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Old 09-27-2012, 11:01 AM   #1
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Default What's the Difference With These Types of Headgear?

My gym has the face bar type headgear like this:

http://www.worldfitness.com.au/images/headgear3.jpg


I bought some cheaper headgear with the cheek protectors (diff brand but like this):

http://www.thegeekon.com/images/P/DSC02868%20copy.jpg


When I spar the newer guys, I just use my own headgear with the cheek protectors. There's this one more experienced guy that always kicks my ass though, and I feel the punches a little more than I'd like to when I wear my own headgear sparring him. I sparred him today wearing the face bar headgear that my gym has, but I took a couple hard hits to the face and the bridge of my nose is red/bruised/swollen. I found out I gotta bring my own headgear for my 1st fight next month and I'm trying to decide if I should use the one I already have or buy the face bar style. What exactly is the difference between the two? Does one style typically offer more nose protection than the other? Thanks.
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