View Poll Results: Things you like in a glove

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  • Open palm

    148 70.81%
  • Closed palm

    28 13.40%
  • Thumb sleeve

    76 36.36%
  • Finger padding (beyond first knuckles)

    57 27.27%
  • Wrist support strap

    144 68.90%
  • Heavy padding for strikes

    75 35.89%
  • Thin padding for better grappling

    70 33.49%
  • Grip bar (along with my Lululemon yoga outfit I wear to Tae Bo class)

    12 5.74%
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    Albert, this is a thread about what you like in a pair of gloves. I'm sorry someone wedgied your Hunter shorts, but can you please take your accusations of Blad3-ism elsewhere?

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    My point is relevant to the very existence of this thread. Why would you care about what makes a good MMA glove, unless you do the associated training consistently and/or you're preparing for an MMA fight? I would start a new thread, but it would most likely involve a bunch of denials ("I'm TOTALLY MMA DUDEZ, just look at my Pride DVD collection!"), and only a few extremely intelligent individuals agreeing with me. And obviously, the only reason I would start a new thread would be for serious advice, or for people to stroke my e-penis.

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    Looking at the results of this poll is a mixed bag; I'll give you that. But let's not drag it down in spite of the people who actually know what they're talking about.

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    yes i actually practice MMA sparring, typically i do a couple rounds of standup, a couple rounds of clinch, a couple rounds of grappling and yes a couple rounds of vale tudo, 2-3 days a week.

    i agree that the difference between training grappling and striking separately and training vale tudo is extreme and that more people should train vale tudo.

    oh and shum.. i think that the fact that you were trying too-large ouanos has skewed your opinion of them... when they fit right they are amazing gloves.

    Quote Originally Posted by albert
    Wait..are you saying STRIKE AND GRAPPLE?! Great Scott, niggas!!!

    No ****. That's what MMA gloves are for; I didn't feel the need to spell it out. But that kind of training tends to be very high impact. I had a Yoseikan Budo instructor that had us do RINGS rules sparring once a week (after we did drills). MMA sparring must be even more difficult. Most people on the forum don't train like that, except for the fighters. The rest of you should start a "fight" team WANNABEism :xx:. Of course, correct me if I'm wrong. Do you or anyone else posting on this thread really train MMA?

    Buying MMA gloves and thinking it makes one more "MMA" is no less bullshido than an average kendoka buying a katana off of HSN and thinking he's a swordsman. ML, I'm not accusing you directly, but rather making a general assertion that I believe applies to a significant proportion of the forum members. It represents a kind of overcompensation to differentiate oneself from bullshido.
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    Be that as it may, I'm kind of attached to my right thumb, well, being attached. I suppose I could wrap underneath them, but doesn't that negate the thumbless open-palm design?

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    Where the hell IS omega and other members of the board who actually compete/competed anyways? They would probably be pretty helpful in this area.
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    CALLING 'ACTUAL' NHB FIGHTERS WITH CREDENTIALS BECAUSE IT IS APPARENTLY BULLSHIDO ACCORDING TO ALBERT TO PRACTISE NHB FIGHTING UNLESS ITS DONE COMPETITIVELY OR UNDER PROFESSIONAL SUPERVISION.

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    You should've added options like, "My hand", or "$1000 dollar bills". OHHOHOHOHOHOHOO
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    Haven't tried open palms but I know the added sensitivity would be better.
    Grip bars are teh suck.
    I don't feel that the areas past the second knuckle have to be protected as you shouldn't really be striking with them. That being said I HAVE gotten cuts on my knuckles there infrequently.

    Have currently Boes bag gloves, leather, with grip bar which is poor for grappling, velcro wrist support, thumb protection which I like, padding a bit thin for MMA sparring.
    $40 CDN.

    Quote Originally Posted by albert
    This is why you use bag gloves for bag/pad/mitt work, a bit heavier gloves for sparring, and no gloves for grappling. The MMA gloves are optional, if you want to overcompensate for all those years of Lee Jacob's All American Karate. MMA wannabes.
    Please tell me what you would use for MMA sparring.
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    MMA gloves; but I wouldn't be surprised if most of the voters do not engage in MMA sparring on a consistent basis, and hence merely vote on which MMA glove they like simply to appear more "MMA." Very Sherdogian. Of course, this thread does have value as a future reference, so I regret being grumpy in my previous posts. My point about overcompensation stands though. I have met too many of these type of people not to suspect that some of them are here too.

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    Ah ok, that would explain things more.

    But since I KNOW some of the posters you may have possibly been addressing in this thread are the real deal and do spar MMA style I was rather perplexed since you did seem to be addressing them.
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