Hey guys, been a while since I've been onthe boards with work and all. Well I ordered some KO Thai Pads last week and got them in Tuesday. I just have to say they are well worth the money. Heres my review: My background is I've been training fighters as an assistant for Lakewood Kickboxing, CA for a number of years now. My trainer has multiple Thai pads ranging from Pro sports, Windys, And Ringsides. I just have to say that KOs by far is better for the money your spending! I ordered the X-Long and they are what they say they are. Compared to the others Thai Pads they have are taller and have a much larger striking surface, very safe for beginners...or so I thought. These things are HARD!!! They are built to last! They weigh slightly 3-4 lbs so the trainer could use them unrestrictivley and for long training sessions. Oh yeah like I was saying these things are solid!! They aren't broken in yet, but I've been using them for 3 days now 3-4 hr. sessions, And they're still just as solid as I took them out of the box. I recommend these for moderate to advance fighters. Beginners are going to hate them if they're shins aren't developed yet. Hmm I guess my only gripe is that compared to the Pro Thai pads, KOs aren't heavy enough. I'm use to working with the Pro Thai Pads because I like they're weight. They weight 10 lbs each and were special ordered. Not much of a gripe but its the only one I could think of. KOs are seriously the best bang for you buck, I've been dealing with them for a while now and I stand by them. My trainers whose been around for a long time even likes they're gear and asked if I wanted to keep the pads there . I was like "No brother, you gotta get your own." Well thats the review, please comment on it and for your all your gear needs give www.Kofightgear.com a chance and you'll be surprised. Oh yeah as a sidenote Ringside.com pissed me off!! I've dealt with them for a LONG time. I was orginally going to order pads from them at a discount price. They said their Thai pads were in stock so I placed an ordered, but turns out they charged me and 2 weeks went by without an email. I called they said that the pads were backordered, And that all they're pads were backordered. So I'm glad for this mistake, because this saved me money and I got a killer product! Peace out!!