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About Funkretch goalkeeper

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  • Birthday 12/22/1981

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    GluPro Hasta (currently)
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  1. Seismic - Queltic Emerald Protect

    Seismic - Queltic Emerald Inferno protect Cut : Roll finger Latex : 4mm agt (aqua grip technology) Internal Latex: yes and ribbed Wrist Strap : 1 lock standard beautifully embossed latex strap Wrist Entry : Bandage Glove Body : some type Micromesh/mesh Finger Protection : Yes removeable Price : €45 plus postage & packaging But nearly out of stock so get the last pairs here. Seismic Emerald Protect glove there is a non internal latex version the Emerald Protect available for €32 Where from : Seismic Goalkeeper Gloves - Ireland First Impressions When i got these I was baffled by there beauty…. A fantastic piece of artwork and embossing on the backhand along with the embossing on the wrist strap and pull tab. The workmanship on this glove so stitching etc is well outstanding… way way better than I've seen from bigger brands. I gave them the normal 2 pre washes and the agt wet weather latex came to life. Fit at first was to tight on the hand I felt to much pressure and my pinky finger began to ache….. THIS WAS MY FAULT! Seismic advised to go up a size and I decided to stick with my normal 10… there customer service was exceptional a return and replace was offered….i got lazy so stuck with them…. Very glad I did.. I purchased these gloves as a keeper that actually needed protection in 4 fingers and a really bad thumb injury… I Do not normally use finger protection. They were with the spines in a snug fit… The internal latex obviously adding to this. But all the same a very flexible glove.. There was no doubt from the off this glove was a completely different beast! for me… Very padded.. Not something I'd usually go for. This glove again is at least 2 seasons old, and has been used in 23 11 a side games… countless 7 a side games in the wet on astro.. With the protection it's a great glove for this. And lots of coaching sessions. I now much better wearing them without the finger protection. These install confidence in the goalkeeper and the internal latex after a few good training sessions adapts internally to the shape of your hand. The roll finger cut suits the glove and the catching shape of the glove is very good even if the feel on the ball isn't natural your hands feel in a great shape to hold onto the ball. Great shock absorption… You can barely feel some shots, which I wasn't sure about…. But this is a protection glove after all. Durability well amazing… there still going strong even if they do stink to high heaven. The agt latex is tough stuff and as long as they are kept damp and stored properly will outlast any big brand glove. These may look a little yellow in places but the are still performing. Ratings (out of 10) Looks 9 A beautiful piece of artwork… Different lovely embossing. Fit 8 The internal latex is a lovely thing when worn in… Listen when your told to go a size up. Build Quality 9 Of course the backhand colours have faded due to washing a quality latex backhand. Dry Grip 7 Wet Grip 9 Durability 10 For me if a pair of gloves is tacky and performing 2 seasons later, showing little signs of palm wear how can you give less than a 10? Overall score 8.6666 Conclusion Yes own a pair… Little late now but some pairs still available I think? See link above! A fantastic glove from a fantastic brand simple… In my opinion seismic are at the top of the game.. There new range looks well bloody great… Innovation new ideas. Design to the highest standards and quality well top notch. Pictures http://s927.photobucket.com/user/funkretchdesign1/library/Seismic - Queltic Emerald - Protect Take the spines out fantastic in fantastic. BAD THUMB INJURY - tip Also a hint to anyone if you can get hold of a puma thumb protection spine your onto a winner.. This spine is apparently patented which kinda sucks a bit because if you ask me its the best and seems to suit any independent glove I have tried that allows for a thumb spine. I found a single spine didn't do as much for the thumb as it does with a finger.
  2. GluPro Hasta - giga - Box Roll

    Glupro - Hasta Cut - Box roll Latex : 4mm giga Internal Latex : no Wrist Strap :, double wrap stretch strap etc etc Wrist Entry : Bandage, Glove Body : Micromesh Finger Protection : Yes removeable, Price : 29.99 plus postage & packaging Where from : https://glupro.com/ First Impressions I like the simple design and embossing. Nice silver red and black features on a good soft latex backhand. I gave these gloves my normal 2 pre washes and the giga palm sprang to life. The fit feels great the box roll cut is lovely.. I am a big fan of the classic roll cut and this adds a little something. Use State how many times you have used them, on what surfaces and conditions, was it training or matches? How did you feel using them? Did they give confidence in wet and dry conditions? What was the shock absorption like? What was the feel like on the ball? What has durability been like? These have been my match day gloves for the majority of this season… I I play Saturday and Sunday… I have also worn them in at least 16 7 aside games on astro turf. And a few times to coach in. Ratings (out of 10) Looks - 8 for me.. a really nice looking glove, I as a designer am a fan of the glupro logo… the features are simple but create a great looking glove. Fit - 7 I do find there really isn't much difference between a 9 and a 10 in glupro although I'm a 10 in bigger brands.. I'm fine with a glupro 9 Build Quality - 8 Looks good stitching holding well, the backhand colours are beginning to fade due to washing… I'd expect that from a nice latex backhand anyway. Wet Grip - 8 Far far far better than I expected. I thought the palm may have been an aqua so double checked and its a giga… Something I personally normally wouldn't go for in the wet… But it's been fantastic. Dry grip - 8 Exceptionally good grip in the dry there are better contact latexs for dry weather that probably do wear better. With good technique. Durability - 8 The palm has worn brilliantly over time… the fingertips are starting to show signs of wear and I have buggerd the base of the palm recently with a few dodgy dives. But the grip is still 100% there. Overall score - 7.833 Conclusion Well u may be aware by now I like glupro gloves. This brand was my first dip into the independent market and Chris a glupro has not let me down since the day I bought my first pair very early on in the companies development. I wear them and so do a lot of keepers I coach… I just get a lovely feeling from there gloves I've said it before and will again a natural glove. You feel at one with it. And this Hasta Box Roll is no exception to that rule. It installs confidence in the things it should… No fancy punch zones… do u need one? I'm not convinced. A Proper decent grippy latex on the backhand and a really grippy palm in all conditions. The removable spines are flexible and suit the glove, if worn. I will be wearing them again and highly recommend these to all goalkeepers and coaches. Out of stock still available here in a 10 GluPro Hasta on ebay Pictures GluPro Hasta - giga box roll pictures - pics with top and Wear at base of palm most recent
  3. Oneglove Geo flux review - somehow still going always in the coaching box

    I was pretty damm excited about the release of these gloves... Also the liquid proof layering for water resistance.... That wasn't actually applied to this glove.. Ooooops totally my error, I thought it was on the whole range... Lesson learned do your reading.... Other lesson learned don't do your reading make a mistake and order a glove that's been a workhorse for sooooo long..
  4. Unique Patent Protected Goalkeeper Glove / Sean Murodch

    I do like your idea the innovation, personally I don't see it kicking off but as others have said I could be wrong. You obviously really have passion for the idea and to make it work... I have asked this question before. I think you need to protect the backhand (the other palm) can you do this.... Maby some clever removable backhand... That can next be attached to the goalkeepers second pair... I coach and technique as you know certainly is something young goalkeepers can struggle with... Damaging the backhand..
  5. An introduction

    I am still playing Saturday and Sunday 11 a side, at the ripe old age of 36. And coaching 8 young goalkeepers and 2 teenagers. I work hard at improving my coaching techniques by always keeping up to date. I am very proud of the development of my goalkeepers they are enjoying it as am I. Do you currently play for a club? Yes I am currently goalkeeper for 2 clubs And a Wednesday day 7 a side team Favourite/least favourite thing about being a goalkeeper? Favourite?? There's so many… example… I love 1 on one's… I Am a bit old school when it comes to technique in this situation but for me getting your timing perfect going in full pelt at a strikers feet with confidence hands 1st getting the ball and flattening the striker….. Very satisfying…. Least favorite…. Not being listened to…. (midfielders normally the culprits here) I've played with some great defences in my time… It's normally the lack of support… and moments of ahhh I'm I midfielder I will just stand here lol Something interesting…. Well here goes another person bahahaha yes I am going to start my own goalkeeper glove brand. I have had my head down designing and researching for about 5 years now… I have been a graphic designer/printer my whole working life … 20 years now I enjoy the creative side of what i do… But I am fed up creating…. Sometimes utter shit… Because that's what the customer wants…. The customer is always right…. Blablabla is the customer a designer no! I say there wrong lol. I want to do something for me. I am a goalkeeper, I have been so interested In the fantastic gloves being created in the independent market… I admire the work of GluPro, Seismic, Edge, dh1, F-Line, insanity, Oneglove… There are others… I Want to join the pot.. The pot of brands that care… Want to be creative and innovative and create beautiful affordable gloves…. Please do go and like Funkretch Goalkeeper Gloves Facebook page. This is just a page I set up a while ago where I've been posting pics etc… Go scroll down have a look… U May be interested u may not… You may learn something u may learn bugger all… Anyway that's me people… Glad to be part of the forum. Some pics of me in my England kit as a youngster lol http://s927.photobucket.com/user/funkretchdesign1/library/me%20in%20my%20prime
  6. GluPro Neo Punch

    Cheers Fraser long live the forum lol
  7. Oneglove - Geo Flux Cut : negative Latex : 4mm Aquasoft Internal Latex : no Wrist Strap : MidSplit strap Wrist Entry :Bandage, Glove Body : micromesh I think whatever a nice material Finger Protection : Yes removeable, Price : £34.99 plus postage & packaging Where from : https://www.facebook.com/TheOneGloveCompany/ First Impressions Weather this needs a prewash or not I gave it my normal 2, the latex felt amazingly tacky. I think these gloves look nice… To be fair there not to my taste… But hearing about the embossed backhand on there new range 2 seasons ago really interested me. It's stitched onto the backhand beautifully. The fit is perfect I'm a 10 and with the fingersaves in or out they are nice and snug. All though one glove advise to go up a size with spines… I have tried them with spines and there fine. I have used these gloves so many times I can't remember. They are 2 seasons old at least and have been used to coach play at least 10 11 a side games… But also endless 7 a side games on astro.. A death surface for an aqua soft palm. In the wet and dry they are smashing. The shock absorbing is just right with a nice thick palm.. Durability well I'm baffled is all I can say… Yes I do look after my gloves but…. 2 seasons no way??? Well yes way…. and people I coach have used them and somehow don't ask me how they are still tacky and still going strong! Looks - 6 - Not to my taste but other colour ways do look smashing Fit 9.5 bang on! Build Quality - 8.5 Dry Grip - 7 Wet Grip - 9 Durability - 10 Surely I had to put 10 that's bloody ridiculous….. Or Is it…. Total score 8.333 Conclusion Fantastic natural feeling, snug negative cut glove, a very lightweight frame with an innovative backhand that supports the fingers well without finger saves, very clever stuff the embossing on the backhand. One Glove really do offer an amazing range of gloves and this is one of them. Can't wait to try there super flat? palm Pictures hope these work http://s927.photobucket.com/user/funkretchdesign1/library/oneglove%20Geo%20flux%20negative
  8. GluPro special edition gold

    Glove Make & Model : GluPro Special Edition Cut : ergo Latex : 4mm super contact Internal Latex : no Wrist Strap : double wrap stretch strap Wrist Entry : Bandage Glove Body : Micromesh. Finger Protection : Yes removeable, Price : £24.99 now available in the end of season sale for £14.99 Where from : https://glupro.com/ First Impressions Straight out of the pack remove film from the palm.. Dampen the palms a little and you're good to go… Again the backhand design is simple, but I really like the lines on the latex and the light embossing on the fingers in the centre of the backhand for the gold glupro logo. The palm looks fantastic in gold. Same colour as my teams kit. Use These gloves have been used in 4 11 a side games 20 coaching sessions and 5 hour games on astro. They have been used in both the wet and dry conditions. The natural feel of the glove and the exceptional grip of the super contact In the dry is amazing… What really surprised me was the contact palms performance in the wet I was expecting it not to be good… And they really were great. The glove absorbs powerful shots well and takes the sting away. The durability of this palm really is good its a much harder wearing palm and doesn't seem as soft. The backhand colours have began to fade due to washing. Ratings (out of 10) Looks 7-10 A nice looking glove Fit 7-10 I am normally a 10 in big brand gloves and always find a 9 or 10 in glupro fine with or without spines. Build Quality 8-10 This glove has been put together very well all the stitching is as it should be. Print placed correctly and accurate embossing. Dry Grip 9-10 Absolutely exceptional Wet Grip 7-10 This really did surprise me not something I was expecting Durability 9-10 The palm is extremely durable.. Do moisten and keep in the correct conditions to keep this palm in top condition. Overall marks 7.83 Conclusion Again a glove I love using. The ergo cut is a fantastic fit. The wrist strap is very supportive and the catching feel is great. Another great glove from glupro for coaching, training and games. Pictures http://s927.photobucket.com/user/funkretchdesign1/library/GluPro%20special%20edition%20gold%20super%20contact
  9. GluPro Neo Punch

    Glove Make & Model : GluPro Neo Punch - sample release 2018 Cut : Ergo Latex : e.g 4mm Super Aqua Internal Latex : no Wrist Strap : double lock latex embossed strap. Wrist Entry : bandage Glove Body : neoprene Finger Protection : yes removable Price : £25 delivered to your door Currently End of season sale! £14.99 Where from : https://glupro.com Out of the pack this palm always needs a good 2 pre washes to remove chemicals from the palm.. My experience with this latex is to do that and bring the glove to life… Your good to go.. I think this is a really nice looking glove. I am a fan of Glupros logo it looks really nice on the backhand. On this glove it's moved to one side and is printed onto the neoprene base in white along with a small piece of artwork printed in gold. It may not be to everyone's taste but I really like its simplicity. The ergo cut is fast becoming a favorite of mine. With the two middle fingers rolled only at the tips with mesh ventilation and the index and pinky fingers are rolled down the finger. This cut gives a snug claw like feel. UseT hese have been used in two 11 a side games on turf 10 coaching sessions on turf wet and dry and hard and 6 1 hour long 7 aside games on astro turf 3 on wet days. They do indeed install confidence within the goalkeeper. The shock absorption is great but not to much padding allowing a natural feel. They are fantastic in the wet which is a great thing we all hate a slippery ball and the palm will exceed other contact and giga palms even in the dry, if kept damp. The feel as I personally think with all glupro gloves is natural. Great gloves to coach in and for goalkeepers being coached. Looks 8-10 all though again not a complex design I do really like the look of this glove. The embossing is lovely and simple printed features I think are classy. Also its good to see a nice chunky latex wrist strap. Fit 7-10 I have to say I'm normally in most big brand gloves I am a 10… and I find with glupro even with the spines in a 9 is fine… i have a feeling that with this brand there's not much difference between a 9 and a 10. Build Quality 7-10 Really well made.. Backhand latex has had colour wear.. I'm always OK with this.. Its normally washing along with wear that creates this.. And on a softer nicer backhand latex (that's not a dumbo) that performs better and is grippier the colours do start to fade. You will see how many games I have played and I do wash after every game. Stitching is good and everything enforced well in its place.. I always seem to find what I call a wobble in most gloves stitching.. And there are couple here.. Where a line of stitching seems a bit off. But nothing to effect the strength and durability of the glove. Dry Grip 7-10I f kept slightly damp.. easily… there are obviously some exceptional dry weather contact, giga extra palms… so and 8 would be to high. Wet Grip 9 - 10A great wet weather palm - do wipe and squeeze your hands on a very muddy pitch.. If your gloves you and the ground are sodden this will always help. Dirt on any palm will effect grip. Durability 7-10 It's a supersoft aqua palm but with good technique a great wearing palm. Fingertips are showing expected catching wear.. And a few marks due to some palms on the ground… doing up shorts laces ect… it's a 4mm latex and even when it does wear maintains it's high level of grip. Overall 7.5 Conclusion I love these I have to say. I've used a lot of neoprene body gloves by big brands and always found them to feel flimsy and unprotective . This is where glupro have got it right the neoprene is thick and supportive. This glove has sustenance which I really like… Without the spines the embossed latex punch zone on the back of the fingers does provide that extra support on the backhand for your fingers on powerful shots.. It's been very well placed and again I like the embossing. The spines in all glupro gloves are one piece flexible spine with the tape across the back.. I know there are people that dislike these spines… But for someone who dislikes spines anyway I find these fit perfectly into the glove and remain very flexible and not rigid… Something again I like. I tend to use them every now and then now due to old finger injuries. To try and get to the point here the Super Aqua Latex that is being used by GluPro is exceptionally good. And the ergo cuts fantastic keepers I coach like the way this cut creates the claw like catching feeling.. Now I have found this latex to be extremely durable in the past on other glupro gloves… I had a pair that lasted 2 whole seasons and with a fantastic year of good technique they were excellent… Palm wear is all relative (I ripped a supersoft palm to bits with, a bad dive on a dry hard pitch just the other day lol) an aqua palm is normally going to be a soft one… And glupros is no exception to this rule. But washed after use properly and kept in the right condition these palms remain extremely tacky… Even with wear.. For the price exceptional value. Please do check my funkretch Goalkeeper glove Facebook for pictures and info on many gloves. https://www.facebook.com/Funkretchgoalkeeper/ See pictures of the Neo punch by clicking the link below. http://s927.photobucket.com/user/funkretchdesign1/library/GluPro Neo punch
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