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Sam B

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What do you think is better?

For example:

Thick grips = Odi Rouge
Thin grips = Odi Ruffian

I'm trying to think if your hand having to grip a larger diameter means you need more force to grip it, thus more arm pump...

Thanks
« Last Edit: Jul 17, 2012, 09:50 by Sam B »
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Re: Thick or Thin Grips Better for Arm Pump?
« Reply #1 on: Jul 16, 2012, 18:50 »
i prefer to use the superstar excel grips much more comfortable over all sorts of terrain

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Re: Thick or Thin Grips Better for Arm Pump?
« Reply #2 on: Jul 16, 2012, 19:33 »
Agreed Superstar Excel grips offer the best control with least fatigue. And cheap!

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Re: Thick or Thin Grips Better for Arm Pump in the Alps?
« Reply #3 on: Jul 17, 2012, 21:44 »
I've got shovel hands and use lock on Oury's - pretty much the widest grips I've found so far..

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Re: Thick or Thin Grips Better for Arm Pump in the Alps?
« Reply #4 on: Nov 15, 2012, 22:22 »
oury for the win i have used these grips for 7 yrs and they are amazing
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Re: Thick or Thin Grips Better for Arm Pump in the Alps?
« Reply #5 on: Nov 15, 2012, 22:40 »
I used ruffians for years in the alps. I fitted ourys last year and now its all I use

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Re: Thick or Thin Grips Better for Arm Pump in the Alps?
« Reply #6 on: Nov 15, 2012, 23:52 »
For arm pump (and actually broken bone recovery).
I have found these simple exercises very good.

When you first do them you might be amazed at how little you can do, but like any exercise, it soon gets easier, then arm pump disappears or almost disappears.

Bonus is, these exercises are free.  ;D



http://www.carpal-tunnel-symptoms.com/tendon-glide-exercises.html

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Re: Thick or Thin Grips Better for Arm Pump in the Alps?
« Reply #7 on: Jan 04, 2013, 19:19 »
thicker grips for arm pump. Definitely helped me. I like odi rogues but everyones using those ourys. I used odi ruffian mx last year and didn't suffer at all. I think suspension set up is far more to blame for that tho...

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Re: Thick or Thin Grips Better for Arm Pump in the Alps?
« Reply #8 on: Jan 05, 2013, 09:25 »
For arm pump (and actually broken bone recovery).
I have found these simple exercises very good.

When you first do them you might be amazed at how little you can do, but like any exercise, it soon gets easier, then arm pump disappears or almost disappears.

Bonus is, these exercises are free.  ;D



http://www.carpal-tunnel-symptoms.com/tendon-glide-exercises.html

THIS!

I have a bad habit of breaking my left hand and do the above every day.

Also, I found that the ESI Grips works really well too (but don't last long)


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