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Offline johnmac

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Black Diamond Big Wall Gloves
« on: August 15, 2012, 12:32:21 pm »
I tend to go through my Metolius gloves very quickly. I probably only get at the most 20 pitches out of them. Metolius have been very kind to me in the past and have replaced them for me a couple of times. Generally the seems blown apart other than wearing out.

So, I'm thinking it is time for a change. Has anyone tried the Black Diamond big wall gloves?

I've tried home made ones, etc.

For full fingered gloves I love the mad rock big wall gloves, it's the half fingered ones I'm looking for right now.

Thanks.

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Re: Black Diamond Big Wall Gloves
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2012, 10:07:28 pm »
I'm using full fingered petzls now. Forget the name, but they have the stretchy back side with black fabric. Probably won't go back to fingerless now.


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Re: Black Diamond Big Wall Gloves
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2012, 10:55:39 pm »
I've been experimenting with golf gloves. They're goatskin. Very tough, very supple.
So far, so good.

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Re: Black Diamond Big Wall Gloves
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2012, 12:23:27 am »
and you can play the back nine at Camp 4 with them too! lol

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Re: Black Diamond Big Wall Gloves
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2012, 01:03:13 am »
Alpine Golf is Serous bidness, Munge. Hehehe.
Hey,experimentation is the essence, Man.
Or some Such.

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Re: Black Diamond Big Wall Gloves
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2012, 08:37:59 am »
I use Ironclad framers gloves. Your ring, and pinkie fingers are completely covered, but your middle index, and thumb are exposed. They are thin, but tough, and have subtle palm padding.
I don't think it's gonna hold....BUT WE'RE GONNA USE IT ANYWAY!

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Re: Black Diamond Big Wall Gloves
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2012, 02:12:12 pm »
I've used both the Metolius and BD (fingerless) gloves.

I thought the Metolius were tougher, thicker and got stiffer after use.

Therefore, I would have to guess that the BD gloves would wear out sooner for you.

Of course, YMMV.

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Re: Black Diamond Big Wall Gloves
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2012, 02:22:32 pm »
20-30 pitches seems about right for what I get out of the black diamond big wall gloves that are the only ones I've been using. I usually replace them because they get too dry and stiff rather than any stitching blowing out. I'm going to try Mucci's advice to put the gloves in a zip lock bag at the end of the day to help keep them supple longer and we'll see if that helps them last longer.

Those Ironclad gloves look pretty sick though...
Sometimes the difference between a layman and a journeyman is simply what he is allowed to believe himself to be.

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Re: Black Diamond Big Wall Gloves
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2012, 09:01:49 pm »
I use Ironclad framers gloves. Your ring, and pinkie fingers are completely covered, but your middle index, and thumb are exposed. They are thin, but tough, and have subtle palm padding.

After consultation with The Google, it appears that Mechanix also makes a framer's glove that looks a bit burlier than the Ironclad one -- the palm padding looks like you could haul a bunch more pitches before it wears out.  Price is about half of the leather Metolius/BD versions, too.  This might just be the hot lick bigwall glove!

Cobble, I bet you'll find that the synthetic gloves dry out better at the end of the day than the leathers, leaving them less stiff/more supple in the long run.

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Re: Black Diamond Big Wall Gloves
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2012, 06:20:51 pm »
Just went Amazoning and got a pair of

Youngstown Carpenter Plus Performance Glove
and
Black Rhino Framaz Work Gloves

so I'll report back on those when I get them.

I have purchased the Bdel Crag half fingered gloves in the past as well and those breath well and work, but I don't like them as much as the Bdel leather big wall gloves. I can't really explain why, but they're not as comfortable. I vaguely remember that maybe I felt the seam on the side of the fingers when I wore them and that's not been an issue with the leather big wall gloves.
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Re: Black Diamond Big Wall Gloves
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2012, 08:56:43 am »
The bd gloves don't even cover my middle knuckle.  Anyone want to buy a size large, brand new?  20 bucks?

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Re: Black Diamond Big Wall Gloves
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2012, 12:31:27 am »
I used the BDs on my last wall. I liked them. Went with Large vs my normal Metolius Med. And it felt like a good call.