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Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment Discussion' started by jamison, Jan 17, 2006.

  1. jamison

    jamison Brown Belt

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    Well as many of you know, I already had a great mouthguard made by Tom when he ran Biteme. Due to some slight misfortune, or perhaps ignorance, I misplaced the mouthguard. Needless to say I called Tom and screamed at the top of my very healthy lungs: "Tom! I lost my mouthguard! I need a new one! I can't train without it!" I think the screaming part worked because I got a new mouthguard awfully quick. :)
    This time I got the "Fang" mouthguard. I will say again that this thing is awsome and everyone that has seen it says they want one (seems few want to pay though..). This thing feels just like before except maybe a tad tighter. Not sure why that is but it's for the better none the less. I actually have to pull hard with two hands to get it to unlock from my teeth. Just as before, this thing is bulletproof. Next time I would get it in red for a more realistic cosmetic effect. Awsome mouthguard once again. you can check out his site for more info if it suits your fancy. www.protechmouthguards.com
     
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    jerrad05 Orange Belt

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    Any pics with it in? Also, its just like a retainer for kids with braces. When I first got my retainer it fit very tight and now it will fall out because my teeth have moved around to fit perfectly in the retainer.
     
  3. jamison

    jamison Brown Belt

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    I'll do pics with it in 2mrow. Right now I'm loaded up on sleep pills and a little tippsy wippsy. Anyone who does not buy a mouthguard, Tom will send one of his slew of fighter buddies like Rampage, or Chuck or Randy or some Muay Thai teacher from Texas who's fighting in WFO in a couple months, (this guys at toms house right now, staring at the stars with Tom)over to have a "talking" with you.
     
  4. TomCold

    TomCold PROTECH MOUTHGUARDS

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    I gotta git sum a doz slepin pils/ yeap

    Thanks for the kind review....Tom
     
  5. jamison

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    edited to save face.
     
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    How about getting that camera in focus. One of two things going on here either the sleeping pills are effecting you eye sight or your setting up us for a blurry picture with the guard in. Are you ugly? :cool:
     
  7. Dynasty1

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    damn tom, that thing came out great, hope mine looks that good :D
     
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    Foppa21 Black Belt

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    Looking at the picture, it looks like Jamison's been training without a mouthguard for awhile and got knocked crosseyed by someone.
     
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    I should be Sherdog's resident photographer. Tom, send me one and I'll take some nice pics of it. :) My wife's a professional so I've got the serious equipment at my disposal.
     
  10. TomCold

    TomCold PROTECH MOUTHGUARDS

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    Hey that was a camera phone. Honestly I would like to see a pick with a guard in. Regardless you can kinda see the fangs and you can definately tell it covers more of the aveolar bone than than the other company. For those of you that don't know the aveolar bone is. it's the bone in your mouth that the root of your teeth fit into. We all call it the gums. Anyway. That portion of your mouth needs to be protected as well other wise the guard falls close to being a boil and bite. And someone please ask me why.
     
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    Foxx_MMA Green Belt

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    Question why not use a boxing thickness guard for mma? Is there some disadvantage as to using that vs the next weight down i would think that would be the best for taking mma style blows but maybe i am overlooking something
     
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    Pretty cool jamison, I definitally want some pics with it in :icon_chee
     
  13. perfy

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    Why? Ok, that guard looks pretty beefy, so which model is it? I can see how that would protect the roots of your teeth but it also looks somewhat uncomfortable due to it's bulkiness.
     
  14. jamison

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    Wow. Just checked back to this thread. Did not realize so many would want to see it in. I'll get on it tomorow guys.
     
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    Cool guard. How much did it cost?
     
  16. TomCold

    TomCold PROTECH MOUTHGUARDS

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    The model your looking at here is the Fusion w/ 2-D fangs for $100.00
    As far as being uncomfortable I would have to say I have never heard that from any customer. The thickness is approximately 5.5 mm. It may seem oversized and bulky due to the close up shot with the camera. As the guard reaches the tissue areas the material is beveled to allow for a smooth transition from tissue to guard. There is no rounded bulky lip on the guard that can be felt in the roof of your mouth or your lips.
     
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    Tom, what does 2-D mean? Are the fangs made of mouthguard material, only flat, or are they laminated in? It's hard to tell from the pic, but it looks good whatever it is.

    Also, the "Fusion" is the old Biteme "Hybrid", right?
     
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    TomCold PROTECH MOUTHGUARDS

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    Obviously the choice is up to the wearer as to which guard to get. The Boxing style guard was conceived as a result of requests from boxers to have more of the lower teeth covered in the front. It was brought to my attention that boxers take more head shots and right down the pipe than the other sports. I'm assuming this is from the lack of being able to pull your opponent down to the ground, rear naked choke,armbar or mount and pound for a submit or a win.
     
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    TomCold PROTECH MOUTHGUARDS

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    I never answered why.

    If you only protect the teeth and not the gums than a hard enough impact can crack and break the teeth right at the area that the teeth meet the gums. This is what happens with boil and bites. Because there is no additional coverage for support there is nothing to prevent the teeth from moving and breaking.
     
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    TomCold PROTECH MOUTHGUARDS

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    An example of some boil and bite reviews was started 12/5/05 by Adino.
     

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