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Re: Best gloves for kiting

Postby BernieTomic1 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:06 pm

Kehler wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:34 pm
RIP CURL FLASHBOMB 5/3MM 3 FINGER WETSUIT GLOVE
To date the best gloves including for freestyle. They are very strong compaired to NP.

Use Them here in DK, now the Temp. is 4 degrees.
Hi Kehler,

can not seem to find them in a 3 finger version anywhere. Any danish shops that carry these?

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Re: Best gloves for kiting

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Re: Best gloves for kiting

Postby Slappysan » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:58 pm

EricSanders wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:30 pm
matth wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:02 pm
Kemperman wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:11 am
- Mesh helps for windchill but the durability is shorter.
- Thickness helps, but to much gives cramp.
- Gloves with bended fingers helps an lot for cramps in de underarms

I always go for a mesh glove or mitten where the fingers are bend.

The NPX mitten is the most warm glove I've had.

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Love them :D :D :D :D
Awsome gloves, but they erode quickly. I had holes in them after one season, patched them up with neoprene cement, used them end of this year and time for more patching. That being said, they are worth the effort to patch up.
I'm on my second pair and these gloves are the warmest thing available that works for kiting IMO. I am patching them up with Aquaseal every few weeks but it's worth it and I can get 2 years out of a pair.

NP now has these gloves with their ArmorSkin so the constant patching might be solved now.

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Re: Best gloves for kiting

Postby Kehler » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:10 pm

Kitesport.nu have them with 3 fingers

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Re: Best gloves for kiting

Postby buran » Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:37 pm

I use Sola three fingers gloves. Those are warm, I am satisfied. Price is low.
http://www.solasports.co.uk/5mm-smooth- ... 2995-p.asp

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Re: Best gloves for kiting

Postby kas911 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:08 pm

Kehler wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:34 pm
RIP CURL FLASHBOMB 5/3MM 3 FINGER WETSUIT GLOVE
To date the best gloves including for freestyle. They are very strong compaired to NP.

Use Them here in DK, now the Temp. is 4 degrees.
Very warm! But i cramp up after 2 minuttes in them, Use the 3/2 mm five finger version which is ok but not great either. Hate gloves.

Dakine 2 mm mittens are good for grip but not super warm though

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Re: Best gloves for kiting

Postby RadDrDuke » Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:56 pm

i wonder if it's worth gluing a strip of old wetsuit to the palmar side of gloves/mittens to help make a more permanent pre-curve and help alleviate some of the strain of gripping...

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Re: Best gloves for kiting

Postby dragnfly » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:48 pm

Marigolds and a thin glove liner for me in XL for extra baggyness and flexibilty.

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Re: Best gloves for kiting

Postby RadDrDuke » Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:41 am

dragnfly wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:48 pm
Marigolds and a thin glove liner for me in XL for extra baggyness and flexibilty.
I have the Xcel "anti-glove", which is basically the same thing as this marigold household rubber glove. It is good from 50*f airtemp to 45*f airtemp. Below 45* air it is way too thin and fingers go numb quickly, above 50* you don't really need gloves. I don't actually recommend the glove because it has such a small usable temp range. Very good flexibility and comfort though.


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