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Old 04-16-2010, 04:06 AM   #21 (permalink)
 
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I am thinking of getting either the winning fg 2900 or fg 5000. However, I am a little concerned about getting the right size. Have measured my head and the circumference is 57 cm or 22.5 inches (my hat size is 58 cm). My height is 174 cm and I weigh 77 Kg.

Have corresponded with Kazumichi from Winning USA and his advice was that if I am a lightweight then I should go for the medium but if I am above lightweight then I should choose the large size.

The Winning website advises the following:

HEADGEAR Size List (FG-2900 & FG-5000):
Medium: 21.0 - 23.0 inch / 54 - 59 cm.
Large : 22.5 - 24.5 inch / 57 - 62 cm.
2 Large: 23.5 - 25.5 inch / 60 - 65 cm.
3 Large: 25.0 - 28.0 inch / 63 - 68 cm.

Would you recommend that I go for the medium or large?
Later in this thread bookmen states he returned the Large size because though it was good fit at first glance, it was too large for sparring - it wouldn't stay put when shots hit him.

Considering you're weight and height, and the fact your head size is 22.5 inches like bookmen's, than the medium size would seem to be what you should get. If it's too large then it won't stay put and you'll get the double impact effect.

I just ordered the Large fg-2900, and I'm 183cm/6' and 193kg/204 pounds.

My head is around 58.8 cm or 22 & 3/4 or 22 & 7/8th and I'm getting the large. So hopefully It'll stay put in sparring. If it's too large I'll just take some HGH .

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Old 04-18-2010, 04:39 PM   #22 (permalink)
 
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Thanks DDman. Will go for the medium size. Looking forward to seeing if its really as good everyone claims
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Old 04-26-2010, 09:27 AM   #23 (permalink)
 
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Hi DDman,

Just received the medium and am beginning to wonder whether I got the right size. Have had to loosen the strings at the back quite a bit (between 2.5-3 inches) in order for it to fit (but not slip). This could be perfectly normal. Uploaded some pics to the members gallery to get your opinion.

https://www.boxingforum.com/photopost...0&ppuser=11650

Should I stick with medium or go one size up?
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Old 05-15-2010, 07:00 AM   #24 (permalink)
 
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How has it been in sparring for you? My fg-5000 is the same, i had to loosen up the back alot. it slips a little but thankfully so far has done a great job.
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Old 05-18-2010, 11:33 AM   #25 (permalink)
 
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Hi Guys, just wondering does the fg5000 with the facebar protet you from getting black eyes, was looking at a pick there and was trying to figure out if a glove would be able to fit through,

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Old 05-19-2010, 04:49 PM   #26 (permalink)
 
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Hi Guys, just wondering does the fg5000 with the facebar protet you from getting black eyes, was looking at a pick there and was trying to figure out if a glove would be able to fit through,

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ive taken some solid right hands and thankfully havent got even a cut so far. but of course, if you stand there getting hit all day then surely you might end up with one. so far though, excellent protection
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Old 06-14-2010, 04:42 PM   #27 (permalink)
 
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Dulwich, did you stick with the medium or exchange for large?
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Old 06-16-2010, 09:20 PM   #28 (permalink)
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for all the guys that have access to both how does the fg-2900 padding compared with the fg-5000 padding?

as for the FG-2900 i think this is awesome headgear for boxing but i have my reservations for muay thai and or mma because it is so soft.
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Old 08-05-2010, 05:04 AM   #29 (permalink)
 
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I have to tighten the large fg-2900, my head is maybe 59.5 cm or 23 inches or so, it would fit a slightly smaller head than myself as well i believe.

I tighten it pretty tight, until i can't see any space by my temple. I like it, it's the only headgear I've ever worn so i can't compare. I have notice that my headaches only last half a day when i use the headgear. Before, my headache might be for 3 days after hard sparring.

I've had to re-adjust it a couple time when sparring, but it was not that much of a problem, wasn't like it was twisted or completely out of alignment.

I got cracked real good on the left eye, didn't phase me too much, and only had a very small discolouration under my eye. the damage might have been a lot worse without headgear.

Someone on this thread said it is too soft for mma kickboxing? why is this?

Maybe the top ten avante guard might be better for grappling, it's stiff dense bayflex.
I am thinking of getting a top ten avante guard head gear, but it won't protect your nose/eye socket as good, unless of course you get the face shield with it.

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Someone on this thread said it is too soft for mma kickboxing? why is this?

Maybe the top ten avante guard might be better for grappling, it's stiff dense bayflex.
I am thinking of getting a top ten avante guard head gear, but it won't protect your nose/eye socket as good, unless of course you get the face shield with it.

the only reason i question the softness of the fg-2900 for mma or muay thai was because it was designed for boxing and soft padding is great if the only thing that is making contact with the headgear are boxing gloves but once a hard surface like a shin or elbow makes contact to a focused area of the foam then it will sink right in till it makes contact with a solid surface on the other side of the foam in this case your head.

The protection on the forehead and for the eye socket/nose is awesome however the rest of the headgear only provides average protection.

it's not about a denser foam solving the possible issue i see it's about playing with the layers of foam so you can have the same soft comfortable foam to absorb the energy while having denser layers of foams to disperse the energy over a wider area as well.
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