Hey all you administrators and everyone else: How about getting a single category opened for all threads relating to equipment reviews. I'd really like to get feedback on all kinds of FMA equipment in one place, without having to skip around through a hundred different threads. I posted the cheapest source I've found yet for mail-order raw rattan on the "close node sticks" thread, but who would be able to find that info over there? Couldn't we pull this stuff together? And for topics, how about synthetic sticks, good quality FMA weapons, sparring gear, padded sticks, focus mitts, etc. Right now, I want to get a couple of sets of full-contact gear--should I go with the Doce Pares WEKAF stuff, a 3-weapon fencing mask or a Kendo men? A friend suggested that the Kendo gear was best, but pricey. Anyone got a good source? I'm not suggesting we open this up as a forum for advertising--but more of a collective "consumer reports" approach. Any opinions?