Introduction: Cheap and Easy Longboarding Slide Gloves (with Wrist Guard)
Hello, this instructable will show you how to make cheap and easy long boarding/skateboarding slide gloves; with the option of wrist guards. I tried to make them as quick as possible which you can see in the pictures, but it's really simple and you can take the project to any level of detail/craftsmanship quality you want.
-Epoxy or some sort of strong adhesive
(I used Loctite spray adhesive, although I think epoxy would be better)
-Wrist guards (optional)
***Always wear safety equipment when making and using these, and I am not responsible for any injuries that may be caused***
Step 1: Draw and Cut
Get your cutting board and trace a shape that will comfortably fit your palm, fingers, and thumb. These can be as simple as a square or can be more dynamic, it's up to you. You can also have individual pieces for the fingers or attach fingers by one piece.
Step 2: Tape
I'm not sure how expensive aluminium tape is, but I had it laying around the house. I had the idea to use it, not only to patch holes in my previous gloves, but for a different material for the glue to mount to, and it really makes a difference. I originally glued my cutting board pieces straight to the cloth on the glove and it did not hold well at all. The glue bonds a lot better with the aluminium and plastic.
***Be sure to have the glove on your hand when taping, or else you won't be able to get your fingers in***
When you do get the tape on, and while your hand is still in the glove, you can squeeze your fingers with the other hand and it will bend/form the aluminium around your fingers for a better fit.
Step 3: Glue
If you use the glue I used, be sure to let it sit for a minute or two until it is tacky and then bond it with the cutting board.
***Be sure to have the glove on your hand when gluing pieces, or else you won't be able to get your fingers in***
Step 4: Wrist Guard (optional)
I am a design student and don't want to injure my drawing hand, so I simply slipped a wristguard over my sliding glove. Thought I would just share the idea.
If not, you're done! Hope you enjoyed the 'ible and feel free to ask any questions or C&C.
Hope the gloves serve you well.