See how Darkfins can get you into shape!
See how Darkfins can get you into shape!
This guy in Europe ordered a pair of gloves off distributor website and they were holding video contests. This was his submission and only through google alerts did we become aware of it. It’s short, but it’s hilarious. Click the link below to see it on youtube.
We recently launched our new glove and one of the only archery gloves of it’s kind, the first real tactical archery glove. First, you might want to know more about tactical archery. Visit our blog here to join the discussion and learn more about tactical archery.
The new Dark Archer glove is awesome for tactical archery because of the following:
1. It’s not bulky, won’t wrinkle up, won’t lose it’s shape.
2. Extremely lightweight and flexible.
3. Durable natural latex rubber
4. Won’t absorb moisture when wet so it doesn’t get heavy
5. The best grip of any glove on the planet!
6. Comfortable enough to wear for extended use.
You can see more of the features of the glove on our website at http://http://www.darkfingloves.com/featured/dark-archer.html
Also check out our youtube video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90rPEGL3hnY&feature=c4-overview&list=UU8U3hGy5H7ZFzvf1w4Es-Fw
When Ted Ciamillo designer of The Lunocet approached us with his revolutionary product and pitched how Darkfin Gloves and Bootees would go together with The Lunocet like bread and butter, we had to agree. It’s something you have to see to believe, 10 years of research and development and the final product is the top of line leader for monofins. Rather than risk redundancy in explaining it when you can go the website to learn more, I will just show you what it is..
Did your mind just get blown? Now picture that with this:
Did your mind just get doubly blown?
According to Ted, who extensively tested our Darkfin Bootees and Darkfin webbed power gloves with The Lunocet, he came to the conclusion that our products aren’t just a neat little add on, but perhaps essential in the ultimate Hydrotouring experience. What is hydrotouring you ask? It’s like bike touring.. underwater! Using just standard fins and nothing on your hands, how much of the seascape can one possibly explore? Our Darkfin Bootees actually maximized The Lunocet’s speed and function because of the grip maintained inside the cycling shoes. Imagine that with 70% more paddle power on your hands and you can torpedo through water like a dolphin! We will be testing The Lunocet soon and will provide our own personal review but based on the reviews of those who have tested it, I am convinced this will create some major water junkies. In the meantime, go their website and sign up to enter a contest to win a Lunocet, a pair of Darkfin gloves AND bootees and ALSO a gopro hero3! Also, the Lunocet is offered at limited time introductory special rate, so check it out before it expires!
Visit Lunocet.com to enter and learn more!
I will be honest I had never heard of a sport called Riverboarding until a guy named Josh Galt who is a pioneer of the sport contacted us after using our gloves and said he loved his gloves and they were awesome for the sport. After a year of him wearing them other Riverboarders are seeing the gloves and contacting us. Josh has sent us video and pictures of him doing crazy things like going down 15M waterfall in South America and going through a snow cave in Japan. Recently he sent us video of him going down the Green River Narrows in Asheville, NC.. the first Riverboarder ever to do so!
Josh is the founder of Face Level Industries and gave away Darkfins and Thermalfins as prizes at the annual Tuck Fest at US National White Water Center in NC April 20th. We are just stoked to be hooked up with someone like Josh, he is a real amazing guy! If you are interested in learning more about Riverboarding or teaming up with Josh and others go to their website http://facelevel.com/
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We were stoked when a customer posted to our Facebook timeline a video link of Peter Mel wearing our Darkfin Gloves and Bootees in coverage of his big win at Mavericks Invitational 2012-2013. Here are a few video links on YouTube. Below that are a few screen shots of him I pulled off the video.
2012 was an exciting year for us, our sales almost doubled from the previous year and mostly in part to several key products we introduced throughout 2012. Most of the products were born not from our own imaginations or ideals but those of our customers. It is very exciting to have such loyal fans of the Darkfin Gloves that they are bringing to us ideas of other products they would like to see made. Here is a running of what we introduced in 2012:
The Tan Skinfin Gloves and Bootees: Same great glove as Darkfin, just a different color!
Perhaps more popular than and often more requested was a cold water glove: We worked over a year to come up with a unique rubber dipping process that would provide more layers, yet not compromise the comfort and dexterity too much. Thus came the new Thermalfin Glove.
With the introduction of Thermalfin, the process we came up with spawned a whole new line of Heavy Duty products that are versions of the original products already introduced the past. With that comes our Heavy Duty Black O.P.S (Omni-Pupose-Sport) Glove. The uses for this glove are so universal, but great for anyone who does work or hobbies that require their hands to be wet or cold for periods of time and where dexterity and grip are a must. Fishermen, mechanics, windsurfers, gardners to name a few are the kind of people the Black O.P.S and Black O.P.S HD are made for.
For those that haven’t seen all of our products we also offer several apparel options such as our hoodies and rashguards.
This year we already introduced one more product and are working on many more. This is a simple silicone spray to use in easing the gloves on better, but also helps to condition the skin, prevent chaffing, and help provide protection to the gloves and bootees keeping them in better shape longer.
To keep up with our latest products check our website ofter www.darkfingloves.com and subscribe to our mailing list. Or you can like us on www.facebook.com/darkfin or follow us at www.twitter.com/darkfingloves. You can also find us at www.pinterest.com/darkfingloves
“I recently obtained a set of the BlackOps™ tactical gloves and can honestly say that this product provides a distinct advantage when operating in between dry and wet environments. Due to my past experience as a qualified Force Protection Team Leader and ETT trainer for the U.S. Navy, I can attest to the high level of durability, dexterity and improved grip gained using this product. I frequently use your gloves when sailing as they offer a high level of protection without compromising my ability to operate equipment. In my own tests of your product on the firing range, I have found that the BlackOps™ glove does not interfere with weapon operation and would be my first choice for VBSS (Visit Board Search and Seizure) operations or maritime security forces.”
Our current website has one big problem and that is we can’t add any new products to it. So with the help of Design Sensory of Knoxville, TN we are refreshing the site and adding a cms system that will allow us to introduce new products. The new site is slated to launch late November or early December just in time for Christmas shopping. For those not already familiar with our Black O.P.S (Omni.Purpose.Sport) glove for fishing, gardening, mechanical and construction work, it is one of the additions you will see. Also we will be unveiling the new Darkfin split toe bootee. It’s better than being barefoot!
How about more clothing options? Hoodies, tanks and hats! Coming soon..shorts, rashguards, and a really cool shirt that our FB friends requested (keeping it under wraps for now).
Of course, it wouldn’t be a proper unveiling if we weren’t offering discounts and sales on everything!
Check back with us soon! www.darkfingloves.com
We got a really awesome email from a guy named Tim who is a Kayaker. Here is what he wrote about Darkfin gloves in short.
” I was was excited to get a pair of Darkfin gloves in the mail this week and even more so to try them out at my biweekly winter whitewater kayak pool session today. I have to say, I\’m impressed with your gloves and everyone else that tried them out today was too.
we have hand rolls competitions to see who can do the most consecutive hand rolls in quick succession. Previously my best was 17, but I topped that today with 21 wearing your darkfin gloves. The difference was that I had more power on my handrolls and was able to perform them faster
A beginner kayaker with a weak handroll was nailing every single handroll wearing your gloves
I can wear darkfin gloves while I\’m using my paddle without any hindrance – in fact I had more grip than I have with my normal kayak specific gloves, and dexterity was never an issue. The fact that I can use a paddle and know that if I lose it I have the extra power of the darkfin gloves to give my handroll a boost if I need it – thats incredible.
Aside from the improvement in handrolls, I found a greater freedom to play around in my boat without a paddle. This is something that I work on anyways, but without the extra power of the darkfin gloves, you\’re limited in what you can do before you roll over.
This ability to work on skills without a paddle was a big selling point for another of the intermediate kayakers in the group – she was grinning from ear to ear the whole time she was wearing them, clearly impressed with the freedom to work on her edging skills without a paddle
Anyways, great product. It seems to sell itself once someone gets a chance to try them. ”
We thanked Tim and bribed him to send us his best shots Kayaking while wearing Darkfin Gloves and we would send him another pair free! Thanks again Tim, you just opened up a whole new market we didn’t even know we had!