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I like the Hillbillies as well.  I have the same set.  The mesh is nice for summer, but your hands do freeze at sub 10 °C weather.  I have to find a pair of mitts large enough to go over them.  One other drawback is that your hands smell like you've been intimate with a goat after wearing them for a while.  :whistling:

The goatskin does help protect against road rash, but yes there's no impact protection for the fingers.  I'm not sure what glove would provide that.

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38 minutes ago, ir_fuel said:

I don't care about wrist support, as I wear wrist protectors anyway. Those gloves do not really seem to protect your fingers from impact. I don't see any shock absorbing material except for the palms.

That is true, they do not protect the fingers from impact, but they do protect from abrasion.  Boxing gloves have more cushion.  Are not good to ride with.

I had the hillbilly gloves and liked them.  

I felt protected with the Hillbilly gloves, I miss them:crying:

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@Hunka Hunka Burning Love and @mrelwood, nice gloves. I want to buy the same, but sizing seems a bit tricky. what sizes have you got and how big are your hands?  I have big hands, but according to this website https://www.powerkiteshop.com/accessories/hillbillywristguards.htm I should buy medium (from base of palm to the tip of my finger it's 22cm, 23cm around the palm), which I really don't believe, considering the comments on Amazon that it's generally on the small side for large hands... (https://www.amazon.com/Hillbilly-Wrist-Guard-Gloves-Finger/dp/B0046EZ37Q)

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1 hour ago, ir_fuel said:

Something like this I think

 

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Ah I see... I think those are like the BMX moto-cross type gloves.  Maybe snowboarder wrist guard gloves might work for you.  Most don't seem to come with palm protectors though.  I think during a fall your fingers usually would be out-stretched and your hand open so the palm protector and leather covering should be fine.  That padding on the back of the hand is more for rocks hitting your hand or collisions with objects or other riders I think.

44 minutes ago, Tomek said:

@Hunka Hunka Burning Love and @mrelwood, nice gloves. I want to buy the same, but sizing seems a bit tricky. what sizes have you got and how big are your hands?  I have big hands, but according to this website https://www.powerkiteshop.com/accessories/hillbillywristguards.htm I should buy medium (from base of palm to the tip of my finger it's 22cm, 23cm around the palm), which I really don't believe, considering the comments on Amazon that it's generally on the small side for large hands... (https://www.amazon.com/Hillbilly-Wrist-Guard-Gloves-Finger/dp/B0046EZ37Q)

I have medium to larger sized hands.  Medium gloves usually fit tight on me so I opted for the large Hillbillies.  Good thing too since they seem to fit snug!  My hand measures 3 inches at the palm to 4 inches from the base of my thumb to the side of my palm.  My longest finger to the base of the palm is 7 inches. 

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From some searching it seems the most efficient system is a motorcycle glove whereby the 2 outer fingers are connected, combined with decent sliders for the palms of your hand.

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I occasionally wear these, and the two outer fingers are connected although they can be bought separated. They have wristguards and padding foam on the wrist in addition to triple leather on the palm.

I do not wear them much because they require three straps to put on. They're a pain to get on and off.

They are, however, true road racing gloves, with a level of protection way beyond whatever I've seen on this forum.

 

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The Benik company will fabricate any type of wrist, hand finger glove/splint you can dream of. I use them for fabricating my patient's hand splints.

The company uses a special thermoplastic material embedded between a neoprene layer that you then heat up in a microwave oven for approximately 30-60 seconds and then form it to your wrist and hand exactly how you wish. You can request specifically where you would like the thermoplastic plastic protection added (dorsal, volar, thumb, wrist, fingers, etc).  https://www.benik.com/

Expect to pay $150 for your custom bilateral splints. They also have a variety of colors to chose from.

benik

 

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On 24/10/2017 at 2:08 AM, Tomek said:

@Hunka Hunka Burning Love and @mrelwood, nice gloves. I want to buy the same, but sizing seems a bit tricky. what sizes have you got and how big are your hands?  I have big hands, but according to this website https://www.powerkiteshop.com/accessories/hillbillywristguards.htm I should buy medium (from base of palm to the tip of my finger it's 22cm, 23cm around the palm), which I really don't believe, considering the comments on Amazon that it's generally on the small side for large hands... (https://www.amazon.com/Hillbilly-Wrist-Guard-Gloves-Finger/dp/B0046EZ37Q)

Ok, that Powerkite measurement guide doesn't make any sense. Following that I should have XS. I have XL that fits perfect. For me the middle finger measurement (Amazon) works well. I do have a narrow palm for my long fingers, but the Hillbillys fit me well. They do have adjustment for the palm as well, so I'd just go with the middle finger measurement.

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14 minutes ago, ir_fuel said:

The gloves themselves are already off topic. I specifically asked for finger protection :) 

ah, now I get what you meant .')

how about those? 

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(no 1st hand experience though)

edit: they have a somewhat different purpose http://reviewlongboards.com/best-longboard-sliding-gloves/, perhaps not such a good fit for EUCs after all

edit#2: now getting even more off topic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHIObEZcW38

 

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