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Why our gymnastics grips?

The Ginnasta USA team has 30+ years experience in making gymnastics grips for both men and women, wrist supports, and many other gymnastics products ~ and 60 years experience manufacturing leather goods.

Greg's knowledge of leather is unmatched in this industry and is the reason Ginnasta USA's gymnastics grip leather performs in ways other manufacturers cannot equal (please ask us about the test Cirque Du Soleil performed on our grips with outstanding results!).

Prior to founding Ginnasta USA, Greg was co-owner of Tiger Paws. He was also the pattern designer of Tiger Paw wrist supports as well as some of the best selling grips in the industry. Additionally, he developed production techniques for the manufacturing of these products.

Before making grips and wrist supports, Greg's factory produced sandals, purses, wallets, belts, gift items, home decor items, and clothing, all in leather.

Portia Perdue

Owner of Ginnasta USA

Portia has been involved with the leather industry since a very young age as Greg is her father! Greg and Portia built Ginnasta with the intent of solving the problem of grips taking too long to break-in and being uncomfortable. They even do custom work for many customers at no extra charge, and are devoted to outstanding customer service and attention to detail. 

Greg Simon

Previous co-owner of Ginnasta USA

Greg is missed! There was no one like him and we hear on a daily basis the positive impact he had on others. He truly "lived large". Sadly, he passed away in 2019 so Portia presses on without her dad, but has kept it a family business as her two grown children and uncle are part of the company.

Ginnasta's proprietary leather treatment is what make our grips uniquely competition ready in 30 minutes!