Gum shields?

Discussion in 'Newbie Questions' started by KevFen, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. KevFen

    KevFen New Member

    Hey Guys

    Quick question any recommendations for gum shields? I'm just getting into my TWD sparring and being a newbie I'm obviously getting hit a fair amount and want to upgrade to a decent shield.

    Cheers Kev
     
  2. Southpaw535

    Southpaw535 Well-Known Member Moderator Supporter

    It might be an obvious point but get a proper molded one rather than a boil and bite. I got mine from Opro and it cost me somewhere under 50 quid for their top impact one and they were quick getting it processed, shield is comfy and snug, and I've never had any issues with it. And I've been knocked out in it square on the mouth and didn't lose any teeth so I guess that's a seal of approval? :p
     
  3. KevFen

    KevFen New Member

    I'm on their site now! Thank you
     
  4. PointyShinyBurn

    PointyShinyBurn Valued Member

    I get mine from http://www.gumshields.com/ and they last a good couple of years each, plus you can have fun customised one. You probably want their "Extra Thickness" if people are going to punch your face.
     
  5. KevFen

    KevFen New Member

    Thanks for your help guys, just ordered a custom fit Opro!
     
  6. EdiSco

    EdiSco Likes his anonymity

    I'm using a boil and bite (Shock Doctor). is there any danger of my chipping a tooth or something in boxing? I only spar at about 40% MAXIMUM? Should I really consider a custom one? I do LOVE my teeth!!!
     
  7. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth MAP 2017 Moi Award

    Fitted ones are much much better, its well worth the investment!
     
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  9. Frodocious

    Frodocious She who MUST be obeyed! Moderator Supporter

    You should also be able to get a custom one done by your dentist. Mine cost me about £40
     
  10. raaeoh

    raaeoh never tell me the odds

    I have several. Custom one from the dentist is a bit tthick for every day training in my opinion.

    I like my shock dr a lot.

    My work horse old faithful was a last minute boil and bite for 2 bucks. It just fits right
    I have never lost a tooth.
    My advice is to try a couple diffrent styles.
     
  11. Mushroom

    Mushroom De-powered to come back better than before.

    Opro and Shock Doctor are the ones!

    Although my cheap Tapout gumsheild lasted me years.
     
  12. raaeoh

    raaeoh never tell me the odds

    Just got my opro Saturday. Can't wait to try it our
     
  13. graham taylor

    graham taylor New Member

    There is a new company for Gum Shields

    Mod note: sorry, we don't allow links to external store sites
     
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