WAG Hand "adjustment" issues on uneven bars..?

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Dec 18, 2012
Ever since the beginning of spring, I have started to develop issues about how my hand placement is when I do skills (especially kips) on bars. I do not know if this is just a personal problem that I am having, but I'm trying to find somebody who can help/relate?
For example, my grips (no dowell's) have to be at a specific placement when I do skills. I was never very picky about this since recently. When my grips aren't around the bar the way I like it, I can not do the skill. This has been becoming more and more common.. Which is obviously effecting my gymnastics.
I am not sure if the grips are starting to ware out, or if I am just being too picky about this but any tips/advice would be helpful?
Speaking of grips, I tried dowell's recently and I am not so sure about them. They were nice, but I feel as if they would take awhile to adjust in to. So overall, any hand placements/grip advice, etc would be nice! Thank you


Proud Parent
Mar 11, 2014
Since you are having some grip/hand placement issues maybe it is time to switch to dowels. Though, do give yourself time to adjust.


Proud Parent
Club Owner / Manager
Sep 4, 2011
How long have you had those grips, what level are you, what skills are you working on, how old/how big are your hands? Sounds like it may be time for new grips.
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