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Old    Airmousam1 (mitchm)      Join Date: Sep 2002       10-25-2005, 5:27 PM Reply   
Not sure where to post this one. Rode last weekend, 44 air/52 water and my hands were freezing. Regular ski gloves don't seem to help, as they just stay wet and cold. Rest of me was nice and warm, just the frozen digits. Any glove recommendations? Thanks!
Old    Duncan Purvis (elduche)      Join Date: Aug 2005       10-25-2005, 5:48 PM Reply   
I've used neoprene gloves although to get them warm enough, they are often too thick to hold onto the handle. I've also used dishawshing gloves. They grip well and do not breath whatsoever so all the heat gets trapped inside. Depending on how much time you spend in the water you can put a strip of hockey tape or duct tape around the wrist to keep the water out of them. You look absolutely goofy, but it keeps your hands pretty warm.
Old    Tate Viehmann (redv215)      Join Date: Mar 2005       10-25-2005, 10:02 PM Reply   
I use neoprene gloves also. I got them @ a scuba dive shop. The thickness does cause a bit of a grip problem sometimes. Better than frozen digits though.
Old    Jim Aikins (ccryder)      Join Date: Apr 2002       10-26-2005, 9:44 AM Reply   
I found some water-proof gloves for hunting that work great. They are very thin with little rubber bumps for grip. If you dunk your hand under water, it will come in through the wrist, but even then you still keep the wind chill off. I got mine at the local sporting goods store, Valley Sporting Goods and they were in the $20 range. I have used them two seasons and still going strong.
Old    wakeboarder408            10-26-2005, 7:53 PM Reply   
I have O'neill 2mm gloves right now that i used last winter to wakeboard. They are awesome since they keep your hands warm and the have a good grip on the handle and it isnt too thick where it makes it difficult or gets in your way to do your tricks. Try searching for some on Ebay since thats where i got mine new for $15 when they normally go for $28-35. Here's one similiar to mine. http://www.paragonsports.com/Paragon/Shop?Dsp=30000&PCR=1:101:1048:10383&Key=Equipment_ Surfing_Accessories
Old    wakeboarder408            10-26-2005, 7:55 PM Reply   
Sorry, try this link instead cuz this is the one im talking about. http://www.paragonsports.com/Paragon/Shop?DSP=40000&PCR=1:101:1048:10383&IID=5169-0317*&Key=ONeill_FLX_Glove_mm_Accessories_Surfing_Equi pment
Old    wakeboarder408            10-26-2005, 7:57 PM Reply   
http://www.paragonsports.com/Paragon/Shop?DSP=40000&PCR=1:101:1048:10383&IID=5169-0317*&Key=ONeill_FLX_Glove_mm_Accessories_Surfing_Equi pment
Old    Christopher Stack (deepstructure)      Join Date: Jun 2002       10-26-2005, 9:38 PM Reply   
this might work better...

http://www.paragonsports.com/Paragon/Shop?DSP=40000&PCR=1:101:1048:10383&IID=5169-0317*&Key=ONeill_FLX_Glove_mm_Accessories_Surfing_ Equipment
Old    Adam Curtis (acurtis_ttu)      Join Date: May 2004       10-27-2005, 10:52 AM Reply   
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7191253174&fromMakeTra ck=true
Old    luv2wake2            10-27-2005, 1:08 PM Reply   
I'd tried several, I like these gloves , because they are warm, and they have the pre grip built into them. Which really helps! Most other gloves , you can tell your forearms start cramping, just from bending the gloves. There called "Chota Neo/Fleece cold water gloves" Overtons is one place that has them. If you can dock start, dock finish and not fall in between , then you won't need em :-)
Old    Airmousam1 (mitchm)      Join Date: Sep 2002       10-27-2005, 2:36 PM Reply   
Thanks all!
Old    veganx            10-27-2005, 2:57 PM Reply   
HO is making cold water gloves for '06. They're called the Element Glove and have 3mm neoprene backs with a fleece layer on the palms. I haven't ridden in them yet, but they feel like they'd be pretty warm.
Old    wakeboarder408            10-28-2005, 11:34 PM Reply   
Christopher, thanx.

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