The female gymnast wears grips when working on the uneven bars to enhance her grip on the apparatus and to reduce friction that can cause painful blisters and rips. By the time your gymnast is starting to work on bar skills, she’ll benefit from a pair of beginner grips, and will also have an easier time adjusting to more advanced grips later on. When she advances to gymnastics skills like front and back giants, the potential for rips is greatly reduced by wearing dowel grips. The dowel also provides a kind of a clamp on the bar, which makes it easier for the gymnast to hold on, especially if her hands don’t go all the way around the bar. Every team gymnast needs a great pair of grips and My Sporty Girl carries an extensive selection to choose from. Our grips are available in many sizes and styles, such as palm grips or dowels, Velcro or buckle grips, to accommodate your needs and preferences.