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Old 04-15-2014, 04:34 PM   #1
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So I marshalled the MotoGP this past weekend at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX and found these on the track after MotoGP Practice #2 around turn 11 on Friday.

I have been racking my brain, trying to figure out where these would be used, but I'm stumped. Any clues?




There is female velcro on the back side of one of them, and looks like some glue residue where some was on the other...




Looks like they're intended to be disposable... Elbow, boot, hand???
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Old 04-15-2014, 04:39 PM   #2
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Toe sliders for boots.
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Old 04-15-2014, 04:48 PM   #3
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Old 04-15-2014, 04:49 PM   #4
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I'd say ankle sliders/puck more than toe.


Something like this: (don't think those on the picture bellow are removable though)







These are toe sliders.

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Old 04-15-2014, 04:57 PM   #5
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Old 04-15-2014, 05:13 PM   #6
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Yeah... I'm thinking either elbow or ankle. It looks to be jerry-rigged either way. I'd like to get a photo of them in use though...
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Old 04-15-2014, 05:26 PM   #7
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Old 04-15-2014, 05:53 PM   #8
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Anybody crash and loose them at the "scene"?
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Old 04-15-2014, 06:02 PM   #9
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Anybody crash and loose them at the "scene"?
That's the thing... We saw nothing but close calls and wide turns at turn 11on Friday...

Other than this, I only found a couple tear-offs...
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Old 04-15-2014, 11:42 PM   #10
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Looks like Kili's rune stone from the hobbit!

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Those are Face sliders because Marquez leans off so far...
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Old Yesterday, 10:05 AM   #12
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I bet for gloves...

I don't think that part of the glove would get that close to the ground unless the rider had an off... The handlebar ends would get closer, and why would "both" come off?

I dunno... I need pics. Ankle or Elbow still seem to be the most plausible.
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My guess is elbow sliders...type
"The new elbow slider developed for Bradl" into your favorite search engine, the pic is very similar.
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My guess is elbow sliders...type
"The new elbow slider developed for Bradl" into your favorite search engine, the pic is very similar.
Sweet! I think we've gt a winner...

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Saw the race on TV,they were getting some crazy lean angles at that track,made for great on bike camera footage.

Those items look like keepers,or could fetch a few $$ on fleabay.

Just can't imagine getting that much lean,closest I've come is the thrill of a two up track ride at Laguna Seca with an AMA Pro racer in the past

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