LEVEL Gloves "Round" Fingertips - Explained

by Jim Bartlett Published: September 05, 2018, Updated: September 05, 2018

LEVEL Gloves

LEVEL snowboard gloves come with a "Round" finger tip construction. Why round and not square?

Rounded finger tips don't have seams or pointed edges at the end of your glove fingers. A rounded tip helps prevent your fingers from catching or hanging up on objects - like your board edge. The round shape makes for more predictable and smooth movements across different surfaces.

Square finger tips have a seam or seams that can interfere with your grip or hang up momentarily on surfaces (like a board edge).

When you combine the round fingertip design with LEVEL's Kevlar surface, you have a glove design optimized for the unique requirements of snowboarding. Kevlar makes the finger tips durable, and the round shape makes gripping more predictable.

 





Jim Bartlett
Jim Bartlett

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Learned to ski in the mid '70s. Grew up skiing on snow and ice in New England, then switched to snowboarding in Colorado 20 years ago. Haven't been on skis since, although that day is coming. Over 15 years experience in the snow sports industry, and founder, editor, and main content creator for Sicuro. Father of four kids (his) and one kid (hers) from college age to tweener. I snowboard, mountain bike, and pay the bills.


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