Cricket Batting Gloves Hi Friction
Force Train Better has only been around for just over a year and in that time they have developed an advanced range of cricket training aids and accessories that make you wonder what everybody else has been doing for the past 100 years. The people at Force are highly innovative and they are cricketers; so they know what cricketers need to better their game and improve the statistics entered into the score-book. The Cricket Batting Gloves Hi Friction have been developed for use with the Force Train Better range of Weighted Training Bats. Given these bats weigh up to 60% more than a normal bat, trials suggested that a high-quality, high friction glove was needed to maintain bat control through the hands. The high friction inserts afford players a 70% higher friction factor than normal gloves. Other features include:
Cricket Batting Gloves Hi Friction:
- Flo ventilation inserts to keep the hands dry
- Towelled wrist band inner to absorb sweat
- Leading hand finger padding for added protection
- PVC shell inserts for thumb protection
Cricket Batting Gloves – What to Look for:
When purchasing a pair of cricket gloves some of the things you need to consider include the following:
Protection should be the first priority. A glove with less finger jointing lessons the risk of impact injury because joints are a weak point. A fast moving cricket ball hitting directly on a finger joint will cause the outer regions of the joint to literally cave inward and expose the fingers. Avoid gloves with the harder elongated rigid type padding inserts. These type of gloves allow for chamber collapse which means that rather than the fingers being damaged by “point impact” they are damaged by elongated impact as the whole length of the protection chamber (the finger of the glove) compresses inwardly. Fiber casing around the fingers improves protection. PVC inserts within finger chambers ideally should be secured
In the higher end of protective cricket batting gloves and most certainly when it comes to Test match level gloves you can expect to find reinforced fiber casing on the fingers that are most vulnerable. This is generally the second and third fingers on the hand that will grip the cricket bat on the bottom.
As a buyer, if you are going to be facing bowling that is higher than 110 km per hour, you would be well advised in buying cricket gloves that have the extra reinforced casing to ensure your fingers are safe. Most cricket gloves are made of high-density foam and covered. Modern cricket gloves provide good protection with higher range gloves like those offered by GM cricket equipment offering things like PORON XRD protective layering. This is the most respected and shock absorbing material across all industries.
B : Comfort
When it comes to comfort there are many layers of comfort. Comfort includes the ability for the batsman to manage the cricket bat with dexterity. Even more importantly though, batsmen love having cricket gloves that keep their hands as dry as possible for as long possible.
Many cricket gloves will have ventilation built into the palm of the cricket glove. This is really good for getting air into the batsman’s hands. The mid to high range of the Kookaburra batting gloves have Max Flo Ventilation in the palm.
As good as the cricket batting gloves are, a batsman’s hands are bound to get sweaty and therefore most cricketers will have more than one pair of cricket batting gloves. The cricket batting gloves have become so good on the ventilation front that there are very few batsmen that bat with cricket batting glove inners. There are still some that like to bat with cricket batting inners.
When looking for an extremely good grip on the bat, you would look for a leather palm for the gloves. There are many great cricket bat glove brands that offer gloves with leather palms. To name a few these include: