Posted On:6/11/2008 10:04pm
I know, I decided a while back that I'll just use the 180 inch hand wraps I got. I'll use the gloves for competition and sparring only lol. This is just a precautionary tale of how my ignorance put me out for 2 weeks.
Posted On:6/11/2008 10:16pm
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Oh, you were using those kind of gloves for bag work? Yeah, you don't wanna do that, be sure to invest in some bag gloves in the near future.
Posted On:6/12/2008 11:35am
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The harbinger ones are ok and only cost $40. Hell, I'm sure one can find a cheaper deal in ebay.
Bag gloves = $40+/-
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Posted On:6/12/2008 11:42am
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Posted On:6/12/2008 11:56am
Style: BJJ, judo, rapier
Very noobish question: What is the practical difference between sparring gloves and bag gloves? That is, not "How do I tell them apart?" but "Why should I not use sparring gloves on the bag?"
Posted On:6/12/2008 12:06pm
Sparring gloves are softer on the outside to protect your training partners. Hitting the bag with them compresses the foam and ends up hurting your partners when you use them to spar. Also bag gloves should use a slightly more durable leather but they don't always. The perfect example of this is assholes that spar with the Harbinger fingerless bag glove. The leather is thick, it has a grip bar and they have stiff padding.
Not a sparring glove:
Posted On:6/12/2008 12:11pm
We had to MMA spar once with those hardbingers since we didn't have proper gloves. It was horrible. Couldn't train realistically without hurting your partner (that **** has no padding at all.) So it degenerated into a tippy-tappy followed by takedown followed by grappling. Meh.
Posted On:6/12/2008 12:22pm
Most people in my kickboxing class seem to use 14-16oz boxing gloves rather than MMA gloves or anything of the sort (I've got a pair of Select 16oz gloves), but unless contradicted I will assume that your advice still applies.
Posted On:6/12/2008 1:13pm
I was referring to MMA sparring. In Kickboxing I always use 16 oz. training gloves. But Kickboxing competition gloves are obviously different anyway and Kickboxing bag gloves are usually much smaller than 16oz.
Sparring Gloves (note the velcro closure):
Competitions Gloves (the white area is to show the legal striking surface):
Bag Gloves (notice they are way smaller):
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Posted On:6/12/2008 1:20pm
The competition glove picture seems to have gone missing (no hotlinking?), but very useful information all the same -- thank you.
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