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Old 06-18-2012, 11:28 AM   #1
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Default Gloves for the pads and heavy bag...

I already own a pair of Lemarr UltimatePro Sparring gloves (which I use for sparring), but I'm not going to use them on the heavy bag and co for reasons that are already common. Thus I am looking for a new pair of gloves for the heavy bag and the pads.

My gaze currently lies upon the (Mexican market) Cleto Reyes Training gloves (12 oz) and the Grant Professional Power Super Bag Gloves (12 oz). The latter costs quite dearly, unfortunately, but I am most confident that it will be capable of fulfilling its required tasks. Would the former, the 'training glove', be suitable for the very heavy bag work?

Also, would gloves of this type be socially acceptable within the gym as opposed to the more traditional bag mitts? I ask this because I've heard that some coaches prefer their students use bag mitts as they're better for developing correct fist technique and the sort.
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I'd recommend getting 16oz gloves for the heavy bag/pads.
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Old 06-18-2012, 03:40 PM   #3
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I'd recommend getting 16oz gloves for the heavy bag/pads.
My sparring gloves are 16oz. I'm only 155lbs and I doubt I'd be able strike with enough power to reap any benefit from hitting a heavy bag with 16oz gloves.
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I use 12oz Grants for padworkk and bagwork. You won't be let down.
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:57 AM   #5
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I use 12oz Grants for padworkk and bagwork. You won't be let down.
For $250 (160) I'd certainly hope so. I've found a second hand pair on Ebay for 120. Is it worth buying them (or any glove, for that matter) second hand?

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For $250 (160) I'd certainly hope so. I've found a second hand pair on Ebay for 120. Is it worth buying them (or any glove, for that matter) second hand?
To be honest I'd rather pay the extra 40 for a new pair, or go with Reyes, which are also a quality glove that will last a long time.
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To be honest I'd rather pay the extra 40 for a new pair, or go with Reyes, which are also a quality glove that will last a long time.
The Cleto Reyes Training Gloves are $120 (76) which are considerably cheaper, but their reviews have been mixed. I'm in quite a predicament as to whether or not I should fork out over twice the cash for the better gash.

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You can get Reyes training gloves for 76? New? Where the ****?

I'd just go with the Reyes if you can get them for that price mate.
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You can get Reyes training gloves for 76? New? Where the ****?
From [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], I quote, for the 12oz training gloves, 'they cost 120 dlls plus shipping'.

He sells the so-called 'Mexican market' ones (i.e. the Mexican version) which are different from the 'Ringside' ones (i.e. the US version).
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Get the Cleto-Reyes for 76. That's a fantastic price.
105 with shipping, it seems. Should I still go for it?
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105 with shipping, it seems. Should I still go for it?
Still cheaper than what you'll be paying via a UK supplier. I've only used the Reyes that come straight from Mexico, not sure if there really is a difference, but the ones I've used are good gloves.
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12oz are too light imo. For either pads or heavy bag. For sparring you can go down to 14oz. Everything else I use 16.
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12oz are too light imo. For either pads or heavy bag. For sparring you can go down to 14oz. Everything else I use 16.
I wouldn't spar anyone wearing less than 16 oz. I thought 16 oz for sparring and 12 oz for bag work was standard, or would someone be kind enough to correct me?
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I wouldn't spar anyone wearing less than 16 oz. I thought 16 oz for sparring and 12 oz for bag work was standard, or would someone be kind enough to correct me?
That's what I go with, sometimes 18oz for sparring if it's necessary.
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I wouldn't spar anyone wearing less than 16 oz. I thought 16 oz for sparring and 12 oz for bag work was standard, or would someone be kind enough to correct me?
16 oz gloves offer better protection.

They also condition your arms better because they're heavier.
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