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Ringside Ultimate Classic Review

Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment Reviews' started by Foxx_MMA, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. Foxx_MMA

    Foxx_MMA Green Belt

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    Ok well i have been meaning to do this for awhile and got lazy, but i saw people talking about the ringsides so i figured now would be a good time to get it done.
    First off what they are where i got them:
    The gloves are the from the Ultimate Classic line of ringside which is their upper end gloves.
    Ultimate Training Gloves - Lace Cuff at Ringside.com
    I got them for 89 dollars so they are certainly on the higher end of the price spectrum, but i figured if they last me 1-2 years and make my hands not hurt anymore i come out far ahead.
    The gloves i replaced were another pair of ringsides, i believe they are called the safety training model, those are the ones you see in the picture below along with my SSF bag gloves.
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    Ok now onto the subjective portion:
    I love these gloves. Right out of the box you can feel they are high quality. The leather is thick and soft and makes the safety ringsides feel like they are paper or imitation leather. The stiching looks much more solid also
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    The lining is a perforated coolmax lining which feels great and does not get sticky after long periods of use. The hand compartment is a bit snug but i like the fit if you have a monster hand you might want to look for a different glove though

    The padding is much thicker than my previous training gloves were when new and you can see from the side shot below just how much thicker the glove is [​IMG]
    I have heard no complaints from people being hit with them as i would expect as they are a soft sparring glove. Top all this off with a one year warranty from ringside. and i give these gloves a 9.5/10 with only the slightly high cost keeping them from being perfect
     
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    Those gloves are sweet. I was almost set on getting them, but got a better deal on some other sparring gloves I couldn't pass up. Maybe next time...
     
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    hey how thick is the padding on these? i see the ringside next to them those arn't the imf tech with 2.5inch of padding are they? i'm assuming they are not as you mention them as something else.

    we are just in the process on making a few new gloves and all this info is a great. love reveiws

    Mike - Gorilla Fight Gear!, MMA Supplies
     
  4. Foxx_MMA

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    No the imf's are foam padding these have layered padding

    according to the ringside site the padding is 2 inches thick and its:
    The Quad-Layer Impact Foam
     
  5. xDivineSouLx

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    i have the ultimate classic mitts and they are the best pair I have every used.. So i can imagine that the gloves are just great
     
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    i posted this elsewhere but i just wanted to say that they are now on sale at ringside for 79 bucks as opposed to the 89 that they were before
     
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    thanks foxx, i might take a peek at those sometime soon, as of now we are waiting on samples on our next gloves a cleto/imftech hybrid, and a cleto style gloves with 3inch of multilayer padding(not 100%). if i can get some ultimates i'll compare them with our new samples and see what points we can take from the ultimates before production kicks in.

    mike - Gorilla Fight Gear!, MMA Supplies
     
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