What should I buy from Thailand?

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  1. Andre Xiong Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    what are some things I should tell my sister in law to get from the motherland of muaythai? Brand names to look for? *think limited budget so don't get crazy on me, i'm just looking for cool but cheap things like, shorts n ankle supports for example.
     
  2. georgetteo Yellow Belt

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    I second this request, I'll be in Thailand for 3 weeks in July... also happy to get suggestions on where to go or who to look for, as I am hoping to watch at least one muay thai match...
     
  3. Tone C Gold Belt

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    A ladyboy?


    Windy,Fairtex,Twins are all recognised names

    And Fightstuff you out there?C'mon John......
     
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    I would just get some local unknown brands that you wouldn't find over here.
     
  5. POINT312 Blue Belt

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    heroin or ride an elephant through a field of weed that would be priceless......
     
  6. Mark Limbaga Amateur Fighter

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    these are the brands you can look out for

    boxing gloves: king, twins, fairtex, windy
    handwraps: king ( they're mexican style)
    mma gloves: king has the mma sparing gloves exactly like faitex

    get a gym bag as well, nationman shin pads, twins or windy thai pads, headgear


    places to go to

    muay thai matches : lumpinee or ratchadamnoen.

    the seats for "farangs" or foreingers is roughly 200 baht or about 45 us$

    training camps: go to muaythailand.com and look for a camp that seems ideal to you

    tourist spots: floating market, royal palace, temple of the dawn, reclining buddha, elephant and crocodile farm

    shopping: chatuchak weekend market, pratunam, platinum mall.

    hope this helps.

    oh and bring at least 500 us$ for shopping alone, just to be safe :D
     
  7. Obsolete White Belt

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    A MIDGET!!!!! i think they sell those over there...
     
  8. muaythaifolife Blue Belt

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    Thai liniment! And lots of it. That is liquid gold over here and its super cheap if you get it there.
     
  9. Tru LiMiT Yellow Belt

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    A Giant Buddah Statue!!!
     
  10. Tru LiMiT Yellow Belt

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    Maybe a Mongkol
     
  11. Ryukyu Damashi Ryukyu Damashi

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    I'm headed there in 3 weeks for the rest of summer. I'm going straight to Boon Sport for shorts and equipment. Work of art!

    Boon Sport Muay Thai Fight Gear

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  12. fightstuff Green Belt

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    dont worry man. im going down today to see them. not seen this brand before. however from the pics the equipment looks really good quality. i want to go see it first hand
     
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    I would get some gloves and shinguards.
     
  14. technician79 White Belt

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    where can i find king gear in bangkok or pattaya? thanks
     
  15. fightstuff Green Belt

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    King is in Bangkok at Lumpinee and the National Sports Stadium
     
  16. Ranma Orange Belt

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    If you do buy a Mongkol....Get it blessed at a Thai Temple (Wat)....


    If you know any Thais they will help you do it....Just donate money or buy a gift basket that it is specifically made to be given to monks....the basket is filled with stuff that the monks use (like food and tolietries)....
     
  17. Ranma Orange Belt

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    I would avoid King equipment....

    It seemed to be of a lower quality...Stick to Windy, Twins, Thai Smai, MTG and Fairtex....

    Bought some King shirts and they didn't even shrink right after I washed them...
     
  18. Ranma Orange Belt

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    Got a pair of Boon Thai Pads....I love them....Best pair of Thai Pads I ever had....

    Made very well...Feel like they are going to last forever....


    Not so crazy about the shorts unless you buy a pair of Custom Made Shorts...
    They do a great job - just bring your own design...
     
  19. Ranma Orange Belt

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    My personal choice of Thai Equipment:


    Sparring Gloves: Twins

    Bag Gloves: Twins

    Shin Pads: Thai Smai

    Cloth Shin Pads: Nationman

    Belly Pad: Boon

    Thai Pads: Boon

    Focus Pads: Have Twins but the Boon ones look pretty damn good

    Anklets: Nationman or Twins

    Shorts: Thai Smai makes the best plain Nylon ones...
    Twins makes the best mass produced Satin ones
    Have had custom made shorts done by Boon, Thai Smai and Twins...All three did an awesome job
     
  20. Mark Limbaga Amateur Fighter

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    everything twins for me but gloves I would also consider fairtex.

    king a close second for bag gloves
     

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