Do you believe this ****

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Bodge, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Noob:lol3:lol3:lol3
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  2. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Hmmm...I thought there was a rule about noobs starting threads. :rofl

    let me help:
    their claims
    sense
    those
    probably
    their
    easier
    armor
    material
    their
    friction
    whole
    apparently
    abrasion

    Fixed.
    Just wow.
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  3. AceRider01

    AceRider01 Fully Loaded

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    A bit off topic here.

    I am all for CE certified clothing. But dont confused the test result from real life results. The time it lasted in the test strictly refers to time under the specificed CE test. While the test results is very useful to compare results between tested products, it does NOT mean you are protected to the same amount of time in real life crash.

    In Real Life Crash, every crash dynamics are unique. Depending on the impact speed and abrasiveness of surface, you could either be protected for shorter or longer time than the 7 seconds quoted.

    BTW, the new Bull-IT "real life" test is so poorly constructed, it's laughable. They are obviously trying to duplicate the Draggin Jeans' drag a man on the bum test many years ago. While Draggin Jeans test was impressive, the Bull IT version is so obviously flawed. The man being dragged looks like it's being dragged at 20km/hr or less, hardly the condition likely to be experienced by any real crash motorists.
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  4. señormoto

    señormoto Supermoto Abuser

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    I don't know about that. There are plenty of flailing arms in GP crashes - usually not the top racers, but there are definitely plenty of cases I can remember where riders crash with their arms out or hands scraping the pavement during a slide.

    Textile gloves do not give the same feel, even if the material is thinner, because they are simply different fabrics. If you have not worn a $250-400 race glove that might not make sense but I've never encountered a textile glove that "feels" like a kangaroo or calf skin palmed racing glove. Additionally, leather molds to the rider's hand size+shape where textile can only stretch to fit which causes constriction.
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  5. Jud

    Jud Long timer

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    Your are right in both cases. I've fallen a couple times at the track and lots more playing around on dirt and tarmac and have ruined a few pairs of gloves myself,,,,, leather and textile. If I remember right, Schwantz and Doohan both have had pretty severe hand injuries.

    Your comment on how nice leather gloves {suites too} form after time is dead on. While they are not top of the line, I've had a couple pairs of Helds and they literally "fit like a glove". In the case of gloves and suites, buy em slightly tight, soak them on a nice hot day and go for a ride. When you get done with a day's worth of riding they form fit perfectly and that is a drawback to textiles. I wear both, both have their advantages and both have drawbacks.
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  6. t6pilot

    t6pilot Been here awhile

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    I have motoport gear, I also have their gloves. The jacket and pants are quality
    Products and are a lot cooler than leather in warm weather, overall I think they offer great protection. The gloves on the other hand no pun intended, are down right uncomfortable. I became aware of their gear from several motor officers I know, they all swear by it. Since their wearing it 8-10 hours a day five days a week ill take their recommendations. Several officers have had serious accidents wearing motoport gear, their fellow officers agree they are alive today because of it
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  7. kellymac530

    kellymac530 motorcycle addict

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    I just ride naked...skin grows back...duh, and it is free.
    All the kevlar,carbon, nano, nucleaic...yadayada faaahhhgedaboutit !! :1drink

    Motoport might be the BEST gear made...IDK, but their claims are ridiculous.
    I am a devout leather guy for skin protection. If it is hot you can not beat a good mesh kevlar coat for coolness, but for comfort and feel and good rash protection in comfortable weather I am ALL about leather.

    Whoever said in England all the best Speedway guys wear kevlar.....yeah right. Some maybe, "all" NO. And then remember, they ride on DIRT not concrete and asphalt. I wear polyester and nylon in the dirt and so do many flat track guys on short tracks. Just sayin "apples and oranges" here.

    Motoport=good synthetic gear
    Motoport does NOT = The best choice hands down in all circumstances.

    I have been down at 120mph at Laguna Seca in full custom leathers and down at 90mph on a Harley in AZ in jeans and a T-shirt. Healed up from both.
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