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pup keith
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« on: September 06, 2009, 01:24:33 PM »

I am brand new to this, so I wounder if anybody can tell me where I can buy a fencing mask and some good gloves,thank you in advance
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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2009, 01:29:06 PM »

Can someone help Keith out by pointing him to any of the existing threads on this?
Kaju Dog
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2009, 03:08:29 PM »

OK,  but I am bias  evil

Above are some terrific resources for you.

Home made equipment -

Fencing Masks -

Head Gear and Gloves -

Gloves -

Hope this helps...

Welcome to the Forum.  Feel free to use the search engine with key words for the topic/item you seek.  Above are some examples of what you will find.

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WOOF! afro

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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2009, 07:39:18 AM »

Good suggestions!  Football lineman gloves!  Wish I'd thought of that... LOL!  I've picked up all sorts of stuff wondering about flexibility/dexterity and the protection that it sacrifices... from soccer goalie gloves to MMA gloves, and everything in between.

I've been using Lacrosse gloves lately.  They make intricate motion very challenging (because of the bulk on the back of the fingers).  I have also tried hockey gloves (same issues) and prior to that, WEKAF style gloves, which really did nothing for me. 

I'm gonna pass by Dick's Sporting Goods today and try some lineman gloves!  Thanks for posting!

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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2009, 10:28:11 AM »


In my experience, the fencing masks being used today offer a little more protection that the straight mesh helmets that seem to have been in vogue early in the history of the DB. If this seems contrary to the spirit of DBMA, the hand protection seems to be inversely proportioned to the head protection. I fight in a pair of leather work gloves that I purchased at a hardware store. As far as gloves go, pick something lighter than hockey gloves. Kaju has posted many fine links for you to explore for gear.

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