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Men's Artistic Gymnastics
Aug 27, 2022
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I have only fought with the rolls in the grip for the high bar and always ended up using very thin leather protection grips of the inner hand. I just feel too distant from the bar and I feel that there is too much leather in my hand instead of the bar. Lately I watched the European Championships and it seemed that not one of the high bar athletes was wearing grips with rolls. Are the grips with rolls only helpful for some people? I would be very happy to hear more on that theme. I am aware of that the grips need to have the right size.
 

skschlag

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Hopefully someone can answer better than I can as I can only go off what my son used. He did use grips with dowels (is that what you mean? The thing across the top?)

I have seen people not use grips at all, or use dowel grips.
 
Aug 27, 2022
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Yes, sorry, exactly, I mean the dowels. It seemed as nobody of the European championship used grips with dowels. I read somewhere, that if you use grips without dowels, you have to sort of form the fold, which is resembling the dowel, by yourself.
 

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The dowel is a pretty important part of the grips, as it’s purpose is to improve your grip.

The dowel acts as an extension if the fingers and allows you to get a better grip on the bars, which is especially useful when you train bigger circling skills, once you develop past basics like kips. The dowel helps a lot with skills like clear hips.