Hi all, I have a set of ESB gauntlets painted with hinges. I have no idea on how to keep the closed. Can anyone give me some ideas on what a good way to keep them closed while being worn? Thanks for the help in advance.
Magnets cost at least 10 times more then velcro...Velcro will never hold as well as this magnet method (trust me, I've tried), and magnets never wear out, velcro does. If you do it the magnet way, you'll never have to mess with it again. I replaced my velcro on my gaunts twice before going this route. It's your choice ultimately though. Either way, good luck with it
Well depending on how you use your velcro, it will wear out sure, but with the clamshell setup one half of the gaunt it permanant NO hinge. The other is velcro to keep it closed. Which you dont even really need but it keeps things TIGHT. Ill have to take pics when I get a chance. I Do think that RKDs way would be better then other ways Ive seen though. I just would rather do it with out magnets or hinges. Hinges especially though they look like **** to be honest.Cost of the rare earth magnets I used on my gauntlets was only $11.00 which I don't think is all that expensive. Yes velcro is cheaper but this is a one time cost.
^^^^ thisMy gaunts kept popping open at events from innocent hi fives. They are resin Mow gaunts clasped with magnets. I'm working on new vac formed gauntlets and I plan on using Velcro. It's slim, light, and movie accurate. Although I will pop for the industrial grade stuff...