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The Importance of a Tight Pole Grip


Just for general purposes I thought of a little brain storming exercise.  I know GhostGrip can be used for a lot of different things from sports, to working with hand tools, to competitive shooting and playing your favorite video games on Wii, XBox 360, PS3, etc...  Then I thought, what about people that use poles.  Who uses a pole.  Let's see, fishermen, pole dancers, fireman, gymnasts, serious karaoke people (I've seen it done, jus sayin), pole vaulters, javelin throwers, martial artists, ninjas, and construction workers.  


 We Know Who Needs to Increase Overall Grip, but Why?


That's all I could brainstorm for now, besides one group of professonals I won't mention.  So why do these people need good pole grip.  A fisherman would need good pole grip just in case he gets surprised by the big kahuna.  It would be a shame if a trophy fish and an expensive pole and real got away due to sweaty hands.  What about pole dancers?  It looks like pole dancing is not only a form of art these days, but it's also a fitness trend.  I'd imagine that a set of dry hands would not only help you in not getting a concussion but also save your hands from some nasty blisters, ouch.  Speaking of pole dancers, I was watching a special on the Discovery Channel the other night, and believe it or not, firemen still slide down poles to get to the firetruck. 

I don't kow if pole dancing is an official form of gymnastics or not, but it should be.  However, although I don't know any of the official names off the top of my head, I'm sure there's some pole gripping going on in gymnastics somewhere.  Which brings us to our other two olympic sports.  A pole vaulter obviously needs good pole grip is s/he wants to clear the bar.  I'm sure the slightest slip for them could spell not only a failed attempt but danger.  How about javelin throwers.  I'd say the javelin pretty much qualifies as a pole when it comes to pole grip.  The better the grip the better the throw.  Which leaves us with our last two categories.


Serious Karaoke and Contruction Workers and Grip


I had to put these two in a category all their own.  Why?  Well, because these last two out of the list have other people at stake if their grip on the pole fails.  I know, firemen may fit this category, but they are in the immediate vacinity of professional first aid should their pole grip fail.  Serious Karaoke often takes place in a bar, where people have been drinking, so slipping on a pole here will draw laughs not medical attention.  Not only that, if your pole grip fails during your Karaoke routine, you'll disappoint your friends, not good.  Construction workers need good pole grip too because their mishandling of a pole could cause a safety hazard.  Not only are all the other construction workers interdependent, no body wants their roof to collapse 10 years later because the dude installing the support beam slipped up and put just a little to the left.  That goes the same for plumbers and natural gas, who handle a lot of pipes or poles, whatever you wanna call them.


Conclusion on Pole Grip


If throughout your day at some point you need to handle a pole, make sure  you get a good grip on the pole by using GhostGrip.




Football Grip No Glove or Inside Glove



There are several positions, if not all, that a football player would require a good grip.  Why is grip key to playing football?  To begin with, not only is grip required for football players who handle the football, what about those that don’t?  Grip in football is necessary for a variety of reasons. 


Linemen Need Football Grip


Let’s start with linemen.  It’s necessary for them to have good grip even though they rarely handle the football.  The  need a nice dry grip to be able to tackle effectively and also to manipulate the opposition.  I’m sure a lineman wouldn’t be too happy having a running back slip past them due to sweaty hands.  That being said, sweaty hands can happen if your hands are not gloves as well as if your hands were inside a glove.  Maybe even more so if your hands are inside a glove. 

 Receivers and Defensive Backs Need Football Grip


Which brings me to receivers and defensive backs.  These are two of the most prominent positions in football when it comes to needing to have a good grip inside a glove.  These are very active positions on the football field.  For this reason, these guys can have issues with sweaty hands inside their gloves.  Two of the most important positions in the game because of the fact that they are involved in catching a football that is passed through the air by the quarter back.  I’m sure receivers and defensive backs have dropped a few footballs before due to sweaty hands, bare or inside of a glove.

 Quartbacks and Football Grip


Quarterbacks are one of if not the most important position on the field.  They direct and move the offense of a football team and constantly handle the football.  They will either hand the football off to the running back or pass the football to a receiver.  It is very important that the quarter back have a nice football grip to avoid turning the football over by fumbling a snap, muffing a handoff, or throwing an errant pass.


Running Backs and Fullbacks Need Strong Grip                  


These two offensive positions are required to run the ball and catch the ball.  For this reason you will often see running backs with gloved hands.  It is important for these positions to have a good grip on the football to avoid turning the ball over.  Like receivers, I believe running backs and full backs would appreciate a nice dry hand grip inside of their football gloves.

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