Breaking in leather pads?

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  1. aaronegg

    aaronegg Purple Belt

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    Hey i got some new thai kick pads, they dont feel as good as the ones atthe gym i train, anyone know of a good way of breaking them in other than just kicking, anything to put on them, im sure you could use a bat or something right?
    id be thankful for any help
    thanks
     
  2. NoSmilez

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    a good pair of pads should be stiff.. when you first buy them. i read that the ko pads were like bricks but i actuallly bought a new pair and used it and its nothing that bad....
     
  3. aaronegg

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    well heres the thing,call me a pussy if you want but, i order a pair of largeeverlast kick pads http://store.titleboxing.com/evprthpal.html well my broteher and i went over to therec center wherethey have private rooms and we kicking and it would kill our feet, it was freezing in theroom but it seems so awkward, ive never had the problem before.
    so its either the cold made it bad or because the pads are bigger than what im used to more surface area so we're hitting with our feet a little too, or im just a pussy.
    when we were done our feet looked like they had a nasty sunburn.
     
  4. thecreator

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    Pads are best when new, why would you want to break them in any other way than striking??
     
  5. aaronegg

    aaronegg Purple Belt

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    maybe i got tobig of pads, or ineed to djust the wayi kick em
     
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    I find that the only good way to break them in is too go at it old school and kick the shit out of them..lol But I would also suggest at least wrapping your legs and/or fists depending on exactly what you're work out consists of but after a littlw while you'll get used to it and it'll start breakin in and all will be normal again for your training
     
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    And here's me clicking on this thread thinking i'd give you all my experience on breaking in leather pants.

    Another time eh?
     
  8. Hockeyfight

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    Get some soccer socks and wear them under the pads until they are broken in this should cushion your leg somewhat effectively.
     
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    You can always start wearing thai pads or wrestling shoes, then when they soften up you can go all out and not hurt yourself.
     
  10. Brandinho

    Brandinho Guest

    Kick lighter. It sounds like you haven't properly conditioned your shins. And you are crazy if you want to soften up that solid, stiff leather. That is what you should be kicking, not pillows. When you kick a man you are aiming for the muscles and bones right?
     
  11. put them on the ground and jump on them, the Thai fairtex trainers up in San Francisco taught me to do this with an extra hard pair of new thai pads.
     
  12. Long Nguyen

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    does it matter which side goes on the ground and which u jump on??
     
  13. Ok, maybe not full on jump, but hops. bounce on top of them to break the insides up a bit. Striking side facing up.
     
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    Your avatar is creeping me out.
     
  15. Also....you shouldn't be kicking Thai Pads with the tops of your feet!
     

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