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Choosing Your Right Boxing Glove Size and Handwraps

When picking out a pair of boxing gloves, choosing one that best fits your hand is not exactly the right criteria you should follow. Try putting on handwraps underneath the gloves. 120" handwraps are right for small hands. For medium to large hands, you will want 170" or longer.

Why bother with handwraps?
When boxing, you will need to support your wrist and thum to protect your bones and tendons from injury. It is important that you always wrap your hands before working out or boxing.

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Investing in Custom UniformsA Wise Move

Investing the extra money in a custom product as opposed to generic styles when selecting a team uniform may be a wise choice for a team or athletic organization.A custom product is manufactured to the exact specifications of the client, allowing them to have full flexibility and choice in the design, feel and appearance of their uniform. A reputable company that specializes in the manufacturing of customized uniforms should be chosen to allow the customer to have unlimited control and creativity.Creating custom products.There are two overall processes in creating a custom product. The first is the construction of the blank garment, which would initially be free from any artwork, lettering or numbering.

In this process, a customer can select or create a specific style. They can also choose a colour combination that is consistent with the organization's identity. They also have the flexibility to go a step further and select which specific colours they would like to place within specific panels of the overall pattern. Options are also available for the actual selection of fabrics that suits the individual needs of the team or organization -- a functional fabric like "dry fit" that is comfortable and dries fast for tournament play or an eye-catching fabric such as "dazzle cloth" that will keep your competition in awe.

The second process in customization involves the artwork that is placed on the garment such as letters, numbers and images such as a team's logo or mascot. In the majority of cases, the client will sit down with someone from the design department and create artwork that is suited to the team's image.The customer has the option to create their own individual font or logo, or may choose to have the design professional create two or three options for them to choose from.There are two kinds of materials that can be used for the application of artwork to the blank garment. Once again, this is where, the client will have some control on the cost of the item. The first option is screen-printing, which is the lighter and more cost effective method.

However, the longevity of the artwork is significantly less than option two.The second option is hand-cut and hand-sewn tackle twill. This process takes a longer time to manufacture and is more costly, but gives the overall professional image and quality that will last for years.Budgeting for you custom uniform.All these options are available to the client in hopes of creating a look and feel that exemplifies the team or organization.

It is important for the client to be familiar with the options available to them. It is also recommended that the client has a sense of the organization's working finances in order to have more control over the customization process, since the styles, materials and artwork options selected will directly affect the price.As a customer you will have a more satisfying experience when purchasing your uniforms through a manufacturer who specializes in a custom product. You will undoubtedly gain more freedom and creativity in the design, quality, image and feel of the finished product, and more importantly more control in terms of your working budget.

A customer should always be aware of budget while in the process of selecting a specific style or pattern. In the construction process a basic pattern would have less panels, require less work and ultimately would be less expensive than an intricate pattern which would have more panels in the design, require more labor to produce and ultimately be more costly.What a custom uniform can do for your team.A great looking uniform in competition has a significant affect on both the players wearing the garment and the opposing team viewing the garment.

Many coaches agree that players who feel good about themselves, translates into greater confidence and better play on the court.When a team looks great collectively they acquire a new found confidence that becomes an intimidating factor even before the whistle blows. A great custom uniform gives the advantage in the psychological warfare of sport.As the popular saying goes, "You only get one chance to make a first impression!" The goal in competition is to make an impression on your opponent, and there is no better way to accomplish this then through a professional image.

A great custom uniform can certainly add to your team's overall success both on and off the court. This combined with good work ethic and professionalism is an excellent foundation for an elite organization.In sport, success comes at price. Your time, dedication and work ethic and other required investments ensure success.

Isn't it time you invested in a great custom uniform?.

.Colin Poponne is the Head of Marketing & Sales for Sultanwear, a company who has specialized in custom team manufacturing for over 15 years. He can be reached at colin@sultanwear.com.

By: Colin Poponne

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