Help with Headgear please!

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  1. Jonesisfighting

    Jonesisfighting White Belt

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    We were sparring in 18ounces,at a loss and confused as to how the injury happen w a fg5000. Just trying to collect the mental fortitude to resume training while I wait it out per Doc's orders.
     
  2. mikiemike87

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    Ive only experienced a knife hand to the eye while the other guy was wearing mma gloves. I was wearing the FG5000, and the knife hand slide perfectly in there. I really don't see how a part of a 18oz glove could have snuck through in that gap. You may have just gotten hit really hard. I've heard of guys getting busted up even while wearing the FG5000. Its a great piece of headgear, the best, but it wont make you impervious to a hard spar.
     
  3. Minowafanatic

    Minowafanatic Black Belt

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    Andre Ward got a big cut too sparring with his Winning facesaver:



    Shit happens
     
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  4. iFossil

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    This is almost like supernatural shit to me. lol
     
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  5. makedansure

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    only explanation I can think of is that the headgear kept pulling at his skin, probably fit on pretty snugly, and also ward may have had some scar tissue or something. Also, the bar part of the headgear probably increases the lever that generates torque that pulls at his skin.
     
  6. Minowafanatic

    Minowafanatic Black Belt

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    I agree though I think scar tissue and snugness is not necessary for it to happen but it would definitely help its odds, and I figure someone's orbital bone could get shattered regardless of whether or not the glove actually makes contact with the face, if the blow was powerful enough.
     
  7. makedansure

    makedansure Blue Belt

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    orbital? I was talking about Ward's cut
     
  8. Minowafanatic

    Minowafanatic Black Belt

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    oh I know, I meant that for the Jonesisfighting dude who had his orbital bone broken whilst sparring in the Winning facesaver.
     
  9. hangulmalmotayo

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    Did you get a black eye?
     
  10. Jonesisfighting

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    Funny thing is that I didn't have a black eye. No swelling or anything. I just felt lik my eye wasn't the same. It felt limb if that makes sense. Add that to the fact that I couldn't see straight, I knew something was wrong. And to think, I was gonna drive to that gym, no way I could have driven back home.


    I'm about 6 weeks post surgery. I see straight again. But diplopia still remains when looking far up, a lil when looking down. I def can't spar comfortably right now as when I try to weave under punches( fake simulations of a punch of course) my vision is shaky and a lil double vision is present.
     
  11. Jonesisfighting

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    Yea I'm leaning towards the impact of the punch being a hard enough blow to shatter the bone. Doc put a titanium mesh in there, not screwed in there though. Said it was fixated the where the bone once was and that during the recovery process the mesh will heal right in the socket and take the place of the bone
     
  12. hangulmalmotayo

    hangulmalmotayo Green Belt

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    If you didn't have a black eye, it could simply be the impact of the shot in a concentrated area (I.e., right where your eye is).
     
  13. hangulmalmotayo

    hangulmalmotayo Green Belt

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    You probably will have some double vision for the rest of your life but what you have now will probably get better over the next few months. That's how it is with me.
     
  14. Minowafanatic

    Minowafanatic Black Belt

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    That sounds really bad. I would only ever body-spar if I were you Jonesisfighting
     
  15. Jonesisfighting

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    Agreed that actually makes a lot of sense.
    I suppose that is a safer option but it isn't what i want to do. After a few years on And off training, and fully training the whole year of 2016, I was suppose to start competing amateur this year. I missed the golden gloves cause of it. Only sparring Body shots is good training, but I don't feel it is truly ideal for combat sport and real life self defense scenarios(which is why I started). Ideally, my initial reason for training is for self defense.

    Eventually I will need to full body contact sparring if I want to get better. And for the pass yr and then some I've been thinking of learning Brazilian jiu jitsu, this might be a good reason to transition as injuries are not as prominent in the sport.
     
  16. Minowafanatic

    Minowafanatic Black Belt

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    Small chance you might not be able to pass a medical to compete as an amateur
     
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    where tf do I find authentic UMA gear? Everything I'm seeing looks like fake knockoffs.

    Boxingcustom.com says they're 60 a pop, I thought they were listed around 90? Sounds too good to be true
     
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  18. hangulmalmotayo

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    $60 bucks plus $30 shipping.
     
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  19. danboxing

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    IR-81 ($86) or R-9 ($100)? Which one offer better protection, mainly for a big nose.
    I have got a reyes.
     
  20. hangulmalmotayo

    hangulmalmotayo Green Belt

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    I'd vote for the R9. I have that and the FG-2900. The R9 might offer slightly more protection than the FG-2900.
     
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