Different types of gloves

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  1. SammyPops

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    I've been doing muay thai for almost a year now and going to buy my own gloves. I asked the trainer, and he was like "good idea ... go with rival ... good idea .... 15 ounce" in his broken english. He is a good guy, really laid back, and I eel bad b/c I've asked him a few times, and he gives me the same answer. I think he may think I know more than I do lol.

    So I came here! I checked out the Rival website, and they have a lot of different gloves, such as Bag gloves, Sparring gloves, Training gloves and others.

    I need gloves for hitting pads other people hold and a large soft bag.

    Any help of the differences between all these glove types and what I may need? Thanks
     
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    Could be wrong, but they don't typically make 15 oz gloves. If they are they are probably a lazy glove maker that made a 14 oz or 16 oz but turned out to be 15.



    If you can afford it get a pair of bag gloves. And a separate pair for sparring.
     
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    Thanks. So 'bag' gloves are th ebaisc fo rhitting pads/bags?
     
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    dont be a douche-nozzle especially if you are on the bigger side.. keep a pair for sparring and another for bag/pad work
     
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    lol what?
     
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    A pair for bag and pad work because they get condensed down and the padding breaks down faster meaning you can do a lot more damage to your sparring partner than you would with say a pair of gloves used only for sparring.

    Honestly if it were me advising you I'd tell you to get some Fairtex BGV-1's or Boon/topking/twins gloves for sparring and some Fairtex BGV9's for bag and pad work. But get what you feel comfortable in and know.
     
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    Thanks. I guess I've done such light sparing that has not been raised by anyone yet. good to know.
     
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    People at my gym simply don't care, you can use gloves made of concrete as long as they're 16oz
     
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    j-boxing Human, all too human

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    In my experience, this number mysticism is common in gyms in Australia.

    All that matters is the abstract number, not the density or thickness of the real substance hitting your head.
     
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    We're too tough/dumb for our own good, it is ingrained in our culture unfortunately. The never backdown attitude only leads to a lot of brain issues when you're older, in the small town I grew up in we had three guys in their 50's - 60's who looked lost all day long because of brain trauma they suffered in bar fights and boxing, although I'm sure the excess alcohol didn't help either.
     
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