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Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment Discussion' started by ClampXVII, Jan 13, 2006.

  1. ClampXVII

    ClampXVII Bravado Muay Thai Trainer

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    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 :D. 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!!
     
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    ClampXVII Bravado Muay Thai Trainer

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    Damn it! I forgot to mention my favorite part of the pads. It has a hook and loop strap system. It makes for easy on and easy off. No buckles or half straps that twist or come of in the middle of a session. Theres just too much good stuff to say about KO, And I highly recommend they're Thai shorts. I just recommend that you order one size smaller if you want a thai cut, for an American cut order the stated size. Peace out!
     
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    Thanks for the detailed review. I might order a pair from them. By any chance, have you ordered anything else from them?
     
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    ClampXVII Bravado Muay Thai Trainer

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    dude what haven't I ordered from them? they only think I don't have are the pads and grappling gloves. I did a review of gloves here a while back. The shorts also.
     
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    ClampXVII Bravado Muay Thai Trainer

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    Oh okay I need to post an edit. The pads are around 5.25-5.5, Neil corrected me on this after reading the review. Thanks Neil! Also he has gear that aren't posted up on his site yet. If you guys have any questions I would ask Neil yourself at www.kofightgear.com. Peace out doggies!
     
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    ClampXVII Bravado Muay Thai Trainer

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    I hate to do this but: BUMP BUMP BUDUMPITTY BUMP!!
     
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    craftsman Akiyama's Quantum of Sexyness Sex Belt

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    Nice review. Already ordered the X-large pair.
     
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    Very nice review. Thanks.
     
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    Definitally appreciate it bro, I might have to take a look at these in the future.
     
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    ClampXVII Bravado Muay Thai Trainer

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    thanks for the comments guys, I don't know if anyone cares but I also ordered A body protector from ringside.com and a pair of micro lite panther mitts from titleboxing.com. If anyone would like a review let me know, And i'll do one. Peace out!
     
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    I've ordered several pairs of grappling gloves from them.Good quality and value for money.They get used approx2-3 times a week for about 45 mins at a time.They are comfy straight out,did'nt seem any breaking in required,fit the hand well and have a good wrist strap that folds down over the velcro which my guy s are glad about as it stops me grinding the strap and velcro into their faces which is a dirty trick i like to pull.they are a neoprene and leather(?) combination and have been going strong for about 4 months so far.Very happy with them and have been back a couple of times to order more.

    Now that someone said he has some more stuff I'll pop over there and see what else hes got.

    Oh the gloves look better on than in the pictures by the way and I think that they are a Boxergenics copy.Cheers !
     
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    ClampXVII Bravado Muay Thai Trainer

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    Sorry for reviving an old thread, esp. one of mine. I just want to give an update about these babies. They're getting famous around my gym for being solid and hard! They've been put through a HELL OF A BEATING and still REALLY solid! We were messing around the gym one day and I was holding them up while my friend took a shot at them with a Louisville slugger, And hardly felt them! So if you guys are interested in A pair of Thai pads give these a whirl. Oh and to be honest we were drunk we we decided to do the "bat" test. Peace out guys!
     

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