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bbelt

Slalom GLoves

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bbelt

I had been out of skiing for many years.  Never had the chance to  compete or rub shoulders with high end slalom skiers but I would still call myself and aggressive recreational skier.  Picked up an 04 malibu response a few years ago and have put many good hours in at local lake getting my boys up to speed skiing and barefooting.   Currently of course I am not skiing much (spiral fractured tib/fib) which is why I am virtual skiing online.  I have been skiing a Ho Triumph and like it very much.  What are all the cool kids using for gloves these days?  The old worn out motocross gloves I have been using finally came a part shortly before my injury and so I am finally getting around to looking for a decent glove now that my ski season has been  completely ruined and over.  Suggestions?

Connelly claw looks good.  Do I really need to spend 60-70 bucks or are $30 gloves plenty good?

Used clinchers years ago but don't feel like my hands are my week spot.

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minnmarker

I love my Connelly Prides. Son in law likes his Straight Line True Fits. Try them on. What ever feels good. Make sure the wrist to palm section maintains a good tightness when gripping a handle.  $30 gloves won't last.

Hope your leg is back to normal.

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ahopkinsVTX

It depends, basically you have the choice between Kevlar lined palms or not. I don't like the Kevlar because it seems to make me work harder to maintain my grip. I switched to Pro Gear gloves 3 seasons ago and they are by far the best gloves I have every used. They are extremely tight and grippy giving you great connection to the handle. They used to wear out quickly but I get 125+ sets out of them now, they have greatly improved. They are about $50+ shipping from my local rep if you are interested.

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oldjeep

You really have to try a bunch on and see what you like.  I can't stand Kevlar gloves, mostly because they always seem to pinch.  I actually use HO Accurate  3/4 finger world cub gloves.  I like the padding in the palms, makes the handle feel even bigger which makes it easier for me to hold on with my bad hand.  About $40 and definitely old school style gloves

http://www.bartswatersports.com/catalog/Water_Ski_Gloves/Accurate_World_Cup_Glove_HH3R34/index.asp

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UWSkier

I'm liking my Radar Vapor Boa inside-out gloves.

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John I.

I also used the Accurate World Cup gloves (full length fingers) for a couple years and liked them. A buddy is currently using a pair as well. On sale right now for $20 here..  http://www.bartswatersports.com/catalog/Water_Ski_Gloves/HO_World_Cup_Gloves_HH3R35/index.asp

Really like the Radar Ergo gloves that I have used the past couple years. On sale for $32 here.. http://www.getagripwatersports.com/collections/gloves/products/2015-ergo-k-glove-daytona-blue-black

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Woodski

My choice is the Connelly Claw or something similar & sized pretty small to reduce any potential bunching.

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obski

I love my Radar Vapor Boa gloves.

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edwin

Radar vapor BOA's as well...they've held up great

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williemon

I bought a used pair of gloves. I think they are golf or baseball gloves. They are a sticky type of glove and do well so far for what i do. 4 bucks at play it again sports. No issues with them being used in the water. 

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RTS

Aren't those golf or bating gloves awful thin compared to a proper set of ski gloves?

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Sixball

I have been using Radar Vice since the old clinchers left the market.  I get a lot of ski time very often and the one thing that puts a damper on it is ripped open callas hands.  I use to use super glue, duct tape, liners you name it but nothing gets threw ski sets one after another like the vice gloves.  I get them very tight but then I would get all my gloves tight. Once in the water they all loosen up. I just get them nice and wet before putting them on. No mater what gloves I have used they don't last more then a year. I just don't need to be thinking about my hands. Good gloves are a must. JMHO.    They do take a day or two to get use to the Vice type gloves but after you do they take a load off the hands.  And yes I still get callas hands but don't rip them open.

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