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05-19-2009, 08:25 PM
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Lewiston, ME USA
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I'm not defending those Brooklynite gloves at all, (I haven't even seen them) but a lot of people, myself included, prefer the nylon/tufftek material over leather because it's lighter and dries quicker. Same with the short cuffs; some people prefer mobility over protection. It's all about performance over durability. Just watch the game tonight, I doubt you'll find many players besides the goalie wearing "leather" gloves.
I certainly haven't bought any all leather gloves in years. Good thing too cuzz they take FOREVER to break in. Nowadays no fuss no muss, they usually break in almost immediately.
I wear the Easton Stealth gloves from 2007 or 2008 and the cuff is leather but the rest is a meshlike fabric stuff. I like them now that they are broken in, they were a little tough to break in for a new glove these days.
I am intrigued by this Brooklynite stuff though, seems like an interesting company. A little pricey i thought though from snooping around their site.
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