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Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment Discussion' started by rupy, Nov 22, 2005.

  1. rupy

    rupy Orange Belt

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    I am starting to get into my MMA now and want to start investing in some good equipment. Could someone give me some advice on which are the best;
    - Valteudo gloves / mits (I currently have Hatricks)
    - Boxing gloves, head guards & Shin guards
    - mouth guard (I use a shockdocter at the moment http://www.shockdoc.com/mouthguards/gelMax.html, it is a bit bulky though and the inside of my upper lip seems to bleed real easy when wearing it)
     
  2. Foppa21

    Foppa21 Black Belt

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    It's recommended that you buy a custom mouthguard as opposed to using a boil and bite mouth guard due to the higher level of protection
     
  3. Adino

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    rupy I have a shockDr and last week I had the same problem with it cutting my lip alitte. I just took a fingernail file to the front of it and shaved down eveything that might be pointy or have an edge. It works better now.
     
  4. Bobby Jacobsen

    Bobby Jacobsen Amateur Fighter

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    Gloves-truth best bang for the buck by far.
    Mouthguard-Biteme or Opro
    Boxing gloves-twins or WIndy
    shorts-Sprawl or Nogi
    Rashguards- tight XFGear, loose Sprawl
    Shinguards-revgear
     
  5. Fozzy1

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    Valetudo Gloves - Ouano Shooto Gloves

    Boxing Gloves - Fairtex 12oz Boxing Gloves

    Mouth Guards - If you want a home fit one like Opro, Shockdoctor, thats upto you. I personally recommend going to your dentist and getting a specialised moulded one for Sports. Apparrently more expensive in the states than here in Aus, but definetely the best fit you will get anywhere.

    ~Foz
     
  6. Foolkiller

    Foolkiller You have meddled with the primal forces of nature!

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    Gloves- Truth, Fairtex or Ouano
    Mouthguard- Shock Doctor, O Pro and Bite Me
    Boxing gloves- Muay Thai Gear Pro, Twins, Windy, Fairtex, Cleto Reyes
    shorts- Sprawl, Nogi or ClinchGear
    Rashguards- tight XFGear, loose Sprawl
    Shinguards- Muay Thai Gear Pro, Twins, Windy, Fairtex

    The first and last brands on those lists with the exception of Shorts and Rashguard are the generally the cheapest and most expensive respectively.
     
  7. MarlboroMan

    MarlboroMan Yellow Belt

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    I'd go with O-pro pro Impact mouth guard, thats what I have and its alot better than those cheap boil and bite mouthguards. (fitment is precise, can breathe a lot better, better protection, looks alot cooler).
     
  8. rupy

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    Awesome - thanks for all the info guys.

    Also I forgot to ask which is the best ball box?
     
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    Foolkiller You have meddled with the primal forces of nature!

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