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protective gloves for dryslopes?

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Does anyone have any suggestions for protective gloves for dryslope use?

I am looking for something with minimal thermal insulation, but sturdy enough to protect the hands/wrist during a fall. Currently I've been using an old pair of motocross/bmx gloves that have been ideal for the purpose, but they need replacing soon.

Should I get a new pair of motocross gloves or are there any specific ski or snowboard gloves that offer protection without the thermal insulation?
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davidb, you can find, X-country skiing gloves, full protection, lether palms no insulation. I use them for spring skiing but I'd guess they would be difficult to obtain in the UK, but might be worth trying Ellis Brigham, S & R etc.
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Just to add a David I think you need to use a pair of skateboarders' wristguards, in combo with something as cheap as gardening gloves.
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davidb, I use some 'Scott' racing gloves, mostly to protect me from gates...I'm not sure about wrist guards, we make boarders and bladers use them, but not skiers.

I'd say 'any' gloves will do, in the high summer I'll use the lightest pair I can find.....the best protection for your hands is not to fall over !

If I need to buy a pair, they'll come from the bargain bin, cost being (for me) the most important issue...
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davidb, I use some 'Scott' racing gloves, mostly to protect me from gates...I'm not sure about wrist guards, we make boarders and bladers use them, but not skiers.


Seriously I would wear wrist guards and leather gloves. I spent 2 weeks in hospital after a fall on a dry slope which broke my wrist. Ordinarily I would have been off work for several months too but being self-employed I didn't have the option.

Wild horses wouldn't drag me near dry slopes now - there are other less risky things to do in summer... like bungy jumping without a bungy.
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Of course 'Dendix thumb' is also a significant hazard. I remember doing an article on plastic slopes, and it had become a known phenomenon that when a new one opens up the local hospital A&E registers a significant increase in sprained thumbs.

[I see this is now a 4 Davids thread]
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I've been skiing regularly on plastic (~once a week for a year) with an ASSI group to improve my skiing, and have seen several hand/finger/thumb injuries to ASSI and BASI 2 skiers. I guess I've been lucky as when I fall over I land on my shoulder, but it feels like I am hitting concrete and results in a sore and aching shoulder & neck that last for days. So I've just started to wear mountain bike body armour to reduce the force of the impact on my upper body, and want to afford the same type of protection to my hands which are more vunerable.
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I suffer from "Dendix Thumbs" having been skiing regularly on plastic for over 20 years I now have a permanent weakness in my thumbs!
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davidof, I have Dendix thumb too - twice (on the same thumb). I'm not sure ANY gloves will give you significant protection for your thumbs, all I do is ensure that I don't use the straps on my sticks...and remember that the best protection is prevention (i.e. don't fall)...and anyway, if I fall I'll get a crap time Toofy Grin
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Level used to make a glove metal armour for your thumb, although I dont think anything can stop it.

I have battered my thumb heaps and now I can hardly move the main joint.

The way forward is snowflex. So much nicer to fall on.
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revolutionski, can't race on it though ! snowHead
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Yeah, but its a whole heap better if you are landing on your face from a height. I know this from experience.
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revolutionski, Why jump when you can race ? snowHead
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what ever floats your boat.
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revolutionski, We have it on our nursery slope, it's a really good suface for beginners and snowboaders.
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Right thumb - broken / dislocated 13 times
Left thumb - broken / dislocated 11 times
Right wrist broken once

Just wear some gloves and accept that dendix takes no prisoners!
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Sailing gloves are pretty good too- tough 'cos they're designed for rope pulling and totally waterproof so if you land on a sprinkler, although you'll probably knacker your thumb, you won't get drenched hands wink

Some one like Gill does basic ones for around a tenner.
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Sherlock Chalets, Ouch! Is that dry slope racing?
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Slikedges - you guessed correctly! Only organise dry-slope races now, but this is still not without some danger...
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