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What do I need to use a heavy bag?

I get what "bag gloves" are, but do I need the wrap gloves underneath? And if I wear a size small, do I need say a size medium for the glove bags to fit over the wrap gloves? A little advice for a lady who knows nothing here, please?  
by: Nicolealyce
4/29/2010 5:18:57 PM
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Hi Nicole! the wraps underneath are a personal choice, but they do offer a nice layer of added protection. With the wraps on you don't have to worry about any abrasiveness from the gloves, and in addition wraps help keep your wrist aligned properly in order to avoid spraining and over-extension.

In regards to the sizing - you'll want to think about how much room you have left in your smalls. If there is a little bit of room you could get a shorter kind of wrap (like this - bx-ac-550) which doesn't take up much space and still be fine. If the gloves are pretty tight as-is, you may want to consider going up a size. If going up a size proves a bit too big, then you can just get longer wraps with more material.
by: TMArtist     
4/30/2010 2:30:01 PM
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Where to buy small-size 16oz sparring gloves?

I'm looking for sparring gloves to buy online or in Sydney, Australia. My gym says 16oz is required for males.

I understand that the Oz rating describes the padding and protection and in theory 16oz gloves could come in small, medium and large sizes, but most suppliers seem to offer one size at one weight.

I am a small person with small hands (about 8cm or 3.1" across the knuckles) and have hurt my wrists before using gloves that were much larger than my hands.

How do other people cope with this? Is it ok to get three or four wraps and just keep wrapping the hands until the gloves fit?

Does anyone know of a manufacturer of really small 16oz gloves?

If there's a previous thread on this please direct me to it, but I can't see one.

Thanks  
by: Sydnee
3/12/2014 9:49:26 PM
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Hi Sydnee. I can see the predicament you are in. I wonder if a suitable solution might be going with a 14oz with extra padded gel handwraps. This would equate to roughly 16oz padding but will fit a lot better for you. You can browse 14 here - http://www.boxingdepot.com/Boxing-Gloves~493~categoryroot~Size----(oz)~14.~1.html, and here are some gell wraps - bx-ac-17.

You might have to check with your gym first though.
by: TMArtist     
3/14/2014 12:43:23 PM
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Hai, my name is tingciang. I from Indonesia-North Sumatera. What i want to ask how i could shop there while shipment did not include in my country

  
by: aizen118
7/18/2011 8:11:32 AM
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Hi Aizen. That's a good question. There is no way for us to know what country visitors are from until they get to the shipment screen. Furthermore, even if a customer lives in a country we can't ship to, they might want to ship their order to someone else in a viable country.

So as you can see, it wouldn't be right for us to deny access to people just because they live in a country we can't ship too. We understand the frustration of getting to the shipment screen and not being able to ship to you country, but we are building out our network and improving our international abilities.

I hope this helps to understand the situation!
by: TMArtist     
7/18/2011 11:16:18 AM
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Good gloves for big hands

I am 6'5" and 260. I have tried on every glove that I can find locally and they are all to small. Most have been Everlast including their L/XL size 16 oz. Anyone know of any brands/models which tend to run large? I will be using them for sparring and I prefer a velcro closure. Since I'm already here, can someone describe the difference between traditional and Thai styles too.
Thanks in advance for your help, Jeremy.  
by: Jeremy Lloyd
5/14/2011 5:58:50 PM
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Hi Jeremy. The difference between traditional gloves and muay thai is subtle. In general the thumb placement for thai gloves allows for easier clinching as that is an important part of muay thai competition. Furthermore the padding lends itself to a little more flexibility outside of punch position.

With your hands being so big, have you ever tried something like this in xl: ma-gl-722. The thumb and finger freedom may be what the doctor ordered.
by: TMArtist     
5/16/2011 11:23:16 AM
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1st timer

My husband and I have never touched boxing gloves a day in our lives. We want to start in the right direction. So we have lot of questions.

1) What type of gloves do we use if one is the "boxer" and the other is hold the "pads"?

2) What type of "pads" should we use?

3) Can we both use the same gloves or do we need our own?  
by: daisymae
4/29/2011 2:49:15 PM
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Hi Daisymae. Thanks for coming to us! Let's get you started in the right direction:

1. You'll want "bag" or "Training" gloves. Since those kinds of drills aren't intended as sparring, you'll be better off with the bag variety. I recommend something like this: bx-gl-216, bx-bg-101. Remember, the higher the ounce (oz) the more padding you get but the heavier the glove feels on your hand. Sizewise those are both considered 'regular'. If you believe you have small hands, consider these: bx-gl-217.

2. For the pads, I recommend punching mitts like this: bx-tr-204. They are reasonably priced, have a bigger striking surface, and are one-size-fits-all.

3. You could both use the same gloves if you wanted to. Size might be an issue if you have smaller hands, so you could opt to get smaller gloves as suggested above. Also, your hands definitely get sweaty in there so you may feel more comfortable in separate pairs of gloves. If you choose to wear handwraps (bx-ac-550) some of that sweat impact will be reduced.
by: TMArtist     
5/2/2011 11:00:28 AM
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I am not sure what size gloves to buy. I am a petite female, around 5'3"/5'4" and 115 lbs, and have small hands. I need gloves for general training (heavy bags, mitt work, and general cardio training). I have heard mixed things about what oz. I should buy for my hand size and training needs. I have my eye on a pair of women's gel glove, but they only size by oz, and I am not sure if they are actually made for women or just listed as so because they are available in the 12 oz. Should I opt for the 12 or 14oz glove? Thanks!  
by: Kitcat
1/26/2011 5:14:57 PM
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Hey kitkat - could you provide the url of the gloves in question? I should be able to give you a better answer then.
by: TMArtist     
2/2/2011 2:17:45 PM
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Size

How do I determine which size glove I will require (small/med or large/XL)? I am 28 years old, and have an average build (5'9" 160 Lbs)  
by: paper champ
1/15/2011 1:15:36 AM
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It's tough to say for certain, but for your body type I'm fairly confident you would be med/lg, erring on the side of large/xl with handwraps.
by: TMArtist     
1/17/2011 3:18:05 PM
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gloves for kids

Hi
I have an 8 yr old son, he's approx. 70 lbs, loves to box so I want to buy him some gloves, boxing equipment to get him started. Which boxing gloves do you recommend for him? Should he wear hand wraps under the gloves? Most likely he will punching into mitts I will wear and into a stationary bag.  
by: PJ
12/22/2010 11:45:59 AM
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I think your son would really enjoy these gloves here: bx-gl-723. Great size and feel.

He oculd wear handwraps under the gloves for a little extra protection. We have some junior sized ones here: bx-ac-315.
by: TMArtist     
12/23/2010 2:38:51 PM
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WHAT SIZE OF GLOVE


OUR GRANDSON IS 15, HE HAS A PUNCHING BAG HUNG UP IN HIS BASEMENT.
YOU DON'T SHOW SIZES, WHAT SIZE GLOVES WOULD WE BUY FOR HIM?

THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP.  
by: GRANDMA
12/16/2010 1:05:06 PM
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Hi Grandma. Just get him the "regular" size you'll notice when you are browsing gloves. He'll be fine with that!
by: TMArtist     
12/21/2010 2:47:18 PM
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Difference

Is there a huge difference between Evergel handwraps and MMA gloves? Could you use just the Evergel hadwraps for MMA boxing?  
by: Sash
9/3/2010 3:20:39 PM
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Hi Sash. There are a few notable differences. The evergel handwraps are tough, but can't take the same amount of direct abuse as MMA gloves. Also, since they are wraps, they are prone to getting shifted or snagged during real bouts. That being said, a good pair of wraps actually helps the wrist and fist to stay safer, which is why in boxing they wear handwraps underneath traditional gloves. It's the best of both worlds.

For MMA matches, fighters usually have tape with real MMA gloves over top.
by: TMArtist     
9/7/2010 11:33:16 AM
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Evergel

Can I wear just Evergel handwraps for speedbag work?  
by: Carrie
8/31/2010 10:22:08 PM
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Yea that should be fine Carrie. Speedbags are not terribly impactful on the hands, so gel handwraps should protect against minor impact and rubbing against the surface of the bag.
by: TMArtist     
9/1/2010 11:46:35 AM
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Father Son Gloves

Where can I purchase a pair of Father-Son Boxing gloves. I remember when my son was about 3 or 4, my wife got a set for him and I for Christmas. It was a lot of fun. Now that he has a son, I'd love to find some for the two of them but have had no luck.  
by: Phil
8/20/2010 8:05:07 AM
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Is bx-tr-04 what you're looking for?
by: Aaron   
8/20/2010 11:37:28 AM
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Aaron, Thanks for the link. Not exactly what I was looking for, but worth a try.
by: Phil
8/24/2010 10:25:39 AM
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Glad to help. Enjoy your grandson.
by: Aaron   
8/25/2010 10:15:41 AM
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Glove closure

My current training gloves have a velcro closure. They keep opening during use, no matter how tight I press the velcro down when putting them on. What brand of glove, or what type of training glove, should I get to prevent this problem?  
by: docsmith
5/22/2010 11:45:41 AM
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That is a common occurance with wear and tear. You can either purchase a new pair of gloves, or give these a try... http://www.boxingdepot.com/bx-ac-537.html
by: jeremiah     
5/24/2010 12:52:49 PM
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Size of Glove

I have to buy boxing gloves for ten 11 year old boys. Do I buy youth gloves or adult gloves?  
by: Elle
5/8/2010 10:34:20 AM
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That's a tough one Elle as hand size can vary quite a bit, even among 10/11 year old boys. I might recommend buying one pair of youth gloves and one pair of small adult gloves and seeing which ones seem to take better with the kids. From there you can invest in more pairs of the better fitting variety.
by: TMArtist     
5/10/2010 4:02:31 PM
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I bought a pair of Combat Vented Bag Gloves to use exclusively on a 100lb bag. I also bought the glove wraps. Do I need to use both because they both do not fit! Maybe I have Andre hands but not likely! Average at 6'1" tall...  
by: edwardpaul1
4/29/2010 1:58:53 PM
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Hi edward. Wearing both is a matter of personal preference, but many boxers do prefer to do that when they are engaging in long-term training because it helps protect both the skin and the wrists from overstrain. Perhaps you can try buying a smaller wrap- bx-ac-550 which will wrap around fewer times and thus be less bulky. Of course you'll have to adadpt your wrapping method to accomodate the change in size.
by: TMArtist     
4/30/2010 2:33:05 PM
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jump rope

Is jumping rope only good for cardio or is it a good way to improve my foot speed as well?  
by: the dog
4/2/2010 10:05:08 AM
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It may improve your calf strength, shoulder strength, balance, rythm, as well as cardio. As far as "foot speed", most likey not.
by: jeremiah     
4/6/2010 5:00:49 PM
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best gym?

Im in the new york/new jersey area. do any of you know a good gym to go to?  
by: the dog
4/2/2010 10:00:21 AM
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gym time

how much time do you guys spend in a gym? or if you dont go to a gym how much time to you spend a week training?  
by: hvyhitter
4/2/2010 9:55:11 AM
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lace up gloves on a budget

ive looked and all i see are expensive lace up gloves. ar there cheaper ones that aren't badly made?  
by: hvyhitter
4/2/2010 9:31:21 AM
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boxing shorts

What are the advantages of boxing shorts? some places call them ring shorts. Are they any better than like cotton shorts?  
by: sammy
4/1/2010 10:58:40 PM
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They are generally light-weight, and non-restrictive to your movement. Cotton shorts will absorb sweat and water and become heavy and restrictive as you train or fight.
by: jeremiah     
4/6/2010 5:01:36 PM
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lo or hi top

looking into some boxing shoes, never wore them before. Anyone know whats better, lo or hi top. Also, are they even necessary?  
by: sammy
4/1/2010 10:46:34 PM
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Boxing shoes do provide a degree of comfort and feel for fighting with the thin sole and lightweight shoe, so, necessary, no, but beneficial, yes. I prefer low top, but neither is "better" per-se, you just have to find out what you prefer.
by: jeremiah     
4/6/2010 5:03:14 PM
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training

can any of the pros here give me a good training routine to help me develop my punch strength?  
by: f1ghter
4/1/2010 10:30:48 PM
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best manufacturer

Who do you think makes the best boxing gloves. I need to get some bang for my buck. I;m not against paying top dollar but it has to be worth it. I want a pair of gloves that will last. I go to the gym almost every day, I do bag work and I spar with a partner.   
by: RINGKING   
4/1/2010 3:44:56 PM
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everlast all the way!!!!
by: BoxingMaster
4/23/2010 12:23:42 PM
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best material

im looking for some good boxing gloves, whats the best material? There is everhide, nevatear, synthetic leather and vinyl? How do you know whats best?   
by: sentry
4/1/2010 3:15:00 PM
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lace up gloves for youth?

okay do lace up boxing gloves fit youths / all sizes i need at least 10oz gloves for sparring or we can't use then i am 13 i would like gloves that keep my punches quite fast and a secure fit if they do could you tell me where to get them and the price please thank you  
by: dooder
4/1/2010 2:08:32 PM
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What's a lace cover for?  
by: fbarry
3/28/2010 10:07:45 PM
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To cover the laces on lace-up gloves to avoid injury during sparring and to protect the laces from wear during workouts.
by: jeremiah     
3/29/2010 10:36:37 AM
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Weighted Gloves?

What do you think about weighted gloves to increase the cardio of routines?  
by: MaryS
3/24/2010 6:59:45 PM
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Heavier gloves are excellent to increase the workload during a cardio class!
by: jeremiah     
3/29/2010 10:26:32 AM
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