Isn’t it terrible when after a great ride you come back and your hands are killing? Well there are some ways to stop that from happening. But most people don’t know the tricks with dirt bike gloves.
I’ll let you in on those secrets now. One of them is to wear thin glove liners under them. This is really helpful. These are almost like a thin mechanic’s glove. To wear these properly, you must first put these on and then put your regular dirt bike gloves on over them afterward. The glove liners can really help your hands because it creates something like another layer of protection or cushion for your hands.
When buying these, you must make sure they fit snugly on your hands. If you buy them too large, it will create loose glove material folding on top of itself like wrinkles. Any loose glove material may cause irritation and blisters because it will just keep rubbing and moving around on your hands. If you buy them too small it simply just won’t work. You probably won’t be able to get your hands in to the gloves or it will cut off blood circulation. Choosing just the right size is your best bet that will give you the best results.
Another trick some people use with dirt bike gloves is to put tape on their palms and in between their fingers. There are some racers that swear by this method. I personally haven’t tried it, but I think I will soon. The great thing about taping your hands lies in the same principle that is used by other athletes from different sports. It gives strength and support to the muscles and ligaments that are taped. It helps to hold everything in place. This is helpful for your hands because it helps to keep your muscles functioning properly without cramps. It also helps to reduce arm pump. The tape acts like another layer of padding and cushion so blisters don’t form as easily.
The real best trick of all to stop blisters for motocross and dirt biking is to wear a pair of dirt bike gloves that fit you right and are comfortable. Just like the glove liners, a snug fit for your gloves is the best way to keep your hands healthy. If the gloves fit just right, and you know the feeling when it happens, then it will maximize the ability for you to ride harder and faster. Go with comfortable dirt bike gloves for your best performance.