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Old 07-09-2009, 08:02 PM   #1
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Default Towel made of Gi material - pullups

I saw a guy in BJJ class doing pullups with what looked like a towel made out of Gi material. It was about 18 inches wide and maybe 6 feet long. Anyone seen one of these around or on the web. I googled the crap out of it and came up with nothing. Anyone know where I can find one or atleast get bulk Gi material and make one.
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Old 07-10-2009, 10:12 AM   #2
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They are power sleeves, created by Olympic judoka and BJJ BB Rhadi Ferguson. I have a set and like em.

Hatashita Sports sells them, but it looks like their site is having problems right now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CknOHlm4L3A
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Old 07-10-2009, 02:19 PM   #3
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is it really that much of a benefit over a towel?
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Old 07-10-2009, 02:54 PM   #4
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Night and day. The sleeves are longer (6' and 10') and made of gi material, and the gripping sequences are different. If all you ever use is a regular thumb to finger grip, then a towel would be fine for you. I use a lot of thumbless grips in my game.

I don't know how large a role grip fighting plays in BJJ. It's very important in judo, and grip fatigue will be an issue as you advance through a tourney.
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