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    armored gloves?

    Anyone have any suggestions or recomendations for DH-oriented gloves? Looking for the ones that have full knuckle protection after ramming my hand into a tree this last weekend.

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    Fox bomber gloves are good. Just have a look on CRC, there are a load with protection.
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    Hey, anyone know if Spec is still making their carbon knuckled DH glove? I don't know the model, but it's from around 2003 or 4...best gloves I've ever used!
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    Hands down the best ones I have ever seen or worn....Dakine Defender. They tick all the boxes for me: comfortable, hard knuckle protection (real leather covered), mesh between the fingers, and heel of hand pad. The pairs I have don't have a funky fit and don't feel cheap like other gloves. Wore a '11 pair for 3 years and only upgraded to the current ones because they were in stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pau11y View Post
    Hey, anyone know if Spec is still making their carbon knuckled DH glove? I don't know the model, but it's from around 2003 or 4...best gloves I've ever used!
    They were making the "BG Fortress" up until last year, but no more. Wish I bought an extra pair, they've saved my hands more than once. Why I chose to occasionally punch rocks I do not know.

    But I do. I do.

    Spesh site still have some in size "S" left over in their outlet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fgiraffe View Post
    They were making the "BG Fortress" up until last year, but no more. Wish I bought an extra pair, they've saved my hands more than once. Why I chose to occasionally punch rocks I do not know.

    But I do. I do.

    Spesh site still have some in size "S" left over in their outlet.
    Just my friggin' luck! Looks like I'm going Dakine Defender :/ The look similar, but no carbon on the 1st two fingers' lower knuckles.
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    x2.. Which have armor down the ring and pinky fingers?

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    The Dakine defender have the pinky and ring finger pads but only on the joint/knuckle of the finger.

    I do wish I could get my hands on a pair of the Specialized Fortres Gloves. I passed up a pair because they were $50 but now I want them.

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    Look at motorcycle gloves too.

    You can even get light weight ones with carbon fiber knuckles.

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    I am also fan of the Fox Bomber glove perfect fit in the size L, the Dakine Defender looks good as well but the size L in Dakine gloves is to tight and the XL was big.

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    my brother has a pair of no fear gloves he got off crc 5 years ago, that are still going strong today, they have full carbon knuckle protection,,,

    myself in the past have had a pair of dakine gloves that had carbon knuckle protection, they wore out pretty quick though, within a season, same with the fox gloves ive had to,,, i had a pair of una bombers, they had the d3 rubber knuckle protection, they were more comforatble to wear than the full on carbon ones, as i find they rub on the knuckles were the carbon protection is when youve been wearing them for a while. again though i find the fox gloves seem to wear out quick to, i only seem to get 2 years max out of my gloves before they wearout,

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