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Old 11-19-2007, 12:57 PM   #1
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I've got a pair of mexican style handwraps. Are these machine washable? How do you guys wash them? I've just never gotten to washing them and thought it was about time now.
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Old 11-19-2007, 01:22 PM   #2
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Excellent question. If you're talking about the Le Roy Venda Elastica brand (in the yellow plastic wrap) you are letting yourself in for a world of pain and hurt if you stick them in the washing machine. They will tie themselves into every knot known to man and if there's clothing in there as well the wraps will tie it all together.

Trust me, its not a pretty sight.

Instead, rinse them in the sink a couple of times and then roll them up tight while damp, stretching them out as you do so. This takes the elasticity out of the wraps and prevents them binding up when you put them on.
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Old 11-19-2007, 03:33 PM   #3
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Handwraps are machine washable. Just stick them in a mesh bag and throw the bag in the wash. The mesh bag keeps them from knotting. Hang 'em up to dry.

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Old 11-19-2007, 07:34 PM   #4
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never wash them-this will make our opponents run away from you
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Old 11-19-2007, 08:18 PM   #5
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never wash them-this will make our opponents run away from you
Wow thanks for all the great advice you've been posting around on the Training forum. You sir are truly a "box[ing]expert". A true gentleman and a scholar. Thank you for contributing!
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Old 11-19-2007, 08:23 PM   #6
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Old 11-20-2007, 08:06 PM   #7
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I've got a pair of mexican style handwraps. Are these machine washable? How do you guys wash them? I've just never gotten to washing them and thought it was about time now.
I just fill a sink with water, put them in there, take a shower, eat, then after a few hours get them out and hang them to dry. It takes the stretch a bit out of them, but they're still fully "functional" and smell neutral.
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Old 11-20-2007, 08:13 PM   #8
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I stick them in a sock. One wrap for one sock. Tie off the end of the sock. Works pretty well. Sometimes it takes a couple washes, if you're like me and let them go a really really long time without washing them.
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Old 11-20-2007, 08:55 PM   #9
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I just fill a sink with water, put them in there, take a shower, eat, then after a few hours get them out and hang them to dry. It takes the stretch a bit out of them, but they're still fully "functional" and smell neutral.
That's what I'm worried about most. Is there a way to clean them without them losing their elasticity?
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Old 11-20-2007, 09:16 PM   #10
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wtf @ this thread? I just throw them in with the rest and they come out clean. Do you people smell your wraps before each punch or something?
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Old 11-20-2007, 10:28 PM   #11
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mesh bag
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Old 11-20-2007, 11:12 PM   #12
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Old 11-20-2007, 11:14 PM   #13
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