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Thread: Air shields vs Foam

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    Question Air shields vs Foam

    Which in your opinion holds up better, exrta thick foam shileds, or air shields?

    I ask because they're so many out there on the market, it becomes confusing as to which company make the better one.

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    Default Re: Air shields vs Foam

    For my money Tiger Claw makes the best shields and sparring gear.

    Just my opinion, AWMA is a close 2nd with Century last.
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    Default Re: Air shields vs Foam

    I like tiger claw's shields but I've always bought century. The good ole stand by.

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    Default Re: Air shields vs Foam

    I prefer to use foam shields over air shields. I once saw a young teenager severely snap his ankle on an air shield, where he would have proably sprained his ankle at the worst with a foam shield.
    Quality outweighs quantity every time.

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    Default Re: Air shields vs Foam

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Broad View Post
    I prefer to use foam shields over air shields. I once saw a young teenager severely snap his ankle on an air shield, where he would have proably sprained his ankle at the worst with a foam shield.
    OUCH! Not having used air shields, what was the cause of this? Overinflated and just didnt have the give like foam does?

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    Default Re: Air shields vs Foam

    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Kenpo View Post
    OUCH! Not having used air shields, what was the cause of this? Overinflated and just didnt have the give like foam does?

    Exactly. Just imagine kicking the inflated tire on your car as hard as you can with a side kick.
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    Default Re: Air shields vs Foam

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Broad View Post
    Exactly. Just imagine kicking the inflated tire on your car as hard as you can with a side kick.
    Makes sense when you think about how the foam shields are "V" up after taking some strikes. If overinflated short of the shield "popping" (very unlikely.........wish my kicks were like that.....LOL) somethings gotta give if the shield dosen't.

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    Default Re: Air shields vs Foam

    I'm a fan of Tiger Claw. They seem to hold up better over time.
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