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What kind of hand protection do you use?
Boxing gloves (any size wieght)
21%
 21%  [ 3 ]
Foam dipped gloves
57%
 57%  [ 8 ]
Hand wraps
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Bare Knukles
21%
 21%  [ 3 ]
Total Votes : 14

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2004 8:24 am    Post subject: Hand gear Reply with quote

I would like to know people view on the foam dipped gloves compare to a light pair of boxing gloves. Personally I use a light pair of boxing gloves that look more durable than the foam dipped gloves, Anyone agree/ dis agree?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2004 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The thing I like about foam-dipped gloves (at least the kind that I use), is that my fingers are free, and I could open my hand to grab my partner, or throw a ridgehand/knifehand, whatever.
Weighted boxing gloves are good for muscle endurance and building speed. I wouldn't personally use boxing gloves in a sparring match, probably even if they weren't weighted, because of the enclosed hands.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2004 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I voted All The Above (or I would have if there was such a category). Depends on what I'm doing.

I don't really like the foam dipped gloves much. I prefer a glove that lets you grab, shape different hand strikes, do finger techniques, and generally gives a more natural use of the hand. While you can do those things to an extent with foam diped gloves, they are still a little more restrictive than the Kenpo style glove. Even the Harbinger bag glove is less restrictive and more versatile, and protects well enough for light to moderate contact. But everything has its use.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2004 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Handwraps w/ Boxing Gloves

Grappling Gloves

Foam dipped gloves are only good for ripping.... They don't breath, are terribly uncomfortable, rip easliy, slid around and really don't protect you all that much.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2004 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why isn't "hands dipped in molten lead" included?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2004 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i like to go bare knuckle when training....
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2004 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have several foam dipped gloves kicking around somewhere in a box, but we don't really use them for sparring. We prefer no gloves at all, and good control istead on impact. Hand blows are light to the head, body shots are medium contact. You learn to block, or get used to being hit. it works for us! lol
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2004 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bare knuckles.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2004 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For kickboxing I use hand wrap and boxing gloves,
for tai chi chuan bare knuckles ( but we do not free spar until pre-black belt level 1st chi)
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2004 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use knuckle mits which are not listed, not all karate mits are foam dipped, infact many are not.
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