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GHP the Business
Gillingham High Performance (GHP) was founded in 2009. Originally known as “Gripper Superstore” the GHP brand of products was introduced in 2011. Gripper Superstore was reorganized shortly after and the GHP brand also became the business name. After the transition from Brand to Business/Brand GHP expanded it’s retail offerings to include many other non-grip items. GHP focused retail efforts primarily on Amazon and selling the brand direct to distributors. Over the past 5 years selling on Amazon we have grown to a top Amazon retailer. We have earned a 100% approval rating on Amazon while offering many brands and models exclusively with great success: FatGripz, Lock Jaw, Hand-X-Bands, Rehband, Slingshot, Rigor Gear, RockTape, ByMoxy USA, Spun Performance, Baraban, and more. In 2016 GHP will once again begin selling direct retail to our customers (through this website). Our dedication to perfection with the GHP brand has carried over to our commitment to our customers and will continue in the future.
GHP the Brand
GHP’s founder Wade Gillingham has been involved in grip strength virtually his whole life. From pinch gripping 45 pound York plates in high school to becoming the 4th man in the world to lift the blob. An early closer of the infamous Ironmind #3 gripper, plus many “World Records” and “First-to-do” feats of strength, Wade has been a rock solid stalwart of grip for over 25 years. After a hand injury in 2008 Wade got back into torsion spring hand grippers in a big way. A lot had changed in his time away from grip only training while he was focusing on Strongman and Arm wrestling. New grippers in new configurations were on the market which helped aid in his recovery from partial finger tendon pulley tears on both hands. Although new brands were on the market one thing was still apparent, nobody had yet produced a competition quality gripper with tight tolerances that felt the same in the hand every time. The GHP Brand and the Gillingham High Performance Heavy Duty Hand Grippers were born out of this need.