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2013 New Wicket keeper gloves review featuring kookaburra cricket and SS TON.

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2013 New Wicket keeper gloves review featuring kookaburra cricket and SS TON.

Gloves in this review.

Kookaburra 650 wicket keeper gloves

Kookaburra 750 wicket keeper gloves

Kookaburra Players wicket keeper gloves

Kookaburra 800 wicket keeper gloves

Kookaburra 1000 wicket keeper gloves

SS TON Player edition wicket keeper gloves 

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So im going to score these gloves on a few different levels and all levels out of a simple 3 points. Zero being the lowest and 3 being the best.Im going to leave looks and fit out of the equations as thats subjective and different for every person.

1: grip ( how grippy is the rubber in the catching areas )

2: Palm Protection ( what is under the surface and realistically is it adequate )

3: Finger tip protection ( caps and padding on the fingertips )

4: Wrist protection ( whats the padding like on the wrists )

5: flexibility ( soft and supple, or do they need to be played in over a few games etc )

6: Quality ( is it made from old crappy materials or state of the art lightweight material )

7: weight ( how much does it weigh, lighter is better )

 

Kookaburra 650 wicket keeper gloves 2013.

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1: grip : ( 3 ) good level of grip but found all the gloves to have the same grip level regardless of grip pattern e.g. octopus suction cup, hexagon cups etc.

2: Palm Protection : ( 3 ) all gloves had similar gel padding and couldn’t tell any difference between the lot

3: Finger tip protection : ( 3 ) pretty decent cups

4: Wrist protection : ( 1 ) very soft low density foam. I would say the protection level would be ok for low club level or school level cricket.

5: flexibility : ( 2 ) gonna take some wearing in to soften these gloves up.

6: Quality : ( 2 ) i cant find any faults for club level these would be perfect or even indoor cricket. Whilst its not the most expensive product on the market it is value for money.

7: weight : ( 2 ) 10.4 oz. A relatively light weight glove.

Score : 16 / 21

Price : $45.99 

An overall very good score for a low level glove. Solid construction and good material. I can only hope these stay together for a season. if they do these would be a great buy for a high school or club.


Kookaburra 750 wicket keeper gloves 2013. 

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1: grip : ( 3 ) good level of grip but found all the gloves to have the same grip level regardless of grip pattern e.g. octopus suction cup, hexagon cups etc.

2: Palm Protection : ( 3 ) all gloves had similar gel padding and couldn’t tell any difference between the lot

3: Finger tip protection : ( 3 ) pretty decent cups

4: Wrist protection : ( 2 ) wrist protection was a little better but still quite soft.

5: flexibility : ( 2 ) gonna take some wearing in to soften these gloves up.

6: Quality : ( 2 ) i cant find any faults with these and they would be perfect for high school or club level cricket. Whilst its not the most expensive product on the market it is value for money.

7: weight : ( 2 ) 10.5 oz. A relatively light weight glove.

Score : 17 / 21

Price : $64.99 

These would be great for club use or even high school. Good solid construction...decent light weigh materials will at least last a season or two im sure.

 

Kookaburra Players wicket keeper gloves 2013. 

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1: grip : ( 3 ) good level of grip but found all the gloves to have the same grip level regardless of grip pattern e.g. octopus suction cup, hexagon cups etc.

2: Palm Protection : ( 3 ) all gloves had similar gel padding and couldn’t tell any difference between the lot

3: Finger tip protection : ( 3 ) pretty decent cups

4: Wrist protection : ( 2 ) wrist protection was a little better but still quite soft.

5: flexibility : ( 3 ) good to go.

6: Quality : ( 3 ) The best money can buy from kookaburra.

7: weight : ( 2 ) 10.4 oz. A relatively light weight glove.

Score : 19 / 21

Price : $194.99 

As good as money can buy. These are really good gloves and if i was a keeper these are probably the gloves i would be using.

 

Kookaburra 800 wicket keeper gloves 2013.

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1: grip : ( 3 ) good level of grip but found all the gloves to have the same grip level regardless of grip pattern e.g. octopus suction cup, hexagon cups etc.

2: Palm Protection : ( 3 ) all gloves had similar gel padding and couldn’t tell any difference between the lot

3: Finger tip protection : ( 3 ) pretty decent cups

4: Wrist protection : ( 2 ) wrist protection was a little better but still quite soft.

5: flexibility : ( 2.5 ) almost good to go....

6: Quality : ( 3 ) Very good, high quality leathers.

7: weight : ( 2 ) 10.6 oz. A relatively light weight glove.

Score : 18.5 / 21

Price : $94.99 

If you cant afford the players gloves then get these...you cant go wrong.

Kookaburra 1000 wicket keeper gloves 2013.

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1: grip : ( 3 ) good level of grip but found all the gloves to have the same grip level regardless of grip pattern e.g. octopus suction cup, hexagon cups etc.

2: Palm Protection : ( 3 ) all gloves had similar gel padding and couldn’t tell any difference between the lot

3: Finger tip protection : ( 3 ) pretty decent cups

4: Wrist protection : ( 2 ) a slight different design on the wrist protection, instead of a soft sponge pouch they have gone for a high density thin foam. not sure which i prefer.

5: flexibility : ( 2 ) will take some time to soften up

6: Quality : ( 3 ) Very good, high quality leathers.

7: weight : ( 1 ) 11.5 oz. a little heavy, but we are only talking 1 oz.

Score : 17 / 21

Price : $124.99 

The heaviest out of the lot so far and a little stiff. I would still take the 800's over these kookaburra 1000's keeper gloves.

SS TON Player edition wicket keeper gloves 2013

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1: grip : ( 3 ) good level of grip but found all the gloves to have the same grip level regardless of grip pattern e.g. octopus suction cup, hexagon cups etc.

2: Palm Protection : ( 3 ) all gloves had similar gel padding and couldn’t tell any difference between the lot

3: Finger tip protection : ( 3 ) pretty decent cups

4: Wrist protection : ( 3 ) i liked the wrist protection on these the best

5: flexibility : ( 3 ) Nice, ready to play

6: Quality : ( 2.5 ) Quality is very good. right up there.

7: weight : ( 1 ) 11.5 oz. lottle heavy.

Score : 18 / 21

Price : $119.99 

These are very nice gloves, leather is nice and soft. If i didnt go for the Kookaburra players these would be in my shopping basket for sure.