Towels max load

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Andi64
    replied
    I am 90kg and use the same €3,50 towel (cotton, 500g/m²) from HEMA for years/(1-2x/week) now and it's still in great shape. But I broke an old one before. When it starts making unhappy sounds, it's time to get a new one.

    Leave a comment:


  • CaptainCanuck
    replied
    Just like any fabric there is no one answer. Fabric strength depends on thread count, kind of like comparing nylons to denim. Generally though I have seen some pretty big guys do towel workouts, and so if what you have is ripping then it is either old or a low thread count.

    If you want to invest in it for exercise, you could probably just go buy some cheap but sturdy towels. Towels are often sold not only because they are sturdy but because they are soft. You probably don't care how soft they are, so get something cheap and sturdy.

    Leave a comment:


  • Anek
    replied
    Maybe I'm asking a stupid question but... Were you using paper towels? Because 20 seconds before tearing sounds like a paper towel, rather than a fabric towel...

    Leave a comment:


  • Azercord
    replied
    No idea for a max load but I would guess it would depend on the state of the towel. I've used the same 5-6 hand towels for years now and they are still is pretty decent condition. They have been used for towel grip stuff and never torn (I'm 78kg for reference). You may just need to aim for thicker towels.

    Leave a comment:


  • Scorpion
    started a topic Towels max load

    Towels max load

    I tried a towel grip exercise but it starts tearing part after 20 seconds.
    What is towels max load?

    Is because I should have used 2 towels?
Working...
X