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    zap gloves

    I am thinking about picking up a pair. To anyone that has ever owned any, how effective are they? Do they do a lot of damage? is it the same principle as a blackjack?

    can it hurt your knuckles to use them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mars
    I am thinking about picking up a pair. To anyone that has ever owned any, how effective are they? Do they do a lot of damage? is it the same principle as a blackjack?

    can it hurt your knuckles to use them?
    Can I get a link ? I have no idea what the hell you are talking about . Maybe some pictures or something at least .
    I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean Paula-Satire
    Never believe that the GOP and fellow bigots are completely unaware of the absurdity of their replies. They know that their remarks are frivolous, open to challenge. But they are amusing themselves, for it is their adversary who is obliged to use words responsibly, since he believes in words. The bigots and Republicans have the right to play. They even like to play with discourse for, by giving ridiculous reasons, they discredit the seriousness of their interlocutors. They delight in acting in bad faith, since they seek not to persuade by sound argument but to intimidate and disconcert. If you press them too closely, they will abruptly fall silent, loftily indicating by some phrase that the time for argument is past and that besides, they have already won

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    I think they're black leather gloves that have a few ounces of powdered lead in the palm. I remember seeing them in the "Spy Headquarters" catalog a longgg time ago.

    I'd say they're probably more along the lines of a fistpack then a SAP. Give you a little extra weight in your strikes and probably make your fist tighter since you've got a little something to hold onto.

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    Oh I found them . They seem to do "burn damage" .

    Brighter Suns Zap Glove MEL 0 P C 1pt/Stun 10 1 ST

    Unlike the Techtronica version, the Brigher Suns zap gloves are black rubber studded with contact electrodes on the palm; they do a point of burn damage, and force a Stun/Shock save at -4 or cause paralysis for 1d10+5 rounds. A fumbled Stun/Shock means heart fibrillations and Death Saves.
    http://www.verminary.com/cyberpunk/dragons.html

    I think they should be fine for SD .
    I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean Paula-Satire
    Never believe that the GOP and fellow bigots are completely unaware of the absurdity of their replies. They know that their remarks are frivolous, open to challenge. But they are amusing themselves, for it is their adversary who is obliged to use words responsibly, since he believes in words. The bigots and Republicans have the right to play. They even like to play with discourse for, by giving ridiculous reasons, they discredit the seriousness of their interlocutors. They delight in acting in bad faith, since they seek not to persuade by sound argument but to intimidate and disconcert. If you press them too closely, they will abruptly fall silent, loftily indicating by some phrase that the time for argument is past and that besides, they have already won

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    Wow.. I'm totally surprised. I figured you folks like had those in the fourth grade or something.

    Anyways Kat was pretty close. Zap or sap gloves are heavy leather gloves that fit and work like regular gloves except that they have a quantity of lead powder stitched into in the knuckles and back of the hand. The powder makes them heavy, adds inertia to your punches and I think it supposed to give them a significant ammount of extra force. The powder is sewn in there in a way similar to the padding in bag gloves and typical mma gloves, but not as puffy.

    I am not sure if it's considered a deadly weapon or not, but it sounds like it could work famously. It seems possible that they could help you avoid cutting and splitting your knuckles as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mars
    Wow.. I'm totally surprised. I figured you folks like had those in the fourth grade or something.

    Anyways Kat was pretty close. Zap or sap gloves are heavy leather gloves that fit and work like regular gloves except that they have a quantity of lead powder stitched into in the knuckles and back of the hand. The powder makes them heavy, adds inertia to your punches and I think it supposed to give them a significant ammount of extra force. The powder is sewn in there in a way similar to the padding in bag gloves and typical mma gloves, but not as puffy.

    I am not sure if it's considered a deadly weapon or not, but it sounds like it could work famously. It seems possible that they could help you avoid cutting and splitting your knuckles as well.
    I don't know I would have to work the heavy bag with them for a few days before I say anything good or bad with any certainty . I could see well designed gloves working but I would worry about Phil-esque marketed versions to make a quick buck .
    I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean Paula-Satire
    Never believe that the GOP and fellow bigots are completely unaware of the absurdity of their replies. They know that their remarks are frivolous, open to challenge. But they are amusing themselves, for it is their adversary who is obliged to use words responsibly, since he believes in words. The bigots and Republicans have the right to play. They even like to play with discourse for, by giving ridiculous reasons, they discredit the seriousness of their interlocutors. They delight in acting in bad faith, since they seek not to persuade by sound argument but to intimidate and disconcert. If you press them too closely, they will abruptly fall silent, loftily indicating by some phrase that the time for argument is past and that besides, they have already won

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mars
    It seems possible that they could help you avoid cutting and splitting your knuckles as well.
    Do regular bag gloves not already prevent this?


    What, are you hitting trees or something?

    Quote Originally Posted by BackFistMonkey
    I could see well designed gloves working but I would worry about Phil-esque marketed versions to make a quick buck .
    These have been around for a while, long before I ever heard of Phil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neildo
    These have been around for a while, long before I ever heard of Phil.
    I am sure the viable and effective versions have been around long before Phil as well .

    I was just at a loss as to how to relate " shotty , poorly constructed , gimmicky , and built around theory " . Without saying all that and include the intent of selling them to people who have never fought , will never need to fight , yet so concerned with selfdefense becouse of the fear mongering , that they are willing to own a weapon supposedly built to **** people up ( read premeditated assault if you ever use them ) .

    run on sentances for the win !
    I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean Paula-Satire
    Never believe that the GOP and fellow bigots are completely unaware of the absurdity of their replies. They know that their remarks are frivolous, open to challenge. But they are amusing themselves, for it is their adversary who is obliged to use words responsibly, since he believes in words. The bigots and Republicans have the right to play. They even like to play with discourse for, by giving ridiculous reasons, they discredit the seriousness of their interlocutors. They delight in acting in bad faith, since they seek not to persuade by sound argument but to intimidate and disconcert. If you press them too closely, they will abruptly fall silent, loftily indicating by some phrase that the time for argument is past and that besides, they have already won

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    Quote Originally Posted by BackFistMonkey
    I was just at a loss as to how to relate " shotty , poorly constructed , gimmicky , and built around theory " . Without saying all that and include the intent of selling them to people who have never fought , will never need to fight , yet so concerned with selfdefense becouse of the fear mongering , that they are willing to own a weapon supposedly built to **** people up ( read premeditated assault if you ever use them ).
    Oh, gotcha. 'phil' sums that up nicely.

    I think they were originally marketed as 'weighted' gloves, akin to wrist/ankle weights.

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    Ok heres the requested link: http://spytechagency.stores.yahoo.net/defsapglov.html

    lol "Phil - esque"? Is that by chance a reference to superfag poser Phil Elmore?

    Anyways it appears that I got the spelling wrong in the title of my post. The terminology is "Sap" gloves ..... my bad.

    They aren't bag gloves so i don't want them for that, and no I don't want them to hit trees with either.

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