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I know The Dazzler mentioned these in his HO thread but I wanted to start my own thread for these rather than talking about different gloves in the same thread.

So I went with a Size 8 as that seems to be what I am mainly wearing, and the last Size 7s from Kaliaaer I got were a bit short for me. Here is the blurb from the Kaliaaer website.

 

What is Xtension Cut?

- Hours in the gym, weeks on the training pitch, game day, full stretch, fingertip on the ball..... it goes in off the post.

- Small margins make a big difference in our sport.

- This was the inspiration for developing the Xtension Cut, a glove that provides that extra reach, that extra margin, that massive Game Changing Save.

- We then developed the fit and feel with our Pro Keepers.  They put your hands in a catch ready position, with exceptional hand to ball latex coverage.  

- Add this all together. Great Grip, Great Fit and Feel, Extra Reach ............ Game Changers ....TrustInYourHands

Tell me about the Backhand?

- 3D Printed Polyanswer Impact Ink.  This creates the perfect combination of a light weight gloves, with structure when catching or punching.

- Polyanswer are market leaders in Impact Protection Technology, utilising this technology in Goalkeeper Products takes the game to the next Level

PolyAnswer Website

What is The Wrist Strap Like?

- The one piece backhand extends all the way onto wrist. The palm side has an elasticated entry with Quick Access Strap. Comfort and Security, now the choice of many of our Pro Goalkeepers.

Touch Feel Technology Inside?

- The inside of the glove features the Touch Feel Grip System.  This technology creates a grip bed for your hands inside the glove, keeping them stable and secure when catching.  The Grip System moulds to your hands after a few uses creating the perfect comfort and stability for each hand shape.

What's the Latex Like?

- aerTEK Latex is sealed under a protective film, locking in adhesion until you need it.  aerTek is a 4mm latex with 3mm shock absorbing buffer.  It provides great grip, catching security and piece of mind for goalkeepers in even the worst weather conditions.

 

 

So my initial thoughts out of the bag... Simple yet smart to look at. They looked huge in the bag but having tried them on the fingers fit superbly and you cannot really notice the Xtension cut despite there being a bit of latex beyond the tips of he fingers. The gloves are cut well so it feels like your fingers are at the ends of the gloves. They are a little wide on the palm, but not wide enough that it's really a distraction I wouldn't say. The only flaw for me personally is that the wrist entry/ bandage is quite wide and I think I will have to wear these with tubigrip on my wrists, but this seems to be quite common with gloves now, I noticed it on the HO's I just sent back, and also in videos with the One Glove Speedsleeve, that brands don't seem to think people will mind excess material on the wrists. It's not really my cup of tea so I will remedy it as best I can. I mean the wrist fits fine, it's not too loose, but for me it's looser than I like. Not taken the plastic film off yet but here are a couple of photos to get you guys by.

Oh just quickly I really like the gel grip bits inside these gloves. A lot of the time on The One Glove, and the older Kaliaaer models I didn't think they did much, but these hold my fingers in place really well.

 

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Finally got the plastic off (it's on there really tight, literally couldn't get it off and had to carefully use a knife in the end. Grip out the bag is pretty good, this is my left hand too. 😁

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Nice! I'm an expat who moved to Canada, these were shipped to me early last week so cant wait to receive them! 

Glad the fingers fit well! I was a little worried they would flap around a bit. Similar to how my dad used to buy me gloves as a kid with the intention of me growing into them!

I agree with your sentiments on the extra material on the wrists now days, these easy access wrist's just have way to much material. 

What are your thoughts on the wrist strap? Baring the extra material mentioned do you feel it offers support and keeps the glove on? 

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15 minutes ago, The Dazzler99 said:

Nice! I'm an expat who moved to Canada, these were shipped to me early last week so cant wait to receive them! 

Glad the fingers fit well! I was a little worried they would flap around a bit. Similar to how my dad used to buy me gloves as a kid with the intention of me growing into them!

I agree with your sentiments on the extra material on the wrists now days, these easy access wrist's just have way to much material. 

What are your thoughts on the wrist strap? Baring the extra material mentioned do you feel it offers support and keeps the glove on? 

I think the wrist strap could and probably should do with some improvements as they refine the model. Because the wrist material is so baggy it can be a little difficult to get the strap across to do up if I am being honest. It's not as easy to do as on the Reusch model or indeed the previous Kaliaaer I had with a half wrap strap.

 

Funny you say that about when you were younger. When I played my Under 17 season (2000/01) I wore the same pair of Adidas Fingertip Aquas for the whole season in a size 8.5, I'm not even that big now for gloves so how I managed it then I will never know. I loved those gloves so much by the end of the season there was a massive rip in the palm below the fingers, and I think both thumbs and one index finger had worn right through to the under material / a hole through. I cannot ever imagine wearing gloves that long now.

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haha  I know that feeling! I think I normally get maybe 10 game max out of gloves before the latex drys out or I just fancy mixing it up!

I think the last pair of gloves I really wore out were the The One Glove McGregor series. I loved the revamped flat cut and the snugness on my fingers, felt like I could catch anything! I normally play 7aside now so like to wear gloves that give me padding and they were perfect! Annoying they never continued that cut. 

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Had those gloves. Well I still do, they are in the team kit bag as I put them in there in case I ever get sent off / injured, as no one is wearing my match gloves. 😬

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I thought they were a great glove! Sometimes I wish brands would stick with certain gloves and not feel the need to change them each and every year.

I really loved the Nova type 1 from the One Glove, went trough a couple of pairs. I tried the 2nd Version (Nova Type 2) and it just didn't feel the same. Not sure if it was the materials or change in wrist strap etc. Just couldn't get on with it.

Going forward, when i find a glove i love, i'll pick up a few pairs

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mine got delivered today. Not really sure what to think tbh.

They look class IMO, love the detailing on the back and from a personal standpoint, an all white glove with black detailing is my favorite color combo.

The fit on the fingers is class and from first thoughts I feel they will offer good stopping power which I like, to add to what bucks said, the inner silicone feels great and holds the glove well. 

To reiterate what is said above, the wrist section is poor, I have thick wrists and there is still a load of excess material which mean the latex palm kinda rolls on itself. The wrist tab isn't stretchy enough to offer a tight feel either, it makes the fit feel strange! Really right on the fingers but fairly lose and non supportive on the wrist.

I feel it's a kinda gimmick and used to shift more gloves, I can see why McGregor opts for a normal entry and wrist bandage.  

Also it may be my pair, but the inner lining on the backhand doesn't seem completely stuck to the backhand material, I feel there is a chance that after a few washes or pulling the gloves off with sweaty hands that it'll come away even more and make the glove uncomfortable.

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I tried mine on again yesterday having had them hanging after a pre wash and they felt a bit looser than before which is a worry. Definitely will need to use tubigrip when wearing them, and I sense the wrist is going to be annoying as f***.

I think Kaliaaer need to go back to the drawing board with these a bit. They can say well use them, the latex is fantastic etc, which I am sure it is, but the fit especially on the wrist and the fastening system is just all wrong right now.

At the moment after initial impressions I am going to give these a starter rating of 4/10. Great idea, the glove looks great but definitely needs work / improvements.

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Yeah im slightly disappointed, i tried them on a few times last night, still couldn't find a way of doing them up so they felt comfy and supportive. The fact i'm already concerned about the wrist before even using them is a worrying sign. 

 I was wondering how they would hold up after a few games and washes etc. Gloves always stretch out over time, but if your noticing it already then that isn't good. 

Think KA should keep the cut and look of the gloves, but revert to a normal wrist entry and strap, gloves have been this way for years due to the fact a simple latex wrist strap work!  

Classic case of "if its not broke don't fix it"

 

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3 minutes ago, The Dazzler99 said:

Yeah im slightly disappointed, i tried them on a few times last night, still couldn't find a way of doing them up so they felt comfy and supportive. The fact i'm already concerned about the wrist before even using them is a worrying sign. 

 I was wondering how they would hold up after a few games and washes etc. Gloves always stretch out over time, but if your noticing it already then that isn't good. 

Think KA should keep the cut and look of the gloves, but revert to a normal wrist entry and strap, gloves have been this way for years due to the fact a simple latex wrist strap work!  

Classic case of "if its not broke don't fix it"

 

The wrist can work, it does on the Adidas Predator gloves, the Reusch Pure Contact II's and the Nike gloves. This was just too big from the start unfortunately, not totally sure what KA / Kaliaaer had in mind making the wrist entry so big. Ease of getting the gloves on and off?

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I think you may be right. The initially showed these gloves before xmas so they were delayed for quite a while for supposed tinkering etc. I wonder if they gave up trying to re design it and released as quick as they could before end of season?

I'm going to hold back on further judgment until i've used them, but im not confident they will be a glove I buy again or will use for a long period of time. 

Shame as the cut and look of the glove are great! 

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18 minutes ago, The Dazzler99 said:

I think you may be right. The initially showed these gloves before xmas so they were delayed for quite a while for supposed tinkering etc. I wonder if they gave up trying to re design it and released as quick as they could before end of season?

I'm going to hold back on further judgment until i've used them, but im not confident they will be a glove I buy again or will use for a long period of time. 

Shame as the cut and look of the glove are great! 

I will give them a run out in warm ups and training. Not sure I feel confident enough to use them in a game at the moment.

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Wore mine in one session and overall I like them and think they are well put together. Latex is excellent. I found the wrist after little adjusting but once I got it right it was nice and supportive. 

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2 hours ago, Schumacher86 said:

Wore mine in one session and overall I like them and think they are well put together. Latex is excellent. I found the wrist after little adjusting but once I got it right it was nice and supportive. 

Nice! Glad the wrist strap was ok, that was my major concern. I may give them a little run out tonight ad see how I get on. 

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Im going to write this now whilst still fresh in my mind. 

Decided on these for a big game tonight in our 7aside league. Gave them a small rinse down after taking off the plastic film. 

Im impressed! firstly the wrist strap. After some slight adjusting felt really nice. To my surprise I didn't adjust it once during a pretty busy game. Normally i'm the type of keeper who is always fiddling with the wrist but I didn't with these. They were not mega tight but felt snug and secure.

The cut was a pleasure to use! As bucks said above, the internal silicone is really really nice and did a great job keeping the glove tight and secure to my hand. Made some really decent catches from crosses and throws with no spillage or needing to readjust my hands. The extension cut come into play with a smart dive about mid height to my right, got some strong fingers to it and genuinely felt as if the rigid structure & extra length on the tips helped push the ball far around the post. 

I still think the gloves could do with some work. Firstly i'd make the wrist strap a more stretchy material which would result in less bunching and a tighter fit. Id also look at maybe making the velcro tab larger as it's currently quite small and after a few uses it may struggle to stick. 

Overall i'm really happy. Washed them straight after so will be interested to see if they stretch out and become too baggy after a few more uses. 

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