what fairtex thai foucus mitts to buy?

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  1. reeve99

    reeve99 White Belt

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    i just started muay thai and wanted to get some extra training in so was going to order. Any advise on which ones are better. Im trying to work on my punching more than kicks; as I am new and my jab is horrible and slow.

    Thanks for the advise


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    Fairtex - Contoured Pro Focus Mitts

    Thanks for the feedback. I'm gona order them this week. I also need to track down a pair of fairtex bgv1 16 oz gloves. everyone is sold out! Anyone got a pair?
     
  2. crossdx

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    Fairtex makes great gear, but I've heard that their focus mitts are a bit overpriced for the actual product. The Ringside Ultimate Classic Panther Punch Mitts (that's a long name, eh?) are considered to be one of the best, if not THE best, punch/focus mitt for pure boxing training.

    Ultimate Classic Panther Punch Mitts at Ringside.com
     
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    these mitts are really nice to use. a little bit on the expensive side, but they are good quality and feel comfortable when you are using them. An alternative is the PML-10s from Twins.
     
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    fightstuff Green Belt

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    these mitts are really nice to use. a little bit on the expensive side, but they are good quality and feel comfortable when you are using them. An alternative is the PML-10s from Twins.
     
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    You can find the same quality for a better price.
     
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    crossdx level 31

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    That's what I heard about Fairtex mitts. Their other products like Thai pads are top notch, but their mitts are just average.

    Stick with one of the boxing brands like Ringside, Rival or Title. They're cheaper and better for straight-up hands training. Those ones I linked to above are the best, imho.
     
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    mvisit1 Blue Belt

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    I keep hearing that anything Ultimate Classic from Ringside is top notch, but I hate the brown. It's just too damn ugly for me.
     
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    crossdx level 31

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    Dude, the color shouldn't matter for the quality you're getting with those mitts. It could be neon orange with puke green splashes and I'd still buy it.

    But personally, I LOVE the color. :) It gives it a very old-school vintage look, imo.
     
  9. xDivineSouLx

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    i have these mitts and i like them over anyother mitts i have used.. Im starting to think you have the exact same gear as me lol
     
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    obviously not a old school boxing fan huh... The color is the icing on the cake
     
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    crossdx level 31

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    We both have good taste. Or maybe we both read the same good reviews on g & e. :D
     
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    mvisit1 Blue Belt

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    Black, red, white, blue...all fine, anything but brown.
     
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    I don't think brighter colors are good for focus mitts. Black or brown do it for me.

    lol, I'm only kidding around. You're entitled to your opinion and preferences, but that's the first time I've ever heard the Ultimate Classic line called "ugly". You must think Boon Sport is teh suck with all their neat looking vintage brown gear.

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    Check out all that hideousness! :icon_chee
     
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    I'm going to the Boon Sport shop in 2 weeks!

    They are making me a bunch of shorts and gear.
     
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    Yup, no brown for me.
     
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    Mark Limbaga Amateur Fighter

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    I honestly don't like fairtex if you are the pad holder.

    the impact tends to pierce thru the pads.

    fairtex: good for puncher/kicker, not for holder
     
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    Shame, because those Ultimate Classics are awesome mitts. What do you have against brown anyway? :icon_conf

    Anyway, if you really hate the color that much, then try the lower end Ringside Panther Punch mitts. They're almost as good as the Ultimate Classics, and they come in RED.

    Panther Punch Mitt at Ringside.com
     
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    What makes the Ultimate Classic mitts better than the Panthers? Materials? Construction? Both?

    Or are you just paying for the vintageness of the brown? LOL
     
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    If they were charging an extra 20 bucks for a color scheme, I'd be pissed. But fortunately I don't think that's the case. :D

    Better leather, better padding, CoolMax liner to inhibit sweat buildup inside. Also, a 1-year warranty which is standard for the UC line.

    The regular Panther mitts are still pretty good though.
     

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