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dyslexiccow Friday, August 27th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
3 months1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
None
Marker Setup: Spyder Imagine
Empire Reloader Hopper
16" All-American Barrel
Shocktech Supafly Bolt
Some Big Drop-Forward
CIP Sweetspot Trigger
20 oz A/S... probably getting HPA soon
Strengths: Durable
Protect the hand
More bounces
Weaknesses: Look like crap when they get dirty
Makes it harder to walk triggers
Review: Well, i've been using these gloves for a few months now, and I have to say that I'm fairly impressed. First of all, they are very durable. I haven't had them rip or tear yet, and i've played in some very thick brush in the woods, and landed on them when sliding in speedball. Next, the protection that they offer is very good. I've been shot from about 15 feet in the hand with these, and I barely felt a thing. This leads me to my next point: I'm not kidding about this, every shot that's hit me in the hand has bounced while I've worn these, including the one at 15 feet. That was by the owner of the field, and after I shot him out, he came up to me, and said "I didn't hit you? I'm sure one hit your hand." I showed the gloves to him, which were obviously clean, and told him one hit, and he was clearly impressed that I got a bounce at that range. I've been hit in the hands from various ranges about 7 or 8 other times, and still the paint kept bouncing. True, since the field lets you bring your own paint some of the bounces may be attributed to the shell, but many others at close ranges (including the one described) using good paint. Overall, I'd have to say that this is one of the main reasons I still use them, despite it's main disadvantage, that being that wearing them slows me down from an already pretty slow 11-12 bps to like 8 bps. They are just bulky, due to the extra padding.
Conclusion: If speed isn't critical for you, and you don't mind how they look when you don't wash them, I'd get them. The added protection and bounces are very beneficial. I'll give it an 8, because the slowing down can be a problem for some players, especially those who need to shoot fast.
Rating:
8 out of 10
 

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