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"With the discovery of Gripping Charms in 1875, however, straps and finger holes have become unnecessary, as the Chaser is able to keep a one-handed hold on the charmed leather without such aids."
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The Gripping Charm (incantation unknown) was a charm that allowed an object to be held more easily.[1]

History

Discovered in 1875, the Gripping Charm revolutionised the design of the Quaffle, allowing Chasers to hold, throw and catch the ball with one hand, therefore eliminating the need for straps or finger holes.[1]

During the 1989–1990 school year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Madam Rolanda Hooch taught her sixth years how to cast this particular charm on their broomsticks in Flying class.[2]

Known practitioners

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Quidditch Through the Ages, Chapter 6 (Changes in Quidditch since the Fourteenth Century)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 29 (The Whomping Willow Awaits) - Flying Lesson "Gripping Charm"
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