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03-28-2012, 02:27 PM
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Hockey glove fit?

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I bought a new pair of Bauer Vapor gloves, they fit great on my hands put are loose around my wrists, is this normal?

If I shake my hands they wont fall off, its my first pair Btw

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That's what they were designed for, yes. Gives you more freedom to stickhandle around the body.

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Yes, the cuff should be loose and cover enough of your wrist and forearm to almost meet up with the elbow pad. They should be sort of like loose winter gloves. You should have full range of movement as well, but they shouldn't slide around on your hands and cause chafing.

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Bauer has three main lines for their gloves. If you don't like that kind of feel go with the Supreme Line which is form fitting from the fingers through the wrist.

Bauer 4 rolls: Loose fitting all the way through, classic fit
Bauer Vapor: Anatomical in the fingers, looser in the wrist
Bauer Supreme: Anatomical fit the whole way through

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Hi,

I bought a new pair of Bauer Vapor gloves, they fit great on my hands put are loose around my wrists, is this normal?

If I shake my hands they wont fall off, its my first pair Btw
that's why bauer glove rule, amazing wrist mobility

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that's why bauer glove rule, amazing wrist mobility
^THIS, I actually need a new pair cuz there is next to no palm left in my right glove but i like them too much to get rid of them ha

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Yes, precisely why I love my S17 gloves and hate the new S19 gloves.

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Bauer has three main lines for their gloves. If you don't like that kind of feel go with the Supreme Line which is form fitting from the fingers through the wrist.

Bauer 4 rolls: Loose fitting all the way through, classic fit
Bauer Vapor: Anatomical in the fingers, looser in the wrist
Bauer Supreme: Anatomical fit the whole way through
Pretty much all the glove manufacturers do this now...I started off with a "traditional" 4 roll and didn't really like it because it was very loose. I switched to the "anatomical fit" Supremes and found it be a bit too restrictive in the wrists. Like goldilocks, the Vapors are just right for me. If you switch brands, they tend to call the Vapor fit "tapered".

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i'm just waiting for the APXs to come out in a month or so, so the vapor x 60s drop in price before i get a pair

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The Vapors are great. Decent finger movement, a fair amount of padding and good wrist mobility/protection. Awesome gloves.

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Pretty much all the glove manufacturers do this now...I started off with a "traditional" 4 roll and didn't really like it because it was very loose. I switched to the "anatomical fit" Supremes and found it be a bit too restrictive in the wrists. Like goldilocks, the Vapors are just right for me. If you switch brands, they tend to call the Vapor fit "tapered".
Oh yeah for sure. I had Reebok Pro Series before my x60s and I was looking for a closer fitting glove. My search is probably chronicled on here, but I think I tried on almost every glove on the market before landing on the Vapors.

I really liked the Eagle Talon's too (yes I know they are the one Eagle glove not made in Canada) and probably would have gotten them if they had the color I wanted at Total Hockey or Gunzos. Now that we are changing our home's to Capitals colors my gear options will really open up.

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Oh yeah for sure. I had Reebok Pro Series before my x60s and I was looking for a closer fitting glove. My search is probably chronicled on here, but I think I tried on almost every glove on the market before landing on the Vapors.

I really liked the Eagle Talon's too (yes I know they are the one Eagle glove not made in Canada) and probably would have gotten them if they had the color I wanted at Total Hockey or Gunzos. Now that we are changing our home's to Capitals colors my gear options will really open up.
I did a pretty thorough review on my Talons and came away quite unimpressed... I'll link if you want.

Easton Synergy gloves are pretty underrated imo, they fit like a more tapered 4 roll style (in-between the two) and seen fairly well-made and designed. A no frills type of glove.

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Yeah I tried but couldn't get into the Talons. The cut was weird, can't remember what bugged me, but I just didn't like them.

I typically like a super tight fitting glove with good wrist mobility, but came to like a little more normal fit.

I was using a pair of 4-Rolls a size smaller than my 13" hands which were great but after re-palming never felt the same.

Now I'm using a pair of Warrior Koncept, which are really nice. Not too far off from Vapors in terms of fit, but they seem to fit my hands a little better, and the protection is pretty good.

I'm really dang picky about my gloves...was probably going to have to go custom but these ones seem to work.

Oddly I do kind of like the newer Bauer 4-Rolls which fit a bit tighter than the old ones. Again, just weird and picky.

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I did a pretty thorough review on my Talons and came away quite unimpressed... I'll link if you want.

Easton Synergy gloves are pretty underrated imo, they fit like a more tapered 4 roll style (in-between the two) and seen fairly well-made and designed. A no frills type of glove.
Sure I would not mind seeing that link. It might help some others in the market for new mitts as well. I tried to search for the thread as I know you're a stickler for that , but I could not find it.

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I have the vaper X:40 and i love them. only glove ive owned so far and besides my inline skates its the only equipment i splurged on a bit. though i have really small wrists, so i may need a little extra support, but the thing i like most about them is the finger setup.

they offer protection, but also allow you to easily grip the stick due to the material on the palm side.

would a wrist guard make my stickhandling suffer a lot? or should i just go with some wrist tape for extra support?

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We can do reviews here as well, would be great to see. I think there's an "equipment review" prefix that could help to organize them (click on it and you get all equipment reviews).

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would a wrist guard make my stickhandling suffer a lot? or should i just go with some wrist tape for extra support?
Slash guards shouldn't make a difference if you feel comfortable in them and they don't get in the way of your gloves or your elbow pads. I know guys who use them and have no issues. Usually tall and/or have short elbow pads. With my Jofas I have the opposite problem, cuffs being too long and hitting the forearm guard.

I don't understand taping your wrists though unless you are prone to sprains...that's a different issue.

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I did a pretty thorough review on my Talons and came away quite unimpressed... I'll link if you want.

Easton Synergy gloves are pretty underrated imo, they fit like a more tapered 4 roll style (in-between the two) and seen fairly well-made and designed. A no frills type of glove.
I've been looking for a glove that fits similarly to the now retired S17 in terms of loose on the wrists but nice feel in the hands and so far the only thing I've found is the EQ30 glove. Very similar feel and very different from all the other Easton gloves.

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Slash guards shouldn't make a difference if you feel comfortable in them and they don't get in the way of your gloves or your elbow pads. I know guys who use them and have no issues. Usually tall and/or have short elbow pads. With my Jofas I have the opposite problem, cuffs being too long and hitting the forearm guard.

I don't understand taping your wrists though unless you are prone to sprains...that's a different issue.
do slash guards provide the same type of wrist "support" that say a bowling wrist guard does?

obviously in hockey you are using your wrists for pratically everything, and after an hour or so it hurts to try to control the puck with just my top hand. so when you say slash guards, im not looking for extra "protection" but more "support"

is it all the same thing?

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I've been looking for a glove that fits similarly to the now retired S17 in terms of loose on the wrists but nice feel in the hands and so far the only thing I've found is the EQ30 glove. Very similar feel and very different from all the other Easton gloves.
obviously im a complete noob, but what you just described is exactly how id describe my X:40's

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do slash guards provide the same type of wrist "support" that say a bowling wrist guard does?

obviously in hockey you are using your wrists for pratically everything, and after an hour or so it hurts to try to control the puck with just my top hand. so when you say slash guards, im not looking for extra "protection" but more "support"

is it all the same thing?
They might make ones that do something like that but the only ones i have ever worn are more like sweat bands that just wrap around your wrist and are stiffer with plastic ribbing in them, but this was a couple years ago so I don't exactly know whats available now

You could wear them more towards the hand to support the wrist but I always wore them farther back where I needed the protection and to not decrease wrist movement

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http://www.modsquadhockey.com/forums...5-eagle-talon/

Stickler? It seems that I have a reputation...cool!

Stickmata, I hope you're as excited as I am for the new RS glove line...I need to replace these Eagles!

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Stickmata, I hope you're as excited as I am for the new RS glove line...I need to replace these Eagles!
are you serious about the RS glove?

i don't know, just judging by the pics the gloves look horrible to me

looks like the manufacturer is trying too hard to make the glove cool looking, same as with the whole rs line

who knows, maybe it has an amazing feel but judging by reviews of easton gloves in general, they don't stack up to bauer

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The RS line is certainly eye-catching being black, but it looks decent. Some of the better protective I checked out yesterday.

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