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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Panda
    ...I just want to know why you want your headgear to protect your nose, and if that's not the case, what is this thread about again?
    Im not worried about "getting all disoriented and watery-eyed" ... its about minimizing the chances of a broken nose.

    I dont want to go as far as a cage type mask ... just looking for a normal headgear with maybe thicker than normal cheek padding.

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    Oh. Well, if that's the case...

    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Panda
    OP: Stop being a sissy.

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    Try this for a good style headgear.

    http://www.combatsports.com/detail.aspx?ID=23900

    Really though if you are looking to keep your nose from being broken, you would need to look into a cage head gear. The high cheeks will give a "little" protection, but really not that much... get the boxing gloves and keeping your hands upwill do more than the head gear. A well fitted cage head gear will keep your nose safe, but you will have limited vision and you may even develope a habit of using the head gear to block, usually I just see cage gear when people do ground and pound or weapons training.

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    One of the guys at my school was sparring with a head cage for whatever reason. Of course, we were making fun of him for it. Then he caught a shin full power to the face. We stopped making fun of him for it.

    Sometimes you want headgear, sometimes you don't. If you can't understand that, you probably don't need headgear anyway.

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    Lots of useless replies from people who either don't actually train full contact or don't have real jobs. I use the Airmax headgear that someone listed. I've had it for years and really like it. This is the best I can recommend for nose protection that won't totally encumber you:
    http://www.combatsports.com/detail.aspx?ID=23755

    If you don't like that brand or whatever "Face Saver" is the key word you need to find the headgears with bars across them.

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    Thanks for the headgear recommendations.

    This is what I am using now:

    http://store.titleboxing.com/title-g...-headgear.html

    I have a larger than normal head (to go with the nose) and this headgear only comes in L and smaller. It doesnt really fit well ... the cheek pads are stretched pretty far to the sides when I wear it.

    The Airmax looks interesting, but about the same as I have now ... unless the XL size would make a great deal of difference. Kinda hard to tell without at least seeing it being worn

    This one looks interesting, and it comes in XL:

    http://store.titleboxing.com/titlebo...-headgear.html

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    While I've never used them; if you really just want nose protection, then this is probably more what you are looking for (unless you go full cage):

    http://www.combatsports.com/detail.aspx?ID=23755

    http://www.combatsports.com/detail.aspx?ID=24414

    Cheek protectors will only give so much nose protection, so your options are kind of limited.

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    You can always do the astronaut thing and go with a daido-juku helmet.

    Rumour has it that they're better made and don't fog up like they used to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vieux Normand
    You can always do the astronaut thing and go with a daido-juku helmet.

    Rumour has it that they're better made and don't fog up like they used to.
    We tried those for a short time...

    A little anti-fog on the inside handles the fogging, but the really bad thing about those helmets is how HOT they get. A little hard training and you feel like your face is going to cut 10 lbs just to spite you. :5hot:

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    Quote Originally Posted by lionknight
    We tried those for a short time...

    A little anti-fog on the inside handles the fogging, but the really bad thing about those helmets is how HOT they get. A little hard training and you feel like your face is going to cut 10 lbs just to spite you. :5hot:
    Just for fun, try a few years of it in Japan. Lots of foggy helmets, country that takes turns being tropical (heat) and tropical (humid), and ye olde Japanese "gaman" spirit which precludes even opening the windows, let alone getting any fans or (as they call it) e-a-con. You do get to rehydrate, though--after the last sparring is over.

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