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AS Thunder Gloves modification / fix

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I got my thunder gloves 2.5 years or so ago. I used them maybe a dozen times, but the velcro is spent (or cheap).

 

I am removing the existing velcro and replacing it + moving one of the attachment points over a bit so it fits my larger wrist better.

 

wish me luck and will be posting pics

 

 

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Ok, here we go. I found out what the deal was with the velcro. Back three years ago, they were using a very aggressive Hook side and a pretty poor loop side. So, after me using them about a dozen times, the loops were all broken.

 

A glove made in 2010 could be completely different. I had spoken to AS before about such matters and what I got from them was that depending on when one of their products was made could dictate where it was made and what materials it was made from.

 

I like the gloves though and they need improvement, but its the best that is available for now that has a Kevlar index finger.

 

So, one glove I left their hook on and one I sewed new hook on. Both of them I sewed new Loop on to the strap. I hope my loop holds up better than theirs did.

 

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View PostI got my thunder gloves 2.5 years or so ago. I used them maybe a dozen times, but the velcro is spent (or cheap).

 

I am removing the existing velcro and replacing it with premium hook and loop + moving one of the attachment points over a bit so it fits my larger wrist better.

 

wish me luck and will be posting pics

 

 

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If I get 1-1/2 to 2 seasons out of mine I'm pretty happy at 20 bucks a pair. I still think well worth the investment at that point.

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If I get 1-1/2 to 2 seasons out of mine I'm pretty happy at 20 bucks a pair. I still think well worth the investment at that point.

 

 

As I said, I wore then a dozen times. There is a big defference between a season, which to me would be wearing them 100 times than a dozen.

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View PostWhat is the difference between Velcro and pemium hook and loop?

 

 

I think my wording was confusing. Hook and Loop is the common name for Velcro.

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View PostAs I said, I wore then a dozen times. There is a big defference between a season, which to me would be wearing them 100 times than a dozen.

 

 

My bad I saw 2.5 yrs. not the dozen times.kooky.gif I'd be pretty pissed then too. Like a lot of things with AS the quality seems very inconsistent. Over the last 3 seasons I just purchased my 2nd pair and I probably do wear them about 50 times a season, so to me it's well worth the money. Again, I'd be ticked off if the velcro was falling off after a dozen times too, or the palm wearing away. Just like their bags I've had very good luck with their quality where others are talking about seams ripping within 2 trips- just hasn't happened to me, weird.

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Yeah for 20 bucks, this particular product is worth the money.

 

Hopefully they will add a little more grippy to the palm area in the future, more like a kayak glove has.

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