Hi rebound right hand (second generation)

hey awesome people!

I wrote a previous article, regarding the Hi Rebound Right hand, and I wanted to share further developments with you guys! =)

Almost a year ago, I managed to get hold of the new mercian right hand glove… and I have to be honest! I really really liked it!

I liked it so much, it gave me some ideas on what I needed to do… to my already modified right hand!

I personally believe that a gk’ers stick is an extension of the arm and the technique/ philosophy, “should be used as if your catching a tennis ball with a straight arm”.

So I removed the whole back of the glove… so that the stick could be inline with my forearm.

put the inner foam back in its original spot and cut the same line!

Secure it with tape

Also I removed the wrist strap entirely and put in a thumb strap… similar to the Hi control glove… & tape through the stick gap to make the finger strap!

In the original models I put the thumb strap close to the front foam… and something that I have noticed when struck around the thumb area it bloody hurts!

so I added a slice of a left handed protector on top which gave better rebound and protection, but moving on from that, I simply relocated the thumb strap further back into the glove… preventing the thumb being compressed by the ball on the foam!

I personally think it has all the benefits of the hi control movement and keeping the stick at the same angle as the glove (especially on the deck) with the high rebound foam and surface-size! =)

The only 2 areas I’d like to improve on the glove is the bottom part – where the glove rounds off… If that could become flat so when diving bottom right or logging the glove doesn’t rotate making the save with the front foam and the flat side of the stick! second! thicker foam (similar to the LH) as its very thin in comparison!

Warning!!! there is very little protection on the back of the glove on mine! I have seen keepers with unusual movements been hit there so just be careful if you do these mods as protection will be less and keep the moments correct!

happy goalkeeping

xoxo

11 thoughts on “Hi rebound right hand (second generation)”

  1. I Prefer the foam of Obo, the laminated surface helps for smothering and diving and the Mercian foam if very grippy! Also the Obo surface area is larger! I will try post a video of me using it so people can see the benefits… The cuts are drastic but results are fantastic in my opinion! x

  2. Nice work. Will be doing similar to mine.

    One question though. Is the glove still legal? Reason for asking is I had a prototype which was similar to the new Mercian RHP which started life Legal, but because the “Legal dimensions” are defined for when the glove lies in it’s natural balance, when the glove was later cut further, the natural balance changed, and so it became illegal.

    Saying that, I did play with this glove for a couple of years, and not once was it even considred for legality. There is no size testing equipment that exists in an Umpire’s armoury that I know of.

  3. I believe it’s legal! I’ve played in a few big tournaments and I’ve had no issues
    before I relocated the thumb strap I added a big piece of foam on the face of the glove and my glove was taken and examined b4 the tournament and it was said to be good
    with the strap further back in to the glove, I can’t see any issues!
    Good luck with the cuts πŸ˜‰ hope it’s beneficial! πŸ˜‰ x

  4. I really like the mods you have made there and have done something similar to mine.
    Many keepers out there get hit on the back of the wrist? (Exposed area with these mods…)

  5. Really like the mods you have made there and have done something similar to mine.
    Do many keepers out there get hit on the back of the wrist??? (The area exposed by these mods…)

  6. Very rarely do I see keepers make saves with the back of glove – normally beginner keepers whose hands are below their waste… More experienced keepers should be fine!!! πŸ™‚ x

  7. Bit the bullet and remodified my rhp. Took off the extra foam but left the wrist strap in position from the original first generation modification. Will try it out in my match tonight.

  8. just an idea, and im new to this site so i hope i dont offend anyone. but if you can?, try getting a Hi – Rebound left hand glove wrist protector and attaching this to the back of this glove to ensure that you dont get hit there? i dont own this glove yet, but i cannot wait to get it.
    Cheers
    Pete

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