Dang. Another not funny post. We’ll try to get back to our regular programming soon. A few re-runs of I Love Lucy or Are You Being Served should help!
This is only my opinion. It’s what works for my hand size and shape. I’m comparing two gloves and tell you why I like one more than the other for lunging. If you missed the discussion on gloves and lunging, you can find it here.
Exhibit A: (I love visual aids!)
Safer: a crochet back with pig skin palm. This one is an SSG. Ovation makes a nice one without velcro. It has a horseshoe-shaped opening at the wrist. Note open Velcro.
Safest: SSG’s, designed for riding, fit like a riding glove. To make it a better lunging glove, I flip-up the cuff. This makes the opening wider, and it’s less likely the Velcro can accidentally attach if it brushed the cuff of your jacket.
Here’s the same riding glove, next to a glove often marketed for lunging (see padded palm), and a very good reason that elastic wrist gloves, though they may look close in opening size, are usually not wide enough to slip off easily. You can tell by the wear that I love these rancher gloves. I don’t feel they are as safe with a lunge line. Even though they have a wider palm.
The close up: you can see a big difference in opening size. I want an opening that is close in size to the widest part of my palm, and an inside surface that is not gripping all the way around.
For what it’s worth, this is what works for me. You have to figure out what is going to work for your hand size and shape. The ambient temperature you’re working in does matter. Stiff fingers aren’t going to help you either, in an emergency. Anyone have a favorite snow weather glove they’d like to recommend for lunging?