and overall CrossFit use?
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Old 09-25-2011, 01:18 AM   #2
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Re: Reebok VR6000 Gloves

Why do you want to wear gloves? Seriously save your dignity and dont wear gloves. Unless you are doing 3 WODs a day with 250,000 on the line you dont need gloves.

But if your are set on buying some make sure they match your purse.
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Old 09-25-2011, 07:51 AM   #3
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Re: Reebok VR6000 Gloves

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Why do you want to wear gloves? Seriously save your dignity and dont wear gloves. Unless you are doing 3 WODs a day with 250,000 on the line you dont need gloves.

But if your are set on buying some make sure they match your purse.
That's a downright stupid thing to say. Are you really faulting him for wanting to protect his hands?

If you're so hard, stop wearing shoes all day to protect your feet.

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Old 09-25-2011, 10:28 AM   #4
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Re: Reebok VR6000 Gloves

I've been pretty keen to check out a pair also. I am deployed at the moment and thought they would be a good idea heading into winter, over here.
Hopefully save my hands freezing off on the pullup bar.
Im going to guess and grab a pair of mediums hopefully they are the correct size.

I think saving your hands is an awesome idea, and the amount of rips I got on my hands during yesterdays mainsite wod enforced my decision to grab a pair.
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Old 09-25-2011, 01:51 PM   #5
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Re: Reebok VR6000 Gloves

I wouldn't spend $40 for a pair of gloves. You do know that they are just batting gloves right? If you want something like these, go to your local sporting goods store and flop down $20.

http://www.amazon.com/Reebok-VR6000-.../dp/B0027WU2XE (wfs)
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Old 09-25-2011, 04:50 PM   #6
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That's a downright stupid thing to say. Are you really faulting him for wanting to protect his hands?

If you're so hard, stop wearing shoes all day to protect your feet.

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Funny you should say that as I hate wearing shoes, and If I do i wear vibrams.

Back to the topic though. Being "hard" has nothing to do with it. Crossfit is all about being minimalistic. Heck until recently not many people wore belts for max efforts. And if I see a WOD with lots of pullups in it I just tape my hands.

Unless you already have lots of tears and still want to train hard then there are many better options than wearing gloves.

My question back to you Mark is where does it end? I dont want callouses on my hands because I think it is unattractive, can I wear gloves for everything? I dont want bruises or marks on my shins so should I stop deadlifting or wear soccer shin pads? I get bruises on my back from heavy back squats, can I put a huge globo gym padding on the bar to stop my back from hurting?

I hate tearing my hands as it does hurt and makes training more difficult till they heal. But sometimes they just happen, you can tape and they just happen. Just like sometimes you **** up a box jump and scrape your shins.
Tearing a callous is just a risk we take from training hard, and I will continue to train hard and continue to run the risk of tearing a callous because it is better than the alternative.

Believe it or not sometimes sh*t happens that we do not expect.
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Old 09-25-2011, 05:00 PM   #7
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Re: Reebok VR6000 Gloves

YOU can do whatever you want in the gym, Ben. Ridiculing others for their choices is uncalled for though.

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Old 09-25-2011, 05:53 PM   #8
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I will continue to train hard and continue to run the risk of tearing a callous because it is better than the alternative.

Believe it or not sometimes sh*t happens that we do not expect.
It's better than the alternative? The alternative being to...not rip your hands? Why is that better?

If you're training to survive in the wild or some crap, or for a sport that doesn't allow gloves, then sure. Maybe you need super tough hands. I highly doubt most people are. For those who just want to work out and feel better there's nothing hardcore, awesome, or functional about ripping your hands open. It's just dumb. And for that population, I don't see why gloves are bad.
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Old 09-25-2011, 06:04 PM   #9
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Re: Reebok VR6000 Gloves

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Funny you should say that as I hate wearing shoes, and If I do i wear vibrams.
You wear gloves on your feet.
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Old 09-25-2011, 06:59 PM   #10
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Re: Reebok VR6000 Gloves

I wouldnt spend that much on gloves. There is a fair chance that they aren't going to last 6 months (depending on your programming). Poke around on ebay and Amazon. You can get similar gloves for less than $15 a pair.
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