Boxing cups?

Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment Discussion' started by TheHereticJay, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. TheHereticJay

    TheHereticJay I scoff at your belt rankings

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    Ok, once again here with a noob question. I tried the search function, but still suck with it.

    Why exactly are boxing cups the way they are? Wouldn't a boxer be more mobile if they were to wear a standard cup versus the big padded underwear looking contraption? I've never worn one and was curious what exactly was the reasoning behind it being the way it is.
     
  2. RaggleFraggle

    RaggleFraggle Yellow Belt

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    It just gives extra abdominal/kidney protection. The drop in mobility is barely noticeable if you have a decent cup. Extra range of motion would only be needed if you were in a style that utilizes kicks, which is why muay thai fighters don't use boxing style protectors.
     
  3. SkribbLe

    SkribbLe Orange Belt

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    ^ this is it. Boxers don't need to kick, therefore they get added protection. It barley limits mobility at all.
     
  4. TheHereticJay

    TheHereticJay I scoff at your belt rankings

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    Ah ok, thanks. I always assumed it would've limeted ones mobility with the whole bobbing and weaving deal versus doing it without. Thanks
     
  5. mark9fiji

    mark9fiji White Belt

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    I do Muay Thai and feel no restriction from my Winning no foul protector, probably because my hips are always open when I kick. Teeping, I may notice a bit, but not restrictive. I feel they're much more comfortable than standard cups.

    Just looking at design I think it's a good visual to show where you shouldn't punch for your partner due to it being tall
     
  6. nomilkforsanta

    nomilkforsanta Nathan

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    another point: boxers cups are normally plastic (expect fairtex's), while muay thai cups are steel.
     
  7. RaggleFraggle

    RaggleFraggle Yellow Belt

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    The only time when I have had a mobility issue with a boxing protector was when I didn't have my own cup with me, so I had to use a lender cup that was too big for me. I made a mistake by weaving with my torso instead of dropping the level of my hips and had the stiff/too big for me groin protector dig into my ribs. If it's a good quality/properly sized protector, there shouldn't be any issues.
     
  8. firstDan

    firstDan 2-3-2-5

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    Hey Mark, question for you, when you do head level kicks does the cup shift? I've had issues with compression shorts with the built in cup shifting/floating when doing high kicks, which basically negates their whole purpose maybe even making them more dangerous to wear.

     
  9. Pope Leo VII

    Pope Leo VII Green Belt

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    Clamps talked me into this cup http://www.ringtocage.com/Muay-Thai-GelTech-Mens-Supporter-with-Steel-Cup-RC23B.htm

    Protects you python from all possible harm while being barely noticeable. Head kicks, teeps, knees, you name it, nothing disturbs this beauty.
     
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    firstDan 2-3-2-5

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    Yeah, I wear a shock doctor, similar design, it doesn't move either.
    I've been interested in the boxing type ones so I can just put it on before sparring, but figured if I threw a head kick the boys would peek out, like how they do in the compression shorts/cup combo.

     
  11. Championstuff

    Championstuff Brown Belt Platinum Member

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    jaco guardian cup is also a good option if you don't want to wear a giant boxing cup thing. i have had one for a while now and it doesn't barely move at all
     
  12. TheHereticJay

    TheHereticJay I scoff at your belt rankings

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    Championstuff Brown Belt Platinum Member

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    if you're tall, forget it. i bought that same belt/cup thing and it sat so low on my hips that it was unwearable. also, the belt was not adjustable to make it fit, if i would have gone with the size smaller it would have been way too small on me.
     
  14. Pope Leo VII

    Pope Leo VII Green Belt

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    Im 6'2-3'' and it rides comfortably, like I said previously dont even realize its on till I sit down after sparring. You can definitely mess with it to readjust the size, theres room to work with. Did you ever email ringtocage when these issues first came up. They are a breeze to deal with and respond quickly. Great customer support.
     
  15. TheeFaulted

    TheeFaulted Inzer Belt

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    I use the Title pro-style no foul protector and have no issues with it.
     

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