For anyone that hasn’t seen/thought of this, I thought I would mention it.
We’ve probably all seen/heard of Lynx grips: http://www.lynxpt.com/products/performancegrips.html
Make your own rubberized quick fit grips by just cutting up a bicycle tire inner tube. Someone in my gym had a set of squares that he’d just cut off the inner tube. I took that idea, added the slit for the thumb so they’re easy to keep track of, and the angles by the fingers for ergonomics. Plus, you can make a whole bunch of different shaped ones since one bike tire will provide a whole lot of material. I’ve got a pair of the one pictured, as well as some basic rectangles, plus probably another 2ft of tire to go.
I’ve been through a couple different pairs of gloves, and I think these are going to actually surpass them since the rubber will be a lot “stickier” than the leather or padding on the palm of the glove.
Lynx Grips: $12+shipping for one pair
Bike tire grips: $5 for a whole bunch of pairs.
(My previous how-to: Build your own Stick for $10: http://tinyurl.com/buildstick )