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Old 01-25-2009
Deepbluetackle Deepbluetackle is offline
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Hi all:
Saw a few fellow swimmers using Swim Gloves. What's the purpose of using them? Thankx
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Old 01-25-2009
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Do you mean Fist GlovesŪ? Or those webbed things?
Fist Gloves take your hands out of the equation so that you are forced to learn to catch with a high elbow, using your whole forearm. Webbed gloves just give you bigger hands, so you might end up reinforcing bad technique.
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Old 01-26-2009
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Webbed glove I meant. Thankx. But what's the purpose of using them?
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Old 01-27-2009
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I think they're supposed to do the same thing as regular paddles, increasing resistance. It's from the "muscle your way through the water" school of thought. I mostly see the aquasize ladies using them to get more of a workout from the deep water aerobics classes, which is probably fine.
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Old 01-27-2009
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Thankx Rhoda.
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