That extra material is very dangerous
to a motorcycle racer.
DANGER, WILL ROBINSON!
I remember reading that there
was one feature on motocross
gloves that MXA considered to
be dangerous. I’ve looked at my
gloves a million times, and I can’t
remember what you wrote. I
should say that my gloves have
never endangered my life, but
what should I be looking for?
There is nothing dangerous
about your gloves, but it is important that they fit correctly. If the
fingertips of your gloves are longer than your fingers, it is possible
to get the excess finger material
trapped against the palm of your
hand when turning the throttle.
If this happens, when you try to
release the throttle to turn it off, it
can stick wide open, because your
fingers are trapped. It is important
that your gloves fit tight against
the tips of your fingers. We have
test riders who love a given brand
of gloves but find that the fingers
are too long, so they turn the right
glove inside out and sew the fingertips to shorten them. It would
be easier to buy gloves that fit. ❏