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Muay Thai Gloves?

Muay Thai Gloves?

Postby UFCfan34 » Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:02 pm

In about 4 weeks I'm gonna start some Muay Thai classes and I need some help on getting some gloves but I hear things like "You need seperate gloves for sparring and just hitting the bag or you should only hit the bag with bag gloves"..I dont have money to buy multiple gloves so can I just get one set of gloves that I can spar in class and also hit the punching bag on my one, what kinds are the best and where can I get them (Dick Sporting Goods) etc. Thanks help is greatly appreciated.
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Postby UFCfan34 » Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:23 pm

Thanks for the help, also I'm not sure if you have a Dick's Sporting Goods or Sports Authority where you live but could I get some gloves there, what kind do you recomend...also, have u heard of those glove wraps...they kind of look like ufc gloves but there gloves that replace the wraps to wear under the gloves, I was wondering if those are good or should I just get normal wraps. thanks
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Postby donovan99 » Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:55 am

I prefer normal wraps, since you can adjust the wraps according to what you feel needs more protection (fingers or wrist). But if you have the money give the gloves a try - you'll be able to put those on in no time.
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Postby UFCfan34 » Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:01 am

Ok, Where in the world can I get some decent gloves/ wraps, I would really prefer getting them at a store not online, I live in Worthingon, Ohio and if you know of any decent stores and maybe a few nice brands....also, I dont want to spend like no more then $50 on gloves.
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Postby Jons » Sun Aug 31, 2008 8:21 am

this is just my 2 cents

But I wouldn't go out and fork out the cash for a pair of Fairtex or Windy gloves at the start, get some made by a smaller company, then once you get sucked in and sure you want to commit, then drop the $80 on a nice pair of gloves:D
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Postby Asa87 » Sun Aug 31, 2008 2:03 pm

Doesn't your club have any equipment? I would suggest using gloves that they have (they should atleast have gloves) then after a while buy some decent one's if it's still your thing and you're getting into training.
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Postby UFCfan34 » Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:50 pm

I guess it does but I was just thinking about asking for some gloves for my birthday present....and then I can just tell my parents the exact brand and what store to get it at...I guess I will just ask for money
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Postby Asa87 » Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:01 am

it's your call but i think splashing out on gloves may be a bad move if you don't stick with it. I also agree with these guys - for your first pair just get a cheap set of boxing gloves like everlast or lonsdale which you should be able to pick up reletavely easy.

Then i'd suggest getting some thai ones off the net.
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Postby donovan99 » Tue Sep 02, 2008 5:59 am

While its true that you shouldnt spend too much money until you are sure about the sport, it is important for you to be careful with your wrists!!
This is very relevant when it comes to hitting the heavy bag with hooks and such. Make sure that your instructor inspects your hand wrapping, and give you plenty of hints on how to avoid injury while striking effectively.

So - once you know you will be staying in the class for a while, you can go ahead and get those premium Fairtex or Windy gloves - which will also protect your wrist a little better.
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