View Full Version : head gear is annoying


Gio
04-25-2005, 03:16 AM
Damn i hate sparring with head gear on. ****s always moving in my eyes blocking my peripheral vision. It just gets annoying trying to adjust it all the time. Plus it gets hella hot wearin that thing, feels like my head is boiling or something. :mad:

any of u guys feels the same way?

Pretty Boy
04-25-2005, 03:52 AM
I'd rather not wear it,personally,but it has to be worn.
Damn amateur rules.

Ark
04-25-2005, 04:02 AM
lol, thats exactly how i felt. It got in my way everytime i sparred. Nowadays i wear it while training, running and even when hitting the heavy bag. Just to get really used to it.

Pretty Boy
04-25-2005, 05:07 AM
I bet you get some funny looks,doing your running in headgear!

The_One77
04-25-2005, 07:19 AM
it's also quiet heavy too, its quiet hard to dodge punches

ophqui
04-25-2005, 08:54 AM
hmm, i cant stand them either. U spend half of ur time moving the thing so it dont fall all over ur face, and the other half getting clocked with hooks that u didnt see coming. Thing pisses me off, thank god in muay thai u only have to wear them till ur 17

Hunna
04-25-2005, 11:18 AM
They have to be worn, to prevents cuts, or bruising so boxers dont have to postpone fights. there has been some debate over there overall ability to soften blows. In general, they do sotfen alot of impact around jaw, mouth, nose, and forehead. however, much debate exists over protection to back and side of head, and also, if the blow is amplified in the headgear. If the world best wear headgear during sparing, its prolly a good idea to take advice from the best and continue to wear them. Alot of gyms wont let u enter unless ya willing to wear a headgear, its apart of insurance crap.

Rockin'
04-25-2005, 05:17 PM
You dont like it only because you havent worked without it before. Not only does it take a very small amount the blows initial impact but it will also protect you when somebody bashes their head into your eye. After you get stitched up from one of the times you are head butted you wont be so against them.........Rockin' :boxing:

Rockin'
04-25-2005, 05:31 PM
They have to be worn, to prevents cuts, or bruising so boxers dont have to postpone fights. there has been some debate over there overall ability to soften blows. In general, they do sotfen alot of impact around jaw, mouth, nose, and forehead. however, much debate exists over protection to back and side of head, and also, if the blow is amplified in the headgear. If the world best wear headgear during sparing, its prolly a good idea to take advice from the best and continue to wear them. Alot of gyms wont let u enter unless ya willing to wear a headgear, its apart of insurance crap.


The headgear will soften the blow, slightly if landed on the forehead area or the ears. It will not, however, soften the blows to the mouth, nose and especially the chin. If you are wearing one of the headgears that have a bar going acrossed the face, then of course it will protect your nose. But if you are wearing one of those than you are too green to even be complaining about the headgear.

And wearing a headgear in the gym is part of the insurance agreement, but it is not crap. The padding on the backside of the head will prevent serious injury should a fighter fall flat on his back, smashing his head into the canvas for further impact. Aswell, the insurance is there to cover you in case of something bad happening, in this sport it can happen man, very quickly. The usa/abf demands that all fighters in the amatuers wear headgear during actual bouts and during sparring. This is neccesary, in the biggest way, to keep our kids as safe as possible while learning the sport.

To bash on headgears is the same as bashing on the seat belt laws in many states. Youll ***** about them all of the time until something happens, at which point it may have just saved you from injury or even death..........Rockin' :boxing:

Bubba3000
04-25-2005, 05:51 PM
I have no problem with my headgear. I like it, it fits well, and it usually stays in place.

Sometimes I think you guys will post about anything just so you can remind us that you're sparring. My gloves are dark blue -- you wanna start a thread about glove color?

Rockin'
04-25-2005, 05:56 PM
Man, I f**kin' hate blue gloves. I am used to seeing red gloves and thats what I can only recognize coming at me.......LOL :D Good one Bubba3000, I agree completely.........Rockin' :boxing:

.::EnRiQuE::.
04-25-2005, 06:03 PM
I have no problem with my headgear. I like it, it fits well, and it usually stays in place.

Sometimes I think you guys will post about anything just so you can remind us that you're sparring. My gloves are dark blue -- you wanna start a thread about glove color?
same here. i got the everlast usa amateur boxing approved headgear. i got the lace up one instead of the strap up one cuz i prefer the lace up one. its pretty comfortable and hardly ever moves and when it does move it moves like 1 cm. its a lil stiff at first but after sparring with it a few times it gets broken in. :boxing:

leff
04-25-2005, 06:05 PM
i just think they are too hot to use, especially in summer

Tha Greatest
04-25-2005, 07:04 PM
Thats why u box indoors:D

Dyl-G
04-25-2005, 07:11 PM
I have no problem with my headgear. I like it, it fits well, and it usually stays in place.

Sometimes I think you guys will post about anything just so you can remind us that you're sparring. My gloves are dark blue -- you wanna start a thread about glove color?

mine are red with white :)

leff
04-26-2005, 10:22 AM
Thats why u box indoors:D

im talking about indoor, but its in the highest floor, the roof is black and our aircondition sucks.

remember on time last year we had to stop the sparring because everyone began to fall cause the floor was to wet :D

Ark
04-26-2005, 01:21 PM
I bet you get some funny looks,doing your running in headgear!

i do .. sometimes though not always :boxing:

Natty Dread
04-26-2005, 02:05 PM
My only problem is the smell of it because i use the gyms

Bubba3000
04-26-2005, 09:42 PM
Yeah, I quit that **** quick and got my own. I know how much I sweat, so knowing that I was sharing headgear with a bunch of other sweaty greaseballs was makin' me ill. Now I've got my own. Next I wanna get my own lowblow, because I still use the gym's.

Rockin'
04-27-2005, 12:31 AM
Its hard for me to fathom a fighter not doing something just because it gets hot. Heat is something that you will have to deal with, besides, its all in your mind. If being uncomfortable, which is what your reaction to the heat of the headgear actually is, then you will not go far or for long in the sport.

I love training in a hot ass gym. As a matter of fact, at Galaxy the first thing that we would do en entering the gym was turn the thermostat all the up and then we would start warring. I would walk in weighing 155 and leave weighing 147 from just the water and sweat loss.

What will you do when you have a fight lined up at an outdoor event. I always loved fighting outdoors. The wind, the sun and the heat. One fight it must have been 98 or 100 degrees under that sun. It was frickin' hot but I was trained to deal with it and learned to like it. Learn to deal with it and you will be better off. Its all a matter of comfort, and comfort is all a state of mind. Learn to control your mind, not the other way around...........Rockin' :boxing:

Tha Greatest
04-27-2005, 02:58 AM
Its hard for me to fathom a fighter not doing something just because it gets hot. Heat is something that you will have to deal with, besides, its all in your mind. If being uncomfortable, which is what your reaction to the heat of the headgear actually is, then you will not go far or for long in the sport.

I love training in a hot ass gym. As a matter of fact, at Galaxy the first thing that we would do en entering the gym was turn the thermostat all the up and then we would start warring. I would walk in weighing 155 and leave weighing 147 from just the water and sweat loss.

What will you do when you have a fight lined up at an outdoor event. I always loved fighting outdoors. The wind, the sun and the heat. One fight it must have been 98 or 100 degrees under that sun. It was frickin' hot but I was trained to deal with it and learned to like it. Learn to deal with it and you will be better off. Its all a matter of comfort, and comfort is all a state of mind. Learn to control your mind, not the other way around...........Rockin' :boxing:

And also at the kronk they turn it up to 100 degrees as well...
(I know u know this Rockin1, I'm just telling the other people haha)