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01-21-2010, 10:11 PM #1
weight lifting powder=grip powder?
I remember reading somewhere that you can use weight lifting powder on your hands and grip as a substitute for grip powder... how effective is this?
01-21-2010, 10:41 PM #2
If I'm not wrong, the Karakal Grip Powder (which I know a lot of people use for badminton) is also designed for use with weight lifting and gymnastics.
01-21-2010, 11:01 PM #3
are those just chalk?
01-21-2010, 11:26 PM #4
I bought two blocks of power from local Gym Kids center before. It's OK. But I found the Prince Grip Plus lotion is most effective and easy to carry and use.
01-21-2010, 11:27 PM #5
01-22-2010, 06:33 PM #6
sorry, i should clarify, I'm using weightlifting CHALK
so should i be looking for gymnastic powder? or just buy the badminton stuff?
i'm looking for an inexpensive option, and since i have chalk, i was thinking it's substitutable?
01-22-2010, 08:02 PM #7
b.leung, if you already have the chalk, why not try it out?
01-22-2010, 08:03 PM #8
The Karakal multipurpose grip powder (which actually has a picture of a badminton racquet on the bottle) is pretty cheap and works awesome for increasing tackiness. The only problem I have with it is that if it mixes with your sweat it will harden into a messy goo which ruins my towel grip very often.
01-22-2010, 08:57 PM #9
i use a karakal nano 60 over grip
will the lifting chalk ruin it?
that is my main concern
01-23-2010, 08:45 AM #10
I use something called "Mighty Grip", which stresses on the bottle that it is NOT simply chalk, and it works really well - I can almost turn my hand over and open it without the racket falling out. The odd wipe of the grip with acetone/rubbing alcohol gets rid of any residue after a session.
01-23-2010, 08:42 PM #11
Will peroxide ruin the grip
though i should know since I'm a biochemistry major
02-28-2010, 05:29 AM #12
I've tested weight lifting chalk. It works fine for grip, but turns into something that looks like cement when it mixes with your sweat and dryes. That's a big minus if you use towelgrip. Feels like griping a piece of tarmac next training session.
It also dryes out your skin.
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