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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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Is Fit2Box fit to review?

Is Fit2Box fit to review?

The YouTube ecosystem is crawling with so-called “influencers”. This cultural honorific is bestowed upon popular YouTubers who post videos of themselves expressing opinions on products, services, and/or trends, thereby influencing the consumption choices of the thousands or even millions of people..

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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 Critical B&F (née ScepticalBoxer) DIY sparbar MkII with a tennis ball attached to the end of the bar for additional head protection. This was necessitated after the Critical B&F..

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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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