|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|08-18-2012 04:29 PM|
|KIRKRIDER||Again, for protection they are unbeatable. Even overkill if you want. Especially if you don't ride a pipe. I feel much safer with them on. As for water resistance I never had any major problem, but they are not the warmest or most waterproof gloves out there. They definitely do the job thou!|
|08-18-2012 03:40 PM|
|reneftw||Thank you for your answer. I hoped that them would be more durable. Too late now, since I already launched the order. Anyway, I only ride like 15-20 days in a season, so I should be ok in the durability field for at least 4 years. Didn't read anything about not being very waterproof, maybe I wouldn't choose them if I knew that, regarding that the coming season would be my second one on a snowboard.|
|08-18-2012 03:33 PM|
I will still use them this season but: I lost a couple of spikes from the back of the glove and removed the other that were left. Sealed the holes with glue with some success.
The gloves are very protective but not as water proof. Not a big problem for me since I rarely ride slush. All in all an OK glove. Not as durable and waterproof as I hoped but very sturdy and protective.
|08-14-2012 04:32 PM|
I am interesting in buying these gloves. Can you please tell me how do they hold over the years, regarding that the first post is from 2010. Also, if my palm's length is 7.87 inch and around the knuckles I have 8.6 inch, what size should I choose?
|01-26-2011 02:03 PM|
Originally Posted by Deven View Post
They do feel stiff and bulky out of the box. I tried them at home quite a bit, trying to decide if I needed half a bigger size. After 10 days of riding they softened up, fit great and flex much more.
They are bulky. especially because of the rubber knuckle guard...but at the same time your hand feels indestructible.
Heavier than your average glove.
|01-26-2011 11:02 AM|
|Deven||Awesome review. Just what I wanted to hear, actually. I've been looking to get a pair of level's for a while now. It's nice to hear the wrist guard feels natural, too. I was worried it would be bulky and at least somewhat inflexible.|
|12-07-2010 04:55 PM|
|KIRKRIDER||yep..you can also use the biomex on your hand ( or with a thinl liner) when it's too warm for the regular liners. And if it's really fereezing I can fit them in my down mittens...Only thing I wouyld change are the metal spikes...rubber rounded wones would be better. I found myself szraping snow off the board with the back of my hand..then remembered about the spikes...|
|12-07-2010 04:39 PM|
|ScBlack||Great glove, got the same pair. Saved my wrist plenty of times after a fall off jumps. The best part about the superpipe is that you can actually use the Biomex wrist guard in other gloves too since the thumb loop will fit other gloves, you might just have to get a bigger size to accomandate for the wrist guard. I used to have Level fly and the biomex wrist guard will only work if you attach it to the inner glove using their own attachment but the Superpipe doesn't have that restriction.|
|12-07-2010 04:23 PM|
|KIRKRIDER||You should ask them...but as I see it the huge wrist strap keeps the Biomex in place, under your palm. When you fall most of the shock shoud travel up those two "tails" and dissipate there and along your forearm, while your wrist is kept from overextending by the velcro strap. I wanted new gloves with added protection, I don't think any wristguard can save you every time from a fracture.....but they should help.|
|12-07-2010 12:35 PM|
that's indeed how it is advertised; I also would love to believe it, but I just don't see it.. So you fall on your wrist, your wrist bends backwards (as in the top of your hand moves towards your forearm, ie hyperflexion). In doing so, the V-shaped part of the biomex becomes kind of floating and not sitting against your forearm anymore (or is there some magic way it stays there?). Now all that is left is a shock absorbing protection on your palm and no dissipation whatsoever.
I couldn't really find anyone saying anything bad about this type of protection so my logic above is probably not sound because I'm missing something, but what?
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