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HO Talon Gloves

malibududemalibudude Posts: 9 Baller
edited December 2009 in Technique & Theory
I've been in search for HO Talon waterski gloves, which haven't been made in a few years.  Are there many that prefer these gloves?  I've contacted HO about them and if I read between the lines, they read this board, enough are interested it wouold get thier attention.  So let's hear it, are people interested in seeing this glove come back to life!  If anyone has a medium or large forsale let me know!
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  • thagerthager Posts: 5,138 Mega Baller
    I bought a bunch couple of years ago. They work really well for me! Am down to my last pair this year. Would definitely be interested!
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • cobbercobber Posts: 67 Baller
    There is a 3 or 4 of us from our local ski club that really like these gloves as well. We like them so much, last year we searched the internet until we found a dealer in Germany that had a some left, we are kicking ourselves for not but buying all his stock. We searched again at the end of this season and found some more. We would love if HO would bring this glove back to life. We do have a few extra pairs of XS,Smalls and I although this may be a mistake  I might be interested in parting  with a pair of mediums I have.
  • malibududemalibudude Posts: 9 Baller
    edited December 2009
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    Cobber if you want to part w/ the mediums I know I'll take them. 
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  • cobbercobber Posts: 67 Baller
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    malibudude, how do I get a hold of you so we can discuss?
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  • malibududemalibudude Posts: 9 Baller
    Send me your email at malibudude (at) themalibucrew (dot )com  and we can exchange email/phone etc.
  • cobbercobber Posts: 67 Baller
    i just sent you an email
  • lkblkb Posts: 629 Baller
    edited December 2009
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    what are the ones with a black and gray camo-like pattern and amara palms,they are by HO  too and are from about the same time? They had a buckle on the back of the hand instead of a velcro strap. Those are the ones I really liked.
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  • LakeOneSkierLakeOneSkier Posts: 298 Baller
    I finally wore out a pair of the black/gray camo's gloves this year, best pair of gloves I've ever had. If there is a source for these too let us know!
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  • lkblkb Posts: 629 Baller
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    Lakeonskier, look at <a href="http://www.waterskiersconnection.com.au/index.php?cPath=42">http://www.waterskiersconnection.com.au/index.php?cPath=42</a> Fuel Octane Full Finger Gloves
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    Those look like the ones I am talking about minus the camo. Wonder how much it would cost to ship them from down under???
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  • DirtDirt Posts: 1,670 Open or Level 9 Skier
    edited December 2009
    You might try calling Water Ski World in Citrus Heights, CA. Pat may have some. I bought some Talons there less than a year ago.
    I learned everything I know not to do from Horton
  • malibududemalibudude Posts: 9 Baller
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    LOS,
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    I'll definately let everyone know, but for you it'll cost a 6-pack. <img src="/vanillaforum/js/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-surprised.gif" border="0" alt="Surprised" title="Surprised" />  In talking to corporate they suggested posting it here and getting everyone to respond is the best way to show HO they should start up production on these gloves again.  I've emailed our locale HO rep and asked all dealers to post up here and tell thier reps the demand is there.   
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    dsmart,
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     WSW doesn't have any.
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    LKB,
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     The talons did have strap on the back but the signature trait was the under wrist metal triangle and two straps that takes the stress off the forearms and slightly curved the fingers adding for a better grip and assisted in lessening the fatigue.
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  • LakeOneSkierLakeOneSkier Posts: 298 Baller
    'dude... find me those gloves and a 6-pack of Shiner is all yours... :-)
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  • trs1trs1 Posts: 85
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    I have got many calls asking about this glove too.
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    I am going to try to work with some mfg'ers and see, even if they do not have them to try to get some made.
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    I am going to find out, how long it will take?  What the minimum order is? And what the cost will be.
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    I will work on it.  It may take me a week or so with the holiday and I know that all the mfgers are busy right now and some will be closed the week between Xmas and NY's, so bear with me, I will work on it and hopefully have some info in a week or two to relay.
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    Good thread, way to get the interest going.  Keep it up, I will see what I can do.
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    Thanks
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    Tadd
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    tadd at h2osmosis dot com.
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    H2oproshop.com
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  • malibududemalibudude Posts: 9 Baller
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    LOS, you'll need to come up w/ something better than warmed up Rio Grande water....<img src="/vanillaforum/js/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-surprised.gif" border="0" alt="Surprised" title="Surprised" />
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    Tadd,
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     Awesome, I've contacted HO directly and the local rep about it as well.  Hopefully the stitching is improved that the one weakness that we keep having to resew them.
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    dvskier
  • cobbercobber Posts: 67 Baller
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    malibudude, just sent you those pictures I promised you, better late than never.
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    Thanks
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    Cobber
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  • cobbercobber Posts: 67 Baller
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    Here is the photo of the gloves.
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  • Count me in for a couple of pairs size large if we can get someone to make them again. The first pair I owned were the best quality and fit but they are completely worn out now. The next two pairs must have been made by a different source as they were slightly different than the originals. They are all beyond the end of their life...but I'm still using them. I wonder who HO used for the manufacturing?
  • Thomas WayneThomas Wayne Posts: 550 New Baller
    edited January 2010
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  • DWDW Posts: 2,296 Mega Baller
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    I second the comment on the stitching, I have a pair that came apart at the stitching.  The difference between that glove and the Straight Line (similar style glove) is the width of the straps (wider for the SL) and better (and more) stitching to keep from coming apart.
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    Bring it back with better stitching or just bring back the Connelly Claw IMO.  The newer versions of all these gloves seem to offer less than the earlier ones and thus wear out quicker.
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  • malibududemalibudude Posts: 9 Baller
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    Tadd,
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    Any news?
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  • Old MS AccoutOld MS Accout Posts: 2,114 Baller
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    I use the overtons Pro Champs. I just ordered up 8 pair this fall and the mediums I have been using for 4 years are now smaller.  
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    If anyone is interisted in some Med Pro Champs, I can cut you a great deal.
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    I need to go with the large from this point on.
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  • jdarwinjdarwin Posts: 1,381 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
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    Yea, the gloves got smaller!  I say the same this about my vest. 
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    Joe Darwin
  • thagerthager Posts: 5,138 Mega Baller
    Must be waterweight. I hate this time of the ski month!!!!
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • Old MS AccoutOld MS Accout Posts: 2,114 Baller
    I know that I didnt get FAT hands in 2 months. You know what they say, big hands, big .........
  • StevenSteven Posts: 307 Baller
    GLOVES!!!
  • I love the talon gloves.  I've tried several other types and brands and haven't found any I like as well.  I have an old pair I'm nursing along.  I would love for HO to make them again.  Stacy
  • trs1trs1 Posts: 85
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    MalibuDude,
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    No news as of yet.
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    Well, if I order 500-1000 then it might happen, but I am not sure we can swing that right now.
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    I am still working to see if I can get anything done.
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    Will keep you up to date.
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  • cobbercobber Posts: 67 Baller
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    If anyone is interested I have a friend that has a few pairs of HO Talon XS,that he would be interested in selling. They are brand new.
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  • DWDW Posts: 2,296 Mega Baller
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    Brent,
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    Thanks, they look pretty good.  I wonder how many glove makers really exist?  Scrolling though the different gloves makes you think they are all pretty much made by one big sw--t shop across the pond to the west.
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  • malibududemalibudude Posts: 9 Baller
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    Whoo hoo got two pairs last week!!! 
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     Everyone we need to keep pressure on HO to either produce them or release the prints so someone else can.
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