Boxing head guard advice

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  1. thegimp

    thegimp LE

    I've got a problem with getting my contact lenses punched out when I spar.

    That and obviously getting brained alot

    I'm thinking I'm gonna have to get a headguard, I want one that stops the glove contact around the eyes but isn't as restrictive as a spartans helmet

    I'm gonna have to buy one on line rather than test drive one. I've got a 57 inch head, not even sure whether thats medium large or XL

    Any thoughts please. there are a ******* million and one options out there, any preferences or advice
     
  2. 57 inch head?
     
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  3. thegimp

    thegimp LE

    centimeters its big but not that big...........

    Am I over analysing this and they are all much of a muchness just buy one and bang it on?
     
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  4. loopintheP

    loopintheP War Hero

    Everlast tend to be reasonably priced but avoid the Intro Headgear (you know the ones: red and shitty and worn by crows on P Coy). Everlast "Competition" gets a reasonable chit: good visibility and protection with a traditional cut/style so you don't look like a MMA fruitcake.

    Worth the few extra coins to protect the grey matter within those 57 cms!!
     
  5. RIGRAT

    RIGRAT LE

    How blind are you? I would say its better to take them out when sparring, I mean if you cant see a bloke two foot in front of you then maybe its not for you.

    Where are you training at, or who with? Most places I've trained at have headguards available to use, and if I'm not wrong I think it is compulsory at amateur level? If you don't like wearing headguards other people have been sweating and bleeding in, you could allways grizz it for a session or two to see which one suits you best.

    Personally I ******* hate them for all the good they are supposed to do. I also have a 57cm pea head and they allways ended up sliding around my head after a couple of hits. Great if you are in a bout and the ref stops it to re adjust your headguard for you, while the crowd all shout 'ooh pretty boy' and wolf whistling etc, *******.
     
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  6. blackcoffeemafia

    blackcoffeemafia War Hero

    simple solution, get better at boxing.
     
  7. thegimp

    thegimp LE

    LOL fair one
     
  8. JoeyDeacon

    JoeyDeacon Crow

    57" head ??...do you look like this ?
    [​IMG]
     
  9. blackcoffeemafia

    blackcoffeemafia War Hero

    all joking aside, i go into punches, it still hurts but takes the power out of it and most times opens em up to a good twatting, try it, its a mui thai trick it works with practice. do you have a washing line? try dipping your head under that to help with speed and bobbing skills.
     
  10. JoeyDeacon

    JoeyDeacon Crow

    You do recover well ...whats your secret Mike ?

    http://www.arrse.co.uk/health-fitness/189308-coping-ill-health-2.html#post4685772

    See post 19
     
  11. blackcoffeemafia

    blackcoffeemafia War Hero

    this was back when i boxed mate,long before i got ill.wanna go some ..huh...do.ya.....huh.
     
  12. thegimp

    thegimp LE

    I got lost on a dual carriageway after my last sparring session. Been driving the route for nearly 22 years....maybe I should get two headguards
     
  13. blackcoffeemafia

    blackcoffeemafia War Hero

    oh my,maybe you should stop boxing lol, i once took such a beating that i was pissing blood for a week, that wasnt good
     
  14. H3

    H3 LE

    I just refused to get in the ring on my last sparing session ..... She was an animal !!!
     
  15. blackcoffeemafia

    blackcoffeemafia War Hero

    no way to talk about my mother