Product Type: Blitz Sport sports equipment
Newest Review: ... tears it can scratch their skin quite seriously, I have accidentaly done it to someone else. Product PU gloves are a good product if yo... more
DONT BUY PU ! BUY LEATHER !
Blitz Sport PU Boxing Gloves
Member Name: Bullydc1
Blitz Sport PU Boxing Gloves
Date: 10/03/11, updated on 10/03/11 (101 review reads)
Advantages: Lighter then leather, cheaper too, velcro strap
Disadvantages: Could tear and split after a few years use as PU material, not leather
A word of warning
First of all...anyone who boxes..be it martial arts or western style will tell you one thing. Dont buy PU, not unless you want to look like a cheap miser !! The principle problem with PU is actually more about respect for your opponants rather then having the latest amir khan sponsored gloves. The method of my madness, I use this gloves every week in my gym and I spar every week (as I type this I actually have a black eye from sparring a 15st nutcase last night lol), is that after a few years, unlike leather, polyurethane gloves do wear over a shorter period of time, and within a couple of years, they develop small cracks. Now left unchecked these cracks get more promenent until they become tears and when you punch someone with these tears it can scratch their skin quite seriously, I have accidentaly done it to someone else.
PU gloves are a good product if you check the glove after a few years of wear and tear (or simply buy new ones). Blitz are not really seen as a upper end make in the boxing world...in point of fact they are seen as the cheaper end...something beginners use. I dont use these gloves for sparring because of the reason I stated above, I have my own leather Reebok gloves, but I do use the 10oz verison of these on the bags and pads. In boxing just like with most sports...you buy cheap..you get hurt. These gloves are lower end and other then the PU issue, you find that comfort is the next big problem.
Feel and quality
With the cheaper gloves it takes longer to wear them in and so they will rub on your knuckles and fingers for a longer time. Even with wraps on. PU gloves take longer to 'mould' into the fit of your hand, as shoes would on your feet. If you do buy these gloves make sure that you buy one roughly one size more then the one that fits your hands, so that they bigger size fits well with the wraps on. The arch on the palm has multiple rows of stitching as does the thumb. Also in any gloves, even if it is a tournament/competition, velcro fastening is a must for quick release and entry. Rope gloves need constant re tying and if they come loose in a bout they will whip into your opponants face....one might think this was an advantage, but its realy not fair !
Blitz sell this glove in 10oz, 12oz or 14oz (word of advice, most pople can use 10oz on the bags, no probs, yuo would use 12, they are too big for bag and pad work and you will get a comment or two. 14oz are ok for sparring, if you box big fellas like me 14oz is the smallest you should be looking for...the amount of power they produce behind a shot..you need all the padding you can get) So in short dont buy the 12oz as they are a pointless size...be it blitz or otherwise.
Colour and cost
Blitz sells these in red or black, I use and prefer black as lighter colours attract the reactions of your opponants out of the periphial vision, and they see the shots coming...little point I know but still owrht it. These gloves being PU will be cheaper then leather..they retail on amazon for £17 and that is pretty good for a set of beginners gloves, more experienced 'practitioners' would not buy these really.
A good multi-purpose leather boxing glove for boxing, kickboxing, semi and full contact or pad/bag and ring work.
Summary: Good for beginners, but more experienced fighters should look elsewhere
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