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KIRKRIDER 11-19-2010 04:18 PM

Gloves: Level Super Pipe Pro
 
Exactly what I was expecting. They hare tough heavy-duty gloves, with the Biomex Protection Plus.
I got a 7.5 that fits tight, but feels right, the gloves are a bit bulky with the wrist guard and the knuckle protection and I didn’t want a huge hand. Very well designed, the wrist guard does not move around, once the strap is tight, and they feel really warm durable and...protective.
My first mod would be to get a very thin liner to use in warmer days, the provided ones are a glove by itself.
The XCR-Gore-Tex and the large pow cuff offer a good envelope for your hand, spikes on the back, along with rubber knuckle protection give you an extra layer of toughness, especially on ice, the provided vent valves assure a good air circulation inside the glove, that should let moisture free to escape.

the Kevlar palm and fingertips looks just indestructible...those are critical points after few seasons scraping off ice and crud off your board, or carving hand down at light speed...you know right? Storm leashes and pow cuff close the back of the glove, that in warmer days can be used without the liner.

Field test: Conditions: 3 feet Powder, 12F, sunny. KIrkwood opening day.
Very good gloves. Warm and of course protective. You forget the fact that they are a bit bulkier than normal, they fit well and keep the powder out. Overkill on a powder day, but then you don’t know in advance when you’re going to fall and need protection. They are now my standard gloves, unless I am with the kids day and I have to play instructor all day.
The Biomex insert is not an issue, you don’t feel it at all, the knuckle guard is very comfy pushing up on hard pack or just knowing you have added protection for your hand, The Kevlar palm is obviously good dealing with board edges and taking the blunt from a fall. .Looks indestructible. Just remember not to scrape your board with those metal spikes.

Keeping your hands dry is the only issue against the internal liner, that in my size sticks to the skin and the Biomex, making putting the gloves back on a little slower. Keep the powder out and you’re golden.

The only thing I may suggest, after 3 days of use, is to make the metal spikes rounded and made of hard rubber, offering the same protection without the danger of scratching the board...or else.

All in all a good catch for $124 after discount...they look like they will last me a lifetime, and they look great.

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Superpipe Pro, Designed in Italy.



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KEVLAR fingertips and palm. That's going to last.



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Exploded: Shell, Liner and protection. Big wrist strap and storm leash.



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The Biomex Magic thingy.




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Thick glove liners and protection



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TOUGH rubber cnuckle protection, there's another rigid layer under that. Note the vents, and the white (very soft?) goggle cleaner on the left side. and the metal spikes...You want some? Hm? Hm?? That makes for a batman punch.

AngryHugo 11-19-2010 04:58 PM

they look pretty intense. during the summer months, you could probably use them for Rollerball

KIRKRIDER 11-19-2010 05:18 PM

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Originally Posted by AngryHugo (Post 329887)
they look pretty intense. during the summer months, you could probably use them for Rollerball

AbsolutelY...you gotta like the super hero look. A bit overkill? Maybe. They look useful to open up a path smashing trees on my way down.

AngryHugo 11-19-2010 05:34 PM

no one will cut in front of you in the liftline, for sure. haha

shifty00 11-19-2010 05:49 PM

If one soul harvesting is = $1, how many souls would one need to harvest to buy such a set of gloves?
Ah never mind I see I would need to harvest 124 souls. Damn that's a long day at the office.

KIRKRIDER 11-19-2010 05:53 PM

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Originally Posted by shifty00 (Post 329902)
If one soul harvesting is = $1, how many souls would one need to harvest to buy such a set of gloves?
Ah never mind I see I would need to harvest 124 souls. Damn that's a long day at the office.

Thats a cheap soul...Republican? :)

shifty00 11-19-2010 05:56 PM

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Originally Posted by pawlo (Post 329904)
Thats a cheap soul...Republican? :)

ZING! look at Johny on the spot here hahaha. I set em up, you knock em down.

KIRKRIDER 11-19-2010 07:05 PM

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Originally Posted by shifty00 (Post 329906)
ZING! look at Johny on the spot here hahaha. I set em up, you knock em down.

with my mighty spikes. I can carve a new half-pipe with those if needed...or smash chairlift pilons while buttering...don't make me turn green...:)

kimchijajonshim 11-24-2010 09:53 PM

Spikes are a little much for me. Let me know how these hold up to extended use, though. I am kind of sick of trying to fit RED wrist guards under gloves. I really like the function and design of the Level bio-mex wrist guard, but not sure about them from strictly a glove perspective.

caneyhead 11-24-2010 10:02 PM

I can vouch for the durability of level gloves. I've had mine for two seasons (50+ day seasons). Theyre still going strong if I could only get that smell out of my liners. The wrist guards serve dual purpose as hammer.


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