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    Wetsuit Gloves

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    Blimp

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    Wetsuit Gloves

    Post  Blimp on Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:11 pm

    Having just spent a week without wearing them it made me realize how much I hate the fecking things. Has anyone tried wearing 1.5mm or 2mm ones in the winter, just seen some 2mm or 3mm gloves in my local dive shop which were covered in micro glass or plastic balls giving what felt like a lot of grip but were pricey or do just plain neoprene gloves give the best grip ? Any recomadations ?
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    James H

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    Re: Wetsuit Gloves

    Post  James H on Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:54 pm

    There are some decent thicker gloves out there.

    For winter, try getting your hands on a pair of GUL Liquidseam 4mm

    I have a pair of Imersion 2mm gloves that are lovely for Autumn surfing but the material is not really thick enough to make a difference for winter surfing (they go slack after a while and flush water).




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    GRAYMAN

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    Re: Wetsuit Gloves

    Post  GRAYMAN on Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:07 am

    Here you go.

    http://www.wetsuitoutlet.co.uk/sola-3mm-sharkskin-glove-p-1165.html

    Cheap, warm, grippy and extraordinarily flexible. "Sharkskin" is basically textured smoothyskin (I've always known it as "mesh") so zero wind chill. The main issue for me with gloves is that molded ones make it difficult the put a flat palm down on the deck without having to force your hand open. Not a problem with these. Best mat riding gloves I've had.

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    matt23

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    Re: Wetsuit Gloves

    Post  matt23 on Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:01 am

    Used Xcel 1.5mms for last four years never had a problem with them.
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    piskian

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    Re: Wetsuit Gloves

    Post  piskian on Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:00 am

    Unless you ride a lot,these smoothskin gloves are fine.They're good to keep windchill off.
    I find they fall apart through prolonged and regular use,so I just use blindstitched neoprene ones with stipple grip on the palms,ten quid jobs.
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    GRAYMAN

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    Re: Wetsuit Gloves

    Post  GRAYMAN on Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:11 am

    My Billabong ones did two seasons with 2-3 surf's a week. They needed some patching with Stormsure but I'd rather that than heavy gloves or numb hands.

    To be honest, these Sola gloves seem really well made which is pleasing as I never rated Sola at all. Need to give them a really good rinse though to keep the glue supple.

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    IN MY QUIVER:
    "G" Custom Surfmats:
    G-Mar 13, AKA "Lucky". (70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback Grip)
    G-Mat 12, AKA "Geoffrey". (100x70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 11, AKA "Casper". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 10, AKA "Mr Hankey ". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 7, AKA "Kenneth". (70/70d, 3 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 5, AKA "The Displexperiment". (200/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    4GF Blue Streak Standard (S-FAHT Stippleback grip)
    Traditional Surfing Co "Da Bomb" Bellyboard
    "G" 9mm ply Narrow Guitar Pick Paipo, AKA "Sputnik"
    "G" 9mm ply Paipo, AKA "Jumbo-Belly-Girl"
    "G" 9mm ply Micro-Paipo/Jumbo-Handplane, AKA "The Traipo"




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