Fairtex KPLC2 Thai Pads Review
Muay Thai pads have a reputation for being solid, inflexible and brick like – intentionally so!
Western style boxing mitts are designed with some give to create that satisfying pop. Meanwhile, Muay Thai kick pads return more of a dull, grinding thud.
Muay Thai is one of the toughest sports in the world. It only makes sense that the equipment design, from Thai heavy jump ropes to Muay Thai pads, is compliments the ruggedness of the game. The lightness of weight and the satisfying bounce and pop that you can expect from regular Western focus mitts, are not on the Thai kick pad menu. There are two reasons for this:
- to protect the pad holder from feeling those kicks on the arms
- to make the experience of landing a kick as real as possible for the Nak Muay
While the strap and grip design of Thai pads is indeed ingenious, the business end of kick pads tends to feel more Stone Age then Space Age!
Enter Fairtex’s KPLC2 Curved Kick Pads. There’s a few reasons these are considered the standard for Fairtex Thai Pad production. These offer a touch more sophistication to the Muay Thai kit bag than the average bricks.
They use a satisfying combination of genuine, high quality cowhide leather and odourless microfiber material.
They have bold, extra strong, thick stitching around the main body of the pad. Industrial strength rivets compliment the pad holder’s grip bar. The Velcro straps use only the highest quality materials. Fairtex KPLC2 Muay Thai Pads will go the mile!
These fasten up tight, and for the holder they have a refreshingly lightweight feel for such solid Muay Thai kick pads.
Fairtex has engineered a substantial and firm grip and strap system. You will have no apprehension about slippage or losing your grip.
These pads hug the forearm like a glove and absorb the shots, leaving your arms unscathed and ready for another day of battle.
For the Nak Muay delivering strikes, the Fairtex KPLC2 has a more forgiving, flexible and pliable target zone than other pads.
Instead of wincing as you slam your shins into it for the first few shots, the KPLC2 lets you hit heavy from round 1. You won’t finish the session feeling as if your shins have been run over by a Sherman tank!
Fairtex Famous Aesthetic
These pads are a stunning looking piece of kit. They are the quintessential Muay Thai pads in black and white with chunky red stitching, Fairtex’s famous logo and a bold bullseye target in the middle. Their design uses a subtle yet effective curve. This ergonomic design hugs the trainer’s forearm while making the perfect home for a well-placed shot. This ergonomic tweak adds nicely to the Fairtex KPLC2’s functionality and corresponding popularity.
Tried & Tested
Fairtex’s KPLC2 Thai Kick Pads are often the choice of the professionals, both world-wide and across the different styles of kick boxing, Muay Thai and MMA. They are some of the most durable Muay Thai kick pads on the market. These often lasting for many years at the sharp end of elite professional combat sports.Coaches love them and they are used regularly from the UFC to ONE Championship and beyond.
These have been tried and tested in the toughest gyms, with some of the best trainers and fighters in the world. The Fairtex KPLC2 Curved Muay Thai Kick Pads consistently pass the test with flying colours.
Here’s a list of (some) advantages for the Fairtex KPLC2’s:
- Great to hold.
- A pleasure to strike.
- Softer and more forgiving on the shins.
- Built to last.
- Professional standard.
And for the disadvantages, we could think of only 1 : these pads are available in black & white. But depending on your color preference, this may not be a bad thing.
The Fairtex KPLC2 Kick Pads are some of the best pads available on the market.
A superb design for both Muay Thai trainers and fighters alike, these will survive long term at the sharp end of the fight game.
You can’t go wrong with a pair of Fairtex KPLC2 Curved Muay Thai Kick Pads. Our team highly recommends them.
And if you’re ready to buy a new pair of Fairtex KPLC2’s, you can find them here at a great price!