Hello, I am in the process of looking at new gloves to buy.. Dimple or Octopus grip?? anyone got any preferences, and reasons why? My season begins in a couple of months, so want to get them nice and soft in time.
The more expensive gloves use Octopus, the low to mid price gloves use dimples it apprears.
i used to wicket keep a few years ago and found that dimple gloves after being his repeatedly becom smooth so you loose grip, octopus grips wears down quite fast (stil llast 1 season) but you still retain grip on the ball. not sure if you understand or not but octopus are better
I think I'll get some new gloves sooner rather than later.. There are only a few places on the gloves where the dimpes are reasonably worn down.. I was hoping to get 1 more season, they lasted just the one sadly...
with your gloves if you take them to almost any cricket shop you should be able to get them re-faced. you can here in australia. my preferance would be the octopus rubber anyway, they tend to last longer and if this makes sence the ball has a better sound when it hits the octopus rubber
I was quoted approx $100-140 AUS to get them resurfaced!! That included everything, inc taking the rubber off... You can get a set of new gloves (and pretty good ones) for that amount of money in Aus... Keep the gloves as seconds..