New Water Ski Gloves

Water Ski Gloves

The Acapulco Blue

from Gordon Rathbun

The Acapulco Blue

After 40 years of skiing and competing, I know how important it is to have a great grip. When slalom skiers take a 600 lb. force from the boat, they need a great glove that will not allow that handle to start slipping away. I like some of the gloves on the market today, like the Pro Gear, the Miami Nautique International gloves and the Radar Vapor Boa's. However, I came to the conclusion I could do even better and decided to develop the Acapulco Blue Water Ski Gloves.

I chose Amara as the material because it’s been my favorite over the years. It was also the favorite material that Slalom Legend Andy Mapple used his entire career. Kevlar lasts longer, in fact you might be able to get a pair to last one busy season. Amara does not last as long but it grips better.

I am very happy with the grip when the Amara material and the wet rubber of the handle come into contact. They are pretty amazing! The gloves run a little small though, meaning that an XL should really be labeled size Large, so please take that into account when ordering.

Available sizes: L, XL. The Acapulco Blue gloves run a little small. So, if you would normally wear a medium, order a large, etc. The gloves retail for only $50.00, and should easily last longer than other Amara gloves on the market. Shipping and handling is $9.00.

"Your gloves continue to impress me. They continue to out last the competition." Todd Ristorcelli, 18 year Water Ski Magazine Editor, Big Dawg Tour Champion.

"Your gloves are amazing. I love them. If you have any spares, I'd love to keep using them." Thomas Degasperi, Two Time World Slalom Champion. (Watch top video)

Please inquire on purchasing the gloves from my brother, Dave Rathbun at: We accept checks or PayPal.

Send checks made out to:
Dave Rathbun
1441 Dogwood Drive
Sarasota, FL 34232

Thank you,
Gordon Rathbun
- Six Time National Slalom Champion
- 2008 Senior Mens 3 World Champion


Acapulco Blue Ski Gloves