Pro heavyweight Fred Kassi (18-5-1, 50% KO rate) and his manager Matt Nussbaum had a problem. Fred is an active prizefighter and head trainer at the Le Boxeur Gym in downtown New Orleans. The problem -- the volume of daily mitt work was taking its toll on Fred's shoulders. We tried the best focus mitts on the market with the thickest pads -- Rival, Title, Ringside, Winning, Reyes - they all failed to protect Fred's shoulders. They all have a fatal design flaw from a protection perspective - punch force is directly connected to the trainer's shoulder. The protection comes only from the foam cushion which compresses with use. They become hard and no longer provide any trainer protection. We were going through high-end mitts ($130+) every four or five months with the amount of mitt work we do. We needed more between the trainer and the punch - and something that would last - it was too expensive to replace these high-end mitts three or four times a year. We tried those striking paddles from Winning and Nike, and while they took some of the pressure off, they didn't have the feel of real mitt work, and those handles broke every three months! We needed something durable and felt like real mitts to the fighter. And something that made the right sound when hit...to provide the trainer and fighter that positive feedback on a good punch thrown.
The handle is a heavy-duty polyurethane that is flexible but basically unbreakable. The grip is a soft plastic that allows for multiple hand positions - choked up for inside work, choked down for outside work. The mitt itself is high-quality closed-cell foam with a syn leather cover. Most importantly, like a good six-shooter, the entire mitt is perfectly balanced so that it takes the minimum effort to move the mitt through combinations. And finally, the loose wrist technique we teach in addition to the flexible handle takes almost all the punch force pressure off trainer's shoulders and elbows. And when the foam in the mitt compresses, as they all do, that's ok because its the handle and technique, not the foam, that provides the protection. That's why we can offer a two year replacement warranty - if it stops providing you protection for 24 months after purchase we will replace at no charge. No other focus mitt on the market offers a replacement warranty AT ALL, let alone for 24 months. If you give them a try, you will see for yourself that Flex-mitts provide the best shoulder and elbow protection of any focus mitt on the market today. Period. Check our reviews out here.
The handle of the flex-mitt gives the trainer an extra 20"+ of reach with which to poke, jab, cajole, and otherwise pressure fighters. Many trainers use striking sticks (a mitt or glove on a solid stick) for that type of training and then have to switch to traditional hand mitts to work offensive combinations. With Flex-mitts both types are instantly available. The huge benefit is catching fighters with hands dropped after finishing combinations...and training them to keep their hands up!
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Flex-Mitts have a 30 day "no-questions-asked" return policy. Give them a try, and if you don't like them send them back for a full refund including your shipping - no BS here. More importantly, with every pair of flex-mitts you get something that no other focus mitt manufacturer offers: A 2-year replacement warranty. What does that mean? If the flex-mitts break, or somehow come apart, or fail to provide the same protection you got when you first opened the box, we will replace them. If you light them on fire or run them over with a truck, you are on your own, and should get help.
Product Pricing and 2-Year Replacement Warranty
Order the Flex-Mitts now for $104.99. Shipping is extra, $15 for U.S. shipping and $53.50 for shipping to Europe. Shipping to U.S. is 4-5 days. Shipping to Europe is usually 10-14 days. This price includes a 60 day 100% Satisfaction Return Policy. If you’re not happy for any reason, just return for full refund – no questions asked. We use Pay-Pal for secure transactions. You do not have to have a Pay-Pal account to purchase. Wholesale pricing available.