Need Help With Competition Gloves

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  1. Byron_357

    Byron_357 White Belt

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    I am about to start fighting this summer when school gets out so I can train around 4 hours a day 4-5 days a week and I was wondering what glove are approved for amateur competition.

    I was thinking

    http://www.immortalusa.com/Product_391_Search.html

    http://www.thunderfightgear.com/product_info.php?cPath=25&products_id=53

    http://www.combatsports.com/detail.aspx?ID=23743

    http://www.combatsports.com/detail.aspx?ID=23742

    http://www.combatsports.com/detail.aspx?ID=23880

    http://www.kikskinmartialarts.com/valetudoglove.asp
    The ones at the top

    http://nextmovegear.com/fight/index..._id=91&zenid=6ce54821fe860d808d1c788a967829ff

    I am a striker so I was favoring the heavier vale tudo gloves to protect my hands and help with the knock outs.:icon_twis

    But I am new to the sport so I really don't know.
    I have tried on some Ouano style gloves and don't really like the way the padding lays or the completely open palm.
    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Mark Limbaga

    Mark Limbaga Amateur Fighter

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    I prefer the truth gloves since they're exactly like combat sports, but cheaper.

    nextmovegear gives great products. You might wanna give their 7oz gloves a go
     
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    Oh yeah I forgot about Fairtex. But I think the 10 oz Starpaks would help my striking with protection and power. Does anyone know about the Starpaks or Cleto Reyes/Boxergenics ?
    If they aren't very good I will go with the Fairtex. How does the sizing on the Fairtex run ?
     
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    if you're a striker, the thicker the padding the better in training. i'm a striker myslef, but i have issues with structural damage to my hands when i use too small of gloves in training.
     
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    Go with the combat sports...either pair...it depends if you like the open palm or not. If you know what org you ar going to be fighting for, check with them and see what they use.
     
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    I really don't know with what org yet cuz I still hav bout 2 months til im out of skool, and I am going to be between 2 or 3 instructors a week. 1 for Kenpo and 1 for Kickboxing for sure and maybe grappling. I need gloves with pretty good wrist support cuz my left wrist is starting to f-up. I think a thumb sleeve would be nice but it seems like it might get in the way. I know you can get the Fairtex with a thumb sleeve but how is the wrist closure ? Single velcro or Wrist Wrap ? I have heard pretty much all good things about the Fairtex , but is there any problems or complaints y'all have bout them ?

    Thanks
     
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    i have a pair of the fairtex mma gloves and they are awesome. i dont use them all that much but the times that i have i have had no problems with them. they are top notch and made with great materials.
     
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    Thanks for all the help. I think I have pretty much narrowed it down to the Starpaks , Thunder Fight Gear Pride Style gloves , The Level 4 PrimeTimes and the Fairtex. Which is the best out of them ?
     
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    Bobby Jacobsen Amateur Fighter

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    Fairtex ftw.
     
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    I have the fairtex NHB open thumb pair and they are great, I would recommend the NHB pair. Open or full thumb just to your personal preference.
     
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    So no completely open palm ? I just noticed on the ultimate combat gloves there is no leather on the bottom of the hand so it looks like your hand would move around alot in the glove. I will probably go with the open thumb ones in Black/Red.
     
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    hayubasa or hayabusa or however you spell it, the canadian gear place
     
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    I thought about them but the Y-Palm looks kinda wierd idk. im new to mma so there seems like there is a lot to buying gloves.
     
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    dude honestly dont even trip on gloves, work on technique and conditioning, whoever you fight for will have a pair of gloves for you to wear, you just might hafta give em back at the end of the night


    also, check out what ur training parters are using and try some different ones on, see what feels the best on ur hands


    last but not least, steer clear of tapout gloves and stay away from "Official UFC gloves" sold at places like dick's sporting goods
     
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    Ordered the Fairtex gloves open thumb 2 days ago. I should have them next week. I still have 1 question, is the closure a single strap or is it cross directional like on Rival boxing gloves and the CSI Super Sleek Training Gloves ?

    Thanks to everyone .
     
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    You might check out the ISCF rules before you get too worried about things of the such. Most venues won't allow the cheaper gloves (such as Century) and each venue and promoter has different rules regarding equipment; most are pretty lenient though. Some will provide you gloves, but as I've learned in the past, they might not always be in your size, so you might call and make sure that the gloves that you are going to use meet the requirements. You might also contact the sanctioning body of your fight and ask about their requirements. There's nothing worse than finding out the hard way.

    FULL CONTACT OUTLET
     
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    Yea I know about the Centurys cuz I have some I bought from my kenpo instructor, the ends of the fingers r like razor blades, it would be cool to fight in them as long as my opponent didnt have them :icon_chee but i see y they wouldnt be allowed. Thanks for the link. even if the Fairtex arent approved they would b good 4 training.
     

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