Tone wrote:Kite more.....
Knotwindy and Tone is right.
An example could be if you dont kite in the winthertime in colder areas (many of us do, but some dont), and then take on a vacation in the spring before the "season" starts.
You will go out every day many hours then, after having had a winther break - and you will almost 100% get blisters
This is what we for fun call something like "Desk Clerc Hands" (I dont know the correct English term - could anyone tell what it is called in normal English lingo, office jobs and getting soft hands ?), as we office guys/girls are not used to work with anything but paper and computers, and the soft hands will get destroyed when kitesurfing a lot and "suddenly"
Weekend warriors will have no problems either, as their hands get used to it too.
But if not getting out for a loooong time, and then many hours several or many days in a row - you got the problem, and gloves might be the solution ?
Otherwise I see no reason for gloves whatsoever.
Noone uses "summer" gloves around here except for those riding in the colder winther time of course, but no gloves in spring/summer/autumn...
But I see tourists using gloves - this could be if they come from spots without much water or water access, and then suddenly being able to kite every day - then it makes sense
And wakeboarding is very different, as unhooked 100% of the time - so can not be compared.
Even in wakeboarding, the best who is out often, adapt and ride without gloves I assume ?
But must admit I dont know - as wakeboarding is not really seen much or at all around here, compared to sailing sports.