View Full Version : that loop on the thumb of a glove
05-06-2008, 09:43 PM
What is that loop on the thumb of a hockey glove for? The one on the inside of the thumb, where your finger print would be.
Why is that loop there?
old hockey mom
05-07-2008, 12:09 AM
Just asked my 13 year old son. If he's right, it's so you can easily hang them up and air them out.
05-07-2008, 06:07 AM
It isn't for hanging up ... I think that's an additional benefit you have discovered.
The loop is so you can get a better hold on the stick with your thumb, i.e. it moves forward, but the main padding of the thumb is not required to move.
In the newer style gloves they have thumbs that flex a bit and the loop doesn't need to move as far.
05-07-2008, 06:14 AM
No, you're all wrong. It's for getting my thumb stuck in when the palm of the glove wears away at the thumb... ;)
05-07-2008, 09:01 AM
I've seen those gloves- Just being held together because the molecules are holding hands!!
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