I read your post and the first thought that popped into my head was "This dude is NOT on the Canadian olympic team", followed closely by "Team? I think we're gonna qualify like 1 guy for London . . ." (since there's no way Canada will qualify anybody through the world championships, and for London you can only qualify 1 guy through the continental qualification events). Then I watched the video, saw the 132 snatch at the end (pretty solid for an 85er) and looked him up.
In the video he claims to be a 3 time Ontario provincial champ and a member of the Canadian national team. Well, he won the Ontario championships this year and I'm too lazy to look any farther back than that so I'll give that to him, but he's not on the national team. He was 5th in his weight class at nationals. In the overall sinclair ranking he was 21st. Canada has enough weightlifters younger and stronger than this guy that I don't think he'll ever snag a spot on any Canadian national or olympic team. He's a good lifter, but he's not crazy good. Probably why I've never heard of him before now.
Jesus, that ran away on me. Sorry about the length. Not sure why this post irked me so much I had to respond to it . . .
Oh, and as far as using the grips . . . others have said it already.