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    meltdawn
    Post subject: gloves PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 5:33 am

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    what do you wear, and why?

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    Lady Luck
    Post subject: PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 6:15 am

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    Can anybody recommend some MMA gloves for practice that are really comfortable? Mine suck and always give me bruises between my fingers.

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    Rikki
    Post subject: PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 6:40 am
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    I have a pair of Harbingers. They are black and purple and have 4 oz. of padding. They are pretty comfortable.

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    greatlaughter
    Post subject: PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 7:57 am
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    i have a pair of ringside, cheapies – $39.95. they are flexible enough for grappling. I am very happy with them.

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    meltdawn
    Post subject: PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 8:37 am

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    Rikki, are those Harbingers open palm? if not, can you close your fist comfortably enough? how about the thumb, can you tighten down your thumb enough?

    i’ve got the fairtex open palm NHB style gloves. the only problem is that the padding is more on the back of the knuckles so doesn’t help much with a straight punch. my hands are small and these seemed to be the best for my size, but maybe i need to go down to small instead of mediums.

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    Rikki
    Post subject: PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 8:55 am
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    They have a closed palm. They actually had a piece of foam on the palm for gripping but I cut it out. I don’t have any trouble making a fist while wearing them, though. The gloves that I have are made for women (the regular ones are just black) and they fit nicely.

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    Lady Luck
    Post subject: PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 10:06 am

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    I found this site which kinda helps compare different gloves:

    http://www.fightergirls.com

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    meltdawn
    Post subject: PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 10:31 am

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    thanks, Lady Luck! reading now. instead of working…

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    satanico
    Post subject: PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 10:37 am

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    Lady Luck wrote:
    Can anybody recommend some MMA gloves for practice that are really comfortable? Mine suck and always give me bruises between my fingers.

    Do you wear hand wraps? You can wrap between your fingers with them.

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    meltdawn
    Post subject: PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 5:42 pm

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    no, i don’t wrap. i get a tighter fist with less stuff between my fingers. i broke a knuckle on a bag once and decided that wouldn’t happen again so i mainly hit without gloves.

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    warrior14
    Post subject: PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 9:30 pm
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    I have a pair of those same Fairtex’s for fighting, but for training I use the Combat Sports MMA training gloves. They are poofier, but open palm and they disperse like a boxing glove so you can train strikes. I didn’t like them when I first saw them in real life, but after using them, there really is no better way to train MMA safely I think.

    Here’s a link:

    http://www.fightergirls.com

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    satanico
    Post subject: PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 12:23 am

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    meltdawn wrote:
    no, i don’t wrap. i get a tighter fist with less stuff between my fingers. i broke a knuckle on a bag once and decided that wouldn’t happen again so i mainly hit without gloves.

    For small hands you just wrap less around the palm to get a tighter grip but then you can’t do it between all the fingers. Mexican style, which are partially elastic, are the best for tight grips. Wraps might have prevented your knuckle from getting broken.

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    debi
    Post subject: PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 1:46 pm
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    Iv found that there is nothing better then the UFC gloves

    I also like century MMA gloves

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    MNkkgMMA
    Post subject: PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 5:54 pm
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    Fairtex makes a great grappling glove. in a variety of styles. open/closed palms/thumbs, with a few different padding opptions. 40-60 dollars. Great gloves, I used them to train and fight in, they lasted a couple of years too.

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    meltdawn
    Post subject: PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 6:56 am

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    thanks, everyone! i guess what it boils down to is buying a pair of each, seeing which is most comfortable, and returning the rest. done it a couple of times now and was hoping to avoid the hassle with a common consensus. funny, huh?

    i use the fairtex open palm ones and my only gripe is the position of the padding, but maybe i just need to go down a size.

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