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Re: knee wraps
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2014, 02:47:42 PM »
Dredging this one back up.

A few months back, Elite FTS had a wicked sale on Knee Wraps.  I picked up a set of 3m Kraits for 50% off.  I'm kicking myself, as I should have ordered another set.  As it looks, they aren't selling them in 3meter lengths any more. 

I started looking around, it's getting tough to find 3meter wraps as heavy as the Kraits are.  I came across Odin Wraps at strengthshopusa.com, and ordered up a pair of 3meter Odin's.  Came in today, and they are equal to the Kraits.  If you want a solid, cast like wrap, these are great.

I'll squat in them next week, and see how they compare when I'm under a load.
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Re: knee wraps
« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2014, 03:13:27 PM »
I'd be out of breath wrapping 3 meters on both legs.  SRS.

In for review though.  I'm fine with 2.5M wraps.  But then again I wrap my KNEES, not half my leg.   ;D
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Re: knee wraps
« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2014, 07:38:02 PM »
I read somewhere that you should always have two sets of wraps with you at a meet in case a roll gets away from you.  Makes sense especially if you are clumsy like me.  I'll order up another set of grippers before my next meet.

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Re: knee wraps
« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2014, 01:38:13 PM »
I'll give my quick review here...

Never used knee wraps prior to this year and my training partner(s) at the time convinced me it was a good idea to invest. And, of course, that made some sense to me.. as my squat was now over 225... and I felt like fucking king kong.. lol.

Soo... I purchased some knee wraps off of the 'other site' based on their review. 
DTP Knee Wraps.
Dudes & Dudettes, they have velcro on the ends. So, when your done laughing, come on back and let me fill you in on the wonders of these fine things.

They where comfortable - probably the first sign they where shit.

But, honestly they worked well for me as a beginner wrap, at least I thought so. Velcro turned to shit in a matter of weeks, first not sticking and then tearing from the wrap. So, I continued to use them, just making sure the velcro faced outward as to not scratch the shit out of my knees/legs.

Honestly though, the first couple of weeks, with the velcro sticking and working fine, they where awesome....   before they immediately turned to shit. Soft... not abrasive... lol... fuck me.

A couple of weeks ago I read a thread here about Titan Wraps, and decided to up my game and I ordered a pair of 3m titan signature gold knee wraps.

So, being more of a loner in the gym (I have one guy who I train with..), I read a bunch of posts and came to the conclusion that I may as well get longer wraps than shorter ones. I can't add more, but I can let some hang if it is too much.

This Wed they arrived, squat day, I squatted with them for my 'heavy to me sets' (365 x3, 365 x2). As Flex mentioned, it was a workout wrapping them due to the length.. and these are knee wraps.. much different than the ones I had... much different.

Light, no slippage at all, they didn't feel as though they stretched much, if at all, either. I ended up trying a new wrap technique (X over the Knee) vs the standard wrap... I liked that much better I think... the DTP wraps I don't think I had enough length to do that.

I like them, they will take some getting used to though..  night and day different.

I have no idea if I can wear them in any competition or not.. probably something I should have thought of.. too busy to think of everything though... /shrug.

Anyhow... 


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Re: knee wraps
« Reply #19 on: October 24, 2014, 02:09:39 PM »
I have no idea if I can wear them in any competition or not.. probably something I should have thought of.. too busy to think of everything though... /shrug.

Whatever fed you're competing in will have a list of legal equipment, including wraps.

Wraps with velcro are not legal in any feds that I am aware of.
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Re: knee wraps
« Reply #20 on: October 24, 2014, 02:20:25 PM »
If you've got the extra length, just clip the velcro off, and tuck it under the previous wrap.
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Re: knee wraps
« Reply #21 on: October 24, 2014, 03:41:36 PM »

Whatever fed you're competing in will have a list of legal equipment, including wraps.

Wraps with velcro are not legal in any feds that I am aware of.

New wraps without velcro, have no velcro :)

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Re: knee wraps
« Reply #22 on: October 24, 2014, 10:35:00 PM »
Lovin' the titan signature golds.  Gonna order a backup set.  :D

2.5m is all I need though.  Anymore and I'd be wore out wrapping my knees.  I get seemingly half the wrap from them over the Grippers, but as much or more rebound and support.