First time using 14 oz gloves

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  1. MA_Student

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    May I ask doesn't that slow you down for sparring not wearing the 16 but using heavier for sparring than you do for pads. For example if you wear your 16 for everything you get used to the weight when throwing hard punches for a consistent time but of you've got lower weight for pads then switch to big for sparring doesn't that throw you off more. Just a general question
     
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    The closer that sparring simulates fighting, the better. I have no trouble looking at myself thanks.
     
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    So, just so we're clear on this... you're saying you do not object to your sparring partner doing their level best to break your bones, gouge out your eyes, fracture your larynx, etc?
    Personally, while I don't like a ruleset that's as restrictive as WTF sparring or point sparring, I'd prefer not to have bones broken. Or be killed.
     
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    Yeah I bet you don't....why is it better are you a fighter do you compete in matches if not and it's just a hobby then who the hell cares. Majority of people train for fun and don't want some meathead hurting them just because of his ego and he wants to play being a fighter.
     
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    Yep I mean sparring is not fighting. Sparring is training it's working your combinations against a moving target, it's working your defensive ability, it's working your cardio. It's not a fight that's why fights are called fights and sparring is called sparring
     
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    Honestly I don't think the bigger size will make barley any difference speed wise you say you usually use 12 and switch to 14 so that's 2 ounces difference that's less than a pound heavier. Even the difference between 10 and 16 is less than a pound. The heavier weight is to protect the training partner I reckon a lot of it is psychological you think because your wearing heavier gloves it's making a difference but you also said in sparring you didn't notice anything but in pads you did. In pads your thinking about it more but sparring you haven't got time to
     
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    I spent my entire fight career training with either 14 or sometimes 16 and fighting in either 8 or 10 and never had a single problem with it....go figure
     
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    The weights in gloves just refer to the padding. So depending on the glove brand they will be different actual weights. Now if you fight you use the organizers gloves which could be like anything.

    So in general you can't get too attached to the weight of your own gloves. Youjust deal with it.
     
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    image.jpg Just as a point of interest if anyone cares lol these are the gloves I just had a quick look and I think my 12s actually look bigger than these ones
     
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    We train in 16's 7's and 5's and the general consensus is the smaller the glove the more it sucks to get hit with them.
     
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    It's a give take scenario. The harder you go the better youll get, but there is ya, more risk. It isn't like we go full kill mode, but we go hard, just shy of dog brothers I guess, we don't use weapons.

    Now, I do realize this isn't for everbody, and I'm not hating on people not prepared to take risks in training, not one bit. I will however take issue with being called an @ss or having people attempt to brow beat me down because I don't train like they do.
     
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    All it takes is a couple rounds of sparring with different gloves to realize this. Not sure Jobo laces ever.
     
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    no I'm a bare knuckle guy, its more realistic and kinder to my opponent, I'm all heart
     
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    Fair enough. Some of the toughest dudes I know have never put on gloves.
     
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    I saw Sandee a lot while training in Thailand. They are bigger than Twins, but I never liked to put them on because of their pad padding. How do you like the fit of them?
     
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    The smaller gloves are more of a concentrated point impact, so yeah, at the time it hurts more.

    Bigger gloves spread the force out so you don't feel the knuckles hit - but they do allow harder overall hits with less chance of hand damage. So, your head gets knocked around more which carries a greater risk of brain trauma.

    If I really had to choose what to get hit by it would be big gloves to body, smaller or no gloves to head.
     
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    That does not sound logic in terms of power, but it is true that bigger gloves make it easier to hit your opponent. On the other side punches with heavier gloves are a lot slower than with small ones. The partner can avoid them more easily. There always seems to be a balance in whatever way you change the rules of the game. The most important thing imho is that both sparring partners are wearing the same weight and brand of a glove.
     

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