Sabas Stock Pro series valcro 14 Oz

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  1. Yahia Muhammad White Belt

    Yahia Muhammad
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    Hello this is my first Review I wish you will find it Satisfying. I got a pair of maroon black 14 oz I was really excited about them they seemed great at first with the unmistakable smell of leather

    The look 9/10

    the gloves looked really nice the colorway was really good the contrast between black, maroon, and gold gave the glove a really distinct look with the dual colors with golden lining and golden logo. the leather was soft and with some sort of a matte shine. it was a good Grant style glove with the split thumb and the dual color glove face

    The Feel 7.5/10

    the glove was a bit more snug than what I'm used to, but I think 16 Oz would've been more suitable for me but it wasn't snug in a bad way. as I use 180" hand wraps with knuckle pads and I have a bit bigger hands 11" across the hand

    they were moderate gloves not punchers and not soft gloves the padding was in the right spot between soft and hard.

    the thumb was comfortable with a good position. and the glove came with a bit of a broken in feel and you can open form an almost perfect fist from the very start.

    the valcre was good and there was good padding around the wrist that offered good support

    Performance 7/10

    these gloves are comfortable and can be used for either sparring or bag work
    and here comes the first con the padding on the left glove was different then the right glove and quite deformed which forced my hand to land jabs at an awkward spot (between the glove and the thumb) this was really problematic

    I used these gloves for bag work sparring and pad work and it performed moderately well in all of them you can't say they perform really good at either but you can't say they're bad we can say they are a moderate option all round glove

    Craftsmanship and durability 4/10

    well here comes the main disappointment before choosing these gloves I read many people singing praise of their craftsmanship and had really high expectations about them.
    well as I said the gloves looked good in the start but I noticed right away the dissimilarity in the left glove padding which affected the performance greatly

    the stitching: I used the gloves for bag work at the begining for less than 10 rounds and right away i noticed loose stitching and fraying around the thumb in the left glove which eventually broke I stopped using the gloves and went back to my old Titles and now shopping for a new glove in less than 3 months and that was really dissapointing
     

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  2. Kick_@ss_Seabass Blue Belt

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    What the hell happened to SABAS!?

    Such a promising company. So sad.

    My leather Everlast Protex2 have better craftsmanship then these...and I paid 39$ on sale.
     
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    I'm going to start assuming the SA at the start of Sabas stands for SucksAss. A few months a go I was going to get a pair and then the bad reviews started coming in.
     
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    Pretty sure they are not hecho in Mexico anymore. Anyway such bad craftsmanship = mass production at low cost.
     
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  5. Yahia Muhammad White Belt

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    I actually held back a bit i have a lot of bad things to say
    the whole experiment Suckedass Imagining I payed 120 $ for these I had a lot of better options for that price
     
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    Shame about the quality. They are some nice looking gloves.
    I did want a pair but there seem to be alot of recent reports of bad quality control
     
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    I messaged Sabas about this on Instagram because I was wondering about that too, and they still claim all the gloves are made in Mexico. It definitely seems like their quality control has really fallen off a cliff though. They seem to still be selling a ton of gloves though. I think the initial good reviews plus the fact that people just mainly like the way they look is driving most of their business.
     
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    I think Sabas might be a victim of its own exposure. There's been a lot of good talk about their gloves and that's probably led to an influx of demand. Their producers might be cutting corners to keep up (which would be ridiculous).

    I've had my Primes for about 6 months and haven't used them nearly to the level I had used previous gloves, but they're already showing a lot of cracking on the knuckles. This is also despite the fact that I regularly used a leather ointment to keep them supple. I had a pair of Cleto Reyes that I put through the grinder for three months (almost every day use on hard bags) and they held up considerably better than the Primes, which I've been using on softer bags far more infrequently. Needless to say while I love the fit and look, the durability is disappointing. Especially since I spent almost $300 to get a custom pair.
     
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