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Review: Everlast Powerlock 16oz Synthetic Velcro Gloves

Review: Everlast Powerlock 16oz Synthetic Velcro Gloves

Boxing is a meaningful activity for the boxer. The ideal of boxing – what we call “the sweet science” – is a unity of science and art in which the efficient and effective fistic striking of another person gives expression to the strange beauty of human combat. This makes it one among..

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What is Everlast’s Powerlock technology?

What is Everlast’s Powerlock technology?

Although I believe that Everlast makes some truly bad gear, I’m not an inveterate Everlast hater. I like the Everlast logo. I like the faux old-school aesthetics of its marketing campaigns. I like the look or style of many of its gloves and other items of equipment and apparel, not least the awesome..

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The beginner gear fallacy

The beginner gear fallacy

Are you a beginner wondering what gear you should buy? Or has a beginner ever asked you what gear he or she should buy?

If so, you’re probably familiar with the idea that there’s a special kind of gear for beginners: gear of significantly lower quality and cost than that used by more experienced..

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Lace N Loop upgrades metal eyelet

Lace N Loop upgrades metal eyelet

My review of the Lace N Loop straps strongly recommended them for users of lace-up gloves. They’re great products. If you train in lace-up gloves, then whether you train solo or in a gym, you’ll get a lot of utility out of them.

I should know. I own six pairs of the things. And..

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Review: Winning NG-2 Knuckle Guard

Review: Winning NG-2 Knuckle Guard

My struggle with knuckle pain began shortly after my first ever training session on the heavy bag.

I’d trained with the frenzy typical of beginner boxers, utterly absorbed by the sensation of my own power, and utterly ignorant of technique. It was haymaker after haymaker for a full thirty..

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DIY sparbar in action!

DIY sparbar in action!

This is the sparbar I made myself as explained in my post on How to make your own sparbar.

It’s the ScepticalBoxer DIY sparbar MkII with a tennis ball attached to the end of the bar for additional head protection. This was necessitated after ScepticalBoxer DIY sparbar MkI opened up a..

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