FLAT CUT is a classic and still popular cut to this day, and one of the originals to emerge once the goalkeeper glove market began to develop. On a flat palm cut you will see that its stitched gussets are located on the outside vs the inside of cuts that utilise negative, this gives a more looser feel. The cut also consists of one single piece of latex attached to the back of the glove, with the gussets in between the fingers and palm.
ROLL FINGER are one of the most popular and traditional cuts currently available. They are named "roll finger" due to the fact that the backhand is connected to the palm and does not use gussets. The result is the latex rolled/curved around the fingers which provides great latex contact with the ball, but is not as snug or tight as a feel in comparison to negative cut gloves, or hybrids that use negative. The ROLL FINGER cut also provides great shock absorption quality's due to the thicker latex between the fingers.
NEGATIVE CUT (and hybrids that utilise this style) have become increasingly popular over the past years, particularly across Europe. They are similar to the flat cut in that they use a single piece of latex attached to the backhand via gussets, the key difference is that the stitching/gussets are inside the glove. This provides a much tighter and snug fit with control on the ball that is more "true" to your hand. For a better view of just what a negative cut is we recommend taking a look at our SPYNE Blackout model.