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Rolly
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:39 pm    Post subject: WR Gloves Reply with quote

A cool guy from Boston was using them. Are they legal?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about these gloves makes them "WR"?

What does WR stand for?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm pretty sure that WR stands for Wide Receiver.

The palms of the gloves are normally a real grippy rubber

Based on the rule below, it sounds like poor sport. However, if guy with gloves knows the rules then he just has to say that he wears them to reduce abrasion to his hands.

802.04 Artificial Devices
A. During a round, a player shall not use any artificial device that may assist in making a throw, except those devices that reduce or control abrasion to the skin (such as gloves, tape, bandages, gauze, etc.) and medical items (such as knee and ankle braces, etc.). Items used to prevent slipping on the teeing surface are also allowed. A player is specifically prohibited from using any artificial device that changes the position of the disc in the player’s hand or artificially lengthens any of the player’s throwing levers (fingers, wrist, arm, shoulder, etc.). The use of devices which assist in determining distances over 10 meters, such as range finders and GPS devices are prohibited. Measuring devices such as a tape measure may be carried and used to determine distances 10 meters and less for the purpose of rules enforcement.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glove's are okay to wear.

Just don't get caught kneeling on it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't wide receiver gloves have finger extensions that otherwise make the hand larger (and thus, the ball easier to catch)? If this is the case they are not allowed.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



These are WR gloves.

(Note: Do not type "Wide Receiver Gloves" into Google Images with kids around)
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

burjwahzeh wrote:
Don't wide receiver gloves have finger extensions that otherwise make the hand larger (and thus, the ball easier to catch)? If this is the case they are not allowed.


I could be wrong (I was wrong once before) but I believe that WR gloves are only "sticky" and do not employ extended fingers. I searched and could not find any info about extended fingers on these gloves.

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