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Cutting Wraps
« on: January 05, 2016, 03:16:35 PM »
Well, title, pretty much that, anyone done it?

I have 3M wraps and per USPA, they only allow 2.5, so I need to either buy new wraps or cut my current ones.  It seems kind of silly to spend $50 on new wraps if I can easily cut my current ones. Anyone ever tried this? Is it easy? I'm sure the cutting part it easy, but how about sewing the ends so they don't fray to hell
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Re: Cutting Wraps
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2016, 03:25:50 PM »
I've never had to cut wraps, but at the store, we carry a line of inexpensive wraps that are made locally. The guy who makes them, uses a hot knife to cut through them, thus sealing the ends shut. I tell every one that buys a pair to take a lighter to the ends, melt it slightly, and squish it, as that will take any sharp edge away.

Now, in your case, I think I'd go buy a new pair.  If you try to cut the 3m down, and fubar them, you're buying another pair anyways, and you'll be buying the 2.5m ones.  If you succeed and cut the 3's down, you've only got the one pair of hacked 2.5 m wraps, which you'll use in ever competition.
With them being hacked down, they'll not last as long and in a year, you'll be buying a new pair.

I think you're much better off picking up a set of these:
https://www.strengthshopusa.com/sleeves-wraps-straps/knee-wraps/thor-knee-wraps.html

at $36 for the 2.5m length.  You can go with the Odin Wraps (brutally strong, Flex and I use them), but the Thor wraps are a bit softer.

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Re: Cutting Wraps
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2016, 03:39:15 PM »
Great points Der
I currently use Kraits and love them, any idea how the Odin's compare?
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Re: Cutting Wraps
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2016, 03:56:27 PM »
I agree with Alex; just got buy new ones.  I think if you cut them they'll fray and lose their integrity.

I have the ODIN wraps right now and they are the shit.  Alex can confirm.  I've had them well over a year and they are juts as stiff as when I bought them.  It's a workout and a half just wrapping but it feels like my knees are in a cast.
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Re: Cutting Wraps
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2016, 04:14:09 PM »
Great points Der
I currently use Kraits and love them, any idea how the Odin's compare?
Identical. I have 3m Kraits and 3m Odin's. They feel exactly the same.
Pick up the 2.5m Odin's and you'll be very happy with them.

I recently picked up a new set of wraps, as I know the guy who designed them.  Bert Underwood (Fort Meyers, Florida).
He been using the RPG3 prototypes on his way to a 1000lb Squat.  It's a presale, and they're not available for another month or so. 
http://weightpilegym.com/gear.html

He was the one who pointed me to Kraits, and then the Odin's.  He says that his RPG3's will be more solid than Kraits, I believe him.
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Re: Cutting Wraps
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2016, 04:31:34 PM »
Awesome, thanks guys.  I do have a couple months, so I may pick up the RPG3
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