1. tape the tip first
2. ojoom pucks if you are looking to upgrade your pucks
3. look to see where the wear is happening on you old gloves to see if the new gloves have better wear protection where you need it, finger pucks, double stitching, leather patches, etc
4. velcro will wear out and gloves get smelly, so your gloves you won't want them to last forever.
5. you don't core your pucks and always lock the cuffs to your gloves this prevents needing a new hand