I posted this in the boxing forum as well. Just looking for different opinions.
I got nose surgery, Septoplasty (surgery for deviated septum). I still plan on fighting, of course not any time soon. I'm guessing in about 6-8 weeks from now my nose should be sturdy enough to light spar then I can gauge from there.
I was looking at head gear with the padding across the nose. Just wondering if it's something worth investing or if anyone hear had a similar experience's & can offer some tips?
I have found that people go 100% harder when their sparring partner is wearing that type of headgear.
But it will protect you nose.
I had my beak done too. Bought the headgear with the bar across the front from Combat Sports. All that happens is now I get a hard bar smacking into my snout.
One of the guys in the club has the Title one shown above it fits much better and has extra space to keep it from hitting your nose.
I have found it limits visability a bit so I tend to get my legs kicked to hell.
I agree with Ryukyu. In my experience 2 things happen when the head gear goes on:
The contact goes up.
The skill goes down.
It's the opposite of what good sparring is supposed to create. Everyone feels invincible so it becomes a game of Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots!
You've certainly got a special exception but don't be suprised when the bombs start coming your way..
Kurle, we will sometimes use the same headgear. If you are getting your legs kicked a lot it's a sign that you are keeping your chin up too high. If your chin is kept down like it should be you should be able to see fine.
"Kurle, we will sometimes use the same headgear. If you are getting your legs kicked a lot it's a sign that you are keeping your chin up too high. If your chin is kept down like it should be you should be able to see fine. "
Thanks...I also forgot to mention I suck...that may also contribute.
I will work on the that.
Yea RyuKyu, that seems to make sense.
Kurle how long did you wait to spar again?
Wasn't sparring when I had the surgery done, so sorry I can't help you there. My Doctor was very adamant about me not getting it busted up again, according to her it was the worst deviated septum she had ever seen (not buying it). I took up getting hit in the face for fun after the surgery.
Within 4 weeks or so I was pretty good pain wise. My son would smack me every now and again and after about 4 weeks it didn't hurt any worse than normal.