Elite gloves feature increased protection whilst keeping their weight below other international level pads in the market.
The 4-layer front pad on the left hand gives incredible protection with internal shaping offering specific 'grip' points to enhance fit, but also ensuring glove is positioned correctly to maximise the rebound created.
A harder foam layer is sandwiched between softer foam to utilise the natural characteristics of an open cell foam, the microscopic air pockets are compressed under force (ball impact) & then return to shape, propelling the ball away after impact (returning energy).
The Mercian Right Hand is shaped to give a max. size saving surface.
Wrist area is sculpted to offer flexibility to ensure that forearm is protected in general play, but the angles required for ground saves and use of the stick are also maintained.
Internal shaping of the right hand offers high levels of protection at specific stress points and anchor points to ensure that the stick and glove fit & function well together.