About THAISMAI

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  1. iFossil Orange Belt

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    I heard Thaismai is like a second tier thai brand.

    So are they actually priced a lot cheaper in Thailand locally? Because they aren't very common online, only seen them on one or two websites that actually have them priced equal or higher than Fairtex.

    So I wonder if it is only worth to try Thaismai if you get to Thailand yourself? (Which I plan on doing someday)

    Also if you know where to get Thaismai on a good price online, please point me to it.
     
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  3. scarphe White Belt

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    I think in muaythaifactory they are sold as well. They are ok for some reason a coach of mine had a pair not the greatest that being said they only lasted him about a year
     
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  4. Ryukyu Damashi Ryukyu Damashi

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    K Brand pads are pretty cheap and are some of the best pads out there.
     
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  5. iFossil Orange Belt

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    By K brand you mean Thaismai? Thai pads or mitts?
     
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    Yeah I have seen that video of her going to the Thaismai shop, knows she is a fan of Thaismai. Never browse her blog however.

    Thanks anyway Derry!

    Pretty sure I will visit that shop sometimes in the future.
     
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    I hope you do get to visit it someday

    In another note, Thaismai was our go-to brand in the 90s. If anyone was going to Thailand, they were given a shopping list of Thaismai stuff. A mate gave me a pair of lace up 8oz gloves recently, they're proper old school with padding that feels like hair rather than foam.

    They're what we usually used in fights, I haven't used this pair and don't intend to. More a nostalgia thing.

    As far as I recall, we used Thaismai gear because it was available and easy to source. Their thai pads were bulletproof.
     
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  10. iFossil Orange Belt

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    Sadly I was born in the 90s, so my brand all along has been thetwins, windy, top king. Actually haven't had the chance to hold a pair of thaismai.

    But man I love how awesome Thaismai is, especially when the word smai means era to go along with their history, just became one of my must have brand regardless of how their gloves are, I want to own a pair even just for the sake of it. lol

    So do you know if they have any classic colour combo all along like Boon's brown+black etc?

    And how big are their gloves, are they Twins size or more Fairtex size?

    Will surely get a set of their thai pad along with gloves when I visit.
     
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    I've only seen red, black and blue gloves and some weird new designs with geckos printed all over them

    I've no idea what their gloves or pads are like now. I suspect that the ones I was given recently are possibly quite old but unused fight gloves.

    Thaismai seems to be a bit like Windy; a long established company with little interest in promoting themselves outside of Thailand. If you look at old fight photos, you'll see their logo everywhere. As far as I know, the company hasn't been bought and rebranded so I would think that their gear is probably still well made but that's really just an assumption. I personally haven't used Thaismai gear in a very long time.
     
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    Damn their 6 oz look massive like a 10 oz. The size is what make me want to purchase in person, so I get a better feel of what I'd want.
     
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    Haha yeah but she's holding them close to the camera and sylvie is tiny. I think she fights at about 45-47kg.

    I'll dig out my pair and post a photo.
     
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    NICE, look forward to see some beauty! ;)
     
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    Thaismai is not a second tier brand. Whoever told you that doesn't know their stuff. I work in Bangkok selling boxing gear and Thaismai was one of the first companies I was introduced too. Sure their shorts don't look great but they've been making gloves for over 60+ years. Their gear is great but their marketing isn't so strong.
     
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    We used to have a few velcro-closure Thaismai gloves at a gym I worked at, just as the gym gloves. One of the coaches went over to Thailand and brought back a bunch of Twins equipment, and some "Muay Thai" and Thaismai branded stuff as well. I haven't seen these gloves for about 4 years but I remember them being a similar size and shape to the Twins gloves. The Thaismai gloves we had were all single-colour.

    Ours looked like this, but I guess there are probably a few different models

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  17. iFossil Orange Belt

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    Nice to know, thanks!
     
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  18. shincheckin Blue Belt

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    for the most part, all the major brands are produces at a few factories and everyone is just putting their brand on it. king and twins are made by the same company for example.
     
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  19. iFossil Orange Belt

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    Thaismai is most certainly not, I can tell you that much.
     
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  20. shincheckin Blue Belt

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    for the most part, generally speaking, most but not all, etc etc
     
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