Is Chalk Or Grip Tape Enough?
If you do anything that requires a secure grip you already know all too well that sweaty hands and moisture are the enemy. Whether you’re dealing with heat and humidity or sweating under pressure, you’re not going to maintain your grip until you can control the moisture.
For most people, the first line of defense often comes in the form of grip tape or chalk.
In the gym, grip tape is used to keep your hands protected during high-intensity training. The coverage helps reduce friction and prevent painful skin injuries.
On your racquet, overgrip tape is designed to increase padding and improve grip. While some tapes may even promise to reduce perspiration, be resistant to sweat, or repel water the simple truth is that they’re not designed to hold up under prolonged exposure to sweat or moisture. The result? You lose your grip or even worse, you end up with blisters given the large amount of friction created.
You can find everyone from weightlifters, to cross-fitters, gymnasts, and rock climbers using chalk to dry their hands and improve their grip. The right amount of chalk is imperative to ensure proper friction reduction. Re-applying chalk during activity isn’t always convenient. And, in many cases, chalk can cause extreme dryness. Studies have shown that too much chalk can cause build-up and have the adverse effect of creating a slippery layer.
While chalk and grip tape serve an important purpose of reducing friction, neither is ideal for also keeping fingers and hands sweat and moisture free.
The Winning Combination
Designed specifically to prevent sweating and repel moisture, GripShield® works instantly to dry your hands, keep them dry – not sticky or greasy — and will not rub off. GripShield creates a moisture barrier to improve grip and enhance your performance.
Used alone or in combination with grip tape or chalk, GripShield delivers the dry grip essential to compete and succeed in humidity and is perfect to be used by anyone whose performance is adversely affected by sweaty, wet hands from perspiration. GripShield can even be used inside of gloves. It’s ideal for golf, tennis, gymnastics, climbing, weight lifting, cross-fit, baseball, football, and more!
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