Motocross gloves or MX gloves are used in racing sports that are done with motorcycles that have been specially strengthened and race over bumpy ground. FMX or Freestyle Motocross is a sport where motorcycle riders wearing motocross gloves attempt to impress judges with stunts and jumps. There are two main styles in these freestyle events.
Big Air which is also known as Best Trick, is when a rider is allowed three jumps that will likely cover more than a sixty feet ramp that is covered in dirt. The panel of judges which are usually about ten, will evaluate the difficulty of each trick, style and use of the course. The highest score of each rider on a hundred point scale will be compared and the top score will be the winner.
Freestyle Motocross is the oldest of these two freestyles. This is where riders perform two routines that last between ninety seconds to fourteen minutes. This is done on a course that consists of many jumps that vary in length and angles. Here again a panel of ten judges will score the drivers on the difficulty of their tricks and jump variations.
Injuries are part of the motor cross sport, especially those that are more extreme like biking downhill. Injuries can be anything from striking your head or spine against a tree or boulder, or minor wounds such as abrasions and cuts caused from falls on cement or gravel. Motocross gloves are protective gear that can protect the rider against minor injuries. They also play a role in the reduction of serious or major impacts, however they will not protect any rider from accidents that are the most serious and have a high impact.
These gloves that have been designed for motor cross drivers usually have preserved finger sections and the very best available protection that has been obtained through additional armor placed inside the glove. Although maximum touch is important for motocross gloves, the additional protection should not be discounted. This additional protection may consist of titanium or carbon panels for the joints and knuckles of the fingers.
Some motocross gloves include additional protection for the wrist and heel of the hand or back of the hand or any parts of the hand that may be easily injured. Most gloves art made of textile with Nickel protection or leather. Perforated leather is often used for ventilation. They are also available in many different colors.