TIPS AND TRICKS

Grippitz Sizing Guide

Measure the widest part of your dominant hand.

Small

Medium

Large

Extra Large

20.5 cm     

21.5 cm     

23.5 cm     

24.5 cm      

8 inches

8.5 inches

9.2 inches

9.6 inches

Grippitz Hand Size Measurement

Using Your Grippitz Gloves

The first thing you'll need to do when you get your new Grippitz is to 'break them in'. These gloves are a bit like new boots, they'll need to be worn and flexed a few times before they mould to the shape of your hand. Also, the grippy rubber is firm when it is new, so it needs to be worked a bit so that it covers more surface area when you are pushing your chair. After you've spent a good few days wearing your gloves, you'll notice they get easier to put on and the grip improves.

Tips from Grippitz Users.

VH in the UK says cutting the thumb off the Grippitz made it easier to use the mobile phone.

 

DS in the UK pulls shirt sleeves up or down more easily and similarly uses the grippy pad to push the back of a shirt or jumper down (this is especially helpful in winter!).

 

HT in Canada does wheelchair dancing and says Grippitz are great on the dance floor and on rough terrain outdoors, especially uphills.

 

Ben in the US likes pushing for long distances to exercise, he says, Grippitz help give him a better workout, go further and now the skin on his hands is not dirty and cracked from pushing on the tyres.

If you'd like to share an idea or a comment on how you use your Grippitz, email us at grippit.cuffs@gmail.com.

Recommended Organizations

Great website for equipment that supports people with limited dexterity 

https://www.activehands.com/

Brilliant charity that offers grants to tetraplegics for specialist equipment

https://regainsportscharity.com/

Do you need to build up your wheelchair skills? Want to become more independent? Get in touch with Freedom Skills - Highly recommended

https://www.freedomwheelchairskills.co.uk/

Back Up is a life changing charity! After you've had a spinal cord injury, life seems to have changed for the worse, but Back Up can support you and help you change your life for the better! They really helped me a lot. Thank you Back Up!

https://www.backuptrust.org.uk/

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