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Guest Saturday, May 31st, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
generic fingerless gloves
red jt pro series gloves (i dont own these ive only used them for one game)
Marker Setup: agd polished high rise center feed e-mag number 1685
agd level 10 low impact superbolt
agd 88 ci 4500 psi flatline regulator system number XFL10573
stainless steel hose with quick disconnect setup
shocktech chrome drop forward
doc nickels stainless steel mag to cocker barrel thread adapter

tippmann red/black milled gill model 98
full boar shadow cocking system
generic steel 16 ounce CO2 tank
tippmann flatline barrel
dye ultralite barrel
psycho ballistics inc black drop forward
tippmann chrome techline sight rail
ADCO hot shot sight
dye black sticky grip

armotech black zeus G2
Strengths: + looks good
+ flexible material at joints
+ heavily padded
+ full protection
Weaknesses: - large
- poor seams
- EXTREMELY BADLY DESIGNED PAINT WIPER
- wrist straps are fairly useless
Review: personally i prefer the tactility of my own skin. but gloves can also improve your marker handling speed in the sense of snap shooting and drawing the gun faster. so since i saw these gloves for $20 and had a good experience with the gloves these are based on (mechanix gloves) i decided to give it a try.

first of all there needs to be a little background information about myself. these will be the first gloves i will be using since my recent purchase of an airgun designs e-mag. now with that in mind i am going from a relatively heavy trigger pull (tippmann "old skool" model 98) to a trigger pull that can be adjusted to be so light you can blow on it (airgun designs e-mag). now then on with the review...

my initial observation was the color. someone had commented about the red being something to be desired for on these gloves but in my opinion i think they hit the mark pretty well as a true vibrant red. perhaps our gloves were manufactured at different times. or perhaps we just have different opinions. either way that is my two cents i am not saying he is wrong nor that i am right.

size. i know for certain i have medium sized hands and for as long as my hands have remained a constant size i found medium to be the best fit. whether it be patagonia winter gloves, j crew work gloves, mechanix extrication gloves or sterile latex gloves. the evil gloves are slightly oversized mediums at the fingers and girth wise. this might be good for those of you wanting that "bounce" protection however speaking of which i believe all moves towards using loose gear/clothing is really cheap and you should all stop seeking bounce inducing equipment and try playing the way paintballs were meant to be designed: an easily detectable way to see who got hit and who didnt. but anyway... if you are normally find medium gloves to fit you well i suggest getting the small gloves if you want tactility since the gloves do have a stretch material at the joints so you can always expand into these gloves. these are good for heavy triggers but for my light magnetic e-mag trigger it is much harder to get a feel for it.

next... the lens wipers. good lord whoever designed the thing should be fired or at least punished. i have used the old jt pro series gloves with the lens blade on the thumb a while back and loved the feature. when youre in between playing (of course you dont use it IN the game you morons) the lens blade is such a great innovation that allows you to basically clean your lenses streak free with no cleaning solutions or cloth at all. i expected the same from these evil gloves but was sorely disappointed. for one thing the blade is located on the back of your hand. it is WIDE and crooked. that should be a problem from the start. however the worst part is that instead of being something like a rubber blade it is more like a rubber stamp. it is thick and flat. if you even try wiping the paint off your lens you will probably make it worse than it began because it will smear. i am serious this feature is the most useless hyped feature of the evil glove. if you are in the market for a glove with a lens blade do yourself a favor and get the jt pro series.

well i think ive covered everything i wanted. a few points i did not expand about in the key weaknesses section are still present though. the seams are located in the fingertips so you never actually touch the tip of the gloves which results in poor feel. also while the gloves never slipped off my hands the wrist straps are obviously for big wrists not for average 17 year old male teenagers such as myself :-) you should have at least a 9 inch thick wrist to benefit from the feature.

EDIT: i realized the gloves feel EXACTLY like STX catalyst gloves in terms of size in case there are any laxxers out there that would relate to that
Conclusion: i would say these gloves are great for heavy triggers and sidearms. but if you walk the trigger or are the kind of player that wants complete control over exactly how far to pull the trigger before it fires then stick to skin.
Rating:
6 out of 10Last edited on Friday, July 4th, 2003 at 12:47 pm PST
 

Review Comments
friday_juice Monday, July 28th, 2003 | 9:41 pm PST
I know exactly what STX catalysts feel like...great way to put it. Sadly, I still use catalysts... :(
   

Jason4108 Thursday, October 9th, 2003 | 4:50 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by Guest
- EXTREMELY BADLY DESIGNED PAINT WIPER

I'm sry the gloves dont meet up with your cheating expectations....
   

tippi98custom Tuesday, October 14th, 2003 | 8:41 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by Jason4108


I'm sry the gloves dont meet up with your cheating expectations....


yea thats what i was gonna say
   

Xiong Chiamiov Tuesday, July 6th, 2004 | 2:11 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by Jason4108


I'm sry the gloves dont meet up with your cheating expectations....

quote:
Originally posted by Guest

when youre in between playing (of course you dont use it IN the game you morons)

   

ibram_gaunt Thursday, January 13th, 2005 | 8:12 pm PST
Try reading the entire review you jerks; he explicitly said it for different reasons. Read the whole review next time before you got on a moron's pompous self-righteous crusade.
   

AILD666 Saturday, January 28th, 2006 | 8:37 pm PST
BURNT TO A CRISP
   

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