CE 2002 Formula Pro ~Exhibition Pro~ Killer Gloves

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  1. mr lajoie

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    100% kangaroo with tan palms here.
    By the way, some questions came to my mind, gotta minute? Please tell us if this version does fit the same knuckle protector as the original prodigy, if they are also covered with reflective material (hard to see in the pic in page 5) and your views about adding a pinky bridge. Another one ..:D why do use different scaphoid protectors, what's the difference beetween them?
    Thank you
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  2. PhilMills

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    Black and tan; Kangaroo palms, please.
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  3. velocitygear

    velocitygear safety =~SPEED

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    My apologies for the late reply..

    ~ Reflective material is still in place and exposed by the knuckle perforation. If this is a desired feature, we may look at making the perforation larger for the order.
    ~ Pinky bridge is always a positive in my opinion.
    ~Knox sliders, the older style larger sliders could cause some interference with the grip's. Everyone seems to like the new smaller profile. If you plan on sliding across the pavement daily, then maybe the large sliders would be beneficial.

    So here it is, the Group Buy Page for the Prodigy:

    Black with Tan Palms and Kangaroo Palms..


    http://www.highvelocitygear.com/ADVRiderProdigy.html
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  4. PhilMills

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    Woot! Ordered. You are very much appreciated for this discount.

    Opinions:
    ~More reflectivity is always good, so long as it doesn't unduly weaken that spot in the glove. "Some" is better than the "zero" on my current pairs.

    ~Never tried a glove with the pinky bridge, but I'd like to. Adds "cred" and seems like a reasonable idea.

    ~I'm buying the gloves because I plan to slide them across the pavement at some point, but I don't really have that scheduled in my calendar. I'm not doing track days, but my palm does spend a lot of time on the commute skipping tracks on my helmet headset, so I'd be OK with a smaller slider.

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  5. ssevy

    ssevy Been here awhile

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    Will there be a waterproof glove in the future? I love both my pairs of your gloves, and would really love to add a waterproof pair to the collection. I would also love a heated version, but I assume that is an entirely different beast?
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  6. daltmeyer

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    My kangaroo formula pro gloves arrived. They are on their way back to velocity. Please send size large.
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  7. velocitygear

    velocitygear safety =~SPEED

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    On thier way, my apologies for the wrong size..

    How did you like them otherwise?
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  8. daltmeyer

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    They are fantastic. Tempted to order every glove in this group buy. I just might. Wanted to get the first pair in to get an idea on sizing.
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  9. daltmeyer

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    Awesome fast service on my return. Thanks John!

    Ok now I need a waterproof glove for cold weather with a gauntlet big enough to fit over winter layering. I have a pair of firstgear but there is little protection.

    In the meantime, I'm still thinking about another pair from this group buy.
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  10. velocitygear

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    We're working on a winter version, Levain here on ADVRider is my official tester. I have a second pair of gloves for him to try but, haven't had the chance to get them to him...
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  11. sans4ver

    sans4ver Been here awhile

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    Received the gloves few days back and my initial impression was phew...Thank god i didn't order M size. To me it seems more like italian fit, so L is good for me.
    Fit and finish is nice.
    I went for a small ride very next day, In morning I felt like glove needs a little break in and after few hours only, I think my hand got used to it and the glove is very comfortable.
    My fear is inner yellow liner will get dirty soon:deal
    Weather was in 50s, no sweaty hands or no coldness with the glove on, but 50s is like ideal temp with a glove on.
    Protection- i am no pro in here and my view is based on looks and in comparison to other gloves. In terms of protection glove looks good enough and promising but upper thumb does not have any extra padding other than leather, may be more padding on metacarpal region will be nice by keeping knuckle protection in separate pannel, I guess prodigy has that.
    Glove is definitely bang for the buck.
    On the palm area the leather has turned grey, not sure why, I have not even used it extensively yet :huh
    update- Another small ride in upper 30s, my hands were cold but not frozen
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  12. velocitygear

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    Any chance you can take a photo of the grey-ing?

    I have a glove order that is getting ready to be produced, anyone else think the thumb should be revised on the Exhibition pro?


    I think it would be wise, for anyone buying these gloves, regardless of use, to use a waterproofing agent to protect the leather.
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  13. sans4ver

    sans4ver Been here awhile

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    There you go, did anyone face similar issue?
    I would also like to know what others think about thumb and metacarpal protection, I ve broken once all 4 metacarpals :(

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  14. velocitygear

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    Are you in contact with any oils, fuels or solvents? Anything? Soap even? Not a common problem thus far but, I prefer to fix the problem if possible.

    I think waterproofing the leather will become a step in our "method".. In addition to strap and specific seam bonding..
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  15. PhilMills

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    Got a product that you'd recommend?

    (Can't wait to get my Prodigys in the mail, BTW. Starting to wear through a fingertip on my old pair of Fieldsheers, so they can't show up soon enough!)
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  16. sans4ver

    sans4ver Been here awhile

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    I am not in touch with any oils or solvents.
    I just used them over the handlebar grips and it became like that very first day of ride.
    Let us know what treatment product do you suggest?
    How about Nikwax?
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  17. timmie415

    timmie415 n00b poster but not rider

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    I am locked in for a large Prodigy. Look forward to new gloves as my last pair is going on 10 years old...

    Any estimate on the current production schedule for these?
    -tim
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  18. MZ5

    MZ5 Been here awhile

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    I missed this thread earlier in the year, but looks like the links are still active, so yay!
    I have some ExPros from a GB here a year or two ago. I commute year-round, ~80 miles per day. Couple questions:

    Do the Formulas have the same 'inner glove' or liner, like my ExPros?

    Is the size chart that's on the order page right now, today, 04/16/14, current and correct?

    Formulas are 100% black, regardless the picture on the order page? If not, what colors?

    For 100% kangaroo, the disadvantage I know of is cost. What are the advantages and other disadvantages? Thinner? Better feel? More resistant to deleterious effects of sweat and/or water?

    Is kangaroo an more, or less, colorfast than cowhide? The sun here in southern AZ is really, really hostile. My ExPros have faded on the top to a lighter semblance of ...sort of a ruddy-brown-purple-black. It's not terrible, just noticeable. Just wondering whether to expect similar, more, or less of this from kangaroo.
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  19. velocitygear

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    Better late, than never?

    Nikwax for sure!

    I contacted Manufacturing, my supplier was highly surprised by the photo, he's looking into it. I haven't heard of any other issues in this regard, so we'll see.
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  20. velocitygear

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    I should have a shipment in the air within a week. There were only a few orders for the Prodigy, unfortunately..