If you head out to any professional golf event, you will notice they virtually ALL wear a glove on their left hand. In fact, one pro is even known for wearing TWO gloves. When you consider the money that is available to be made … and lost … in the golf world, you know those guys are not messing around when it comes to choosing equipment.
I first heard about this brand of glove while golfing, and was intrigued to see it enter the racquetball arena. Yes, A Bionic racquetball glove. But will it make you a “Six Million Dollar” racquetball star?
There are a couple of intriguing aspects to the Bionic racquetball glove:
- It was designed by an orthopedic surgeon, for proper comfort, fit, and support.
- They are more expensive than the average glove.
So, what do you get for this extra moolah? And what are the problems?
First, when you are shelling out more than $10 for a glove, you might not like that the sparkling white leather palm becomes discolored rather quickly. Second, because of all the extra stitching (see below), there are more seams to come unravelled, and sometimes they do. As with any product, when we pay more, we want it to be perfect; alas, no glove is. sometimes a seam may come loose on you. Grab a needle!
Players who sweat more than average found it to be a very good glove, often lasting one to two hours before time to change it out for a dry one. (You DO have more than one glove, don’t you?) It could be because of all the small terry cloth “mini-towels” sewn into the interior. They also found it to be a bit more snug than average, and so you will want to make sure you get one large enough for your hand (Bionic Sizing Chart.) The glove itself contains anatomically-designed pads to help support and reduce pressure in key spots on your fingers and palm. If you manipulate the racquet quite a bit in your hand, you might find this feature particularly appealing to help reduce blisters and hot spots.
This glove is not for everyone. However, among players it consistently gets a 4 Star rating, which is above average for racquetball gloves. It costs twice as much as the average glove, but if you are tired of blisters, and changing gloves every 15 minutes, the Bionic may just be the Ultimate racquetball glove for you.