UnderGround Forums 1st timer at gym wearing $800 Grant gloves.

8/17/19 12:48 PM
5/12/03
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New dude shows up to try Muay Thai class in the (rather gritty) place I train in. We do the usual "What's your name? Nice to meet you? Have you trained elsewhere?" formalities out of the way. Says he never trained before. Then, when he starts pulling his gear out of his bag, my boy motions for me to look. Dude breaks out a brand new pair of high grade Grant boxing gloves (Mayweather & Holyfield's choice) that I know run about $800.  I was thinking "Who buys $800 gloves to TRY a class?... Must be nice. Hell, I have trained for decades and have never spent more than $200 on gloves.

 

I was thinking  that If he doesn't like it, I'll offer him $200 for his "used" gloves lol. Crazy thing is that I heard him ask how much it cost to train there. Uh...probably not enough for you to concern yourself with my man. Yeah... I am a little jealous of his gloves. 

 

 

8/17/19 12:51 PM
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You're the problem here. People come to the gym to train, not get cased or shook down for their gear.
8/17/19 1:04 PM
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RenatoCocopreta - You're the problem here. People come to the gym to train, not get cased or shook down for their gear.

There is no problem here. Guy was just telling a story 

8/17/19 1:10 PM
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Did you give him a well deserved beat down? 

8/17/19 1:20 PM
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Jones right nostril -

Did you give him a well deserved beat down? 

Nah, he seemed like a nice kid. Worked hard. Well south of my weight class too. Nor, did I say anything about his gloves to him. My buddy & I just looked upon them in envy.

8/17/19 1:25 PM
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Jones right nostril -

Did you give him a well deserved beat down? 

We'll deserved because he has disposable income and decided to buy some quality equipment?

8/17/19 1:36 PM
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Bilge Water -
Jones right nostril -

Did you give him a well deserved beat down? 

We'll deserved because he has disposable income and decided to buy some quality equipment?

Well deserved because he bought something you cannot afford?

Fixed*

8/17/19 1:43 PM
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Are you belittling this newbie?

What is the point of this post?
8/17/19 1:45 PM
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glove envy
8/17/19 1:46 PM
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Before I decide to start something, I research the hell out of it, and if it requires equipment and I can afford it, I buy the very best that I can from the start. No sense in half-steps.
8/17/19 1:48 PM
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in a boxing gym

those gloves would go missing the second he
goes to the washroom lol
8/17/19 2:08 PM
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boxingman - in a boxing gym

those gloves would go missing the second he
goes to the washroom lol

This.

8/17/19 2:15 PM
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Chael_McD -
boxingman - in a boxing gym

those gloves would go missing the second he
goes to the washroom lol

This.

Who do y’all train with? Sounds scummy

8/17/19 2:24 PM
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Mike OxBIG - 
Chael_McD -
boxingman - in a boxing gym

those gloves would go missing the second he
goes to the washroom lol

This.

Who do y’all train with? Sounds scummy


Seriously - but because he has money and is new, it's okay if they go missing.  he doesn't deseve them.

8/17/19 2:38 PM
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Bilge Water -
Jones right nostril -

Did you give him a well deserved beat down? 

We'll deserved because he has disposable income and decided to buy some quality equipment?

Hello, Mr Serious. It was a joke, now go introduce some much needed humour to your obviously dull life. 

8/17/19 2:38 PM
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BrckNoHitBk -
Bilge Water -
Jones right nostril -

Did you give him a well deserved beat down? 

We'll deserved because he has disposable income and decided to buy some quality equipment?

Well deserved because he bought something you cannot afford?

Fixed*

See above 

8/17/19 2:46 PM
9/6/06
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Sucks to be the broke ass in class when others have the nice shit. Sorry bro! 

8/17/19 2:49 PM
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Soul Gravy - Before I decide to start something, I research the hell out of it, and if it requires equipment and I can afford it, I buy the very best that I can from the start. No sense in half-steps.

This..... 

Not only in training but any hobby this is the best course of action. I used to shoot competitive archery and when I got into it I bought lower quality/less expensive equipment and could never figure out why I wasn’t as good as the other people. Then a awesome dude saw me struggle and let me shoot his setup, changed how I approached things. I never have had any grant stuff I wonder how it stacks up to the fairtex and twins type stuff..... 

8/17/19 3:03 PM
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Wow never realized how scummy some of u strikers could be at the gym where u need to be able to trust sparring partners. So you trust these guys to stop before one of u gets seriously hurt but u also talk about stealing expensive gear from them?

8/17/19 3:09 PM
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Drop a load into one. Show the noob who the Alpha is in your hood. 

8/17/19 3:29 PM
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Well, it may be a good investment and motivate him more.  I know when I was a kid and got in to drumming, I bought the best cymbals I could and they lasted forever and gave me pride, motivation to keep practicing having quality stuff.  Cheaper stuff can effect the way some people feel about what they're doing, paired with the fact it can get destroyed sooner.

8/17/19 3:46 PM
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Give him 2 weeks, never seen again.
8/17/19 4:19 PM
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I hope your (rather gritty) boi beat his ass

8/17/19 4:20 PM
7/31/09
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Whether it's something I can afford or not, some douchebag showing up for his first practice with fancy expensive gloves is a douchey look for anyone.

8/17/19 5:06 PM
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There is a subset of people who take the 'buy once, cry once' a little too far and figure they need the best of everything for everything. Downside of this is often at the higher end you buy a thing for specific attributes and how do you know what you're after if you've never done a thing before? I agree that I'd think it was a little weird for a total noob to show up with $800 gloves, same as I'd find it weird as a mountain biker to see someone show up for their first ride on a $9000 bike. But it happens.