Nope, not what I'm saying at all. I can't afford top-of-the-line equipment either. That's why I buy mid-range stuff like Ringside and Combat Sports, which are pretty good but not the best on the market. Rival Boxing is top-of-the-line. We're talking $130+ for a pair of training gloves. Awesome stuff, but too rich for my blood.
Originally Posted by ProudClod
What I'm saying is that if you can't even afford mid-range equipment, then, yeah, this hobby is probably not for you. The low-end stuff isn't really worth buying. Go ahead and get a pair of cheap Everlasts if you must, but when they wear out (and they will, faster than you'd like), you'll wish you paid twice as much for a pair of Combat Sports gloves that would have lasted about ten times longer.
Nor does it bother me.
Originally Posted by Steve
Broken noses, jaws, and cheekbones, on the other hand...
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Originally Posted by BSDaemon
@ Thai: When you put it like that... Mid-range equipment does sound like a better deal. If in the long run, I will spend less money on the Mid-range, then that is what I shall get. Thanks for the input :)
I started with 16oz gloves and hand wraps. Mostly because I missed the point of heavy bag work. Over time I removed either the wraps or the gloves, now I can work a bag bare fisted. I dunno if it's good for me, I've had arthritis in parts of me since I was 30, but my hands are pretty tough now.
If you want to impove power work your technique as much, if not more than just punching a bag as hard as you can. Find some really good boxers and try to emulate what they do. You'll see that they can get a good whack when they want and a good thud when they want.