Goalkeeper Gloves Technology
TYPES OF GLOVES
The way in which gloves are stitched determines ball control and comfort. The Stanno product range has Rollfinger gloves and two types of Hybrid gloves and two types of Flathand, one with a positive cut and one with a negative cut. Combined with various types of foam, Stanno has gloves to give every goalie confidence.
The way in which gloves are stitched determines ball control and comfort. The Stanno product range has Rollfinger gloves, Hybrid gloves and two types of Flathand, one with a positive cut and one with a negative cut. Combined with various types of foam, Stanno has gloves to give every goalie confidence.
These are the Stanno Rollfinger models: Ultimate Grip Hyper II, Ultimate Grip II, Nero JR V, Ultimate Grip JR.
On positive flathand goalkeeper gloves, the stitching sits on the outside of the fingers. You can see it on the sides of the fingers. It means you have more room in the gloves. The foam surface on the inside of the hand is increased, which means glove-to-ball contact increases.
These are the Stanno flathand positive cut models: Power Shield III, Fingerprotection JR II, Hardground JR III, Volare JR.
On negative flathand goalkeeper gloves, the stitching sits on the inside of the fingers. The gloves sit tighter around your fingers, increasing the sense of ball control. The tight fit offers a better touch when catching and throwing the ball.
These are the Stanno flathand negative cut models: Volare Pro, Thunder V, Volare Match.
This mixed type of glove combines the benefits of the stitches on the outside of the fingers (flathand positive cut) with the Rollfinger system. This means the fingers are completely surrounded by foam, while the foam surface on the inside of the hand is further increased. As a result, glove-to-ball contact increases.
These are the Stanno hybrid postitive cut models: Ultimate Grip Aqua RFH II, Hardground RFH III.
The advantages of the rollfinger system and stitching on the inside of the fingers combined. The glove closes tighter around the fingers thanks to the stitching on the inside and is also completely surrounded by foam. The foam surface on the inside of the hand is further expanded, ensuring an even larger surface to catch the ball.
These are the Stanno hybrid negative cut models: Volare Ultra, Volare Ultra JR.
POSSIBLE ADDITIONS TO GLOVES
Apart from the way in which gloves are stitched, certain additions may also determine a goalie’s choice for a certain type of glove. Stanno has made three additions to certain gloves, namely finger protection, a rubber patch and the One Piece Fit Design.
Sturdy, flexible strips at the tops of the fingers offer good protection against injuries during ball contact. The flexibility of the strips guarantees flexibility is safeguarded when throwing out, punching and catching the ball.
These are the Stanno finger protection models: Thunder V, Power Shield III, Fingerprotection JR II.
Gloves for artificial grass and other hard surfaces come with a rubber patch on the inside of the hand. The patch is located on that part of the glove that comes into contact with the surface most often. It improves the wear resistance of the gloves.
These are the Stanno rubber patch models: Hardground RFH III, Hardground JR III.
One Piece Fit Design
The supple, lightweight material of the wrist strap runs over the upper hand and provides an even better connection around the skin. The OPF design also results in an extra light glove.
These are the Stanno One Piece Fit Design models: Volare Ultra, Volare Pro, Ultimate Grip Hyper II, Volare Ultra Junior.
Foam is one of the most important properties of goalkeeper gloves. It sits on the inner hand that is used to catch the ball. This adhesive latex foam has been specifically developed for goalkeeper gloves and offers grip and absorption. The Stanno product range has four different types of foam, each with its own specifications.
Hyper Foam Plus
Hyper Foam Plus is an ultra-soft and even thicker foam than Hyper Foam. This ensures an even better grip in both dry and wet weather conditions. Its absorbency has been considerably improved, which ensures optimum impact reduction and even better ball control. An additional advantage of Hyper Foam Plus is the improved, longer lifespan.
These gloves come with Hyper Foam Plus: Volare Ultra.
Hyper Foam offers maximum grip in both wet and dry weather conditions. During rainy matches, the moisture is absorbed by the foam, which strongly improves grip. In dry conditions, the gloves don’t have to be moistened during the match or training session, thanks to the absorbent properties of the Hyper Foam. Hyper Foam guarantees maximum comfort and increases ball control thanks to the excellent impact reduction.
These gloves come with Hyper Foam: Volare Pro, Ultimate Grip Hyper II.
Aqua Foam offers excellent grip in all weather conditions and is particularly suitable for wet weather conditions. The softer and more open foam structure absorbs water, which improves grip in wet weather by 25%. The gloves are also perfect for use in dry weather and enjoy an additional shock-absorbing feature to reduce the impact of hard punches.
These gloves come with Aqua Foam: Ultimate Grip Aqua RFH II.
Super Soft Profi Foam
Super Soft Profi Foam has excellent properties for a reliable grip in both wet and dry weather conditions and it also offers excellent absorption. The use of the right materials increases durability and guarantees maximum comfort.
These gloves come with Super Soft Profi Foam: Thunder V, Ultimate Grip II.
Soft Foam offers reliable grip and excellent absorption. Soft Foam guarantees maximum ball control and comfort.
These gloves come with Soft Foam: Power Shield III, Hardground RFH III, Volare Match, Fingerprotection JR III, Hardground JR III, Nero JR V, Ultimate Grip JR, Volare JR.
Which type of foam is the most suitable for a particular moment is determined by the weather conditions, the surface and personal preference.
GRIP DRY WEATHER
The adhesive properties of the foam are decisive for an optimal grip and the best performance. The weather is a big influence on the properties and performances of the foam material. Playing during dry weather requires specific foam components for optimal results.
GRIP WET WEATHER
Moisture, rain and wet conditions affect the grip and require additional components for a better grip. A softer and more open foam structure absorbs the water and is very suitable for wet weather conditions.
As well as grip, cushioning is an important factor in determining the most suitable goalkeeper gloves. The softer and thicker the foam, the better the impact of the ball can be absorbed. Also the thickness of the basic material of the gloves determines the amount of cushioning.
Foam is a very soft material that needs special treatment. Regular ball contact leads to wear and tear of the foam. The degree of wear is determined by the surface structure and the density of the foam material. A more course and closed foam structure will lead to less wear.