West Coast Goalkeeping

KONA Riptide

SKU: GL-KO-RI-04

Glove Care

GLOVE CARE INSTRUCTIONS

You receive Brand New Gloves.....  Don't forget to give them a Pre-wash!  This is the most important part of having new German Pro Latex Gloves.  Washing the Gloves brings the grip alive so they are ready for play. 

  • Peel Plastic Film off all new Gloves
  • Wash Gloves Before Use (instructions below)
  • Dampen Gloves before Use
  • Wash Gloves after 3-5 wearings (instructions below)
  • Store Gloves in Glove Bag or Glove Envelope away from heat.

      WASHING YOUR GLOVES--

      1. Immerse Gloves Completely with Warm Water (never hot)
      2. Put Quarter Size Amount of Glove Wash on Each Palm
      3. Work it in on the palm thoroughly, rinsing occasionally 
      4. Repeat if Neccessary
      5. Add Same amount of Glove Wash INSIDE Glove and Water
      6. Rinse until no bubbles are seen.
      7. Wring Dry Removing All Excess Water
      8. Hang Dry (do not put onto heat or in direct sunlight to dry)

      Click below to watch our glove wash video on how to care for your gloves!


          WHY USE GLOVE WASH?

          • Most Soaps contain Moisturizers which can harm gloves, West Coast Glove Soap is designed specifically for Gloves
          • Sweat & Dirt Break down your gloves, without cleaning them they won't last as long
          • Washing your gloves restores the grip, bringing back the grip
          • Washing your gloves softens them and makes them more comfortable
          • Dude the Smell... No one wants funky Gloves!

           

          GLOVE WEAR

          • West Coast Goalkeeping uses 100% 4mm German Pro Match Latex for all Gloves.  Any Latex, even Pro is a naturally soft material and will show natural wear from use.  
          • Latex can show signs of wear from the very first use.... relax, its normal - the latex is sticky from the top to the bottom, it will continue to be usable until you have worn all latex off the palm. 
          • Latex is DESIGNED to wear, if it didn't show wear, then the palms are too 'dense or hard' and it would not be ideal for catching!  West Coast is not liable for wear and tear on a glove, as it is intended for this. 
          • Contributing factors to increased wear can include: Technique (make a fist to get up off the ground), Playing Surface (Turf is much harder on gloves), Weather (summer months can be brutal), Care (Wash gloves regularly to increase life), were they dampened regularly and most importantly how often you play and train.
          • Caring for your gloves and protecting the palms will greatly increase life, but sometimes unlucky Cuts, Dings, Knicks can be picked up from the turf or ground and are just a part of the game.  The latex is still sticky and still usable.
          • Negative Cut gloves will often wear faster due to the exposed finger design of the glove and their more snug nature compared to other cuts.
          • How many pairs per season?  The average Select/Premier keeper will usually go through 2-5 pairs per Year, while a Pro will go through 20-50, it all comes down to how often and what level you play along with how you treat the gloves.  
          • It is smart to have a Game pair and Practice pair - to be able to rotate, it will lessen the strain on a single pair and also provide backup in emergency.

           

            30 Day Guarantee

            30 Day 100% Satisfaction Money Back Guarantee, less shipping and handling.

            • We want to make sure you select the right glove!  If you are unhappy for any reason, return it to West Coast within 30 days.
            • Gloves/Gear that are in new condition (plastic can not be peeled from palms) can be returned for Full Money Back, less shipping.
            • If Gloves/Gear is Used (if plastic is peeled from palms of gloves) it can be returned for Store Credit within 30 days
            • Customer is responsible for shipping Gloves back to West Coast Goalkeeping. 
            • 30 Day Warranty does not apply to GRAB BAG items.
            • Offer Good only on Gloves purchased directly from WestCoastGoalkeeping.com 
            • West Coast must receive returned Products within 10 days of filing a return
            • Not available on Glove ID or Clothing ID Personalization.  
            • 30 Day Guarantee is non transferable.
            • Refunds will be processed within 72 hours of receipt of return.
            • Any Products past 30 Days of order are not eligible for return or exchange.  

             

            Size Guide

            GLOVE SIZE GUIDELINES:
            • Goalkeeping Gloves should be worn slightly larger than hands
            • Fingers SHOULD NOT be touching the tip of the gloves
            • Removing Finger Protection will make a glove 1/2 size larger.
            • Reverse/Negative glove cuts are a snugger fit, so it's often best to go a size up if on the border.
            • If you have a larger frame/build, your palm may be larger, requiring a larger glove. Just email us, we are here to help!
            • Contact@WestCoastGoalkeeping.com is great for any questions

            HOW TO MEASURE YOUR HANDS:

            • Option 1 : Measure the circumference of the widest part of the palm measure the circumference of the widest part of the palm including the thumb. Round up to the next highest inch. Then add 1" to the measurement to the determine your glove size.
            • Option 2 : Measure the length of the hand from tip of the middle finger to the base of the large thumb area where the keeper's thumb meets the wrist. Round up to the next highest inch. Then add 1" to the measurement to determine your glove size.
            • Example : 7.5" rounds up to 8", + 1" = 9", so a 7 3/4 around hand is a size 9 glove. Don't forget to add 1"!

            CLOTHING SIZE CHART

            If you have questions please send us an email and we'll will walk you through any sizing questions! West Coast Goalkeeping offers exchanges of all gloves within the United States.

            Email Us: contact@westcoastgoalkeeping.com

                 

              EXO-SKIN Series Meets the KONA with a brand new Palm Style - BioNegative.  A snugger more precise fitting glove with a flexible backhand. 

                • EXO-SKIN Lightweight Flexible EXO Backhand
                • PALM- Negative + Hybrid Palm for Precise Fit
                • Finger Protection - Removable Finger Saves
                • TURF - Turf and Grass Approved
                • INTERNAL GRIP - Internal Silicone Grip to prevent hand slipping
                • WRIST - Latex Wrist Strap with Updated Non Tangle Velcro

               

              Weather: All Weather German Supreme Orange Supreme Grip Latex offers Incredible Durability (Turf approved) and works great in wet or dry.  Make sure to dampen the palm in dry conditions to activate the latex. 

              Grip: This latex is super sticky 4mm Orange German Supreme Grip, All-Weather, Turf Approved is one of the top Latex's used in the world, it will provide amazing grip and provide great feel for the ball. It is highly recommended to Pre-wet for best grip possible, wetting the Supreme Latex will activate the chemicals in the Latex as well as decrease the wear on the glove.

              CUT:  Brand new BioNEGATIVE, it combines Negative Cut in Fingers with Expanse and Roll cut all into one to make a precise more snug fit, while giving you a precurve to allow you to stay on top of your catch! The only Negative Cut that offers you Pre-Curve to stay on top of the ball and contour to the precise fit of your hand. 

              Wrist: Easy On/Off Wrist with Latex Wrist strap with tangle free velcro for added security provide a snug and close fitting enclosure along with an extra large Glove iD box.

              Backhand: EXO-SKIN Light Weight composite backhand, is ultra flexible and breathable for a more comfortable fit.  3D Gel Designs on the backhand give it a unique style and design all to itself.  (Please note the 3D Design is a bit more delicate and can come off exposed to repeated scraping along the turf.)  3D Gel Punch Zones and Memory Foam lining helps decrease any impact on the hand while catching. 

              Finger Protection:  Pro Keepers wears fingersaves in his gloves during matches and swears by the West Coast Guardian Finger Protection System.  This glove includes finger (not thumb) saves with a convenient small flex pocket for quick removal.  Finger Saves Provide excellent protection and flexes and forms to your hand for maximum protection against injury.  Quickly remove them for a lighter more flexible glove! Thumb saves are not available on this glove.

              Fit: The KONA Riptide is designed to be a medium fitting glove with precise fitting fingers. 

              NOTE- Negative cut gloves wear faster than other models due to the lack of overhang on the backhand and are highly recommended for keepers with advanced technique

              Customer Reviews

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              M.L.

              KONA Riptide

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              T.W.
              Great gloves!!

              We were told these gloves were great for grip and support. They are amazing so far! Good quality and we got my daughter's custom made with her name and jersey number. The gloves came quickly also... very pleased overall

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              m.
              Great glove overall, but the rear decoration comes off right away.

              great glove except the decoration on the back is not well adhered to the glove. Bought the black out crimson as a replacement when it wore out.

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              s.S.
              Goalie gear

              Our order came quickly the only issue is on one of the gloves , part of the rubber on a finger wasn't attached securely so we ended cutting the piece as we needed the gloves so we didn't send them back . Otherwise all good.

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              c.y.
              Kona Riptides

              These are the best gloves I have ever owned!