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Old 03-27-2009, 04:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Thumbs up Winning FG-2900 Headgear Review

READ THIS REVIEW, DONT WASTE MONEY TRYING TONS OF HEADGEAR TRUST ME!

I know alot of people ask what the best headgear out there is, and Im sure if you've asked, the brand Winning has come up. I haven't tried many but I cant picture anything being much better than this headgear, its almost perfect. I tried the best one from Title, the gel full face headgear, and Ive sparred with regular competition headgear. For some reason I felt the everlast competition headgear to be softer than the title gel one which was shock absorbing but a little hard and stiff on the face, but it could be due to the fact that I probably got it too small and that it was new so I never broke it in.

So I went to the company website and found out that the company is based in japan. Currently there is only 1 distributor based in the US, which is winning-usa.com. These headgear's are expensive because they are THE BEST and probably due to the Japanese currency exchange or something. ALOT of pros deal with this company, barrerra, morales, pacquiao, mayweather, de la hoya etc. Speaking of which, unfortunately for me I found out that he was at the Wild Card boxing club where I train at a couple hours before. He was dropping off some stuff for freddy roach, so I missed going to the gym and I could have gotten it delivered there too haha. I guess it worked out though because I got to try it on first and checked out some of their other gear (which is great). I was going to order these online but I found out that the place is not far from my house so I took the trip. The guy I met was a really nice cool guy and he makes you feel welcome and treats you like a pro, lets you try stuff on, insists you take your time etc, excellent service.

The best headgear these guys have is a facebar headgear (fg-5000) which alot of the pros use, its the best facebar type headgear available and lots of people claim this is the best headgear money can buy. I personally prefer traditional style headgears so I went with the fg2900 which is also cheaper.

The FG2900 is SUPER padded, soft, and comfortable. It has a really soft slow recovery foam that absorbs a great deal of shock, especially on the forehead. Its actually made from artificial leather, but that doesnt matter. It fits snugly on your face and feels smooth. It doesnt move around during sparing and again it aborbs ALOT of shock, but youre still going to get hurt, but no where near as much as if you used some other headgear. The padding around the cheeks is extra padded so this helps take shock off nose shots and makes it kind of hard to really get hit in the nose clean. They have other headgears too, but the fg2900 has 30 percent more padding on the cheeks and forehead than traditional headgear. The one and only flaw, if you want to call it that, which I can think of is that it doesn't have padding on the back of the head in case you get knocked out cold and fall flat on your ass, but then again that doesn't really happen very often in sparring sessions.

I give this headgear a 10/10. I paid $171 cash for this headgear and don't regret it at all (i was told the prices are going to go up a bit starting April). I know the price is a little steep but if its within your reach, SAVE YOUR MONEY and buy the fg2900, dont skimp on protection!! your dome will thank you later....

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Old 04-07-2009, 01:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks for the review. I was having second thoughts about this one because of the "imitation leather" but you make them sound pretty good. I'll have to go for it.
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Old 05-11-2009, 02:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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how thick is the forehead and the cheeks? just curious cause we are trying to make a new headgear that will match these puddies on safety.

Sneak peek at our new silverback headgear

on our prototype i was able to get ~1.7inch on the forehead and 1.5 on the cheeks without sacrificing visibility just curious how those numbers match up with the 2900

we sent our original 2900 to our manufacturer, and the counter sample wasn't not even the same but gave us the idea on how to do our silverback
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Old 05-19-2009, 06:12 AM   #4 (permalink)
 
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how thick is the forehead and the cheeks? just curious cause we are trying to make a new headgear that will match these puddies on safety.

Sneak peek at our new silverback headgear

on our prototype i was able to get ~1.7inch on the forehead and 1.5 on the cheeks without sacrificing visibility just curious how those numbers match up with the 2900

we sent our original 2900 to our manufacturer, and the counter sample wasn't not even the same but gave us the idea on how to do our silverback

that sounds really cool i wish it would have come along sooner. alot of people cant afford the high price so there really should be an alternative. i cant find a ruler at the moment but using one inch tape roll as a reference it looks about 1.6-1.7 on the forehead and 1 inch on the cheeks with the raised edge of the cheeks thats by the nose at about 1.3.

i just saw the photos on your site and they look good, looks really padded and i like the fact that they have the chin padding and the padding at the back of the head which i wish the winning headgear had. to help you make a better headgear though (im pretty sure you already got this covered), one of the things i like about the 2900 and that ive been searching for is that its padded and firm yet really SOFT. ive tried the title gel headgear and it was shockabsorbing but it was stiff on the face so it still hurt alot. the winning headgear INNER foam kind of comforms to your face its soft and kind of squishy like memmory foam. the outer foam is a bit firmer. i suggest you dont make something that is really padded but still stiff. you really should try to make it as soft as possible or add an extra layer of EXTRA soft yet durable shock absorbing foam to the inside of what you already have. i also like that the inside of the headgear is smooth and not suede. the suede on the inside of my everlast competition headgear itches alot and gives me pimples since it gets dirty. the smooth inside of the 2900 feels nice against your face and is easy to clean disinfect. but this is a matter of personal preference because some people like that the suede gives it a better grip on your face maybe put up a poll on your site?. good luck ill be checking your site for updates.
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yeah we made the headgear fairly soft this time around, as for the interior liner it is leather but the way it's finished let's it still grip the face nicely i would say it's not as easy to clean as smooth pvc but it's easier then suede
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One of the pro fighters at my gym uses that very same headgear, except in black. And yeah, it feels WAY nicer than regular generic headgear (Everlast, Title, Ringside, etc.)
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amazing headgear just bought it and its suppppper light and fits really good..really comfortable and very well padded so it absorbs the impact a lot......the other headgear's really do not compare to a winning brand.
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im hoping to get one of these one day..
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It's now $200 for this piece of headgear. I really don't understand the logic behind Winning's crazy prices. You'd think they were using NASA grade materials.

I mean, the FG-5000 is now $370!!!
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I'm really about to pull the trigger on winnings fg-2900 headgear but I wanted to see some reviews on the silverback headgear first. I do like the fact that the silverback is a full face headgear and includes the chin protect which fg-2900 lacks. Is it safe to say though if I purchase the fg-2900 I won't regret it?
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