Stretching cloth sparring gear

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  1. ghlong

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    I recently bought myself and my sons new cloth hand/arm pads and the elastic in them is really tight. I can get mine on fine but my children are having a hard time with theirs. Once they get them on, they're fine (right length, etc). Any advice on how to stretch them out?

    Thanks for your help!
     
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    that's just the way it is. they'll stretch over time, don't try to pre-stretch them or they won't last as long. good luck,

    jf
     
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    I know, but try explaining that to a 9- and a 7-year-old who are getting frustrated while trying to get their gear on and don't want to miss out on any sparring :tantrum:.

    Thanks!
     
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    If they are cloth, try washing them to soften up the elastic part. Either that, or the size may be a bit small for them. I've only really used the cloth shin guards, and at first do fit snug then over time loosen up. However, it could also be the quality of the material itself.
     
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    You can always roll them up like a pair of sock and that will help stretch them out.
     

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