You cannot bend steel without protecting your palms and fingers. Err, wait, technically you can….but we will not be responsible for your hospital bills!
You also cannot bend horseshoe without protecting those big ol’ thighs with a chunky piece of suede.
Wrapping your steel is essential and the first thing that should be done before any type of bending. Wrap them tight with rubber bands. TSSBCI has you covered.
The Cordura wraps are the gold standard. You need at least one pair to do anything short bending-related. The suede wraps are super comfy and reserved for big bends. Again, many people buy multiples of both so they can stack the deck in their favor.