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itscameron 03-21-2012 07:50 PM

Ball Hockey Gloves
 
I'm staring my ball hockey season in 2 weeks and am considering buying new gloves for it. I have my ice hockey gloves, but I'm looking for something less chunky and unnecessarily large. I want a light, flexible pair that are suitable for ball hockey, which requires minimal protection of your hands.

A while ago, I bought these Eagle ball hockey gloves at Canadian Tire, but they are pretty shoddy and don't feel comfortable at all. http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brows....jsp?locale=en

Does anyone have any suggestions for other ball hockey gloves? Or, should I just stick with my ice hockey gloves?

Thanks

AIREAYE 03-21-2012 07:56 PM

For ball, my philosophy is always to minimize bulk (protection) and maximize breathability and mobility. Try on a few pairs and see what you like. I personally use the old Easton Stealth S5s, which fit none of the above categories except mobility, but it was there!

Doland 03-21-2012 07:58 PM

I stick with my ice hockey gloves. Don't see the point in getting a separate pair as I find my gloves good enough.

ArrogantOwl 03-21-2012 08:05 PM

Lacrosse Gloves will suit you far better for this purpose.

raygunpk 03-21-2012 08:09 PM

You can use lacrosse gloves, they have a slimmer profile.

itscameron 03-21-2012 08:23 PM

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Originally Posted by AIREAYE (Post 46489571)
For ball, my philosophy is always to minimize bulk (protection) and maximize breathability and mobility. Try on a few pairs and see what you like. I personally use the old Easton Stealth S5s, which fit none of the above categories except mobility, but it was there!

Yeah, something like that would be ideal, too. It feels like so many ice hockey gloves are really bulky these days, but I'll definitely keep on looking. Thanks for the feedback. :nod:

Wow, I never thought of lax gloves! That's a great idea. Does anyone here have experience with using lax gloves for ball hockey?

bigbadbruins1 03-22-2012 07:28 AM

I just use whatever is comfortable for me, ice or ball gloves. I bought a pair of Easton S13 gloves 14 inch and they are perfect, and they are at a good price point as well.

ArrogantOwl 03-22-2012 11:15 AM

Personally, I've had the RBK 3k Lax gloves for a couple of years and they work fine, easy on the wallet too.

Trevor3 03-24-2012 02:14 PM

http://www.d-gel.com/english/gants.htm - The Zebra gloves on the top. I bought them for broomball, found they were awesome for ball hockey as well. Lighter and less bulky than ice hockey gloves.

You can get them at most sports stores (chains anyway).

nightfighter 03-24-2012 04:35 PM

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Originally Posted by raygunpk (Post 46490641)
You can use lacrosse gloves, they have a slimmer profile.

+1 for these. They're not only smaller, but the cuffs are usually more open so you get more wrist flexibility.

jughead42 03-24-2012 05:41 PM

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Originally Posted by itscameron (Post 46489041)
I'm staring my ball hockey season in 2 weeks and am considering buying new gloves for it. I have my ice hockey gloves, but I'm looking for something less chunky and unnecessarily large. I want a light, flexible pair that are suitable for ball hockey, which requires minimal protection of your hands.

A while ago, I bought these Eagle ball hockey gloves at Canadian Tire, but they are pretty shoddy and don't feel comfortable at all. http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brows....jsp?locale=en

Does anyone have any suggestions for other ball hockey gloves? Or, should I just stick with my ice hockey gloves?

Thanks

Unless you're playing with a bunch of hack wizards, go sans gloves. 25 years of road hockey without mitts and i've never been seriously wounded. I like the added grip on the stick that the bare hand gives you compared to gloves. I always thought dudes wearing hockey gloves were sorta ***** anyway, but that's the street game compared to some sort of organized thing.

nightfighter 03-24-2012 08:55 PM

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Originally Posted by jughead42 (Post 46649589)
Unless you're playing with a bunch of hack wizards, go sans gloves. 25 years of road hockey without mitts and i've never been seriously wounded. I like the added grip on the stick that the bare hand gives you compared to gloves. I always thought dudes wearing hockey gloves were sorta ***** anyway, but that's the street game compared to some sort of organized thing.

Yeah, he's probably playing in a league so gloves are mandatory.


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