Man, gloves could be one of my most favourite things I ever buy. I have a pair of regular Hayabusa and I must recommend them for comfort and the double hook strap. I pounded the living crap out of them in Thailand and the took the heat. Also, the 16 oz gloves seem to me at least to be a perfect weight. Not too light to not feel like you have something on your arm, but good speed and probably the best protection I’ve had on my hands for a long while.
I have a back up pair of Twins. They are hella pimp, and if you check out their catalog you’ll see what I mean. I really like them and if my sparring partner is a bleeder, i will see the blood on the bright colors. BUT they seem just too big, and I have to wrap my hand a little differently to ensure I feel comfortable in them. I also don’t believe they have the same protection factor for me or my sparring partners. But yeah, they’re pimp man.
Reyes is a classic. I don’t think you can go wrong with Reyes. I will hesitate to buy anything that isn’t an established brand, I never buy pleather gloves and I refuse to buy any gloves with some kind of vicious animal on them, a “tough looking fighter” picture (Bad Boy, I’m talking to you!!!) or sports name brand junk like Adidas.[/quote]
But you have Hayabusa gloves…they don’t have the big ass imaginary bird on them? LOL Im just playing with you.[/quote]
Haha, lol. Yeah, they do have a bird on them and I guess it’s pretty vicious if you’re a field mouse. Hayabusa is actually Japanese for the very real Peregrine Falcon. Quick little factoid: when this falcon dives for prey it reaches a top speed in excess of 300 km/h or about 200 m/h making it the fastest creature on Earth.
I didn’t know they were that fast though. I used to tease guys who ride those bikes because if you break that word down you can get Haiyai meaning fast and busaiku meaning ugly so you got fast and ugly LOL just a dumb play on words for me.[/quote]
Fast and ugly is how I win. highfive