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Thread: Websites to get premade sliding gloves/gear?

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  1. Default Websites to get premade sliding gloves/gear? 
    #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
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    Hello,

    It's Austin, and I was supposed to open my haunt again this year, but got an offer to help build another, and i just dont have the money this year.

    I'm hoping to go professional next year, but for this year i will be scaring a couple streets below me. I live near famous "thoroughbred street" its a street that does a huge thing for halloween and christmas. VERY nice street, hundreds of houses, and each one does a haunted house.

    on halloween night there is close to 5,000 people on the street at once. I walk down it every year after my haunt closes, and see what other people are doing. I noticed that there are always a few kids with cheesy costumes TRYING to scare people. I decided im going to do the same this year, with a couple of my regular actors. Were going to give the people walking the streets a taste of how the "big boys" do it so to speak.

    Last year i made my own, but decided to go for a really good setup this year.

    Thankyou
    Austin
    Skidduhlicious
     

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    #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Rockwall, Texas
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    Ghostride.com sells metal tipped and sparking gloves on their site. I am not sure if the regular metal tipped one is meant for sliding, but I imagine it can take a beating.
     

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    #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Austin, Texas, United States
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    I suggest making your own or paying someone to make them for you. If you get ghostride's be sure to coat the actual glove material with latex to reenforce them, the metal tips actual help to destroy the gloves faster.
     

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    #4
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    Oct 2007
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    Thanks for the replies guys! The ghostride pair are too expensive, the other once i dont think would last long for sliding, and the sliding pair are way too expensive.

    I know how to make the finger pieces, they are squeeze connectors you can buy from home depot, and you just buy the size to fit your finger.

    Another question i have, if i make my own, what would be a good substance to keep them on the glove? i will be sliding on the street, so i need some REALLY tough gloves, that will be smooth too...

    thanks
    Austin
    Skidduhlicious
     

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    #5
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    Oct 2008
    Location
    Tustin, California, United States
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    I've heard epoxy works well. I made a practice glove last year for a big yard haunt and using epoxy worked quite well.
     

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    Apr 2009
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    Near Charlotte NC
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