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Old 08-04-2009, 07:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've done high school wrestling for a while now, so i decided to start MMA. ive been practicing grappling and submissions vs friends until tap out or pass out. im just wondering what gets me most bang for my buck in regards to fight gloves and shin guards that i can wear with my wrestling shoes. im thinking not instep guards because i have shoes from hs wrestling, but hopefully that dont slide around my leg.

remember.. bang for my buck. i want quality but not the highest prices out there.

EDIT: i weigh 145 hoping to jump up to a high of 165-170. im curious what sizes you reccomend i buy on the products
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Old 08-04-2009, 08:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think the highest quality out there is Hayabusa, i bet a boner just thinking about their shinguards.
If im not mistaken Toezup.com has some gloves.
that is the cheapest aperiall place on the internet, I think their shorts are only like 30$. mmawarehouse.com has a great selection for a good price.
ALSO, it you want to b cheap, walmart has EVERLAST mma gloves for 17$ thats probly your best bet.
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1st you get what you pay for... If you buy cheap or vinyl/faux leather it will not hold up as well. 2nd I recommend instep shinguards for a few reasons. In an MMA match you will not have shoes on so you should get used to that feeling as much as possible. Also I am sure you parring/training partners would rather a foot hit them (if you don't strike w/ the shin like you're supposed to)with a foot and not so much a shoe even a wrestling shoe. I highly recommend titlemma.com I am always making threads of gear and company reviews. Try starting here:
Sprawl: http://www.mmaforum.com/gear-equipme...-out-10-a.html
TitleMMA: http://www.mmaforum.com/gear-equipme...-out-10-a.html
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Old 08-04-2009, 09:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You get what you pay for is not always true. I am a fight gear retailer. I am getting gear made for my company and will be opening a website when I get stock built up. My gear will be price cheaper then Title, Ringside, CSI, Fairtex, Windy, just to name a few. But the quility is just as good if not better, My prices are going to be low for to reasons, 1) so I can compete with these big names
2) so that I can help out people that what to try to be fighter but can't afford the name Fairtex, or CSI, or Ringside.
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Old 08-04-2009, 10:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You get what you pay for is not always true. I am a fight gear retailer. I am getting gear made for my company and will be opening a website when I get stock built up. My gear will be price cheaper then Title, Ringside, CSI, Fairtex, Windy, just to name a few. But the quility is just as good if not better, My prices are going to be low for to reasons, 1) so I can compete with these big names
2) so that I can help out people that what to try to be fighter but can't afford the name Fairtex, or CSI, or Ringside.
That's why I went into vinyl vs leather. Vinyl is cheaper than leather and it is a fact that it will not hold up as well. I didn't say to get the most expensive leather ones, just to get the better material. I am all about getting Titlemma brand instead of some of the really expensive names but still I shop for the better leather material it is going to be more expensive and last longer (not being abused.)
So to reiterate get whatever you want but know that if you get the $10 fake leather/vinyl it will not endure regular use training as well as leather. If someone is selling "jim bob brand" gloves that are cheaper but made of quality material go for it. If you get the cheaper quality you will probably buy 2-3 for every 1 of the good material.
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Old 08-05-2009, 01:29 AM   #6 (permalink)
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so you think both my gloves and my shin guards should be leather? cuz these guards caught my attention and i was thinking about them http://www.ringside.com/prodinfo.asp?number=MMASIG. they are for grappling so they are more sleek which is a plus for me. its the same reason i want grappling gloves. do you think these shin guards are any better? http://www.titlemma.com/sf_558/c_302/p_MMHSIG+REG.aspx .
and about gloves. do you think these are high enough quality? it says its hq leather http://www.titlemma.com/sf_556/c_302/p_TDRCG+M.aspx .
or maybe these? http://www.titlemma.com/sf_556/c_302/p_GGL3+REG+RD.aspx

only thing is i heard twin gloves are bulky and bigger than other gloves. i think the first pair of gloves are better because its open thumb and what not. not sure if you think my shin pad choices are good enough though. whats your input? and if there are any good quality packages that include good leather fight/grappling gloves, good leather shin guards , and good head gear, I would be very interested
Thanks for your help guys i really appreciate it
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Old 08-05-2009, 03:53 PM   #7 (permalink)
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That's why I went into vinyl vs leather. Vinyl is cheaper than leather and it is a fact that it will not hold up as well. I didn't say to get the most expensive leather ones, just to get the better material. I am all about getting Titlemma brand instead of some of the really expensive names but still I shop for the better leather material it is going to be more expensive and last longer (not being abused.)
So to reiterate get whatever you want but know that if you get the $10 fake leather/vinyl it will not endure regular use training as well as leather. If someone is selling "jim bob brand" gloves that are cheaper but made of quality material go for it. If you get the cheaper quality you will probably buy 2-3 for every 1 of the good material.
All of my gear that I will have made for my company is going to be great quality leather. I am avoiding vinyl at all cost due to the fact that they don't hold up as good as leather. I refuse to sell equipment that is even a little bit not as good as Throwdown, Fairtex, CSI, etc. I will only do gear that has a quality that I would use to train and use to fight on a regular basis.

And to answer your question Iron Lung. I would go with the ringside shin/insteps and the throwdown rampage signiture gloves, the Title shin/instep are not quite as good quality but close. Twins still hasn't perfected making a mma glove yet, it is bulky, very bulky for a mma glove. It was meant to be a replica of the pride gloves but even with that in mind it is still a little more bulky then the pride replica gloves. So I would get the ringside shin guards and the title rampage gloves if I was choosing between the four items you listed.
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Old 08-05-2009, 04:45 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Ya I like the Ringside instep guards as well. Can't wait to see your stuff.
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Old 08-06-2009, 01:12 AM   #9 (permalink)
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thanks for all your advice guys! i actually purchased my gloves and shin instep guards today. i bought title mma competition gloves http://www.mmawarehouse.com/Title-MM...p/ttl-1005.htm . on the other hand i cheaped out on the instep pads because the shipping was half the cost of the guards. i bought pihrana gear guards but not vynil. ill let everyone know how i like them after i get the shipment. both have high ratings so im sure id be happy with the products!
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