Bag Gloves vs. Training Gloves

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  1. ShadowNINku

    ShadowNINku SANDBAGGER BELT

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    I'm thinking about getting gloves to hit the heavy bag and was thinking about these:
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    or these in 12 oz:

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    The KO gloves are sold as "sparring gloves" so I dunno If I should use them to hit a bag

    maybe I should just get "training gloves" instead

    the traditional "bag gloves" might not get me enough protection?
     
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    888Shogun888 Blue Belt

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    I am also confused between the difference between training, sparring, soft training, thai style, etc etc gloves.
     
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    Depending on how big you are I'd go with something more protective than the 1st, and most likely the second. I'm a big fan of 16oz bag gloves.

    I just like to have a lot of cushion for my hands and support for my wrists. No sense in breaking my hand when I didn't have to.
     
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    ShadowNINku SANDBAGGER BELT

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    I weight around 200 lbs
    I was thinking maybe getting some super bag gloves like 14 or 16 oz and the traditional windy bag gloves ( 2 pairs for heavy work and for light work)...or maybe the ko fightgear "sparring gloves" which might actually be good for bag work?
     
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    I wore the KOFG 16 ozers for a while as bag gloves, they worked great. Very durable and great support...super quality for the price.
     
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    I would get the 16oz bag gloves, they are going to hold up better in the long run and give you more protection.

    Usually "training/sparring" gloves are made with softer (less dense) foam, which is better for actually striking a sparring partner. The "bag gloves" are usually made of a harder (more dense) foam that can take the hard pounding of a heavy bag and mitts. If you hit a sparring partner with bag gloves, it is like hitting them with a rock.
     

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