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Old 03-24-2006, 09:41 PM   #1
Matthew Nielsen
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Brands/equipment to avoid:

Twins Velcro Gloves (Velcro fails in a month)

Fairtex (due to total lack of customer service)

Century (does not last)

Powerhide Ringside equipment (powerhide is a fancy name for cheap vinyl)

Everlast gloves sold at sporting goods stores (junk)

Brands that Rock!!!

Cleto Reyes







G&S (hand-made in NYC)

Windy (from

Thai Smai


Twins (buckle or lace up equipment)

Ringside leather equipment

Title leather equipment

Combatsports (is really Ringside)
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Old 03-24-2006, 09:57 PM   #2
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You know, I hear people complain about Fairtex customer service from time to time - but I've ordered from them probably a half dozen times and always had excellent service. They always shipped everything immediately, and in the one or two cases where they didn't have what I ordered, they would call me and ask if a different color was okay or if I wanted to wait.
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Old 03-24-2006, 10:10 PM   #3
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Yeah, it is hit and miss with Fairtex. I had to wait 4 months for a pair of gloves, but they billed my credit card while it was on back order.

I'd still go with before fairtex. They give wholesale prices to small gyms also.
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Old 03-26-2006, 12:42 AM   #4
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I like Shevlin, it's all American made and they do any custom job you can come up with. The designs are pretty old-school, which is all thumbs up with me.

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Old 04-10-2006, 03:40 PM   #5
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Depends what you want...
They are all great. Depends what you piece of equipment.
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Old 04-11-2006, 03:41 AM   #6
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I have also gotten really good service from Fairtex, including a commercial discount even though my orders were not very big. I love thie banana bag. On the other hand, the velcro becommes worthless very quickly.

I like Twins much more than Windy or Thai Smai
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