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Old 08-03-2007, 08:47 AM   #1
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Default Has anyone used a headguard like this?

I am looking at ways to protect a boxers eyes while he spars as he has corneal erosion. I came accross this headguard and would be interested in opinions. It looks like may prevent contact with the eyelids.
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Old 08-03-2007, 09:18 AM   #2
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That would have to be pretty tight fitting/rigid otherwise that hard plastic will swat the poor sod in the face.
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Old 08-03-2007, 09:19 AM   #3
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I've heard of these. I think it's called a facesaver. Never used one myself or seen anyone use it in the gym
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Old 08-03-2007, 09:47 AM   #4
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thats the gayest thing ive ever seen..
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Old 08-03-2007, 09:55 AM   #5
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Now that's how boxing would be if Canadians invented it.
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Old 08-03-2007, 10:11 AM   #6
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Now that's how boxing would be if Canadians invented it.
I found this really funny. You could have said many countries and I still would have found it funny.
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Old 08-03-2007, 10:59 AM   #7
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I haven't ever seen one of the full faceguards like you posted, but I have seen and used one like this:

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I didn't particularly like it at all, but that was because it wasn't on tight enough and the bar kept flopping around and messing with my vision. If it had been the right size it would have been fine, and it sure was nice not getting popped hard on the nose.

There's one guy at my gym who swears by them, and I've never seen him spar without one.

It's awful for kickboxers, because they can't see the kicks coming, but for boxers your field of vision shouldn't be too interfered with. that is, if it's on tight enough.

Of course, it looks goofy and I don't like the way the facebar changes the weight distribution on my head, but if its between that and not boxing I'd say go for it.
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Old 08-03-2007, 02:18 PM   #8
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I found this really funny. You could have said many countries and I still would have found it funny.
i said Canadians becouse they invented Hockey and the headgear looks like a hockey mask so...
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Old 08-03-2007, 02:33 PM   #9
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Honestly stay clear of these ones as much as possible only use them if your nose is broke, I am serious, They are hard to see out of and if you catch a shot on the top part of the bar, even when your chin is tucked it snaps your neck as if you got caught on the button and it ****s you up.
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Old 08-03-2007, 03:06 PM   #10
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I am looking at ways to protect a boxers eyes while he spars as he has corneal erosion. I came accross this headguard and would be interested in opinions. It looks like may prevent contact with the eyelids.
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I think you would get little respect if you walked in the gym with that. It has don't hurt me please written all over it.
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Old 08-03-2007, 04:41 PM   #11
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why dont you read his first post before laughin like an idiot? the guy has corneal erosion.
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