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    Ringside IMF tech vs. GelShok boxing gloves

    i am about to buy a new pair of 14oz gloves and have decided to go with either the IMF tech training glove, or the Gel Shok saftey training glove.

    i know that omgea has said that he is a big fan of the IMF (injection molded foam) technology, but i'm curious as to other opinions.

    has anyone used the gloves in question?

    i love the ringside/combat sports/top contender saftey training glove line, i think they're some of the best training gloves available.
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    Wouldn't the gel hurt the other guy if your sparring?

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    these are the two gloves i am considering. they are both designed to be as safe as possible for you and your sparring partner, so no, i don't think the gel would hurt the other guy.

    http://www.ringside.com/detail.aspx?ID=25878

    http://www.ringside.com/DETAIL.ASPX?ID=25151
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    Why 14oz?

    You should be sparring either in 16s or 18s.


    It is a good idea to have a pair of gloves that are the same weight you fight at, to have a few rounds of bag work here and there so that weight doesnt feel uncomfortable. I have a pair of 12s for this. So I guess if you fighter in the heavier divisions 14s would be suitable.

    Both of the gloves you showed looked suitable in make-up for me atleast, just expensive for something that you shouldnt be using as much.

    edit: actually i thought each of those had another 100$ on the price.. That's not too bad for a good bag glove.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemesai
    Why 14oz?

    You should be sparring either in 16s or 18s.
    i'm 150lbs, i should be sparring with 14oz.

    EDIT: let's get away from what weight glove to use in sparring. there have been threads about that in the past. what i am looking for here is any direct experience with either glove or even better, both of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ming Loyalist
    i'm 150lbs, i should be sparring with 14oz.

    EDIT: let's get away from what weight glove to use in sparring. there have been threads about that in the past. what i am looking for here is any direct experience with either glove or even better, both of them.
    I'm 152lbs and use 18oz... Our weightclass is one of the most dangerous, we hit hard and have speed. I'm suprised you and your sparring partners arent busted up all to hell. Besides, you get stronger with heavier gloves.


    Like I said before, any of those gloves will work fine. There's no sense in worrying about it so much. I've used everything from 20$ academy gloves to 150$ full leather lace ups, the only difference is the more they cost the longer they will last, and the better the wrist support.


    Dont get so caught up on the little details, they're not magical or anything.:new_scatt

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    Hey Ming,


    To actually ANSWER your question......jesus guys!

    I've used the IMF version.

    Things I liked:

    -good padding.
    -good weight (I had 160z) kept the shoulders conditioned
    -love the elastic sleeve over the opening.
    -snug fit kept your fist in line nicely

    Things I didn't like:
    -so much padding you feel a little disconnected. Puches don't feel all that real when you're hitting.
    -they're fucking HUGE. They feel almost cartoonish and I'm 6 foot and walk around at 180 or so. They're going to be enormous on you. You may want to think about a "smaller" glove in terms of profile.


    That about sums it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JP
    Hey Ming,


    To actually ANSWER your question......jesus guys!

    I've used the IMF version.

    Things I liked:

    -good padding.
    -good weight (I had 160z) kept the shoulders conditioned
    -love the elastic sleeve over the opening.
    -snug fit kept your fist in line nicely

    Things I didn't like:
    -so much padding you feel a little disconnected. Puches don't feel all that real when you're hitting.
    -they're fucking HUGE. They feel almost cartoonish and I'm 6 foot and walk around at 180 or so. They're going to be enormous on you. You may want to think about a "smaller" glove in terms of profile.


    That about sums it up.
    I completely agree with what you say. I like the IMF glove better than the gels. The gels seem a bit heavy for me. It's more a preferance thing in the end though.

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    While we're on the subject...

    Not meaning to hijack ming's thread but I've been wondering about the gel stuff for a while.

    Anybody find anything to reccomend gel over imf or regular padding?

    I've been looking to buy new bag gloves, my harbingers are about dead after five years. There's a couple of gel gloves from Combat Sports that look good. Is the gel worth it? Do you even notice the difference in a glove that small?

    I was thinking of one of these pairs:

    http://www.combatsports.com/detail.aspx?ID=22719

    http://www.combatsports.com/detail_G....aspx?ID=22395
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    You don't hurt your hands with gloves that size on the bag? I supose I could use a better bag when I train at home, but my hands are always sore after bag work.

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