For the longboarder who performs precise cuts on pavement.
It won't be your very first time touching pavement, but this time you'll have the advantage of keeping the skin on your palm with these Sector 9 Surgeon Leather Gloves. Hard, removable polyurethane 'pucks' on the palm and fingers (three total) will make those power slides look so damn good ... oh, and they'll protect your hands too, Doctor Downhill.
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New boarder but I'm happy with the gear
So I got these gloves to advance my newly found love of longboarding. I have to say these are really damn slick. I know I've been pretty hard on them as a beginner with some really nasty cracked roads and pavements but they have held up fairly admirably.
They do grind down fairly quickly and I find the air bubbles in the pucks a tad worrisome as I get closer to the end but this could be me getting used to the feeling. Any suggestions for some sturdier pucks for a beginner with bad terrain and a tendency to lean heavy into the fingers and inside of the palm would be very appreciated.
Love these things.
Great durability in the pucks and they have velcro backs so they are easy to adjust and replace. The glove itself is sturdy as well, no holes or tears as of yet!
The Gloves I Should Have Bought The First Time
It will help if you reference my review of the other sliding gloves for sale on Dogfunk: http://www.dogfunk.com/sector-9-skateboards-bhnc-gloves
Basically, while those gloves were okay, these nicer Surgeons remove all complaints I had about their construction and use. The base glove is made out leather which has a great durability and looks pretty damn good to boot. The thumb, which has no puck, is double reinforced should you accidentally find yourself dragging that finger in a slide.
The addition of the two finger pucks on each glove makes a world of difference for me. The additional contact points are helping me keep the gloves in better condition AND making sliding easier. Win, win.
Bottom-line: drop the extra dough and grab these bad boys unless you are 100% certain of how you slide and know you can ditch the finger pucks.