The Rogue groin guard does exactly what it says on the tin...well, if it came in one. I've been using this bit of kit for a while now and have to say that it's the best I've found. Comfortable and solid. Durability is the only thing left to discover but from the build quality I can't see that it's going to fall down in that department. The size guide was accurate and the price is incredible. If you're thinking twice about what groin guard to get, no matter what your level of practice, think no more. Invest in the Rogue, you wont be dissapointed.
Sorry, but I have to disagree. I've had one of these for almost a year and I find it perfect.
I used to have the elasticated type (like the Viper one, but by a different company) and I couldn't get on with it because it moved around too much, resulting in a nasty nad trapping when I attempted to jump guard!
So I decided to get a better one and opted for the Rogue, and I actually found it much more comfortable. It sounds like the one you've got is too big. It shouldn't really restrict your movement at all.
Maybe you're not used to wearing a groin guard, but this one is much better than the last one I had. It stays in place when you move around, and so far has not come close to squashing a nut!
As for the straps, mine have frayed a bit too, but I've had it almost a year and it's used 2 - 3 times per week but it's still going strong, so I think they'll hold out.
The guys I train with have all sorts of groin guards, and one guy (like you) hates this type, but likes the elasticated ones (which I hate). So it's all down to personal preference I guess. Definately sounds like yours is the wrong size though as it shouldn't prevent you from moving around properly.
Great groin guard, and when this one finally wears out I'd definately buy another to replace it!
The groin guard is extremely strong and offers excellent groin protection. Although fairly large in size it seemed to fit snugly and comfortably in the groin area. However, as I used this today for the first time in my brazilian jiu-jitsu class I quickly discovered that this groin guard was not as comfortable as I thought. The groin guard being fairly large in size seemed to get in the way when manouvering around on the mat. Another drawback was the size, because it protrudes out at the front a fair bit this caused a problem when sparring with my opponent. For example, I was trying to bring my chest close to my opponents back whilst getting my hooks in, but the front of the groin guard seemed to poke into his back and this made me sort of balance on his back with the groin guard, this also made it difficult to succesfully gain the correct position. Furthermore, when I finished my class I later discovered that the elastic straps where fraying near the joins of both sides of the cup, this was very dissapointing as the elastic straps were supposed to be extra strong as the advert implied. By looking at the condition of the elastic straps, I think they would probably withstand a few more training sessions until they completely snap off the cup.
Overall, I was very dissapointed with the quality of the groin guard. I do not think it is an ideal groin guard for martial artists who regularly practice grappling, it lacks comfort whilst sparring and does not withstand the wear and tear of regular training. However, for non-grappling martial artists it may last longer whilst providing the groin protection needed.