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Old 09-22-2011, 04:12 PM   #1
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Has anyone on here got one of these head guards, with the face protection?

I've see alot of pros wearing them but wanted to know what the protection is like and if they are worth the money.
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Old 09-24-2011, 02:12 PM   #2
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check Sherdog for reviews
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Old 09-24-2011, 02:13 PM   #3
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I've got one with chin and cheek protection, seems good to me. Although I'm sure it gives me a slight blindspot.
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Old 09-26-2011, 03:12 PM   #4
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Cheers mate, il check it out
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Old 09-27-2011, 04:33 AM   #5
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I've got one with chin and cheek protection, seems good to me. Although I'm sure it gives me a slight blindspot.
You from the UK?

If anybody from the UK has bought one, how long did it take for them to get it and what was the total price including shipping?
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Old 10-01-2011, 11:40 AM   #6
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I received order within week. I can echo all feedback you will see on the fg5000 on the different forums. Its very expensive, but noone else is offering this level of fit and protection. I love sparring but work in a job where I can't afford to have facial injuries all the time, and it's more than worth it to keep my wife from trying to stop me sparring. Obviously you can still feel the shots, but protection better than any other guard I have tried. I know lot of people will probably be thinking what I was before I bought, that everyone else in gym will think you are the classic "all the gear, no idea", but this is your head we're dealing with, everyone,including the ex-pros running gym, have been impressed with.
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Old 10-02-2011, 08:36 AM   #7
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"All the gear, no idea" hahaha thats what i thinking people would think aswel but like you said aslong its protects your head.

Whats the actual protection like for the nose? because ive owned a cheaper face bar headguard but the face bar kept hitting my nose and kept spinning round when struck.

Also did you get it delivered to the UK? Just wanted to know the total costs.
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:36 AM   #8
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Excellent for nose, taking few big right hands that would have bust my nose with an open face guard, and minimal movement ( much less than say topten avanteguard i used before) I had shipped to uk, was the standard 35 usd and arrived in week. Visibility is also very good,and surprisingly light.
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Excellent for nose, taking few big right hands that would have bust my nose with an open face guard, and minimal movement ( much less than say topten avanteguard i used before) I had shipped to uk, was the standard 35 usd and arrived in week. Visibility is also very good,and surprisingly light.
no custom duties or tax?! Lucky
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:31 AM   #10
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Excellent for nose, taking few big right hands that would have bust my nose with an open face guard, and minimal movement ( much less than say topten avanteguard i used before) I had shipped to uk, was the standard 35 usd and arrived in week. Visibility is also very good,and surprisingly light.
I researched this about a year ago when I was sparring more because I work in a leadership role in a professional office setting and I had the $30 Everlast open face junk. Couldn't go to work with broken face without it being an issue.

The things that set the Winning apart form the competitors (according to what I found in reviews) where:

1. Weight - Winning is lighter than the rest, with some being very heavy.
2. Visibility - Winning has the best of the "face saver types"
3. Padding - Winning supposedly has the most shock absorbsion
4. Quality - I thought I read that Winning is hand made, like Cleto Reyes?

I thought the extra cost and any grief at the gym was worth not paying to have my nose reset, looking like this poor bastard for a month:

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