Wednesday, January 4, 2012

4 Best Kickboxing Gloves Among Professionals

Throwing punches that end in a broken hand is so common, it is termed "boxer's fracture" in the medical community. Reduce the chance of a break with proper use of hand wraps, technique and high-quality gloves. The best gloves for kickboxing share features like multi-density foam, lace ties and depend on fit, budget and whether you plan to compete. You can find gloves with short, medium and traditional long cuffs. Seek experienced professionals before starting any exercise program or physical competition.
Everlast's Protex line of gloves run from about $70 to $230 as of 2010 and have advanced features that other companies are starting to follow. The compounded wrist helps to prevent hyperflexion. These have a proprietary multiple-density foam for hand protection. Available models include training gloves with gel lining and velcro or lace-up closures, heavy bag gloves and professional fight gloves. Depending on the type of glove, they are available from 8 to 18 oz.
Windy is based in Thailand and has a strong base in Muay Thai competition. These gloves are hard to find in stores, and online retailers are usually out of the popular sizes because Windy makes everything by hand. Windy doesn't offer a huge selection of gloves but does offer Velcro closures. This offers adjustability, but it takes some getting used to. The gloves are available from 8 to 16 oz. with a medium-length cuff. As of 2010 they cost around $50 a pair.
This company is also based in Thailand, but it has a modern approach to manufacturing. Similar to other companies, it offers a high-quality product with a somewhat broader selection. Fairtex would be to your liking if you don't want to spend much time searching for a quality glove. The most popular glove is a training model in 14 to 16 oz. with a medium-length cuff for kickboxing and runs about $59.95 per pair.
Second only to Everlast in selection, Twins is another Thailand-based company. It offers a wide variety of bag, training and professional fight gloves. Available from 8 to 16 oz. and with a traditional long-cuff model, these gloves are more suited to Muay Thai than kickboxing. You should do a little searching for these gloves. Many reatilers have Twins gear, but the price can vary. As of 2010, some places retail Twins for around $50 and others for $80 or more.

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