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I have a pair of Alpinestars GP Plus gloves. They seem to be really awesome, except the left-hand pinky finger rubs all the skin off my knuckle when I ride. Maybe a seam or poor carbon positioning? Anyone else have problems like this before? Any suggestions? Does anyone think Alpinestars would do something about this?

Oh, I don't necessarily think it's a "break in" issue.
 
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Are the gloves new? Had the same problem, went away after break in. If you think the glove is defective then they should replace it. Go to a local stealer and try another pair on and see how it fits.
 
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My buddies are the same way. He said that after a hile it started getting better.

When I tried them on I was like how the hell do you deal with it.
 
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Yeah, it sucks. Very distracting while riding (just what you want on a motorcycle). The right hand is fine, which leads me to believe that in might be a poorly sewn seam. I guess I'll give Alpinestars a shout and see what they say. Thanks.
 
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Discussion Starter #5
A little uncomfortable is ok but if its HURTING then there might be a problem or a better way to break them in.

Like you said give them a call and see what they say or try on another pair of the same glove and see if you get the same thing.
 
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I've had a couple of pairs of the GP Plus without problem....sounds like you have a minor defect...unless your finger is really oddly shaped... ;)

FWIW, I tried the GP Pro this year and could not close my hands because the plastic bits were in the "wrong" place for my knuckles. Same pair fit a buddy just fine, but I had to go back to the Plus...
 
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Baketech said:
I've had a couple of pairs of the GP Plus without problem....sounds like you have a minor defect...unless your finger is really oddly shaped... ;)

FWIW, I tried the GP Pro this year and could not close my hands because the plastic bits were in the "wrong" place for my knuckles. Same pair fit a buddy just fine, but I had to go back to the Plus...
Do those both have the "webed" 3rd and 4th fingers?
 
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Heavy-Dee said:
Do those both have the "webed" 3rd and 4th fingers?
My current pair of Plus have the web....the older pairs did not.

I found it distracting at first, and nearly trimmed it out....now I don't even notice it....
 
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The same thing happened to me when i bought the same exact glove. but for me it was the left ring finger, I took it back to the store and exchanged it and after that it was fine. They hand saw these things so its u can expect that some of the knuckle pads would be a little off.
 
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I had that problem on my left index finger when I first got my A* SP-1's...200 miles later they were perfect...7,000 miles later I still love them!!!
 
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Have a buddy that experienced the same thing. He had to cut the seams and remove the pinky armor to deal with it. :idunno:
 
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I just got my gp pros yesterday and I'll be damned they irritate the shit out of my right pinkie. I think the armour is in the wrong spot but I am not sure. If I jam my hand all the way in and then slowly push the pinkie in more it helps out some. I will give them another few days then I will see what my other options are.
 
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This isn't making me feel good since I just spent a good deal on a set of AS Pro gloves. :crap:

I had to send the first set back cause the fingers were too tight and I even ordered 1 size larger than I normally wear. I've heard from a lot of guys how they really like these gloves and I wanted to try a pair. Now I'm getting a little worried
 
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I wet mine down and took them on a few hr joruney yesterday and so far they are starting to get better. Once they are fully broken in they will be sweet I can tell already :thumb:

One recomendation is to wear them around the house for a bit before you try to ride with them.
 
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TGZ13 said:
I wet mine down and took them on a few hr joruney yesterday and so far they are starting to get better. Once they are fully broken in they will be sweet I can tell already :thumb:

One recomendation is to wear them around the house for a bit before you try to ride with them.

You can wear them to the batting cage like TGZ does that should help.... :thumb:
 
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929_Nupe said:
You can wear them to the batting cage like TGZ does that should help.... :thumb:
I wore them while watching motogp today and race 1 from the AMA :smilebig:

Its much better then being distracted while you ride till you get used to them so :booty:
 
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929_Nupe said:
You can wear them to the batting cage like TGZ does that should help.... :thumb:

I did that with a pair of JR gloves once...Works great!!! My dad actually told me about the idea and it worked so well I do it with all my gloves now...Does wonders for my softball swing too!
 
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