2/17/2011 12:01am, #21
I can see the value of headgear in reducing headclash damage under boxing rules, I've had more than a few of them in the last three months.
Jason wasn't referring to a boxing clinch."Boxing is the art of hitting an opponent from the furthest distance away, exposing the least amount of your body while getting into position to punch with maximum leverage and not getting hit."
2/17/2011 12:23am, #22
As a registered professional engineer I can tell you the science in the study seems good. Before I read this I really didn't think headgear did much to head/brain injury, the study seems to indicate otherwise.
Things to keep in mind, the study was limited to one type of head gear and one specific type of punch, i.e. a hook. Even the study recommends further study on different types of punches and with different types of headgear.
2/17/2011 2:32am, #23
TBH I dislike sparring people who won't wear headgear. I like to headkick and feel like have to exercise so much control to the point where I'm more trying to hold back than throw my technique, which is a crappy way to practice.
2/17/2011 2:38am, #24
2/17/2011 3:31am, #25
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Looks like I won't be wearing headgear until I stop being a poor bastard (payday in less than 2 weeks!) and can buy my very own helmet that I can make sure is comfortable, clean and the right size.
It does feel very uncomfortable to have a 10 year old helmet that is full of germs, worn out and sometimes not even the right size.
Before I get money and maybe also sometimes after just for the sake of it, I'll stick to just using my thick skull as the only protection :)
Thanks for the helpful advice and pointers everyone!
2/17/2011 3:59am, #26
The punches in the study had a HIC of 79 without head gear and and 47 with.
2/17/2011 4:50am, #27
2/17/2011 9:58am, #28
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- Jan 2007
2/17/2011 10:20am, #29
Anyway it's not OK for me to show up to work with a beat up face. I make concessions but still get to participate in a sport I love. Wearing headgear on occasion is a concession I am willing to make. Taking up darts/softball is not.
I assume teh streetz comment was a joke.
tldr: I'm too old to be hardcore."Never trust a quote you read on the internet" - Abraham Lincoln
2/17/2011 6:03pm, #30
The 250 number is based on doctors recommendations that amateur athletes should not subjected to impacts resulting in HIC scores over 250 in any sport, boxing, american football, etc.
What the study and the 250 numbers don't adequately address, is repeated impacts. Do five hits with a HIC score of 50 equal one with 250? Probably not. Are five 50's better or worse than one 250, no one really knows.