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dogsandwolves
Last year

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will we every see gloves ?

wearing a glove has been proven scientifically to have many times more grip on a ball.

will we ever see them ? have they ever been trialled ? imagine the better ball control ? and less chance of the ball slipping through on a catch !

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Anonymous
Last year
01:48 10 Jan 13

Reply #397852

re: will we every see gloves ?

You can't shoot the ball with a glove and you have less feel for the ball.


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dogsandwolves
Last year
02:38 10 Jan 13

Reply #397854

re: will we every see gloves ?

can get a variation on style of glove make - would be worth a try - AFL, baseball, NFL, soccer goalies all use them


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Mick
Last year
09:31 10 Jan 13

Reply #397880

re: will we every see gloves ?

No. The game is about fingertip control. Gloves would provide no benefit.

Only a minority of guys use them in the afl.

Will never happen in basketball.


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Hanging Round
Last year
09:37 10 Jan 13

Reply #397883

re: will we every see gloves ?

It was interesting to watch a social netball game recently where a number of players wore 1 or 2 gloves.
It made me wonder whether they were of actual benefit, or only in the players mind.


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dogsandwolves
Last year
10:10 10 Jan 13

Reply #397887

re: will we every see gloves ?

been scientifically proven that resistance / grip if improved multiple times with the right glove.

Imagine the better handle for the pg.


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locationlocation
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11:00 10 Jan 13

Reply #397892

re: will we every see gloves ?

Were the netball players female? Wouldn't be wearing them for any other reason than not wanting to cut their fingernails.


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Bear
Last year
11:29 10 Jan 13

Reply #397895

re: will we every see gloves ?

Anyone who has played basketball with some form of thumb bandage or something covering their hand/fingers knows how frustrating it is to play with.

Gloves don't work for basketball because you don't catch a ball for possession with a purpose of running through guys to score.

Hoops is a skill game and every player needs to feel the ball on their fingers to shoot it, no matter if it is outside the key or under the basket, gloves will no work...

Having said that, if they can invent a wafer thin latex style glove that is fingerless just for the first joint and possess extra grip for the remainder of the hand and fingers without obstructing the touch while shooting, then I guess with invention comes possibility...


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Anonymous
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11:30 10 Jan 13

Reply #397896

re: will we every see gloves ?

Grip is important to a point but too much grip impacts shooting technique, so a glove could be a dissadvantage too.

Played and Coached most levels and can honestly say in 40 years i have never seen gripping the ball as an issue.


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Bear
Last year
11:35 10 Jan 13

Reply #397897

re: will we every see gloves ?

I agree Anon, the ball release is too important and any artificial stickiness will interfere with a smooth ball release and the stroke of the shooter, IMO..!

Hard enough to keep your rhythm without tampering with the grip and ball release I would think...


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Anonymous
Last year
12:15 10 Jan 13

Reply #397906

re: will we every see gloves ?

Players complain from one ball to the next, some balls being too grippy so a glove would make it a nightmare to get "feel" and shooting "touch".


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Anonymous
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15:28 10 Jan 13

Reply #397942

re: will we every see gloves ?

I have seen coaches at trainings get the players to wear gloves to work on their dribbling skills as it makes the ball harder to grip and you have less feel for the ball making it harder to control. I'm talking about the wollen gloves. Do basic ball handling drills for 5 mins with the gloves on then do the same dribbling exercises with the gloves off and you will notice the difference.
By far the best way to improve your dribbling skills!!!!


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Anonymous
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15:43 10 Jan 13

Reply #397948

re: will we every see gloves ?

The best way to improve your ball handling skills is just stick to basics and work work work, has nothing to do with stupid fads like gloves, plenty of the best ball handlers in the world honed their craft without needing bloody gloves..


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baller
Last year
16:09 10 Jan 13

Reply #397955

re: will we every see gloves ?

If you can get an advantage by using different training aids to improve your skills then why not use them. Whena pair of wollen gloves cost only $2-$3.
'Anon' not sure where all your hate towards using different training aids to improve your game comes from????
They are a perfect tool for kids to use to improve their ball handling skills espically in warm up exercises.
MAYBE YOU SHOULD GO TRY THEM BEFORE MAKING A OPINION ON THEM!!


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Anonymous
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16:17 10 Jan 13

Reply #397956

re: will we every see gloves ?

like the kids we see out at district with shooting sleeves, when the sleeve was introduced for the Bejing Olympics to cover tattoos, not to keep their arms warm.


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baller
Last year
16:20 10 Jan 13

Reply #397958

re: will we every see gloves ?

shooting sleaves are not a training aid!! They are only to help with keeping your arm warm and for injuries etc!!


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Anonymous
Last year
16:44 10 Jan 13

Reply #397960

re: will we every see gloves ?

Baller the sleeve was invented to cover tattoo's prue and simple. nothing to do with injuries and keeping your arm warm. some may think it aids them shooting by keeping their arms warm but it is in the rule book purely and simply to cover tattoos - ask FIBA


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baller
Last year
18:44 10 Jan 13

Reply #397979

re: will we every see gloves ?

Who cares what the official FIBA rule says about shooting sleaves!!
Do you realy think that NBA players wear shooting sleaves to cover up their tattoos?????
What a joke!!!


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Anonymous
Last year
21:23 10 Jan 13

Reply #398005

re: will we every see gloves ?

@ Baller It is not a joke, Some players may have offensive tattoos that need to be covered up.

Evidence: http://www.livestrong.com/article/445711-what-is-the-meaning-of-a-basketball-arm-sleeve/


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phil
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23:54 10 Jan 13

Reply #398026

re: will we every see gloves ?

how many players do you look at and go

" ah man , if only he could grip the ball better he would go pro/ to the next level "

never

next you will be telling us we should be wearing magnets on our wrists.

heres an idea, you want to be good at something work harder.

and if your blessed with the right genes to match with that work ethic you'll get somewhere.


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Isaac
Last year
09:50 11 Jan 13

Reply #398068

re: will we every see gloves ?

Phil, I've heard many players criticised for having butterfingers, hard hands, etc.

Wonder if, in the past, people rubbished the idea of tough AFL players stooping to gloves? We could well see very thin tactile gloves in basketball one day, as ridiculous as it might sound now.


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ichiro mizuno
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15:47 5 Apr 13

Reply #412423

re: will we every see gloves ?

i think this is very good idea, me and my mates often always wear some very thin and tight underArmour batting gloves for hooping. in my opinion it really works, and they protect your hands well. most important that they are very thin and tactile like a second skin, like isaac said. as for grip, smooth leather is best, not too grippy, just right and similar to naked grip.

in the future, they could be based on a thin batting glove model - modified golf gloves would also work.

i suggest that those who are sceptical try UA batting gloves for the next game (the "cleanup" model ist best) - you will love them.


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