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  1. PPlate is offline

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    I use Fairtex ones, bought from Bangkok for US$35 - 40. They're ok, very well made and high quality typical of Fairtex gear, but I think the Thais Mai ones fit better.

    For a good fit, nothing beats the cheap cloth type. And you still get conditioned using them, as they don't protect you fully against shin-on-shin contact.
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    I use some big fat leather pads. With the cloth ones I had horribly bruised shins all the time.
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    the cloth ones are pretty crap i found, as far as protecting your shins goes. I use a NZ brand though so i cant help much, they dont deliver overseas AFAIK. look similar to windy ones
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    Oh, one tip. If you want really good protection, get one that covers as much of your knee as possible. You'll get hit around this area a lot, and it hurts like hell. It normally happens when you try to middle roundhouse someone when you're quite close, and he brings up his leg to check your kick.
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    I like the cloth ones...


    ...for fighting, because they let me ding up the other person more effectively.

    Being that thats the opposite of what you probably want to accomplish in sparring then i'd certainly consider something with a little extra padding. Ashly has a pair made by a company called "top contender" that I like a lot.
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Twins also makes good shin guards, couple of the guys who spar at my club use the Twins ones and they say they are good. But with Windy you'll also get quality shinguards.
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     Style: Boxing; Sub. Grappling

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    I have the top contender grappling shin-guards. They're pretty good, but all I can compare them to, from my experience, are the CSI guards that are basically the same thing.


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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I've been using these for the past few years (though I haven't been all that regular at ZSK since 2004 or so), and been very happy with them. Only problem I've had is pretty trivial - one of them appears to be a little tighter than the other, so is a pain to pull up my leg:



    When I bought them, they were called Viper Shin Pads, but looks exactly the same. Not especially cheap, though.
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     Style: Muay Thai/BJJ

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    who else found the transition from shin-guards to bare shins a bit of a shock then? i got a knot on my left leg the size of a fucking golf ball the first time i went bare shins and i've still got a dent there now.
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     Style: Muay Thai

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnnaTrocity
    I like the cloth ones...


    ...for fighting, because they let me ding up the other person more effectively.

    Being that thats the opposite of what you probably want to accomplish in sparring then i'd certainly consider something with a little extra padding. Ashly has a pair made by a company called "top contender" that I like a lot.
    well over here we don't use them in fights. We breed em tough here :p
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