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Advice: Any reviews of AF gloves yet?

Postby tabiris » 18 Aug 2012 00:25

So, the gloves are out now. Wondering what the folk who bought them think about them. Has anyone given them a go yet? How's the protection? Mobility?
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Re: Any reviews of AF gloves yet?

Postby Michael Chidester » 18 Aug 2012 00:32

There are a number of reviews on the HEMAA forum, which I'd characterize as generally favorable.
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Re: Any reviews of AF gloves yet?

Postby Monster Zero » 24 Aug 2012 02:29

I have a pair on order. Will review.
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Re: Any reviews of AF gloves yet?

Postby Gray B » 13 Sep 2012 22:18

Almost bought a pair. Decided against it. They were too big and bulky. I couldn't hold the sword ( a type III purpleheart) and maintain edge alignment. The sword kept spinning in my hand. I'll wait for something better to come along.
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Re: Any reviews of AF gloves yet?

Postby Matclarke » 14 Sep 2012 04:58

Gray B wrote:They were too big and bulky. I couldn't hold the sword ( a type III purpleheart) and maintain edge alignment. The sword kept spinning in my hand. I'll wait for something better to come along.


This.

I had a pair and really didn't like them. Another person in my group found them a little better, perhaps due to differently shaped hands. They are currently trying to break them in with some success.

I also didn't like the thumb.
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Re: Any reviews of AF gloves yet?

Postby KeithFarrell » 14 Sep 2012 08:46

I am now in possession of a pair of these gloves and have tried to wear them a couple of times. They are not very good the first few times you put them on, but they do begin to soften up and break in to the shape of your hands. I mean to start a thread shortly to post reviews of my gloves as I go through the breaking in process over a few weeks.
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Re: Any reviews of AF gloves yet?

Postby Monster Zero » 02 Oct 2012 08:11

I had the opportunity to use my new pair this Sunday in some freeplay.

1) Do not wear gloves underneath them. If so you will not be able to feel the blade alignment.

2) They feel pretty bad at first, but by the end of the 2 hour class I felt much better about them. And They really provide a lot of protection.

3) Expect to adjust them a bit at first. May need a hairdryer or heat gun to mold the fingers/thumbs, but once done it's a pretty good fit.

I can't see myself going back to using Hockey/Lacross gloves after using them. They are much better.
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