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Radar Lock Gloves

HortonHorton Posts: 29,127 Administrator
edited January 2009 in Skis Fins Bindings
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<font face="Times New Roman" size="3" color="#000000">After a day of editing web sites, I had to go to UPS to get the Radar Lock gloves I ordered for Dawg. I wanted to review the gloves for you guys, but I am not skiing this time of year. Instead of skiing, I wore them while I drove across town and while I had a snack in front of the tube.</font>
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<font face="Times New Roman" size="3" color="#000000"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3" color="#000000">The first thing I found is that it is nearly impossible to fish your keys out of your pocket with the Lock gloves on. Once I got to driving, I found the grip in the steering wheel was pretty good, but the dowel makes the stick shift a little weird. If you are going to use these gloves for driving, you may want to go automatic.</font> <font face="Times New Roman" size="3" color="#000000"> <img src="http://ballofspray.com/PersonalPhotos/albums/userpics/10001/lockWRX.jpg" border="0" width="400" height="266" align="top" /><img src="http://ballofspray.com/PersonalPhotos/albums/userpics/10001/LockStick.jpg" border="0" width="200" height="133" align="top" /></font>
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<font size="3"><font color="#000000"><font face="Times New Roman">Working the remote with the gloves was ok but not great. I would not recommend it. On the other hand, I expected the use of chopsticks with the gloves on to be an issue, and it was not. If there is any glove that I would recommend for eating Asian cuisine, it is the Radar Lock. <span> </span></font></font></font>
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<font size="3"><font color="#000000"><font face="Times New Roman"><span><img src="http://ballofspray.com/PersonalPhotos/albums/userpics/10001/LockRemote.jpg" border="0" width="400" height="266" align="top" /><img src="http://ballofspray.com/PersonalPhotos/albums/userpics/10001/LockChop.jpg" border="0" width="400" height="266" align="top" /></span></font></font></font>
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Comments

  • skidawgskidawg Posts: 3,329 Mega Baller
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    U r one bored man!  But we still love u.
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    Kim thinks u r very funny!1<img src="/vanillaforum/js/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-yell.gif" border="0" alt="Yell" title="Yell" />
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    Mr. Mom is Horton's favorite movie!
  • MrJonesMrJones Posts: 1,790 Mega Baller
    You are freaking funny man! Good on ya.
  • skibugskibug Posts: 2,071
    edited February 2009
    How do these compare to the HO clutch or Clinchers?  Any idea?  I have been on Clinchers for about 6 years.  I tried the HO clutch, didn't like it at all.  Does this new Radar glove have a palm strap?  Actually, the HO Clutch and this one look almost identical.
    Bob Grizzi
  • tsixamtsixam Posts: 371 Baller
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    That is funny! I really would like to look in to your head and see all the things you don´t post here.
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    Tsixam
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  • countymountiecountymountie Posts: 119 Baller
    The HO Clutch is pretty much the same as the Radar Lock. The only difference is aesthetic design.
  • RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 4,383 Mega Baller
    The advantage of the Radar Lock over Clinchers, is that the dowel and strap are smaller, lighter and less cumbersome. The strap is internal. ER developed the Clutch, which has since been improved as the Radar Lock.
    BallOfSpray Pacific Northwest Vice President of Event Management, aka "Zappy"
  • skidawgskidawg Posts: 3,329 Mega Baller
    Why do they have that sudo gay orange, not gonns take them deer huntin'?
    Mr. Mom is Horton's favorite movie!
  • HortonHorton Posts: 29,127 Administrator
    you are the one that wanted them....

     

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  • lkblkb Posts: 592 Baller
    is that popcorn you're eating with the chopsticks?????
  • HortonHorton Posts: 29,127 Administrator
    yep

     

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  • lkblkb Posts: 592 Baller
    guess it lasts the whole movie that way
  • tru-jacktru-jack Posts: 213 Baller
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    Anyone have the radar/ho lock gloves try the masterline pro locks.  I'm looking for size comments as I have pair of the large ho locks and they get a bit loose and am wondering how they fit compared to the ml prolocks.  Anyone with knowledge, I'm looking for suggestions. thanks
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  • AndreAndre Posts: 1,465 Mega Baller
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    tru jack
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    Just ordered and receive 3 pairs of Masterline one of them is a Pro Lock model.
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    Always used medium in all brands and the medium Pro Lock is perfect for me.
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    Really not sure i gonna use them, the straps and dowels feels really bizarre!
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    FWIW i've never use those kind of gloves and that's why i ordered 2 pairs of the K-Palms model,my all time favorite style of gloves!
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  • skibugskibug Posts: 2,071
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    To qualify this; I wear Clinchers (size small).  I have shorter fingers and I like a tight fitting glove; especially in this type of glove because I need my fingers all the way to the end of the glove finger.  Otherwise, the dowels and strap don't function correctly (for me).  I tried on the Pro Locks and the Radars at Performance Ski and Surf about a month ago.  I bought the Masterlines as they were way more comfortable (for me) and fit better (for me).  I bought mediums in Pro Lock gloves.  The Radar glove was too tight in the size I need to get my fingers all the way to the end of the glove finger.  Hope this helps.
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    Bob Grizzi
  • Ed_ObermeierEd_Obermeier Posts: 1,343 Crazy Baller
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    Andre, the ProLocks (Clinchers) take some time and experience getting used to.  When you first put them on they feel totally weird, kind of like boxing gloves.  Once you've skied a few sets with them to see how they feel on the handle under tension you'll understand how they work.  You gotta give them a chance, unlike any other gloves out there.  Most people love them or hate them, no in between.  In my experience the majority of haters haven't given them enough time to get a feel for them, or they just prefer a "normal" type glove anyway.  Give them some time before making a decision that you do or don't like them.  FWIW I've skied in Clinchers (and now ProLocks) for probably 20+ years and I won't even consider a regular glove, these just work too well to switch.
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    Ed
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  • tru-jacktru-jack Posts: 213 Baller
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    thanks guys, so I think I'll need some mediums.  Andre, where did you get yours from?  I'm in Canada, but will be heading to Fla at the end of Feb, so I can have them shipped to my destination, unless you have a good line on them in Canada.
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    thanks
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  • 6balls6balls Posts: 5,374 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
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    I've run clinchers a very long time, too.  I find added benefits beyond the effortless grip in that they last far longer for me than a standard pair of gloves, and my hands get far less torn up (though I do still wear liner underneath).
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  • MCskiFreakMCskiFreak Posts: 327 Baller
    I also run the HO's and agree completely with 6balls that they do tear up your hands much less, I also use a pair of 41 tails on occasion and there is a remarkable difference between the two gloves in my case.
    Matt Welton - Resident boat nerd
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 6,021 Mega Baller
    I switched from the Radar gloves with the dowel to the clinchers last year. I was wearing larges which were a little big and moved to medium pro-locks. I always had trouble with my hands getting torn up and I skied all last year with the clinchers with no problems at all. I love the gloves and even though they aren't worn out I am going to order a back up pair for this year.

    I didn't have any real trouble making the transition to the clinchers. Saving my hands from getting torn up makes it all worth it. I don't even wear liners under them. I do still duct tape when going to ski school.
    Mark Shaffer
  • jipster43jipster43 Posts: 1,434 Crazy Baller
    It's been mentioned elsewhere, but I figure it doesn't hurt to spread the word - you have to size your clincher-type glove as tight as possible. Any extra fabric at the fingertips will affect your ability to let go of the handle in a decidedly negative fashion. I missed a couple of months last summer due to a torn rotator cuff caused by such an incident and I'm still in rehab for it. JP :)
  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 3,975 Infinite Pandas
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    I put a rubber band around the webbing at the base of the fingers. This holds the webbing against the palm of the hand and greatly improves the releasing characteristics of the Clinchers or Prolocks.
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    I can hang on too hard to some hits. My back and shoulders suffer for my poor judgement to hang on when I really should let go. With my rubber bands on the Clinchers, I can let go any time I want. But that extra ball is an addiction.
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    Eric
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  • PJPJ Posts: 99 Baller
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    these provide plenty of grip and no trouble releasing when needed.
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  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 3,975 Infinite Pandas
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    I trick in those gloves! They are cheap and grippy. Also there is no velcro to scratch your back when wrapping up.
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    These garden gloves hold well enough to slalom effectively.
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    I actually use the Home Depot style - and after I've used them for work first. Really cheap!
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    Eric
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