Protection : The Python hockey gloves provide an excellent standard in hockey gear protection through our new styled construction. These maneuverable gloves stay close to the body and cover more surface area to protect against slashing.
Flexibility : The GRIT Python hockey gloves stretch and conform with the arm, hand and wrist while allowing for maximum flexibility through continuous play.
Mobility : A full range of motion can be achieved while the player constantly articulates their wrists with the Python hockey gloves.
Coil Tech is an advanced framework that is designed to conform to the natural gestures of the human body. Characteristics of the shape itself allows for a seamless integration with the bodily motion as it promotes bending and shifting without hindering mobility. While the player can move freely without compromise, protection is enhanced as the technology creates a guard against vulnerable areas. Coil Tech is the next step in sports performance and is unmatched when it comes to the benefits it adds.
Our initial concept focused on mapping out the basic idea of the coil shape at the bottom cuff section of the glove. An older glove was cut apart to retrofit coil mock ups using duct tape, mesh fabric and foam material. A 3D CAD part consisting of 3 rotations was developed and printed for both hands. The wrist roll was shifted upward so that the bending point would match up with the wrist position. The coil was stitched to the glove underneath the wrist roll which floated overtop of the coil to allow for mobility.
Various edits were made to the 3D CAD part which included accurate diameters to fit specific sizes, a tapered coil to allow it to overlap itself, and a various amount of widths along the coil. In this prototype the wrist roll and coil were combined and gussets were added between each rotation. This stage proved our concept functionality.
Drawings of the overall glove design were created which displayed initial materials, break sections, and basic color blocking. Another rotation was added to the bottom of the coil made of soft fabric for a better feel for the user.
The previous prototype was very static so we focused on creating a more fluid, streamlined design. Many iterations of this stage were created to make sure patterns and alignments were accurate to our drawings. In this prototype the wrist roll and coil are still connected just that the coil part starts after the first rotation. The final sample dimensions were altered to have the desired tapered fit and minor details were ironed out such as foam densities, binding details and gusset materials. Graphics and logos were finalized and ready for the final product.