curved thai pads versus flat

Discussion in 'Thai Boxing' started by KaliKuntaw, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. KaliKuntaw

    KaliKuntaw Valued Member

    I have two sets of flat thai pads.
    One cheapy pair that are good quality that a friend gave me.
    They have taken a beating for a couple years since they were donated to my gym. The other set i have are Warrior Thai pads that still need more breaking
    Any way, what is pro-con when it comes to curves vs flat thai pads?
  2. holyheadjch

    holyheadjch Valued Member

    Largely personal choice. I prefer flat, both to hit and to hold. I particularly don't like holding curved pads for teeps or knees (bottom pad pointing down, top pad facing out) because they don't lie flat against one another and as a result it feels less secure.
  3. KaliKuntaw

    KaliKuntaw Valued Member

    I have been investing in pads recently because i intend to expand my little training group. I bought a Twins belly pad that lends to pretty good coverage for teeps when i use my thai pads as well.
    But i see what you mean. Without a belly protector the curved pads would seem to lack coverage for knees and teeps.

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