Oh, that Sinister. Thanks! The foam is way harder on the Pacheco. It feels like you're wearing a cast around your fist. The Fairtex feels soft in comparison. I have had my BGL7 for a while now, and they have softened up nicely. I guess it comes down to personal preference, I tend to like my gloves on the harder side. You can't go wrong with either glove in this department. Wrist protection is about even, maybe a slight edge to the Fairtex. The BGL7 has more padding and a harder padding on the palm side, JC has a harder foam on the backhand. I would go with JC's as far as comfort. Thumb position, lining, hand compartment, everything is a little better on the JC's. Where the 14oz. Fairtex seem to be almost claustrophobic with 180" wraps, the 12oz. JC's feel just right. The only slight negative I see with these pair of JC's is the seam at the fingertips. I had the same issue with the BGL7, it's hard. It has since softened up on the Fairtex, so I don't see it being a long term issue with the JC.