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Old 05-23-2011, 08:32 AM   #16
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Default Re: Do you think Black vs Red gloves affect reaction time?

This is why I wear camouflage gloves, on a navy seal flex
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Old 05-24-2011, 06:38 AM   #17
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This is why I wear camouflage gloves, on a navy seal flex
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Old 05-26-2011, 07:56 PM   #18
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This is why I wear camouflage gloves, on a navy seal flex
hahaha touche.


Interesting question though because I thought I was the only one who thought about this. I LOVE how all-white gloves look (such as mayweather's Winnings in the Judah fight) and always wanted a pair, but strayed from purchasing them because I always wondered if the 'bright white' appearance helped opponents reaction time since they seem to stand out more. Could be crazy thinking, but I figured just in case, it can't hurt to stick with darker colored gloves.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:41 PM   #19
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Bump. Imagine optical illusion gloves with striped patterns deceiving one's natural depth perception?
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:21 PM   #20
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Default Re: Do you think Black vs Red gloves affect reaction time?

Emmanuel Steward used to get all his fighters to wear brightly coloured boot because he said it made them lighter on their feet.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:01 AM   #21
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I think it's a good question and I reckon it probably could make some difference.

I guess if you are focused properly It shouldn't make too much difference, but like you said thousand's of a second could mean the difference between taking a good punch or not and over the period of a fight could make a big difference.

When did that change and and why do they now give boxers a choice of colour for gloves?
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:24 AM   #22
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They should do a proper study about this. This is intresting.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:03 PM   #23
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Someone should try coming in with two different coloured gloves, is that allowed?

anyway black with black..

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Old 01-30-2013, 03:33 PM   #24
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I doubt colour would affect reaction times.

It's a long time since I have studied the visual system so I may be well off the mark here, but as far I can remember, the evidence back then seemed to suggest that we process different visual features (i.e. movement, depth, colour) using different pathways (i.e. magnocellular / parvocellular pathways), these feature are combined to form our perception.

In terms of evolution, I would expect that we process movement as a priority to allow us to react to danger (i.e. predators) and that other features such as depth, colour and emotional significance are processed at a later stage.

I think any significance we attach to the colour red would be processed too slowly to affect reaction times.

There may be a few inaccuracies above (can't be arsed refreshing my memory) but hopefully you get my point.
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:37 AM   #25
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This would be interesting to research for the sake of curiosity. I'd heard yellow is harder for human vision to react to. Don't know how deep that theory is.
In all honesty though, at an amateur level, I don't think details such as this would be worth worrying about.
Personally, I have much greater weaknesses/habits to worry and focus on
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:13 AM   #26
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:42 AM   #27
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There was interest in this years ago, how we relate to colour. At the time it was thought there was a connection, the reason all Danger signs being Red. Traffic Lights etc, where Blue was the choice of the sign of Help. Uniforms Police, Nurses, etc. Interesting in Boxing the Home corner was always Blue.
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:11 AM   #28
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I think there's probably some truth in this. At the very least it seems intuitive. If something was flying at me with force I'd want it to be as eye catching as possible
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