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  1. KShaft Blue Belt

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    Well guys since I started out with all the hob nob high end stuff, well, I decided to go on the cheap(relatively speaking).

    You guys know my Shevlins are on the way in a week or two, well, I ordered some more from ringside's cheaper priced rival, title boxing.

    TITLE Platinum Lace-Up Training Gloves from Title Boxing

    Pro Mex Professional Lace-Up Training Gloves from Title Boxing

    TITLE GEL Lace-Up World Training Gloves from Title Boxing

    Pro Mex Official Pro Fight Gloves from Title Boxing

    top 3 are all 16 oz and black. The pro fighters are 10 oz (may let my nephew use em for pad work if its okay with his hands) and white.

    I know I said cheaper, which is true, but keep in mind this is the top tier of Title's line up.
    The only cheaper one I might have wanted to buy was their regular Mexican style glove, which someone gave very high remarks about on boxingforum.com He had a shit load of gloves too.

    I also purchased a pair of 14 oz pro training everlast gloves, which Ive stated on this site before that I prefer them to my Ultimate Classics. I kinda bought these for my nephew, he liked them more than the lighter amature ones, those had a weird ass cuff on em too(I bought these at Dicks Sporting goods).

    Ill give some quick impressions of these when I get em.

    Just thought Id let my fellow glove maniacs know!
     
  2. 888Shogun888 Blue Belt

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    jesus dude.....how many gloves do you need? I love your reviews and knowledge so I can't wait to see about the like 8 pairs of gloves you will have in a short time.

    The title gel gloves look slick as hell. I was taking a look at the promex stuff to so interested how they perform.
     
  3. KShaft Blue Belt

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    LMAO!

    Need....no. Want....................HELL YEAH!

    Somebody with more gloves than me (yes even with all the new ones) said the pro mex fight gloves were like a poor mans Grant. The Training gloves seem to be made the same way (according to the girl I talked to on the phone at title) as the pro fight gloves(horsehair and all), which I dont believe Grants or Cletos are. Ive discussed how stiff Grants are (the training ones) and had to send em back. Hopefully the promex ones wont have that problem.
    As much as I like the everlast pros, a lot of guys familiar with titles line say the platinum and even regular mexican gloves are better. They seem to be ape shit over the gel ones. And yes, they do look sick.

    This will kill a lot of curiosity but there are still a few brands I want to try out some day.
    Id like to give the ringside Cletos trainers a try, Double A Boxing, and Boxing Classics.

    I may even contact Reyes and ask them to make a custom 16oz glove with a smaller profile if the ringside glove isnt up to par.

    Flores gloves are still the king.
     
  4. 888Shogun888 Blue Belt

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    haha yea man I WANT a lot of gloves. I am getting a very nice bonus soon and I plan on picking up some new gloves. I'll wait for your review to make a lot of decisions. It will take you a while to review them all but hopefully you can start a review with impressions str8 out of the box and then update as you use them.

    On grants; a lot of people swear by them and I have not seen the stiffness issue from everyone. By stiffness i assume you mean trying to make a closed fist while wearing them. I will try and use some next time I am at a gym and test them out.
     
  5. KShaft Blue Belt

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    On grants; a lot of people swear by them and I have not seen the stiffness issue from everyone. By stiffness i assume you mean trying to make a closed fist while wearing them. I will try and use some next time I am at a gym and test them out.[/QUOTE]

    Thats it. I couldnt close my fist to save my ass. The leather was really stiff as well. Like cardboard instead of nice soft leather like well all my other gloves....

    I should get the gloves Tuesday or Wednesday.

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  6. 888Shogun888 Blue Belt

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    Thats it. I couldnt close my fist to save my ass. The leather was really stiff as well. Like cardboard instead of nice soft leather like well all my other gloves....

    I should get the gloves Tuesday or Wednesday.

    .[/QUOTE]

    cool cool. what is your opinion on winning gloves? I may just splurge and get some for sparring if they are as good as everyone says.

    Am I right about this;

    cleto is for punchers (as in great for you but your sparring partner is going to get hurt)
    Winning is good for both. Everyone compares the padding to pillows. So are they better for your sparring partner than for you or great both ways?

    I don't want to hurt a sparring partner but my comfort is a little more important than theirs :icon_chee
     
  7. crossdx level 31

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    Very nice, KShaft. I've been curious too about the TITLE uppere end gloves, but not enough to actually go and buy them all. :) Good looking out, bro.

    Will the Cleto Reyes site actually custom make gloves for you to your specs? Damn, if they do that's pretty awesome, but I guess will cost quite a bit.

    So Flores is your favorite glove now? I've never got to try any of their gloves, and I've gathered from reading up on them here that they only make custom gloves and are located in the U.S., which means I probably can't order some being that I'm in SE Asia. How do they stack up to Winning?
     
  8. KShaft Blue Belt

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    cool cool. what is your opinion on winning gloves? I may just splurge and get some for sparring if they are as good as everyone says.

    Am I right about this;

    cleto is for punchers (as in great for you but your sparring partner is going to get hurt)
    Winning is good for both. Everyone compares the padding to pillows. So are they better for your sparring partner than for you or great both ways?

    I don't want to hurt a sparring partner but my comfort is a little more important than theirs :icon_chee[/QUOTE]

    Well Ive never used winnings for sparring, but they will protect the both of you. I think the winnings are the best all around gloves you can buy. Thats just my perspective though. The Cletos construction wise are probably just as good, but they are not as orthepedically sound.
    The winnings feel broken in right out of the box and they hold up like champs. No difference in performance for nearly two months. I cant give you performance impressions on the cletos, as my left hand is a bit messed up right now and if they glove is a bit stiff, I cant make a fist (such is the case with the Cletos) so I cant see how they are against pads and heavy bags. I was going to give the gloves to a guy who should have gone pro but busted his knee, and he could evaluate them for me, but hes a bit out of shape (you could never tell...) and hasnt showed up for sessions.

    Thats the best I can do for ya.
     
  9. 888Shogun888 Blue Belt

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    Well Ive never used winnings for sparring, but they will protect the both of you. I think the winnings are the best all around gloves you can buy. Thats just my perspective though. The Cletos construction wise are probably just as good, but they are not as orthepedically sound.
    The winnings feel broken in right out of the box and they hold up like champs. No difference in performance for nearly two months. I cant give you performance impressions on the cletos, as my left hand is a bit messed up right now and if they glove is a bit stiff, I cant make a fist (such is the case with the Cletos) so I cant see how they are against pads and heavy bags. I was going to give the gloves to a guy who should have gone pro but busted his knee, and he could evaluate them for me, but hes a bit out of shape (you could never tell...) and hasnt showed up for sessions.

    Thats the best I can do for ya.[/QUOTE]

    good enough for me. thanks. I wish I knew you so I could get your hand me down gloves:icon_chee1
     
  10. KShaft Blue Belt

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    Well if you have winnings (which I know you do) then performance wise you are probably not missing anything.

    The leather on both is very soft and flexible, but the Flores is thicker while retaining the same flexibility. VERY easy to make a fist with the Flores, maybe a tiny tad less with the winnings (Im spliting hairs here) and dont forget the old school feel. I like AC Cobras. You give me an AC cobra over some 911 any day. I know the 911 will out perform it, but Id enjoy the AC cobra more. Only thing is, performance wise, the winnings and Flores are much closer, The Flores conforms to your fist better due to the horsehair/foam padding I believe. Its just sweet man.

    Flores is actually Dan Mosby, who makes the gloves himself by hand. He is Ray Flores's nephew. Hes hard to get a hold of and at various times puts his gloves on ebay.

    On the Cletos, Im gonna call and find out. All thier stuff is handmade anyway so, I dont think it be too much of a stretch.

    Well see if Title is worth a damn, guys on boxing forums seems to think they are the real deal. I have high hopes.

    Later
     
  11. crossdx level 31

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    Cool, thanks for the info on Flores. Those gloves sound sweet, and you know I dig old school gloves. Now you've made me want a pair, lol. Guess I'll have to wait till I'm stateside one of these days.

    Protection-wise (for both you and your sparring partner), they stand up to Winning as well? Btw, how much do those Flores cost and if I were thinking of getting a pair, who should I contact and how?
     
  12. KShaft Blue Belt

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    I think protection wise they will be excellent. The padding on these things are huge, but unlike UC gloves, they dont feel unbalanced and awkward. Quite the opposite.

    I havent sparred with the things yet, as its difficult for me to find a sparring partner, and I havent sparred with the winnings as they are bag gloves.

    Let me talk to Dan, see if he wants me to give out his email. If so Ill give you the info.
    He makes gloves intermintantly but he basically made my pair on request. I sent him something like two or three weeks ago, and he hasnt replied yet, so dont get the hopes up.

    Theres a pair on ebay right now, but they collectors priced as they were Ray Flores last pair made, and I think they are 12 oz.

    The Shevlins may come in at the end of the week, and they are classic style. Ill let you know how they compare once I get em.
     
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    Thanks, man. And don't worry if it takes a while to contact him, I'm in no rush and can wait as long as it takes. I've got a lot of other gloves to tide me over anyhow, lol/

    Those Shevlins sound interesting, and tbh I haven't heard much about them at all. Looking forward to your impressions on them.
     
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    KShaft,

    If you have any experience with Grant and Reyes bag gloves, how do you review them in comparison to other gloves?

    I have several options of training gloves that satisfy me for current use and future purchase, but for heavy bag work I'm always looking for something better. Currently I use IMF bag gloves, which I prefer to any other glove I've used.

    It's not often that you find people who have experience with the more costly gloves, so I appreciate any info you have.

    Cleto Reyes Super Bag Gloves at Ringside.com
    Grant Professional Super Power Bag Gloves at Ringside.com

    These are the specific models.
     
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    the winnings are not that neccessary for sparring unless you care for your partners that much. other than that reason, I dont see why you would use them for sparring since they are so expensive. But for bag/pad work, that is a different story. Sometimes my knuckles really start to hurt after a bunch of rounds of pounding pads or bags and the winnings really alleviate that. for sparring, my hands are not that fragile to hurt unless I punch someone's skull head on. THe pro mex are good I hear as they are more similar to cleto than grants from what I hear. the pro fight glove is very similar to cleto fight glove and is veyr thin padding on it.
     
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    That's another thing I noticed. Almost every guy posting about their Winning gloves uses them for bag and padwork, and I'm the only one I can recall who'se said they'd be exclusively for sparring. I guess I'm a bit of an oddity then when it comes to that. I don't have problems with my current bag/mitt/pad gloves, and they've protected me fairly enough without incident, so when I got the Winnings, I decided they'd be my main sparring gloves. They'd no doubt be better than any of my current gloves on the heavy bag or pads, but I felt they'd be best served for sparring since I do want to keep my training partners as safe as possible and the lone hand injury I suffered the past year happened during a sparring session. Different experiences make for different usage, I guess. If I could use them for everything, I would, but that'd wear them out faster and my other gloves would'nt get any usage. Now if I had two pairs of Winnings... lol.

    I got my new Cletos actually for the purpose of using them as my 'high-end' bag/mitt gloves. I'll let everyone know how that works out after I've used them a while.
     
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    for your experiences and purposes, I see nothing wrong with using the winnings for sparring as your partners will benefit a lot from that as well as you said your hand injury was from sparring. I have never injured my hand sparring ever but I have had pain with bag and pads and other gloves I use for bawork and stuff dont help much but the winnings do so I use it for that. If I was in your shoes, I would do the same as you are right now.
     
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    I own these:

    TITLE Platinum Bag Gloves from Title Boxing

    Shut up, I think they look cool. The hand compartment is nice and snug. I don't remember how they felt out of the box, but they are broken in now and it's not hard at all to make a fist.

    Also, if you read the description, they are right about the wrap around hook and loop closure. It's long and you can wrap it nice and tight like tape for awesome wrist support.
     
  19. KShaft Blue Belt

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    Hello. Well technically I dont have any experience with Reyes "bag gloves" or the Grant gloves. Ive heard lots of good comments on the Grant bag gloves. Although I have owned the training gloves, I didnt use them because they were way too stiff. My Reyes are kinda stiff as well and I cant use em because of a tendon or ligament injury to my left middle finger. In fact it even hurts with my winnings on. My Flores gloves as well as my UC gloves are for sparring only. Both of those I believe would protect both participants.

    Thats the best I can give you right now.
     
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    Im looking forward to getting em too! Hurry up Shevlin!

    The title gloves will get here tommarrow after my workout, even though they will arrive sometime around 7 or 8 in the morning around 4 miles from my house. For some reason that last bit of delivery takes nearly 12 hours. Need to intercept that shit.

    Ill see if I can email Mr Mosby.

    till there are no gloves... but peace!
     

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