Beginner & Introductory Handguards
This section of the site is specially to assist beginner and intermediate gymnasts find the right Handguards (also known as "grips") for them. At this level we have Palm Guards (Basic and Pro) and Manique Mini Handguards.
Palm Guards are an excellent introduction to gymnastics grips for beginners. They offer great hand protection to young emerging gymnasts who are starting out. These grips are not suitable for more advanced gymnasts, but they're a great starting point.
Manique Unique Minis are a brilliant beginner/intermediate handguard that offers the style and form of an Advanced Guard, but with our special Grey Comfort Leather (really soft). These handguards are a brilliant point to move onto Manique Advanced Guards from.
Some gymnasts move from Palm Guards to Minis to Advanced Guards...
Some start on Minis and move to Advanced Guards...
and some go straight from Palm Guards to Advanced Guards.
Your coach will be happy to help you choose the most suitable handguards for you, as well as help you choose the correct size. We do have sizing guides in the images on each product and we also have a Free Finger & Hand Sizer you can order. Without any doubt, the best method to measure your hands is with a Manique Sizing Set, designed for your coach to use in the gym. We're also happy to help with any queries you might have, here.