Top King Gloves

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  1. Kilim

    Kilim White Belt

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    Was suggested to get Top King for Muay Thai gloves.
    But I see various types,

    For now I know I want Velcro closure for training.

    But then there are Super, Air, Super Air, Ultimate Velcro, Pro velcro ...

    Any differences between them?
     
  2. flamingredhead

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    I have 12oz superstars the red ones the fade to black, and I love them. they are comfortable and offer good wrist support.
     
  3. Jeff822

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    I have the 14oz super air velcro, good wrist support and plenty of padding for sparring
     
  4. StRatoCastR

    StRatoCastR Gear Tester/Reviewer

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    Jeff tell me what's the deal is with The air gloves.
     
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    the Palm is all mesh and super breathable. the gloves also feel super light for 12oz gloves.
     
  6. ironwolf

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    I rarely recommend TKs to anybody other than their fight gloves.
     
  7. nomilkforsanta

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    If you are a clincher I recommend the TK air for sparring with knees. However, they are tight as hell as first and require a long break...
     
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    Long break in for whom? The puncher or for softening up the padding for your sparring partner?
     
  9. Jeff822

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    Yea they are very tight gloves at first but great wrist support overall. I got the fancy superstar ones like they used on Its showtime events and the vinyl started to peel off after just a few uses. IMO 14oz in these gloves is perfect for sparring, most padding is right over the knuckle. I wish i would have gotten plain leather though.
     
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    Yeah Ive heard that any of the Thai marketed "Fancy" gloves peel rather quickly
     
  11. SuttenMac

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    Mesh frays in my experience. Tks have a good rep though.
     
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    Fancy gloves DO peel and the mesh on TKs does fray. I like TK 10oz fight gloves, other than that though, no thanks.
     
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    I've got the airs for pad work, like the others say really tight to start with, then get really comfy after they are broke in I love mine and they are still in good condition after 6 or so months.

    That said for sparing I love my BGV5's
     
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    The hand compartment is very snug and the first layer of foam is dense as focus mitts (outer foam is the opposite). It took a long time to break in, however, after they did they really felt custom, because, hand compartment and dense foam both contour to the shape of your hand.
     
  15. Kilim

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    Was torn between the Fairtex BGV1b and the Top King Super Air.
    Ended up ordering the 16 oz Top King Super Air.

    Currently own a 16 oz Title Gel Intense Bag/Sparring Gloves.
    But it feels MUCH heavier than 16 oz (think more like 20+ oz!!! each!)

    Hoping I made a good choice with the Top King and maybe able to sell my Title gloves to save for the BGV1B or the Fairtex Super Sparring Bag Gloves as dedicated bag gloves.
     
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    if you are looking for dedicated bag gloves and like fairtex, I highly reccomend the bgv9. Excellent glove.
     
  17. Kilim

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    Never had Fairtex, just read a few good reviews about them as Bag gloves.
    (Thinner padding and all ...)

    My first ever gloves is the Title I own now, then I felt the Twins that are used in my school and found them to be much lighter and probably truer to 16 oz compared to what I was using.

    I was suggested the Top King over Twins for gloves so decided to get it.
    But looking around this forum and other sites I find that having a dedicated glove, one for sparring and another for bag/pad work, is highly suggested.

    So hoping the Top King Super Air I just ordered will do well as a sparring glove and was thinking of the Fairtex Super Sparring Bag gloves (TGT6) for bag/pad work.

    But now I have to read up on the BGV9 ...
     

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