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Gloves kitesurf specific

Postby richieski » Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:35 am

Which gloves are kite specific i.e curled?

What do you wear?

Would appreciate feedback....

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Re: Gloves kitesurf specific

Postby leeuwen » Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:32 am

All of the major wetsuit kite gear manufacturers have gloves with pre curled fingers in their line-up AFAIK.
Mystic/ION/Prolimit/Brunotti/etc

I personally like the open-palm mitten like gloves since you won't lose much bar feeling with those.
Of course if it gets really cold you probably need to look into something else then open palm.

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Re: Gloves kitesurf specific

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Re: Gloves kitesurf specific

Postby Herman » Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:37 pm

Hi! I am in Wales and so rarely wear anything thicker than Margolds, (washing up gloves). However, I did acquire some O’Neil Psycho 5mm gloves at a deal I could not resist. Hard to imagine anything warmer, incredible insulation. I’ve only worn them once, makes your fingers feel like a bunch of sausages. I thought 20mins and my forearms would be toast, but that was not the case. Much to my surprise, I had a full session without arm pump.

I think it was because they are so thick that you naturally moderate what you go for and you just hook the bar claw like rather than grip the bar. (The palms are very grippy.) Only worth it if warmth is an essential priority to enable you to ride. I am guessing these would still be warm enough at zero deg Celsius.
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Re: Gloves kitesurf specific

Postby or6 » Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:14 pm

If you ever buy yourself a pair of gloves and find yourself unable to use them because of arm burn, you could simply cut out part of the palm; I did, copying my open palm gloves, and it works like a charm.

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Re: Gloves kitesurf specific

Postby Windigo1 » Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:22 pm

These are not kite specific but they are perfect for kiting pre-curved, warm, tough and they have a great grip! I started using them like 4 or 5 years ago and now everyone has them at my home spot. You need to take one size down for a tight fit. Most people should get medium.

https://glacierglove.com/perfect-curve-glove/

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Re: Gloves kitesurf specific

Postby or6 » Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:17 pm

That's funny, Windigo, those are the exact gloves that I cut open. Though mine aren't claws...same brand though.

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Re: Gloves kitesurf specific

Postby Da Yoda » Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:04 pm

I've been using Ride Engine's 2mm curved finger gloves. I like the 2mm thickness for bar feel. The smooth skin backhand and fingers makes them windproof, so they feel warmer than a 2mm glove. Manera's Magma 2.5mm and Ion's Claw 3/2 curved glove would be the only other ones that I'd consider. Some of the complete 3mm curved gloves have caused issues for me, however Ion's glove is 2mm on the palms, so it could also be a contender.
These brands also offer curved finger gloves:
Brunotti, Mystic, NRS, Prolimit, Sea2Summit, and Xcel (EU market)
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Re: Gloves kitesurf specific

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Re: Gloves kitesurf specific

Postby Slappysan » Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:59 pm

NP Surf 3 finger mitts all the way


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