View Poll Results: What should I do?

Voters
41. You may not vote on this poll
  • Stop being such a *****, grind my toe down until it's a disfigured knob with no nerve endings

    17 41.46%
  • Find some sort of grippy padded bootie/wrap/sock-like/grippy/tabi-ish thing for protection

    4 9.76%
  • Tape, which rolls into sticky balls and collects particles from the floor making for a dirty toe

    12 29.27%
  • Just wear shoes like a total *****

    8 19.51%
Page 1 of 4 1234 Last
  1. #1
    BSDaemon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Boulder
    Posts
    2,024
    Style
    BJJ/MT
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!

    Bag woork toe protection on hardwood floor

    OK here is my dilema...

    1. My heavy bag is in a wooden floored area in my gym
    2. I would rather not wear shoes when striking

    The problem is that the toe on my rear leg always gets chewed up by the floor. I pivot onto my toe as I connect with my punches, so a lot of power gets put through the floor there and I have no padding. I dont want to wear shoes because I dont want to fight with shoes

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    CT
    Posts
    99
    Style
    TSD, Missing BJJ and Judo
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Whenever I've torn my toes up, a combination of athletic tape (with or without gauze) has usually helped me out. Whenever you're taping something like that, more small strips of tape are better than a lesser number of larger strips.
    Last edited by MALibrarian; 1/08/2007 2:02pm at .

  3. #3
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Well realistically if you're going to ever have to kick someone, outside of MMA, you'll be wearing shoes. But I wear wrestling shoes mainly because the floor in my basement needs to be cleaned.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    3,173
    Style
    None
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Tape the toe, many people do this, not a big issue.

  5. #5
    I'm grindin' 'till I'm tired...

    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    1,492
    Style
    Judo. Some BJJ/Kickboxing
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Don't be such a *****! Some callus material will make chicks dig you.
    "[Fighting for Points] is doubtless very pretty, and invariably draws applause, but preferences should always be given to blows that do some business, to good straight hits that do something toward finishing the fight.
    A man who has carefully trained for brilliant tapping play, will find himself considerably out of it in case he is called upon to do any real work."
    -A.J. Newton, Boxing.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    3,173
    Style
    None
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Yeah, chicks dig calluses on the toes...

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Queens, NY
    Posts
    3,008
    Style
    Boxing/BJJudo/Crossfit
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Buy jigsaw mats, either at your local sporting goods store or the internet. Place recently purchased jigsaw mats under and around said heavy bag. I was going to use the Step1 blah, profit thing but it's just not funny anymore. And when I say anymore I mean since the underwear gnomes did it.

  8. #8
    T3h R34l Gangnam Style! staff
    Wolf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Indianapolis, IN
    Posts
    3,540
    Style
    MMA
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    tape, or just build up calluses. I never had a problem with bag work on hardwood, but then again I've also got big fat calluses on the bottoms of my feet.

  9. #9
    Neildo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Vancouver BC
    Posts
    6,045
    Style
    FBSD
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I like to practice on other peoples heavy bags while wearing my combat boots.
    Last edited by Neildo; 1/08/2007 3:35pm at .

  10. #10
    billy sol hurok's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    East Coast
    Posts
    848
    Style
    age&treachery
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by Epicurus
    Don't be such a *****! Some callus material will make chicks dig you.
    It never seemed to have helped Cracky -- unless you count Sirc. <ba-DUM=tiss!>

    Ummm, socks?

    Personally, I went with jigsaw foamy things; basement floor is cold and nasty.

Page 1 of 4 1234 Last

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Log in

Log in
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO