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Old 02-22-2007, 01:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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MMA glove what do you think?

Im about to purchase this
Top Contender Quick Strike Grappling Gloves at Ringside.com

What do you guys think of this? Its crazy cheap compared to all the other gloves and its open palm style. I dont really want to spend more than $30 on a pair of gloves and this amounts to 27 with tax and shipping. Its 4 oz and im getting the regular so I assume it will fit me if I am a little smaller than a large. Feedback?
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Old 02-22-2007, 02:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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They are a great glove for the price. They sure as hell beat out any Everlast or Century gloves you'll find at your local Big 5 that cost $10 more. They are a bit stiff, and since it has a full thumb, the process to break them in will take longer.

If you aren't adverse to shelling out the extra cash, the Top Contender Grappling Glove is also a great glove. The fit on it is a little more accomodating (especially if you wear wraps under the glove) and the extra long wristwrap is a great plus.
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Old 02-22-2007, 03:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Ill shell the extra 10 bucks if its worth it? Is it? How does the glove compare to the other? I dont get the thumb thing what are the benefits since theres no protection around the thumb.

I hope the regular isn't too big for me cause my hand is only 3 3/8 across the palm.

What do you think between these two. Top Contender Grappling Gloves at Ringside.com
Everlast MMA Synthetic Leather Open Palm Grappling Gloves from Everlast Boxing & Sportswear

The thing with the ringside is it looks kinda weird maybe cause theres not picture with hands through it? I just wanna make sure I am buying something good for the price.

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Personally, I would pay the 10 extra dollars... but thats just me
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Old 02-22-2007, 03:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Ill shell the extra 10 bucks if its worth it? Is it? How does the glove compare to the other? I dont get the thumb thing what are the benefits since theres no protection around the thumb.

I hope the regular isn't too big for me cause my hand is only 3 3/8 across the palm.

What do you think between these two. Top Contender Grappling Gloves at Ringside.com
Everlast MMA Synthetic Leather Open Palm Grappling Gloves from Everlast Boxing & Sportswear

The thing with the ringside is it looks kinda weird maybe cause theres not picture with hands through it? I just wanna make sure I am buying something good for the price.
The Everlast MMA gloves shown there are exactly like the POS cheap sets that I've seen in WalMart. Yes folks, WalMart sells MMA gear. The only thing they don't have on the WalMart sets is the Everlast logo.

The Styling of the Top Contender grappling gloves is exactly like the Ringside Grappling Gloves. In fact, I almost suspect that they are the same glove (just different logos) which is probably why they have them pictured that way.

Now the thumb cover is based off of your personal preferance. You shouldn't be hitting with your thumb, so I don't see the need for it. However, since I own both types of gloves (I bought them while they were on sale during Christmas) I can offer you some insight:

The Top Contender Grappling gloves are a little more roomy, and offer a little more freedom of movement. You could actually use a short set of hand wraps under the gloves.

The Quick Strike gloves are a bit stiffer and feel more restrictive when balling your hands up into a fist. This would probably go away after breaking them in, but they aren't as comfortable as the other set right "out of the box."

The Quick Strike gloves do not have as long a set of wrist wraps. They offer a plenty of wrist support, but if you are one who likes to have the gloves as snug or as comfortably loose as possible you don't have quite the same leeway.

Aside from that, the Regular should fit fine on you. Like I previously said, I find both sets to be great gloves. If you want to make the decision easier, if you order by phone and tell them you have catalog code "YD" you can get the Top Contender Grappling Gloves for the catalog sale price of $24.99. It'll save you a few bucks.

Hope that helps.
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Old 02-22-2007, 08:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
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omg thank you so much! I told them that and i got it for $24.99. Thanks a ton bro. I decided to get the one you told me and not the everlast ones or the quick strike (thumb protection) one. Appreciate the help.
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Old 02-22-2007, 08:30 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Hey, no prob man. They should be more than enough to use for training. I don't compete, so I can't tell you if they are any different in comparison to the other more price styles out there.

I will say that Ringside is an awesome place to get sparring equipment. Almost all my stuff is from there.
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