View Full Version : Sliders and sparking gloves
02-22-2007, 02:53 PM
Does anyone know if any one manufactures a slider set up for actors? The only thing I can find is Ghostride's sparking gloves.
02-22-2007, 04:07 PM
:shock: Funny you should ask!
We are putting together a knee pad and glove combo. We are trying to get a how to video together also.
We had 3 sliders last year that coordinated tricks and scenes... I just hope we can train more this season!
We are also working on "TRAINER" gloves to use for your actors prior to giving them the $200+ pair of gloves... These spark occasionally (metal on pavement) but it gives you more use out of the expensive gloves and not during the training phase! :wink:
02-22-2007, 06:38 PM
I have made several pairs of the non sparking versions for a reasonable price.
They are also great for actors inside the haunt because you can click your fingers together behind customer's ears ( really creeps them out) or bang them against walls or props ( just be sure your wall or prop is sturdy enough to be hit ).
They are really great little products.
Duke of Darkness
02-23-2007, 09:17 AM
Mr. Nightmarez -- Any idea when you will have these out? It just occurred to me that sliders would be great to use in several parades we are considering participating in this summer.
02-23-2007, 12:05 PM
I remember seeing these gloves as a product on Ghost Ride.com
But they dont seem to be there anymore, perhaps you can email them and ask if they still will make them for you? They werent all that expensive as i recall.
02-23-2007, 06:10 PM
So what are you guys making these out of? I have done this in a limited way with hockey shin pads, but that would hurt all night long. :shock:
02-23-2007, 07:38 PM
Some physical actions are just very unnatural to the design of the human body, creating some artificial helper devices to overcome the natural deficeintcys, if actually possible to create, may require some pretty high-tech approaches to the problem solving.
If it can be done.
Here's an update for you- Haunted Media Magazine had a set of these gloves at their booth this past weekend.
They had 2 different sets, one was $55 I think, and the other "deluxe" set was $99.
I hope this helps.
03-08-2007, 09:44 AM
Thanks Brad for the "PROPS"
Yes we did have our MONSTER GLOVES on display in the Haunted Media booth at Transworld. Scare Tacktix actually manufactores thes gloves, and ther are two versions... "Scare One" retails for $99 and "The Elite" retails for $149. The difference between the two is "The Elite" is a compression glove with three thick pads in the palm area (which you will wish you hade at the end of the night!) Thes gloves are manufactured for a controlled SCARE !! Stop by our booth at Hauntcon and see what we are talking about...
03-08-2007, 09:50 AM
But lets not forget the kneepads and special shoes! I think it would be cool if you offered a set that includes gloves, kneepads, and shoes. That'd be cool! -Tyler
03-08-2007, 02:49 PM
Here is the site that you may be looking for..
03-08-2007, 05:22 PM
I belive those are just noise making gloves, metal on metal contact. I am looking for a commercial produced sparking gloves/kneepads type deal. If no one does this I might have to start reserarching it to possibly start producing them in limited quatities.
03-08-2007, 05:28 PM
No, those are sparking gloves... Gloves EXACTLY like those are used at Kings Island and they spark when monsters slide across the pavement! -Tyler
03-08-2007, 07:21 PM
We have had an extensive sliding program for about 4-5 years. For the actual sparking gloves with the rare earth metal Ghost Ride carries them. They ain't cheap!
We have toe cops specially made by armorers, and modify high quality skate pads with extra armor from ABS and Lexan. Our surface will destroy a unarmored $20-40 set of kneepads in a night, and burn through the toe of a steel toed boot in about the same time. Forget shoelaces, zipties and lots of duct tape are needed to keep boots on your feet.
I ordered some of those Scaretactix gloves, they look great! The metal may spark, most metal does to some degree, but the ones with the huge hunk of pyrotechnic metal on the palm are the Ghostride ones.
Our surface is very abrasive asphalt, and sliding on it tears stuff up. We go through lots of pads, boots, gloves and knees every year! Sliding is hard expensive work ( especially if you are fielding 5+ sliders on a weekend) but guests love it, that is for sure!
03-08-2007, 07:39 PM
Ben is right,
Ghost ride does make the gloves specificaly for sparking and you will pay more for them. Scar Tacktix MONSTER GLOVES will allso through a few sparks just do to metal hitting concrete but that is not there purpose. Our gloves were desined to give you that controlled scare, smaking them together or against many sufaces, and just plain snaping your fingures in these gloves will give you all the scares you want. :lol:
03-08-2007, 09:51 PM
Thanks Ben! I am glad I could here it from an experienced slider. I am going to have to order a pair from ghostride.
I might just have to order a pair of your gloves also scaretacktix for next season. I like the sound of metal on metal in the haunt, and wearing the metal is a lot easier and more controlled than carrying a chain like I usually do.
03-08-2007, 11:53 PM
I'm with you on that. I like to have actors use props and noisemakers but you need to be so careful about who uses them and how for saftey reasons. It is very hard to drop or inadvertantly throw a glove! I have used the Ghostride gloves as well for close in clacking, but the pyrometal hunk is heavy and banging it on a wall can hurt your hand. It is best for exactly what it is made for, a light drag along the ground during a slide to create a spark trail.
You can't really use it in a load bearing hands forward slide like gloves with washers, because the lump will usually catch. Most of us don't use our hands when we slide anyway unless it is to slap down a spark trail. I often carry a cane to help bound upward at the end of a slide, and carry other props like cans in the other hand. Another thing I often do is if I am a creature with latex hands I can slap one down and it creates a "curl" the drag lets you pull in the direction you laid down the hand - it lets you pass a person in a slide and end up in front of them facing them.
Frankly those Scaretactix gloves are so nice, I don't think I going to mangle them sliding. I think they need to be used as close proximity noisemakers in the lot and in the house.
Another cool glove to get are the Werewolf paws from Running Wolf Pack. The Claws on the latex paws are hard plastic and you can clack them lightly over car windows without damaging the car, great for lot stalking. I can also rake them on the stucco of our building and create a horrific sound! It wears them down but they often throw in a few extra claws when you buy them.
When I wear down my claws scaring people, its like burning out slider gear, you feel like you have accomplished something! (somehow the skinned knees and the sore muscles from a wipeout aren't as rewarding!)
03-09-2007, 06:43 AM
Ben, you exlpained it well..... this is exactaly what the MONSTER GLOVE version is for........ the close proximity scares. They were developed to allow the actor to be hands free in a way, so they don't have to carry a prop or tool, it's already there at your fingure tips...lol
Haunted Media Magazine
03-09-2007, 11:37 PM
Just wanted to share my thoughts and opinions about the Scare Tactix scare gloves that were on display at our Haunted Media Magazine booth at the 2007 TransWorld show. These gloves are the real deal when it comes to scares. As you know Haunted Media DVD Magazine films many haunted attractions around the United States for future segments in our DVD issues. We use and endorse the Scare Tactix gloves 100% across the board as being one of the best-controlled scares available for this industry. These gloves are well designed and manufactured to last a long time and are extremely comfortable to wear all night long.
In telling the story of a Halloween event for our DVD Magazine segments it requires many hours and many days to capture everything about the event. With that being said, we use multiple cameras in filming the crowd response to the event. In some cases the event may not have a high attendance for that night or we may want to really push the envelope by helping the scare along to make sure we can get the art of a scare at the event. That is where the magic comes into play with these Scare Tactix gloves. Either a camera assistant or the cameraman will wear a set of these gloves to guarantee us a great scare on film. They work so well on making the guests feel uneasy as well as getting many different mind blowing scare reactions from the same crowd using these gloves properly.
This past season they were used as a standard filming tool at Woods Of Terror, Morgan Manor and Terror On The Fox. I believe they would also recommend these gloves as great tool for a fantastic scare.
Haunted Media DVD Magazine
Duke of Darkness
03-10-2007, 02:41 PM
Okay, maybe I am just dense, but I don't' quite understand what these gloves from Scare Tactix are designed to do. Even after looking at the website, I still don't quite get it. How are they used for scares in the haunt?
03-10-2007, 03:22 PM
Dave, our gloves are designed to make different sounds, wether you snap your fingures, tap your fingures or slap just about anything in your haunt, in the darkness it makes people very uneasy!! You will get an array of responces ...from "what the #*^%!! was that" to people running ful tilt to get away from you! Once you try a pair in your haunt everyone will want a set for themselves. They are addicting!!
03-10-2007, 04:06 PM
Plus, you can SLIDE with them! Just thought I would throw that out there. LOL! -Tyler
03-11-2007, 06:43 PM
Ok, I must not be looking in the correct place. I can't seem to find the sparking gloves on the GhostRider site.
03-11-2007, 07:28 PM
The ghost ride gloves are found in there cataloge, you must download ther cataloge in order to view them from ther web page... I would like you to view our web sight (if you havn't already) to see the gloves that we offer... they are very different from Ghost Ride gloves and I believe more comfortable. If it's sparking gloves your looking for than ghost ride is your ticket, ther gloves are manufactured for that purpose, our gloves will through a spark or to however ther purpose is for that controled scare!!
03-11-2007, 09:44 PM
Want some genuinely scary sounds?
Do what my Grandfather did when he was a boy (Around 1890) he had a small bottle he would shake behind his friends, inside of the bottle was the rattle cut off of a real rattlesnake!
In some respects "Toys" have changed alot over the years.
There were alot of rattlesnakes around here many years ago, everyone knew that sound.
I used to have a couple of them, where are they now?
Right behind you!
03-13-2007, 08:19 PM
Do you know of anyone that manufacturers a knee pad, such as what you discussed with abs or lexan?
If not, do you have a recommendation of the brand of skate knee pads you have started out with before customization?
Visited Netherworld at IAAPA this year, it was fantastic!
03-15-2007, 09:22 AM
I've never been to their website, however I will tell you I will be checking it out soon...
I know Ghost Ride sold some sliding gloves and probably still do... www.ghostride.com.
However I will be checking out the new website as well.
04-12-2007, 11:01 AM
We just wanted to drop by to let you know that Scare Tacktix will be at Hauntcon this year and will be showcasing some NEW STYLES of our very popular MONSTER GLOVES.
See Ya There!
04-12-2007, 11:57 AM
Can't use sliders at my event since it is all dirt. They are fun to watch.
As a fun aside, at Knott's, the sliders used to have a pretty spectacular show they did for crowds awaiting the Hanging in which they demonstrated their sliding skills. Impromptu at first, then other monsters would use ropes to hold back the crowds from the sliding area. One year they built up an area fence in the middle, am not sure. Their talents were fun to watch, a 40 foot slide run, going between other monster's legs, jumping over prone monsters on the ground all in one long slide.
04-12-2007, 01:22 PM
That's beauty of our monster gloves, they are not manufactured as slider glove, there main purpose is to get that controlled scare!!! You don't need concrete or asphalt... all you need is a creative mind. These gloves will work with any thing in your haunt that can be touched or slapped to create an array of different sounds.
04-12-2007, 08:08 PM
For those of us who will not be able to make it to Hauntcon, when will the new styles be posted on the website?
04-12-2007, 10:15 PM
Actually we are in the proses of designing a new web sight, so we hope to have that up and running within the next few weeks. The new designs will available on the new sight, so please check the sight in about two weeks and give us your feed back!
04-13-2007, 05:18 PM
If anyone should need pictures of our new styles prior to Hauntcon and the new web sight, feel free to shoot me an email!
Baron Von Goolo
04-17-2007, 04:36 PM
I don't want to come across like a jerk but what do these $150 gloves do that epoxying $3 worth of metal to a $35 pair of skater gloves wouldn't?
If someone can tell me, I'll buy them. I love the idea but I hate how much it costs to haunt these days!
04-17-2007, 05:16 PM
Baron Von Goolo,
I don't belive that your coming accross like a jerk. There is some validity to your statemnt, however I can tell you that we spend more than $38 to produce a pair of our Monster Gloves. There are a lot of costumes, props, ect. that we as haunters can probably make ourselves but there is a preciouse camodety called time that all of us seem to run out of come haunt season. If we mass produced these gloves we could probably get the price down, but I believe in crafstmanship and standing behind our work and as you know ...Time is money!
Hope this answers your questions,
05-01-2007, 07:37 AM
Just wanted to let you all know that the new sight is up, so stop by check it out and let us know what you think!! Also, we will have a very limited supply of Monster Gloves at Hauntcon for cash- ncarry due to Transworld, so stop by the Haunted Media booth and get your pair early. If you should get there to late, you can order them and you will have them before Haunt season starts. Thanks in advance for your feedback on the sight!!
See Ya @ The Show!! :lol:
08-21-2007, 09:41 PM
If you want the same thing as the elite gloves,but dont want to shell out 175 dollars,
you can try this tutorial:
I made a nice set using this tutorial,and for under 15 dollars.
08-21-2007, 09:46 PM
P.S. The tutorial doesnt make it very clear,but the finger plates come from a thing called a "90 degree Squeeze Connecter"
09-22-2007, 01:52 AM
one thing that he had backward on the tutorial on how to make them is that the 1/2" that he used are for your 4 fingers on each hand and the 3/4" are for your thumbs. he had that backward. not criticizing him just that 3/4" is bigger than 1/2". I know cause i use the same method for making mine as i cant afford to fork out 170 bones right now. if i could though i surely would.
12-27-2009, 06:47 PM
This is an old thread but thought I would use it for informational purposes. I found these and am looking for equipment for new sliders. So we really need the best safety equipment I can get.
If the picture doesn't upload here is the link to them also. What do you think?
12-27-2009, 08:28 PM
Joel from MoonHowler Productions makes slider gear here:
12-27-2009, 08:57 PM
Thanks Badger that is where I was going to get my gear from but saw these and thought they might work.
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