It seems logical doesn't it? A company makes a glove with Green Palms and they are just ok, your logic is every green palm is just 'ok' - or Pink Palms are cruddy- then every pink palm glove will be cruddy!
What if we told you that not all colored palms are created equal! In fact almost 90% of all Colored Palms used in Gloves today are what we would classify as 'replica or toy' quality latex. Meaning they are not meant for serious Goalkeeping use. Will they work in a pinch? Absolutely - should you spent more than about $25 on them - no way!
Its important to remember when you look at gloves, if the latex does not have FILM or Plastic on it.... skip it - its lower grade of latex (only high end latex has film as it needs to be protected) .
See the thing is most companies make up 'fancy' names for latex- to try to trick or fool you into thinking the latex is amazing. But its just not true. In reality there are 5-6 different types of Latex for palms and we rate them 1 - 5 (1 poor and 5 best)
That's why when West Coast launched Pink Supreme Latex it was a pretty big deal as we were working with the manufacturer of the latex in German to develop the PINK Supreme Latex, which is 4mm thick and designed for Pro Match use.
We only use Match Latex on our palms and we think you should too! We are proud to release the LAGUNA LOTUS with Exclusive PINK Latex and we hope you enjoy it!
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Every day at West Coast we get questions about whether or not a keeper should use finger saves. This post hopes to help you make a choice, show what some our pros do and explain why every pair of West Coast Gloves comes with removable finger saves.
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