Sizing New Gloves

Are you wearing the right size glove? When it comes to trying on lacrosse gloves, lots of players think they need a larger glove than they actually do. Gloves come in many different sizes in inches: 6, 8, 10, 12, 13 and 14. Each manufacturer also cuts their gloves either wider (Warrior) or more narrow (Brine) compared to each other. That's why it's always a good thing to try on gloves before buying them. stinger_3 When trying gloves on, they will almost always be stiff but after playing with them for a few days, they break in very easily. Try holding a stick when putting new gloves on to see how it feels. If the gloves are too big, the finger tip of the glove will curl over the shaft and touch your palm-that's not going to give you a good grip on the stick when cradling. kingrb1_ Another trick when trying on gloves is to turn your palm up once the glove is on and have someone pinch the middle finger tip. If you finger is too far away from the end, these gloves are too big and you need to go down a size. If your middle finger is jammed into the end of the glove, you need to go up a size. When a player tries on a 13 inch glove and says it's too small and I hand them a 14 inch, the first thing I remind them is that not only are the finger longer, but the palm is wider which means there is more material that can bunch up and cause you not to have a good grip. Usually players go back down to a 13 inch and once they break in, are perfect. These are just a few tips to keep in mind when trying on gloves and figuring out what size you are. If you're going to spend a good amount of money for something, you should always make sure they fit properly and last awhile!

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