SELECTING GRIP STYLE
Selecting grips is best done with the advice of a coach. Ultimately, each individual gymnast will gravitate toward a different style, but it is most important to choose a grip that is appropriate for the gymnast’s ability level, hand size, and type of activity. There are a variety of options available in each category: Non-dowel/Dowel: gymnasts just starting out do not need dowels – as they begin to advance, dowel grips will provide a better grip on bar and rings Shape: all grips are meant to prevent rips, blisters, and calluses; straight - best for providing stability as the gymnast...
WHY USE GRIPS
While not required in artistic gymnastics, most gymnasts prefer wearing grips to taping their hands. The purpose is to provide a firm grasp and to avoid hand rips, calluses, and blisters when performing and perfecting skills on bars and rings. Leather grips cover varying degrees of the palm of the hand and come in dowel and non-dowel styles, each designed for a specific type of activity. Secured with a band at the wrist, the grip leather extends to two or three finger holes that fit to the first or second knuckle, dependent upon the type. The dowel is stitched near...
THE GIBSON LEGACY
THE GIBSON LEGACY The Gibson Athletic legacy began 45 years ago here in Colorado. Since that time, we have become the leading expert on gymnastics grips. With multiple grip styles available for every phase of the gymnast’s advancement, our assortment graduates from non-dowel Rainbow Grips (for true beginners) to Just Right Grips for those new to bars and rings, to Summit Grips for early-stage competitors. Not only do we pride ourselves in manufacturing top quality USA-made Gibson grips, but we are also the exclusive resource for world-renowned Swiss Reisport grips in North America (as well as Central and South...