Our Elite men's high bar gymnastics hand grips with three finger holes, hollow plastic dowel attached with 60 Lb. test monofilament line, and double-buckle closure. We use full grain leather made to our high standards. Available in white. Sold in pairs. We recommend the use of wristbands with these hand grips. US Glove sizing is different from grip to grip. Please make sure you're ordering the correct size for your grip! To order the Elite High Bar Bar Buckle Grips, take a measurement, in inches, from the wrist to center of the middle finger between 1st and 2nd joint.
Posted by Alice Blankenship on 4th Jan 2017
My son's coach is doubtful that the plastic string which holds the grip's dowel on will last. As the mom, I tend to agree with him, not because I know anything about grips, but because plastic in general is so short-lived, unreliable, toxic to make as well as throw into the landfill. I try to buy natural materials as much as possible, so if you have an older-school method of creating a dowel and attachment, I'd vote for that. Meanwhile, fingers crossed that this thin plastic string doesn't break.
US Glove has been producing grips with this design for over 30 years now. The plastic line is 60 lb test monofilament fishing line. This design has served many Olympic gymnasts, as well as thousands of club gymansts, very well over the past 3 decades, with no unusual reports of premature failure. Generally, the biggest risk of failure occurs if your gymnast wire brushes the line, which will also occur if they do the same for the NYLON thread used to sew in the RUBBER dowel in the other designs.
Note also that rubber and nylon are also toxic to the environment, so no environmental gains to be had there. As far as old school, this is as old as it gets.