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Steve90266



Joined: 30 Nov 2007
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Location: Manhattan Beach

PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:59 pm    Post subject: Sticky Fingers Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

I was out last Sunday, flying around in some excellent spring air conditions. After about 45 minutes of flying I decided to head in. The usual pattern, etc, but on final I was higher than normal.

As I honked it in on my right down tube, my glove slipped off the aluminum tubing. I'm using some motocross gloves that have a smooth, pitted cloth across the palm and fingers. That's never happened before. Time lost, I immediately switched to both hands on the control bar and brought it in to my waist. I landed without incident.

I decided to look into this grip thing and think I've found a good solution. It's called TEGS. It's a gripping system that requires the TEGS product on both the gloves and the surface you need to grip. Kind of like mini-vlecro, with instant release. Or so they say.

I went here and purchased some tactical TEGs grip gloves and some tape to wrap on my down tubes and control bar. I realize this might add some parasitic drag, but I'd rather be safe and in control when I need it most. Check it out and I'll let folks know how it goes once I've got it in the air.

https://loftactical.com/shop/sentry-glove/
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gregangsten



Joined: 02 Jun 2005
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Location: Westchester

PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:30 pm    Post subject: glove grip Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

I've been happily using Mad Grip gloves for flying. They are as sticky as you'll ever want and only around $10 a pair. Search for them at Home Depot (online) or Lowe's.
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Steve90266



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:47 pm    Post subject: Sticky Fingers Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

I got the gloves and the tape. Tried them out and they work great. I just ordered more tape to put on the down tubes.

I had gloves from Home Depot that I used for years. They finally gave up the ghost, so I thought I'd try something more technical.

The only draw-back: The gloves act like velcro. So when I pull on my harness cords, the end piece doesn't want to let go of my glove. Kinda like trying to get rid of a sticky booger. Smile

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gregangsten



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:42 am    Post subject: Mad Grip Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

The only drawback I've found with the Mad Grip gloves is their durability. Not good, especially on your string-pulling hand, but still definitely worth it.
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Malury



Joined: 09 May 2005
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Location: The Rain Forest of Hilo, Hawaii

PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

I always liked the cheap, rubberized gardening gloves from Home Depot. Barely warm enough and quite grippy. If you drop one in flight or you loaned them to Darryl, it's not a big loss. Easy to wash too.
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