New Idea's on Sparring Gloves (Thai) Needed

Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment Discussion' started by BigPapaShango, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. BigPapaShango

    BigPapaShango Green Belt

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    I know the sparring glove thread has been done to death, however need some input from you guys.

    Basically the gloves I have used are the following:

    Twins for bag and pad work, really good workhorse gloves (16oz are too bulky)

    Top King, Sandee sparring gloves, both I really liked, however both didn't hold up very well.

    Basically I am looking for a traditional Thai Gloves, simple design that will last and need suggestions.

    I have looked at Raja, Windy, Boon, however all have mixed reviews.
     
  2. ironwolf

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    For sparring, I think it's hard to beat the 16oz twins but I agree, for bag and pad work, 16oz twins are too big.

    I like the fairtex bgv1 also, that's a basic Thai glove.
     
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    Fairtex never seem to appeal to me, however might need to look into them as a load of guys I know use them for sparring.
     
  4. GFG

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    i prefer the twins over the fairtex gloves when it comes to keeping my knuckles from getting sore, however if i want feedback and just do light bag work the fairtex gloves are a better option, however i think they are a bit on the harder side when it comes to sparring. that's assuming your talking about the fairtex bgv1, the bgv6 were a bit softer

    If been using these muay thai styled gloves for the last year and a half 2-3 times a week on the bag, pads and sparring and i have no complaints, and other then the leather and printed logo having some normal wear the padding is still gold.
     
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    Hard choice between the two main Thai brands you mentioned - Twins and Fairtex. Since you already have Twins, give Fairtex a try as I know what you mean about the Twins being huge, almost pillow like. www.fightshop.ca.
     
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