CSI Super Sleek Glove Review (No Pics)

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  1. Byron_357

    Byron_357 White Belt

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    To sum up this review before I go into more detail these gloves SUCK!!!!
    Pros :
    1.) Wrist Closure - 1 elastic strap from the left then another regular 1 from the right to close it off (Similar to RIVAL but not angled)
    CONS :
    1.) Gloves are extremely tight inbetween the fingers , so tight that it hurts to make a fist , and even more to punch (Rest of the glove fits fine just tight inbetween the webbings of the fingers)
    2.) CHEAP ASS material around the palm and thumb (The White Areas)
    3.) HORRIBLE stitching all around some was already coming undone
    4.) POOR MANS Leather it is extremely stiff even after several rounds on the heavy bag and G-n-P bag(And the leather smells like shit)

    Overall : 2/10
    Obviously the cons out weigh the pros and them are just the ones off the top of my head.
    I would return these but my friend ordered these for me along with CSI Traditional Fight Gloves and he already threw the stuff away.

    Here is a link to the gloves :
    http://www.combatsports.com/detail.aspx?ID=24470

    I am thinking about getting the Ouano Bag Gloves or the Windy Cut-Finger Bag Gloves to replace these. Give me some thoughts on which ones are better.

    Ouano Bag Gloves :
    http://www.ouano.com/bag_gloves_detail.htm

    Windy Bag Gloves :
    http://www.combatsports.com/detail.aspx?ID=23768
     
  2. Tru LiMiT

    Tru LiMiT Yellow Belt

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    This should be posted in the G&E Reviews Forum
     
  3. Dynasty1

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    huh, these looked like quality gloves..i was looking at them like 2 days ago debating on whether or not to order them...i guess now i have my answer
     
  4. vu

    vu Purple Belt

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    Wait...you're gonna use these gloves for what now...?

    If you're planning on using them for bag gloves, then get the "grappling style" bag gloves...I wouldn't use those Windy ones for MMA training/sparring...your partners are going to hate you...
     
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    if you want to get rid of them we can trade, i've got some extra csi gloves
     
  6. Mark Limbaga

    Mark Limbaga Amateur Fighter

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    How many times have you used them?
     
  7. Byron_357

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    Theyre pretty new I used them about 5 times, I bought them for sparring with my friend because they were sold as a training glove, but the padding was ROCK hard and I was hitting the bag to try to stretch out the fingers, cuz as i said earlier the fingers are tight, and it hurts to make a fist. I do Kenpo so I got these to spar with my friends that do MMA and for bag/pad work to help condition my knuckles.

    And affliction113 what CSI gloves are they ?
     
  8. Mark Limbaga

    Mark Limbaga Amateur Fighter

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    OK noted. have you done pad drills with them?
     
  9. Byron_357

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    Not yet I will Probably do some mitt work tonight.
     
  10. Mark Limbaga

    Mark Limbaga Amateur Fighter

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    OK here's what I noticed. Hitting the bag doesn't really break in the gloves as compared to 2-3 pad sessions.

    Perhaps try doing some pad sessions then after that, give us a follow up on how the gloves are.

    I remember hating my fairtex mma gloves for the first few time I used them, after about 6 times, they felt really comfy.

    Some gloves take longer to break-in than others
     
  11. Byron_357

    Byron_357 White Belt

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    After 1 pad session they feel a tiny tiny bit better, even if these do get broken in that really doesnt change the quality of the leather, the leather feels almost like it is synthetic.
     
  12. Mark Limbaga

    Mark Limbaga Amateur Fighter

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    The leather we can't do anything about anymore, but at least let us hope the fit improves
     
  13. Byron_357

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    yeah , but I feel that they will wear out before they are broken in.
     
  14. mjfgf

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    Those aren't the best gloves that CSI makes by far. If you are looking for MMA style bag gloves, you should try one of these two from CSI:

    http://www.mmatraining.tv/zencart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=65&products_id=189


    http://www.mmatraining.tv/zencart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=65&products_id=232

    If you are looking to spar, CSI also make a lot of great MMA sparring gloves that have more padding (which your sparring partners would appreciate).

    I am not sure about the Ouanos that you linked, I haven't ever used those before, but the Windy pair that you asked about are worse than the CSI ones that you didn't like, in my opinion.
     
  15. cheesesteak

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    the CSI gloves in the second link are horrible. our coach got some for the guys at our gym and they fell apart within a month. no experience with the gel bag gloves though, but there IMF line is horrible too; paper thin leather and cheap stitching.

    from my experience, CSI products are hit or miss. sometimes they produce quality goods and other times they produce crap. there's no consistency in the quality of their products.
     
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    In my Kenpo class we dont spar with mma gloves , I bought these to spar with my friend that does mma , and supposedly he's about to start fighting and in the top class but he has only been going for 1 week. but he wants to spar "hardcore" to get used to being hit. and for heavy/speed/g-e bag and mitt training i bought these :
    http://www.centurymartialarts.com/Mixed_Martial_Arts/MMA_Gloves/Century_Wrap_Gloves.aspx
    They are great for quick transition between the bags and mitts since it is hard to hit the speed bag with boxing gloves and awkward to hit the d-e bag with boxing gloves. i will probably post a review on these later. but for pure heavy bag and mitts i use my rivals.

    the fit on my csi gloves has gotten a little better , they are hard to use cuz the leather between the webbings of my fingers is so tight that it makes it painful to make a fist. when i did my most recent mitt session i had to quit because of how bad my hands hurt. i felt like i was going to have cuts inbetween my fingers that bled royal blue blood.
     
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    Some people call it CT...I call it HELL!
    I have the old skool Chuck Norris version of these gloves. I bought them about 10 years ago. They're kinda rough on the hands!
     
  18. BassAddict

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    I just got these gloves in the mail toda and you are right about the tight finger holes. but in all honesty that is the only thing that i can say is bad about these gloves. The leather on mine feels super nice and the fingerholes are getting much looser after just wearing them around for 10 minutes and making a fist a few times
     
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    I just got these gloves in the mail toda and you are right about the tight finger holes. but in all honesty that is the only thing that i can say is bad about these gloves. The leather on mine feels super nice and the fingerholes are getting much looser after just wearing them around for 10 minutes and making a fist a few times
     
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    I just got these gloves in the mail toda and you are right about the tight finger holes. but in all honesty that is the only thing that i can say is bad about these gloves. The leather on mine feels super nice and the fingerholes are getting much looser after just wearing them around for 10 minutes and making a fist a few times
     

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