Bringing back webbed gloves

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stunet started the topic in Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 at 1:54pm

When I watched the Martin Potter vid on Swellnet the other day the thing that stood out most wasn't his surfing, which still made for incredible viewing, but his webbed gloves. I'd totally forgotten about those things! How garish they are and yet they were fashion du jour at the time. Shows you how much of a hold fashion has on all of us.

Anyway it planted a seed. And I watered that seed by checking out eBay for webbed gloves - just out of curiousity you understand. While there I came across silicon webbed gloves for swimming. "Swim like a frog," the description said. "Swim and catch a wave faster."

Catch a wave faster.

So I bought a pair so I could catch a wave faster while bodysurfing. Dunno if I'm game to paddle out with them while surfing. They cost me $2.21 for a pair including shipping all the way from Xuhui District, Shanghai, China.

Here they are being modelled (note the lightning bolts):

And here's the eBay link if you're curious: Webbed gloves!

I'll post later on after I've given them a run...

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talkingturkey Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 at 11:48am

How'd they go? Would you use them now out at the Bombie?

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bigtreeman Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 at 6:47pm

still wear webbed gloves, have for years
they're neoprene, they hang on and they work.