|Sometimes gloves are used for yo-yo play. What looks strange
at first sight, has some sense if you take a deeper look.
Apart from the appearance and other fashion aspects, gloves are
generally used if the string should slide better over the finger.
So if it is warmer and fingers are sweating or as a protection for the
The glove should not change the feeling for the yo-yo. Therefore, thick
winter gloves are not useful.
Mostly billiard gloves are used. The ring finger and pinky are not
covered, but this is OK, as with those fingers anyway not much is being
done and the higher friction at these fingers (compared to the fingers
in the glove) can be used for various tricks.
AA players are also using long forearm protectors, to protect the skin at wrap tricks. Here the string is pulled very fast around the arm.
Billiard gloves are very good as a yo-yo glove, when they are smooth on the skin and have no velcro or similar.
Since billiard gloves are not designed for yo-yo play, they wear out after some time and get holes.
And some pictures:
Very used yo-yo glove
Billiard glove with velcro