I have found some good deals on most of the gloves I am considering. I am just trying to figure out what features I want.
I know I want full leather palm which most of these high end gloves seem to have.
I am not so concerned about rocks as where I often ski, you are either on the groomed trail, or skiing the boulders and brush covered with 1-2 inches of snow in which case you have more serious problems on your mind. I am looking for something that will take the edge off of grinding my knuckles into the frozen (icy), bumpy, rutted, etc surface of the snow during a highish speed washout. I am looking to race at the club level in college next year, so if the glove can transfer, all the better. With this in mind, what are the differences between a SL and GS glove?
Richie-Rich, where can I find this glove you speak of? I searched the Reusch site and other ski apparel sites, but I could not find anything that matches your description.
Based on the deals I have found and the general support I can find for various brands, I am mainly considering the Hestra RSL Comp Vertical Cut and the Reusch Racing GS/SL gloves. I am open to other suggestions.