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  1. TehDeadlyDimMak is offline
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    Gel Shock Handwraps vs Traditional?

    To anyone who has experimented with them. How do gel shock handwraps and such compare and differ from normal handwraps?

    Do they offer the same level of support for the wrist? Are they worth the slightly increased price?

    Any help would be appreciated. Someone took my old handwraps... apparently someone likes used, damp handwraps...
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    Not that my opinion on things matter much. But here goes nothing.

    When I box (Olympic Style Boxing) and where I box. No one experienced uses them. It is common to see the boxers give them away, or throw them away, better yet...sell them at quite a discount too newbies. I inquired why; they mostly feel while it does offer more cushion. It lacks in support.

    I think it is understood that you tape and or wrap you hands. It is done for general as well as individual needs. i.e; weak wrists, previous break.

    In my short exerience in boxing, I like the feel of a good hand wrap. And most recently, I decided to hit the focus mitts with bare hands and I was suprised at how much support they offer. I have hit pads for most of my life without wraps and never noticed the difference until then.

    I think it explains why when professional boxers get in streetfights (sans wrapping) They usually beat the **** out of the guy, but usually break their hand(s)in the process.

    For what it is worth.

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    Posted On:
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    Quote Originally Posted by lovegod
    I think it explains why when professional boxers get in streetfights (sans wrapping) They usually beat the **** out of the guy, but usually break their hand(s)in the process.

    No, boxers break their hands in streetfights because they hit fucking hard. They hit fucking hard enough to break their hands through wraps and gloves on many an occasion.

    It's just that no one gives a **** about joe schmoe breaking their hands in a streetfight because they didn't jepordize their next match with their stupid antics. So, no one notices.
    Calm down, it's only ones and zeros.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TehDeadlyDimMak
    To anyone who has experimented with them. How do gel shock handwraps and such compare and differ from normal handwraps?

    Do they offer the same level of support for the wrist? Are they worth the slightly increased price?

    Any help would be appreciated. Someone took my old handwraps... apparently someone likes used, damp handwraps...
    I didn't use one personally but someone I trained with did and his take was. It offered same amount of support as regular wraps but it did wear down quickly and had to go back to using regular wraps because he didn't want to go buy another pair.
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    Posted On:
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    Mexican handwraps are the way to go. (slightly longer and elastic) No, I don't have a good reason :P
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    ^ Mexican wraps are indeed the way to go. They tighten while you box... at least mine do.
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    ... the wraps, that is. I prefer the regular cloth wraps.
    Calm down, it's only ones and zeros.

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    LIES. Meh, to each their own. There's something that feels cool about having your wraps tighten up as you punch your opponent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ecks
    LIES. Meh, to each their own. There's something that feels cool about having your wraps tighten up as you punch your opponent.

    Then you never had them tighten up to the point where your fingers are going numb and you still have 2 1/2 rounds to go.

    ... just my 2 cents. To each their own.
    Calm down, it's only ones and zeros.

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    Posted On:
    9/07/2006 6:58pm


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    Thanks for the info.

    Out of curiosity has anyone here found specific brands of handwraps to be longer lasting than others? Personally I can't tell most of them apart. Just curious.

    I'm no longer in the market for handwraps as someone returned my lost pair... have to wash them...
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