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Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by BigBoyBato, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. BigBoyBato

    BigBoyBato White Belt

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    Hello, newbie here.

    How do you guys determine what size of gloves you wear? From hand size? Or your weight? I'm interested in taking up Muay Thai so I was gonna go glove shopping.

    Anyway, if it matters I'm 5'9" 180lbs

    thanks in advance
     
  2. zeping

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    Mate generally i use the 10oz for everything and 16oz for sparring
     
  3. EasternWind

    EasternWind Blue Belt

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    I use 16oz for everything except for my mma gloves which are 8oz, fights are with 10oz.
    Gloves are determined by your weight class usually, but some guys like to use the heavier gloves because of more padding and/or heavier glove for conditioning.

    for you'd I'd say 10-12oz is good. I'd recommend you getting a decent pair of nice padded gloves when you start sparring, otherwise get something kinda cheap to start with like the everlast protex2's for like 40 bucks and a set of 180inch handwraps (also called mexican style handwraps. Whatever brand you like I'm partial to the combat sports wraps as the cloth is very comfortable) Oh yeah, spend some good money on a set of good shin guards, preferably with a neoprene back so they don't move around on you so much.
     
  4. ECS123

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    IMHO, for your weight, the standard is pretty much:

    * 12-14oz. Super Bag Gloves for bag work, and
    * 16oz. All-Purpose Training Gloves or Sparring Gloves for Sparring.

    My top personal picks by brand for Thai gloves would be:

    * Fairtex (BGV1's),
    * Top King (Top King Air Velcros),
    * Twins Special (BGVL-3's or FBGV's), and
    * Boon Sport (BGV's).

    However, you are not necessarily limited to Thai brand gloves. I hope this helps.

    Ps. Don't forget some 180" Mexican style handwraps.

    :icon_chee
     
  5. BigBoyBato

    BigBoyBato White Belt

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    wow... thanks for the info everyone. appreciate it.

    I'll definitely look for the 'mexican' style hand wraps.
     
  6. Morter**

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    I use 14 ounce Joya's for bag and pad work.

    16 ounce is the universal size for sparring, some people won't spar with you if you have small gloves. For sparring I have 16 ounce Cleto Reyes gloves, they are the best boxing gloves money can buy. If you want thai boxing gloves I suggest Twins or Joya.
     
  7. Tempo

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    16oz for sparring..at my gym if your not using 16oz for sparring you aint sparring!

    I tend to use 10oz for bag and pad work.

    PS: dont go out and buy the snazziest pair you find..like fairtex etc..its pointless, and since your only just starting just buy a cheap pair from your local sports shop. See if you enjoy it then think about spending a bit more!
     
  8. ArchAngelos

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    16 oz are the way to go. When you start sparring, you will have added protection as well.

    Like the guys above said, you don't have to by expensive gloves but you should buy quality gloves. You can get a pair of Top Ten lace up for about $80 or Everlast synthetic for less that $60.

    Have fun.
     

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