Chenner29 Posted June 19, 2021 Share Posted June 19, 2021 12 minutes ago, Johnny Grey Jr said: I was advised to either wear my C/A everyday to break it in, or even take a hot shower with it to break it in faster.... What did y'all(yeah I said y'all) do to break yours in? And the glove, holy crap I can't get this thing to crease on my palm. I have an int/pro rbk lefevre blocker and trapper I bought used that fit my tiny hands perfectly and are perfectly broken in from its previous owner. It snaps open and closed with ease and I keep opening and closing my passau trapper over and over for over 2 months and it's still as stiff as the day I got it. I can press it all the way open but then when I close it, I can't get out back open without pressing it against my blocker or pant leg. I could always get a stronger grip, but what do I do? Hand in a bucket of rice? Hand/grip squeeze thingamabob? I do stick my kids plastic bowling ball in the webbing and tie it shut with a skate lace when not in use. IMO you need two things to break in gear, moisture and heat. You can do that by wearing and using the gear, or you can expedite the process by simulating it with steam. For the chesty, I wouldn't go as far as wearing it in the shower as it'll get soaked and take forever to dry out - the nylon used in these things is not exactly water resistant/repellent. I take skate lace to tie the arms flexed, then hang it up in the smallest bathroom with a shower in my house. Let the shower run on hot so some steam builds up on/in it and repeat for a few days. For gloves your goal is to work in that crease/break in the palm where it folds. This area is made up of foam, felt, and glue that needs to be worked in. My local shop has a baseball glove steamer and a skate bake oven that I will run them through before first use. There's several other methods - like running hot water through it, or leaving a towel soaked in hot water on it that essentially mimic the same thing. To get the glove to open up, I'm guessing you keep it tied shut when you're not using it, and it's "remembering" that shape because the break is still relatively new. I think you'll have to manually work it open when you're not using it. Put the backhand on your knee and jam it so it's "over-open" with your hands manually, like you're opening a really big bag of chips. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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