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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteShark
    Get 16oz gloves no one wants to spar with the jerk that wears bag gloves...

    http://ariesfightgear.com/ often has good sale prices

    P.S. You don't want second hand equipment.

    What is it about bag gloves that makes them unsuitable for sparring?

    http://ariesfightgear.com/closeouts-clearance.htm has 16 oz bag gloves for $24.95
    Last edited by warnerj5000; 11/17/2005 4:48pm at . Reason: typo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkpaladin
    I'm interested in getting some sparring gear too.

    We should turn this into a "what brand/type do you use thread"
    ex. J-lau's mouthguard post.

    I'm personally interested in finding a good pair of mma gloves.
    I use Title Boxing gear for my gloves/headgear/shin guards. I've been happy with them so far. I'm going with a Shock Doctor mouthguard as soon as I find a reseller of Combatsports MMA training gloves that sells the mouthpiece as well. J-Lau and BackFistMonkey speak highly of them. If you're looking for gloves to hurt people with, Truth Fightgear (can't remember his screen name on the boards) sells an 8oz gel padded glove that is supposed to be very unpleasant on the receiving end.

    You can check BFM's review of the Combatsports gloves here: http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=27909

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    Quote Originally Posted by warnerj5000
    What is it about bag gloves that makes them unsuitable for sparring?

    http://ariesfightgear.com/closeouts-clearance.htm has 16 oz bag gloves for $24.95
    Bag gloves are typically less than 16oz, though you can use a 16oz glove for bag work. Getting hit with 12 and 10oz glvoes while sparring ain't fun, even at moderate contact levels. I've been hit hard enough with 16oz gloves to get a headache while sparring a 260lb, 19 year old. If we had been sparring without headgear using 12 or 10oz gloves, he probably would have sent me to lalaland. :D

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    I was thinking since 3/4 of the eq i intend to buy is related to boxing i might as well as the ones who use them most.
    I'm not sure about the 16oz. gloves, i think my hands are a little small for those, i'm a medium asian build. I'm kinda hoping that some stores have a chirstmas special lol.
    I'll see if anyone i know is willing to sponsor me a heavy bag.
    So, don't spiff on the Mouth guard and don't get 2nd hand gloves and shin pads. Any comments on 2nd Hand heavy bags?

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    Quote Originally Posted by warnerj5000
    What is it about bag gloves that makes them unsuitable for sparring?

    http://ariesfightgear.com/closeouts-clearance.htm has 16 oz bag gloves for $24.95

    Two things just offhand - bag gloves tend to be lighter (not the case if you go and buy 16 oz ones, obviously) and a set of bag gloves tends to wear out/get the padding compacted in the cast of heavier ones.

    If you can't afford two sets just replace your gloves when they start to wear and then replace them when you can and keep the old set for 'bag gloves' - people have had to make do in the boxing world before.

    Out of all that gear the only thing I would really think about picking up used is maybe a heavy bag if your area has one of those swap-meet type stores or something. I could never use gloves/sparring stuff someone else used long term on a frequent basis - I don't even like using club loners, honestly.


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    Quote Originally Posted by J-Lau
    GelMax all the way http://www.shockdoctor.com/mouthguards/gelMax.html

    Ive had the others, and dont like any as the gelmax.
    GelMax all the way. They are the best.

    I don't see anything wrong with buying a used heavy bag, alot of people sell them in pretty good shape for like $75.00.

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    and good morning to you too supporting member
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyCache
    I could never use gloves/sparring stuff someone else used long term on a frequent basis - I don't even like using club loners, honestly.
    haha another funk hater. I'm not germ phobic, but when you got your hands up and you get distracted by the smell it's time to buy your own gear.

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