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Old 01-02-2017, 08:27 PM
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What is the adhesive material used in friction gloves? Nitrile or something else?
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Old 01-02-2017, 08:53 PM
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And what's Crimbo?


All of the positive feedback from you guys is leading me towards picking up a set for the winter.

I usually wear gloves, but take one off for every throw. Pita
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Old 01-03-2017, 06:42 PM
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No reason to buy both hands (an extra $10) unless you throw with both hands. I got one, right hand only. Can just put a normal glove on my left land to keep it warm.

Played a round in a frozen 1/2" of snow last week, about 35-40 F on a somewhat muddy course. Forgot to put it on for my first drive off the tee. Immediately put it on and it improved my grip significantly even on dry (cold) discs where I wasn't gripping well just because my hand was cold. Hand stayed warm the entire round (half round, it's only a 9 hole course, but I could see it being warm for 18). I even had my longest throw down the big hill on the last hole of that course -- longest throw I've ever thrown, even downhill. My point being that I think it improves your grip significantly. I think it would not become a crutch if you only used it in snow/rain, but it could become a crutch if you used it for every round even when you wouldn't normally need to.

During the round, I could pick up the disc, wipe the mud/wet dirt off it, and throw without spending the time to make the disc bone-dry. I did not try to throw it when completely wet/dirty because I didn't want the dirt to get in my bag, not because I didn't think the gloves could handle it.
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Old 01-03-2017, 07:06 PM
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And what's Crimbo?
Slang for Christmas.
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Old 01-03-2017, 07:10 PM
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Crimbo....interesting.

Mike the cow, good review. I'm thinking more and more about ordering a pair. I see your point about only buying one, but then what set of gloves do I want to break up that I already own.

I figure I'll buy a pair and just leave them in the bag for the winter.

So far, they sound great though. Thanks all of you for the input
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Old 01-03-2017, 07:17 PM
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Another question.

Are there other disc golf/disc specific gloves on the market?

These seem to be popular at least
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Old 01-03-2017, 09:02 PM
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I used my glove(s) at field practice today and it really helps the grip. Also an improvement tonight at home with putting in the back yard.

Sorry, don't mean to hijack the thread but Crimbo is mentioned on 4 posts so I had to look it up. Warning: Almost 7 minutes of your life you'll never get back.

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Old 01-03-2017, 10:17 PM
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What did I just watch
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Old 01-05-2017, 01:59 AM
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I seem to enjoy the gloves till its time to putt. Played a round in the rain with them and didn't miss a beat with them on. I will just be taking them off for putting unless its just an absolute down poor.
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Old 01-05-2017, 04:38 PM
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I just got one of these. Haven't had a chance to take it out to play a round yet, but I putted in the backyard today with it on and it was way better than I expected. Weather is a dry 30 degrees F. I was expecting the gloves to be good for driving, but maybe not so great for putting. It took me 2 or 3 putts to be comfortable with the glove and from there I was just putting as usual. I'm looking forward to taking this out for a regular round in the near future to see how driving goes. I often have grip issues during the wet winter here in Oregon, so hopefully this will solve that problem for me.

In terms of PDGA legality, they call out gloves specifically as being legal. Whether or not you're also wearing for grip reasons, it can definitely also be said to "reduce or control abrasion to the skin" in which context gloves are called out as being legal. So I think you're all good there.
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