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  1. #1
    ExtremeSpongerChicks Guest

    Question Winter Webbed gloves?

    Hi everyone,
    So I found out that 7mm only come in mittens not lobster claw. Hmmm... I would REALLY like to get something to help keep my hands warn AND help my paddling power.

    Does anyone know if the Power webbed gloves come in 7mm for winter? Or if they are flexible enough to slip over my lobster claws?


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    gloves

    I've never seen a webbed glove that was thick neoprene except from some kayaking site but that was years ago and I've forgotten the URL. My friend still has a pair and loves em. I;ve got a pair of O-Neill 5mil gloves (fingers) that are nice and warm, and I think HotLine out of Santa Cruz, CA makes a good coldwater glove. The webbing can be tough on your shoulders if you've got issues there, since the joints and muscles aren't used to that amount of resistance. Good luck.

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    Smile webbed gloves

    Hey there,
    you are not the first person that has said that the webbed gloves give your shoulders a mean work out hmmm, I thought that was supposed to help more than hurt the situation

    One surfer from the surf shop said that the 7mm mittens will help with the paddle power simply because they are mittens and are thicker. I might have to save the webbed gloves for the spring time

    Thanks~

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    Webbed gloves

    I have actually heard of injuries to shoulders being exacerbated by using webbed gloves. Never heard of the mitten effect. no advice there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by art View Post
    I have actually heard of injuries to shoulders being exacerbated by using webbed gloves. Never heard of the mitten effect. no advice there.
    It's a good point you make about shoulder problems. I do have something going on in my right shoulder when paddling without webbed gloves, so it's pretty likely the gloves would make it worse.

    I should have thought of this myself--I remember noticing increased strain in my leg muscles when first using fins.

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    Exclamation Yikes

    Okay fellas, you have talked me out of the webbed gloves, I'll just use 7mm mittens and do extra push-ups!

    Hope your shoulder get better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtremeSpongerChicks View Post
    Okay fellas, you have talked me out of the webbed gloves, I'll just use 7mm mittens and do extra push-ups!

    Hope your shoulder get better!
    Eh, I'm too old for this sport, that' s my problem.

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    Cool Never TOO OLD!

    I just watched a program about this huge surf break in Cali, that has 30-50 foot waves.
    Most of the people that were surfin that break were in their 40s and 50s.

    Thats what I love about this sport, you can look to the left of the line up and see a 14 year old and to your right is a 55 year old. Hope I am still boarding at 55!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtremeSpongerChicks View Post
    I just watched a program about this huge surf break in Cali, that has 30-50 foot waves.
    Most of the people that were surfin that break were in their 40s and 50s.

    Thats what I love about this sport, you can look to the left of the line up and see a 14 year old and to your right is a 55 year old. Hope I am still boarding at 55!
    I hope I'm still boarding at 55, too. Well, that's only 4 years off for me. I hope I'm still boarding at 65. I wish I'd taken it up earlier in life, though. It's hard to teach an old dog new tricks.

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    age relevancy

    Sponging keeps you young. I'm closer to 55 than any of you and not slowing down any. Its cool that our culture doesn't force us to associate just with our age group. I've got good friends I ride with who are over thirty years younger than me and it doesn't really make a big difference.

    That break in Nor-Cal you saw the program on was probably Mavs. Not a real good sponger wave (too bumpy) and dangerous because of the rocks on the inside.. When it breaks at size it's a zoo with camera boats, jetskis etc. Plus a lot of those guys are riding to either make money or prove something. That changes the whole vibe.

    Surfing in general is so strong a bond that it transcends age constraints.

    What's this all got to do with webbed gloves you ask?

    who the hell knows.
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