longboard gloves are an important safety tool for anyone who rides a longboard. These gloves help in many ways, like keeping your shoes from getting stuck in holes made by a footbrake and keeping you from slipping or falling during the ride.
Even though this clothing may cost less than a new pair of worn-out shoes, safety gloves still cost between $50 and $90, which is a lot of money for a beginner.
let me show you step by step:
- Choose the velcro layout you want.
- Stick the velcro and sew it.
- Plan out the puck.
- Move the pucks and make them smooth.
- Put pucks on your gloves.
- Let the gloves dry and finish them.
WHAT YOU NEED:
Before we start, let’s talk about what kind of longboard gloves you like: a pair for everyday use or one for a long ride.
- Two pairs of gloves (recommend type Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene)
- A saw
- Duct tape and cloth glues
- chopping board
- clearly-marked ruler
Instructions for Making Gloves for Longboarding
Making your own slide gloves is a great way to show off your style and keep your hands safe. So, let me remind you that you need to carefully follow the steps below to make high-quality, stylish gloves for a good ride.
Step 1: Choose how your Velcro will look.
First, you need to choose the right hook-and-loop strips, because some of them can’t be sewn by hand. To be more specific, it will be better if you buy soft hook-and-loop tapes that can hold more stitching and are flexible.
Be careful with Velcro strips because they can cause a lot of problems, like stopping the sewing needle and tearing the fabric (back adhesive tape) or making sewing hard and uncomfortable (stiff tape). The suggested way is to cut your designed Velcro into six pieces before attaching them to your homemade slides gloves.
Step 2: Stick the Velcro and sew it on.
The second step is to glue Velcro strips you have on hand to your DIY slides gloves and then pin them in place. In this step, the best choice for your sliding materials is a denim sewing needle, so they don’t break or bend while you’re working.
From what I’ve seen, the Velcro layout needs different overlaps and the fabric needs to be in the right place. Also, be careful when you’re putting thread in your sewing machine. It is very important to test the tension settings thoroughly by using a heavier thread, a snippet, and the Velcro that was made for the job.
Step 3. Design the pucks
When it comes to pucks, you can find lots of cool shapes on the Internet. After you decide on the shapes you want for your sliding material, I suggest making square and circle patches that are 5cm x 14cm for the finger and 10cm x 11cm for the palm.
Before cutting the pucks, it is best to stretch them out on the cutting board. One tip for you: a cutting board without a handle makes it much easier to cut. You can also make an anaerobic epoxy for the palm puck so that it sticks quickly to the Velcro.
Step 4: Slide the pucks and make them smooth.
If it’s your first time using a hacksaw, make sure to mark the edge of a patio so you can start cutting the patch without damaging anything. Now it’s time to use the cutting board and clamps to hold the UHMWPE sheet with the previous measurements firmly in place. Remember to rub the sharp edges of the pucks gently on the pavement until you get the shape you want. For example, the easiest way is to put an octagon before a circle.
Step 5: Put pucks on gloves.
From what I’ve seen, it’s better to glue directly to the duct tape instead of your homemade longboarding gloves, and then slowly put the glue on your pucks. Also, you should wear the old gloves you prepared before spreading the glues so that you don’t get glue on your hands.
It would be great if you could put the pucks right where the duct tape is stuck. If not, take them off quickly and gently, and repeat the process until you get it right. For safety reasons, this is a must. To finish your favorite pucks, don’t forget to stick even coats.
Step 6: Let gloves dry and finish.
Lastly, because this material is hard to glue, it may take some time for the pucks to stick to your skating gloves. Make sure you hold them the right way until they are well attached and can’t be taken off. Then, put them in a clean, cool place to dry. This step is very important for safety because these gloves will be in close contact with the ground during your slides.
Are you following this step-by-step guide on how to make slide gloves for longboarding until the end? Did you make your longboarding gloves? If so, please tell us about it in the comments below. You can also talk about things like socks, bags, backpacks, etc. as accessories.
Personalizing your longboard gloves is cheap and trendy, and your upcoming rides will definitely reach a new level. But please make sure you follow the steps exactly for your own safety.