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Old 06-06-2006, 11:00 PM
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How do gymnasts avoid wedgies and cameltoe?

You know you've wondered.
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Old 06-06-2006, 11:29 PM
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You know you've wondered.
I don't thing they're avoided as much as it is an accepted occupational hazard.
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Old 06-06-2006, 11:31 PM
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Spray adhesive.
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Old 06-06-2006, 11:35 PM
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Spray adhesive.
I accept that as an answer to the wedgie portion of my question. However, as a chick, I'm thinking it's not a likely solution for the cameltoe issue.
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Old 06-06-2006, 11:39 PM
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Those leotards always looked to me to be padded in the crotchal area. That would prevent camel-toe as well as cutting down on impact during beam exercises.
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Old 06-06-2006, 11:48 PM
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Fun fact that I heard but can't back up after way too much googling: it's against the rules to "adjust" in mid-performance.
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Old 06-06-2006, 11:51 PM
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I accept that as an answer to the wedgie portion of my question. However, as a chick, I'm thinking it's not a likely solution for the cameltoe issue.

I once dated a gymnast. That is the answer she gave me. Though I am male, and as such have a tendancy to stop listening before people stop talking... I may have missed a detail or two.
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Old 06-06-2006, 11:52 PM
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I found the adhesive! Still no clue about the cameltoe.
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Old 06-06-2006, 11:56 PM
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Those leotards always looked to me to be padded in the crotchal area. That would prevent camel-toe as well as cutting down on impact during beam exercises.
See? You wondered too! I've been through a bunch of leotard sites with no mention of padding and I can't find padded underwear either. Maybe it's one of those things you have to be "in the family" before they let you in on the secret padded underwear manufacturer.
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Old 06-07-2006, 12:01 AM
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Fun fact that I heard but can't back up after way too much googling: it's against the rules to "adjust" in mid-performance.
Well, of course. Difficulty is low and execution sucks.
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Old 06-07-2006, 12:03 AM
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I once dated a gymnast.
You lucky dog.
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Old 06-07-2006, 12:14 AM
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You lucky dog.

Oh yes, I know. I was there. She was also a cheerleader, and a stripper.

Anyway...enough about my exploits.
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Old 06-07-2006, 12:28 AM
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Must... Fight.. Urge.. To... Google image....Gymnast + Camel toe...


Awe who am I kidding....


Off to google I go.
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Old 06-07-2006, 01:21 AM
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Fun fact that I heard but can't back up after way too much googling: it's against the rules to "adjust" in mid-performance.
That might be what the Sticky Buns Kit website (the one CrashBamSplat! linked to) is talking about when they say this:

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Gymnasts the world over are plagued by wedgies. Happening at meets everywhere is the dilemma of wheather to take the deduction. Sticky Buns liquid adhesive and sticky strap adhesive tape help to solve this problem.
Maybe the "dilemma" is the choice between finishing your routine with a big wedgie or losing points by trying to pick the leotard out of your buttcrack.
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Old 06-07-2006, 07:09 AM
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This could be avoided by doing it nude.









I'll be in my bunk.
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Old 06-07-2006, 07:19 AM
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Cathy Rigby was an advocate of nude gymnastics at one point. In the August 21, 1972 Sports Illustrated magazine she had her pic on the balance beam nude. Then, she started selling maxipads.
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Old 06-07-2006, 09:04 AM
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Oh yes, I know. I was there. She was also a cheerleader, and a stripper.
Jackpot!!
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Old 06-07-2006, 09:09 AM
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Did her father own a liquor store? That would be the Progressive.
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Old 06-07-2006, 09:12 AM
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Did her father own a liquor store? That would be the Progressive.
I was wondering if she had a twin. Now that would be awesome.
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Old 06-07-2006, 09:13 AM
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How do gymnasts avoid wedgies and cameltoe?
According to certain websites... they don't.
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Old 06-07-2006, 09:15 AM
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From Bob Scene's post:
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Gymnasts the world over are plagued by wedgies. Happening at meets everywhere is the dilemma of wheather to take the deduction. Sticky Buns liquid adhesive and sticky strap adhesive tape help to solve this problem.
This here is your answer I'll bet. Accounts for that "padded" look as well as the disproportionately high merkin purchases among female gymnasts.
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Old 06-07-2006, 09:20 AM
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Must... Fight.. Urge.. To... Google image....Gymnast + Camel toe...


Awe who am I kidding....


Off to google I go.
And that was the last we heard from SHAKES that day......
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Old 06-07-2006, 09:53 AM
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I once dated a gymnast. That is the answer she gave me. Though I am male, and as such have a tendancy to stop listening before people stop talking...
...even about THIS??!?! Honest, guy, we ain't exactly dealing with fashion frou-frou here. This is a topic of intimate interest to most males.
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Old 06-07-2006, 09:54 AM
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I found the adhesive! Still no clue about the cameltoe.

Ok, nevermind my stunning lack of physical endurance and co-ordination, but that right there would be enough to keep me out of professional gymnastics. I'd either have to shave my ass or painfully pull out the hairs every time I applied the adhesive.
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Old 06-07-2006, 09:56 AM
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Jackpot!!
Don't you mean "hat trick"?
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Old 06-07-2006, 09:56 AM
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Oh yes, I know. I was there. She was also a cheerleader, and a stripper.

Anyway...enough about my exploits.
Too late. When the revolution comes, you'll be first against the wall. Karma, dude.



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Old 06-07-2006, 10:46 AM
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How do gymnasts avoid wedgies and cameltoe?
Getting them... or running into them?

Alex, I'll take Obstacle Courses We'd Like To See for a thousand, please.
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Old 06-07-2006, 11:36 AM
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Dammit. I googled and found this.

Beh. First time I am trying to post a link. Hope it works.
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Old 06-07-2006, 11:42 AM
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Hm. There goes my tame theory.
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Old 06-07-2006, 11:43 AM
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tape theory.
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Old 06-07-2006, 11:51 AM
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It was a relatively tame theory as well.
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Old 06-07-2006, 12:49 PM
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Huh. Never thought about it, really, and had tons of responses, but after applying a little more thought, none of them might be right.

First off, I'm not a gymnast. However, I danced for a number of years, and so wore many a leotard.

First off, I'm guessing that properly fitting leotards won't have too much of a cameltoe issue, regardless of all the moving around. I think that cameltoe would only be an issue with leotards that were too small. But a too small leotard would be too restrictive and uncomfortable anyway, so likely you'd buy a new one before it got to be too much of a problem.

Wedgies I can see - that would be a problem. Apparently the adhesive takes care of it. However, I'd think that the gymnasts would have "don't adjust the costume while performing!" (especially if it's a deduction) drilled into their heads so strongly that there's no way they'd even think of trying (I'm only a dancer, and it was certainly drilled into mine. So much so that I always comment on it when I see it somewhere else, regardless of venue). I'd think anyone over 10 would be used to enduring discomfort for a short period of time until they could adjust things. I'd also guess that while performing, they'd be so focused that they might not notice a wedgie.

But what do I know? As a dancer, I almost always wore tights under my leotard, negating the possibilities of cameltoes (and wedgies, mostly, depending on cut). And unitards don't seem to have the problems due to the continuation of the fabric down the leg. Maybe that's the solution - wear bike shorts or some such under the leotard, or wear a unitard. However, I don't know if either is allowed.
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Old 06-07-2006, 01:07 PM
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Could it be something more fundamental, like body-fat percentage? Someone very lean and muscular may be a lot less prone to the nips and tucks of fabric that afflict the puffier general population.
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Old 06-07-2006, 03:22 PM
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Alright people.

I AM a gymnast (well, not now, but when I was younger).

Wedgie you just accept as a given - you resist the urge to pick it out - frankly, you're so torked up that you don't really notice it's there.

Cameltoe - assuming you buy a suit that fits, this just doesn't happen. Not only did it never happen to me, I never had a friend or competitor that it happened to either.

If your suit is too small, that's a whole other story.

And yes I'm aware that there are photos out there of "gymnasts" with cameltoe. However, the one I'm thinking of, the girl has her legs behind her head. While I can do that (to this very day), it's not actually an accepted gymnastic move and would not be awarded points in competition. Not even style points.
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Old 06-07-2006, 03:26 PM
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Oh - and there's no padding in the crotch of a gymnastic outfit. You wear underwear and that's about it.

When you're landing on the balance beam on your crotch, your muscles are tensed so you're not exactly slamming into it.
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Old 06-07-2006, 03:32 PM
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Don't you mean "hat trick"?
Trifecta.
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Old 06-07-2006, 03:34 PM
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I've been waiting my whole Dope career for this moment:

My 1,000th post (above) was in a thread about wedgies and cameltoe.
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Old 06-07-2006, 04:26 PM
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While I can do that (to this very day)
How YOU doin?
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Old 06-07-2006, 04:50 PM
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And may I point out that the most extreme examples of camel-toe are from garments like pants, or shorts, that have a seam up the middle of the crotch that, when worn too tight will create the toe effect. A leotard has no such seam up the middle.
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Old 06-07-2006, 04:53 PM
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How YOU doin?
Ask me how many times I've heard THAT...

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Old 06-07-2006, 05:23 PM
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This could be avoided by doing it nude.
mmm... Corina Ungureanu...
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Old 06-07-2006, 05:37 PM
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This could be avoided by doing it nude.
Too bad most gymnasts are under age.
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Old 06-07-2006, 05:43 PM
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I bet Gabe was talking about the Romanian gymnasts who did a nude spread a few years back. They were...of age.
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Old 06-07-2006, 06:02 PM
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Though I am male, and as such have a tendancy to stop listening before people stop talking... I may have missed a detail or two.
Now we know why you're surly. It's not like she was talking about shoe shopping.

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