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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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The bell tolls for New Sporting

The bell tolls for New Sporting

We are gathered here today to bid good riddance to New Sporting, which in only a few short years rose from obscurity to become the world’s paradigmatic dodgy gear company.

The Mexican outfit has seemingly done everything possible to enrage and alienate a significant chunk of its customers…

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Morgan joins the ranks of water bag fraudsters

Morgan joins the ranks of water bag fraudsters

I’m yet to determine just what it is, but something about water bags really does drive boxing gear companies into an insane frenzy of greed.

I’ve already posted about the amazing marketing fraud being perpetrated on the boxing community by the Aqua Training Bag company in the USA. AquaBags..

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How to make your own sparbar

How to make your own sparbar

The standard items of equipment for training by yourself in the sport of boxing are the three bags: the heavy bag, the double-end bag, and the speed bag.

I love beating the shit out of the three bags as much as the next person. In particular, there’s nothing quite like a long session of twelve..

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Review: Lace N Loop Glove Enhancing System

Review: Lace N Loop Glove Enhancing System

The two basic systems of glove closure are the lace-up system and the velcro system.

Professional boxers seem to prefer lace-up gloves for training, and they always fight in them, probably owing to the requirements of sanctioning bodies. Gear aficionados tell us that the dominance of the lace-up..

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