View Full Version : Wicked light or Warp Zero Glove experience?
02-18-2003, 01:45 PM
Anyone played with these gloves before? I'd be curious to know of people's experience with them, I'm considering one of the two... Let us know!
02-18-2003, 01:52 PM
I had the wicked lights, they are pretty nice, I'd give them a 7/10. If you can find them for $50 or less I would say they are worth it.
02-18-2003, 02:20 PM
what did/didn't you like about them?
Currently I have a pair of Mission 714s and they're just too stiff, mainly I hate the last two fingers being made out of that pro-glo material as they stick together. The gloves just never seemed to break in...
I've heard good things about the warp zeros...
02-18-2003, 02:35 PM
They are pretty comfortable and loose, I didn't notice any break in. My only complaint is for some reason I really didnt like the cuff.
02-18-2003, 04:15 PM
The Warp Zero Gloves are a highly protective glove with Dual Density Foams and plastic inserts. Protection comes with a price - Weight. Great Glove but a bit heavy. (also only available in three finger design).
The Wicked Light gloves are extremely light weight and have a decent amount of protection. Overal an good glove. The Wicked light was only available in Three-Finger design (not for everyone).
Mission has a new line of gloves: M-1 Pro (exact glove as used by players in the NHL), M-1 $99 retail, M-2 $69.99 retail. These gloves take the best features and bring it to different price levels. Take a look at these before you go with some of the older models.
02-18-2003, 04:46 PM
Thanks for the info, I was wondering about the weight of the Warp Zeros...
I'd be using these for inline exclusively.. I had a pair of M-1 PRO gloves but they were too big for me (they were 15s). They're a bit more than I'm willing to pay for right now at $149, but they were nice gloves.
The Wicked lights look like they have alot more ventilation than any of the M line (even the 2s) whic is important in the summer months, when it's 100+ degrees in our rink...
Right now I'm playing with Tour Pulsar pro gloves which are unbelievably light, I can't imagine the wickeds being lighter than them, but they're certainly better vented...
02-18-2003, 05:25 PM
Based on your information, the Warp Zero's will definitely be to heavy. I think you would like the M-2 Gloves. These gloves fit similar to the M-1 Pro, but are lighter in weight.
The wicked light gloves are great, but I'm concerned you will not like three finger (since you are using traditional gloves now).
Either glove is a good choice.
02-18-2003, 06:11 PM
I think I would have to go with the Wicked Lights. The 3 finger thing doesn't scare me. What scares me about the M2 is that it has the same construction as the 714, that being that the last two fingers (ring and pinky) are made of that horrible "pro-glo" material and the fingers stick together which prevents ANY movement... I absolutely HATE that about the 714s I have, and sadly it's the only thing I don't like about them... I'll pass on the M2s...
Wish the Warp Zeros were lighter, I really like the look and the idea of two seperate gloves...
02-18-2003, 06:41 PM
The three fingered design on the wicked lights are not bad at all, give it a few weeks and you might actually like it. Although it made it very difficult when I went back to eagles and my biltrites, two different worlds ;-)
02-19-2003, 11:54 AM
The construction of the M-Line is completely different than the 714's. There is no pro-glo material and there is no seamless fingers. It is more of a true traditional type glove. Great flexibility and hardly any break in.
02-19-2003, 01:45 PM
Thanks Justin, I was looking at some of the pictures of the M2 (which btw it looks like there are two versions on some sites, some with vents on the backhand and some without?) but I couldn't tell if the two last fingers were made of that stuff or not, some of the pics they looked shiny like the pro-glo stuff and others they don't. Couldn't really tell.
Thanks for the info. It's good to know they didn't use that stuff again. I don't know what they were thinking...
02-19-2003, 02:00 PM
Just to let you know what I do, I am the product manager of Roller Hockey here at Mission. I design the skates, gloves, roller pants, ice pants, and bags.
The 714 was my first glove attempt and yes it sucked. I liked the removable cuff idea and the way it worked, but the fingers and flexability were bad.
Working at Mission probably skews my opinions, but I will always be truthful on products (Mission or any other brand).
Good to hear !! Sometimes our paycheck skews our sense of reality.
02-22-2003, 11:54 PM
Justin, I think you're selling yourself a little short there... The 714 was/is an awesome glove. The reversible cuff is great and the mobility is not bad at all. The only flaw I can see is the poor choice of materials on the lsat two fingers.
The 714 was a benchmark glove that IMO brough serious attention to mission gloves in the NHL market. It was the first mission glove that appealed both to roller and ice hockey players. Now, I'll be the first to admit that I really like the way out/over the top/bleeding edge technology roller hockey products (made JUST for inline) but the 714 paved the way for the M-1s which are pretty popular in the nhl. So I think you did a great job.
Now if you guys could just work on an inline hockey specific glove again... alongside the new ice/hybrid stuff.
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