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Old 08-08-2008, 01:27 PM   #1
Scott A Martin
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Ear Guard

I am new to BJJ and I've been having soar ears lately. Can anyone recommend a good brand of ear guard? (I apologize if this belongs in the equipment forum.)
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Old 08-09-2008, 01:43 PM   #2
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Re: Ear Guard

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I am new to BJJ and I've been having soar ears lately. Can anyone recommend a good brand of ear guard? (I apologize if this belongs in the equipment forum.)

I recommend the Brute Shockwave:

http://www.amazon.com/Brute-Shockwav.../dp/B000KL01AI

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They are low profile and comfortable and don't seem to bother your partner as much as the hard plastic ones. The chin strap sucks though and can give you some nice scratches when rubbed against your chin from being choked.
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Old 08-09-2008, 06:06 PM   #3
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Re: Ear Guard

I'll second that you'd be best NOT getting hard plastic ones.
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Old 08-11-2008, 12:38 PM   #4
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Re: Ear Guard

Scott,

The Cliffkeen style allows for a chin strap rather than neck strap and that's what I've used. You can order it from wrestlingone.com but I don't think they even list the chin strap any more (you have to buy it in addition to the earguard itself).

As for complaints, I rolled with it and the pro fighters I've rolled with never complained. That said, you must make sure it's tight because if it is in any way loose, your rolling partner will likely not like it.

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