Fairtex Training Gloves for sparring?

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  1. Btwestyo

    Btwestyo Yellow Belt

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    Fairtex Thai Style Training Gloves from Combatsports.com

    I read the FAQ and used the search but I just want some direct feedback. I have two questions.

    1. Does this glove have a bar inside?
    2. Is this too hard for sparring?

    I want some gloves mainly for sparring and possibly padwork. Thanks
     
  2. mvisit1

    mvisit1 Blue Belt

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    Those gloves are definitely the opposite of what you're looking for. They're for bag/mitt work & MAYBE some light sparring.

    I almost bought them a week ago but Combat Sports was out of the 16 oz'ers. They only had 12, 14, & 18.

    If you want Fairtex for sparring, get these instead:

    Fairtex Safety Training Gloves from Combatsports.com
     
  3. Btwestyo

    Btwestyo Yellow Belt

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    damm those ones are kinda pricy. i just love the white gloves haha. If we had headgear would it be okay for sparring?
     
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    you could spar with those if you got the 18 oz. The leather on them is probably pretty hard since they are bag gloves so I would not recommend sparring in anything less than 16 oz.
     
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    They're a hard glove altogether and I really wouldn't suggest sparring in them - unless your partner is sleeping with your girl... then it's a bit different. They're not going to be nice on anyone's face with or without headgear.

    Full Contact Outlet
     
  6. ClampXVII

    ClampXVII Bravado Muay Thai Trainer

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    Yesterday sparred with a cop whose only gloves are the Cleto Reyes bag gloves, he slipped a right in on me and I really felt the difference. It wasn't too bad getting hit by bag gloves over MMA gloves or even regular 16oz, but lets just say a good portion of my headgear took a good brunt of the punch.
     
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    I don't know if anything was drastically changed with the new models, but I've tried some of those gloves when they had them in blue/black/red. They are definitely OK for sparring. Maybe not the most optimal, but if you're sparring light to moderate w/headgear, they are more than adequate. They ain't no Cletos, that's for sure.
     
  8. jlagman

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    Uh did I miss something? Training gloves =/= bag gloves, you can still spar with training gloves, they still provide adequate padding.
     

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