Mercian LHP review

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  1. nemo

    nemo FHF All Time Great

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    as I ve been scrambling around looking for a new lhp as my monarch GCP 01 gently falls apart I bought a Mercian tommy Alexander range from a fellow forum member.
    It arrived and appeared brand new. It’s light and thin. Used it in training and held up ok to the heavy hits.
    Bad points , rebound not all that , palm grip isn’t great. Just feels a bit weak and flimsy after using the huge monarch range also didn’t feel “tight” fitting although I have too admit I don’t tend too wear inner gloves. Maybe with Pinner moving too Mercian there maybe a more bulky model on offer that will suit me better. Oh and on sale on eBay unless I ve done my own legs !!!!!!!
     
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    The Evo is much closer to the Monarch. Same chunky style. I find it actually fits a bit better with the strap across the back. Rebound is good but not quite the rocket speed of Clive's LHP.
     
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    I did manage to get a second hand gcp that looks nearly new , need to try at training , but do think I prefer the more bulky look !!
     
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    Chunky is best...
     
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    asahartz FHF All Time Great

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    Agreed. The number of saves I've made with the thick edge that I probably wouldn't have made with a thinner glove...
     
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    These have been recently posted on Tyler Lovell's Instagram, looks chunkier now.
     

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    asahartz FHF All Time Great

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    That still looks pretty thin compared with what I'm using.
     
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    True that I'd say closer to the OBO one in height
     
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    Managed to pick up a gcp01 on eBay that pretty much new , yeah not as good as the custom one I had made by @sidecarclive but felt so much better and familiar. It is down to personal taste and what you’re used too , I get that, I m hoping that my new purchase lasts long enough for when monarch or another brand bring out a similar lhp .......
     
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    was the RHP one on there too as I won that one lol.
     
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    Lol possibly ......damn now I’m thinking of new rhp s .......
     
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    lol I got one off ebay... has had few repairs but will do for our 3rd keeper im coaching.
    plus was only £24 lol
     
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    I have a Red/Yellow Monarch one for sale not got round to putting it on eBay yet
     

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