MMA Ankle support

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  1. GreatDeceiver

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    MT Crew, this is a question for you. I'm looking at picking up a pair, what do you think are my chances of finding ankle supports at a sporting goods/martial arts supply store? I feel like this is a specialized item but I would prefer not to order them online considering it's such a small order and the shipping will probably double my price.

    Do you wear em and if so where'd you pick those suckers up?
     
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    any sporting goods store will have ankle support.

    I want those crazy long ones that Aerts wears.
     
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    Really? So even like a Dick's? Thanks dawg.
     
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    Yeah. I use neoprene ones when I train. I don't like the traditional thai style ones, but that is all going to be a matter of preference.
     
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    What differences did you notice between the two?
     
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    I suggest taping your ankles if you're actually looking for good support.
     
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    I use the neoprene ones and I use hand wraps as well. Most mt guys I know do the same thing. They wrap up their ankle using the hand wrap and then they put the neoprene cover over it. Works really well
     
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    Hmm taping huh. Interesting, I might just try that out. Thanks fellas.
     
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    you get ALOT of support if you wrap it properly Im sure you can find a site that can give you some ideas out there. If you tape it with a hand wrap the only problem is it will start slipping off and thats where the neo prene ankle wrap comes in. Throw that over it and everything will feel GREAT
     
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    I cant stand those things and am fairly certain they do virtually nothing.
     
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    Really? They seem to be pretty common, would you suggest just taping up your ankles instead like previously mentioned then? Or nothing and just go with it?
     
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    i'm kind of in the same boat, but then again i don't have any ankle problems. i can't stand feeling the slightest bit inhibited in my movement in my legs.

    i have some friends that love them though. i guess depending on what the problem is just the compression can help.
     
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    I don't have any problems, I just want to avoid them if at all possible. I've had some wtf moments especially throwing my left leg lately with my ankle so I figured if I could hang on the safe side then why not? I dunno how to describe it but I've stepped back on my left leg after the kick and have felt some sharp pain momentarily, doesn't linger though. I think it may be the way I've thrown that kick a few times, with my foot too relaxed or something :o
     
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    I am the exact same way. I cant stand training with grappling shorts, even my thai shorts need to be short as fuck or have those little slits on the sides.


    IMO, those ankle things actually take away a lot of the pain you get when you kick the bag. You dont get that sting from contact, which IMO will just be detrimental later.

    If you have ankle problems you should be taping your ankles.
     
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    dont waste your money then.
     

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