Ring to Cage''s Deluxe pads boast 100% leather construction and heavy duty stitching throughout. The intelligently designed curve in these Thai pads, paired with the GelTech forearm padding, leave the pad holder with a uniquely secure and comfortable fit.
The striking area is one of the more durable and sturdy available today. Rigorous enough for professional Muay Thai or MMA training, the Deluxe Thai pads are prime for taking full-force punches, kicks, elbows, and knees. These same Thai pads are used famously by Georges St. Pierre during his most recent training camps. Get world class quality without breaking the bank open.
I bought a pair a few months ago and next to my twins small Thai pads, these are excellent. A few things they have that my Twins pads don't are a forearm pad for extra protection, padding for the straps, and an enhanced curve to better focus the kicks, knees, elbows and punches of the person you're holding pads for. Even though they're basically the same size as the twins pads, they weight more. That's the only trade off for the extras though. Great pads, made for the holder as much as the striker.
I bought a pair of these several months ago. They are great - have a very sturdy feel and provide just the right amount of padding and response when wailing on them. The straps secure the pads nicely while making removal and switching easy and fast when working with a partner. My martial arts school also has a few pairs, and they have held up very well - still look like they are new despite 2x weekly pounding.