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Aug 15, 2012
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Anybody know what gloves he is wearing?

coop
From Glenwood Springs, CO
Joined Jan 25, 2005
550 points
Aug 15, 2012
Those look like the Singing Rock version of the hand jammie. John Wilder
From Las Vegas, NV
Joined Feb 1, 2004
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Aug 15, 2012
Probably these...

ocun.cz/en/products/technical-...
Damien Brickpack
From Park City, UT
Joined Jul 21, 2011
30 points
Aug 15, 2012
Hey, that's Apron Strings. On my to-do list.

And those things look crazy lame. Can't handle a hand jam, seriously?

OK Buttercup.
Mark Roberts
From Vancouver, BC
Joined Oct 13, 2009
988 points
Aug 15, 2012
Step 1. Pull up your skirt.
Step 2. Tape up, like a real man. :)
Bob Dobalina
Joined Jun 2, 2009
178 points
Aug 15, 2012
Bob Dobalina wrote:
Step 1. Pull up your skirt. Step 2. Tape up, like a real man. :)


Pretty sure the real men don't use tape.
Dustin Drake
Joined Feb 12, 2012
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Aug 15, 2012
Russ
Either (HandJammies or tape) are like having only one nut, and that one nut is shaved. Fun oddity for the ladies, sorta neat for flashing your bro's in bars, but definitely not something a man would do long term. Russ Walling
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Aug 15, 2012
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Jay Willis wrote:
Rubber gloves certainly don't look as cool as tapeing up, but that's not the point. It's not that tape doesn't work or that these make jamming easier. The reason people buy these gloves is so that they don't have to go through endless rolls of tape. Also useful if just doing a single pitch of jamming.


I think the reason people buy these is they don't know better...

Endless rolls of tape? I reuse my tape gloves, they last me many pitches (about 6 months?) and I can throw them on for single pitches without taping the wrists if I just want them for one pitch.
David Appelhans
From Medford, MA
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Aug 15, 2012
FA of The Great Potato (a.k.a. Mt. Ore Ida), Withi...
Dave Birkbeck wrote:

Agreed, looks like Ocuns. I've climbed cracks without tape, with tape, with hand jammiesŪ and with the Ocuns. As far as crack gloves go, the Ocuns are my favorite. Low profile and the closest thing to taping up but much faster and, in the long run, likely cheaper than all the rolls of tape one might go through in their life.

David Appelhans wrote:
I think the reason people buy these is they don't know better... Endless rolls of tape? I reuse my tape gloves, they last me many pitches (about 6 months?) and I can throw them on for single pitches without taping the wrists if I just want them for one pitch.

I don't agree. I "know better" and still will use crack gloves from time to time. (As well as reuse my tape gloves for many sessions.)
Tape up or use crack gloves. Effectually the two options are identical--reduce skin loss and reduce discomfort.
Jason Halladay
From Los Alamos, NM
Joined Oct 19, 2005
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Aug 16, 2012
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Jason Halladay wrote:
I don't agree. I "know better" and still will use crack gloves from time to time. (As well as reuse my tape gloves for many sessions.) Tape up or use crack gloves. Effectually the two options are identical--reduce skin loss and reduce discomfort.


Fair enough.
David Appelhans
From Medford, MA
Joined Nov 11, 2007
350 points
Aug 16, 2012
officer friendly
Russ Walling wrote:
Either (HandJammies or tape) are like having only one nut, and that one nut is shaved. Fun oddity for ladies, sorta neat for flashing your bro's in bars, but definitely not something a man would do long term.


Dustin Drake wrote:
Pretty sure the real men don't use tape.


truth. tape is for covering cuts
mt.wilson
From Denver
Joined Jun 8, 2009
64 points
Aug 16, 2012
Indian Creek Climbing
Anyone know where I can buy a size large in the US?

Dave Birkbeck wrote:
coop
From Glenwood Springs, CO
Joined Jan 25, 2005
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Aug 16, 2012
Me and the offspring walking back to the car after...
I had a pair of Hand Jammies and the rubber shredded on them on the fifth or sixth use. Completely ripped away from the suede like it was paper. I'm a tape guy now. Anyone else ever had this happen? Seems like a good idea in theory considering how much tape costs, but my only experience was a negative one and I was left feeling like I got ripped off for 30 bucks.

Are there notable differences between these different products?
Jake Jones
From Richmond, VA
Joined Jul 30, 2011
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Aug 16, 2012
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Tea
Joined Feb 10, 2006
444 points
Aug 16, 2012
A buddy of mine had a pair that lasted all of 1 climb before they
tore apart. Go back and buy that tape, you can make gloves that last for days. . .
Steve Williams
From Denver, CO
Joined Jul 15, 2005
61 points
Aug 16, 2012
Eiger summit
Yeah...and sticky rubber climbing shoes are for girly-men. Real men where hobnail boots.

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Brian
From North Kingstown, RI
Joined Sep 27, 2001
670 points
Aug 16, 2012
Dustin Drake wrote:
Pretty sure the real men don't use tape.


I used to think I was manly but passing on the tape. then one random night I ended up drinking with Jim Bridwell at a friends house. He noticed my hands were shredded and asked about them, I told him I was working a roof crack. He asked me if I had ever heard of tape...
sfotex
From Sandy, UT
Joined Jul 14, 2007
172 points
Aug 16, 2012
Tea wrote:


+1
Dave-o
From Boulder,CO
Joined Jan 29, 2006
18 points
Aug 16, 2012
no
Can I use those when wanking it? If so, will they prevent chaffing? Sir Spanxalot
Joined Aug 7, 2012
5 points
Aug 16, 2012
Magic Ed
I still have, and use, a pair of Dave Crawford's original Spider Mitts.

Way better than hassling with tape.
Ed Wright
Joined May 14, 2006
332 points
Administrator
Aug 16, 2012
A Very Not Snowy Christmas...
Ed Wright wrote:
I still have, and use, a pair of Dave Crawford's original Spider Mitts. Way better than hassling with tape.


Spider mitts?

spider mittens?
spider mittens?
Morgan Patterson
Joined Oct 13, 2009
8,423 points
Aug 16, 2012
My navigator keeps me from getting lost
Dave Birkbeck wrote:


Note the web site description: "Technical Aids"
Crag Dweller
From New York, NY
Joined Jul 17, 2006
274 points
Aug 16, 2012
Colonel Mustard
Men who tape probably also use condoms. Colonel Mustard
Joined Sep 13, 2005
1,382 points
Aug 16, 2012
The Cathedral Spires in RMNP, left to right: Stile...
Colonel Mustard wrote:
Men who tape probably also use condoms.


Then what do men who use "jammies" for climbing use for "safe" sex?
Marc H
From Lafayette, CO
Joined May 10, 2007
280 points
Administrator
Aug 16, 2012
Me and the offspring walking back to the car after...
Colonel Mustard wrote:
Men who tape probably also use condoms.


Yes. So they don't get the Technical Aids.
Jake Jones
From Richmond, VA
Joined Jul 30, 2011
1,147 points
Aug 16, 2012
No "Glove"...No Love... Damien Brickpack
From Park City, UT
Joined Jul 21, 2011
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