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Old 09-25-2009, 11:18 AM   #1
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How did your gear hold up in your accident?

After the accident GEAR REVIEW!

We're always interested in buying new gear- something that fits better or performs better, so let us know what you have and how you liked it.

A lot of people went down this year; some at low speeds and some at high. I think it would be nice to know how those jackets, boots, gloves, KNEE PADS, and helmets held up.

Please tell the brand, type (leather, textile, mesh, perforated) and any informative details necessary for riders to make informative decisions when purchasing new gear.
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Old 09-25-2009, 11:23 AM   #2
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I would only wear leather. I feel naked if I wear anything else.
I went down @70 with leather and it was raining so I think it caused less abrassion to the jacket than if it would have been dry.
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Fieldsheer Mesh Jacket - Men's

Somebody close to me lowsided in a turn at a high rate of speed last Sunday in this jacket. The jacket did get torn up in the elbow, but the armour did it's job in protecting the skin. There were no indications of injury under the jacket.
**** for protection

The left wrist was left unzipped and there was a small, quarter-sized road rash on the wrist.
*operator error

Knee pads were worn under jeans (I'm sorry I don't know the brand) and the knees were not injured at all.
***** for protection and durability

The a* gloves (do not know the type)
leather
shorty- wrist length
They were torn up on the palms, and allowed only a large blister.
*** for protection

Arai helmet was scraped along the back and a piece broke off. His head was not injured or sore.
***** for protection

Jeans were worn with no padding or armour and he did get a bruise on his hip. The jeans held up fine, though, with only minor tears.
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Old 09-25-2009, 11:28 AM   #4
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I would only wear leather. I feel naked if I wear anything else.
I went down @70 with leather and it was raining so I think it caused less abrassion to the jacket than if it would have been dry.
What jacket was it? Can you still wear it? I've seen a perforated Dianese ripped all the way across from a snag.
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Old 09-25-2009, 11:29 AM   #5
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Cortech lather jacket, Shark helmet.

Seam/stitching blown on the left sleeve...wrist to elbow.
Helmet, abrasion to face shield and top left... prior had noticed
the painted finish would chip/flake fairly easily.
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Old 09-25-2009, 11:32 AM   #7
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What jacket was it? Can you still wear it? I've seen a perforated Dianese ripped all the way across from a snag.
Icon but I would buy something else now.
Yes I can still wear it. It only has very minor scuffs but I think it being wet I may have hydroplaned after I fell. It was raining hard. The jacket roled up and my back and I had a red whelp mark but no rash at all.
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Old 09-25-2009, 11:48 AM   #8
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Went over the hood of a car after she ran a stop sign. Teknic textile jacket didn't have anything wrong with it other than looking a little dirty. Arai RX7 helmet had scratches to one side on it and the shield. No concussion and no road rash or broken bones. The DR. was shocked how well I came out of it. This is why I don't understand why people will shell out TONS of money on their bike and suddenly become penny pinchers when it comes to good gear.
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Old 09-25-2009, 12:01 PM   #9
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Went down on 3090 and slid through some gravel into the grass at about 50-60.

Fieldsheer textile jacket - held up great. No rash on upper body. It opened up about an inch long at the seam on the left arm, but not bad enough to do anything. I'll still wear it again until I can afford to buy the leather jacket from Fieldsheer.
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Teknic supervent gloves - not overly impressed. The right hand palm of the glove opened up and allowed me to have about a square inch of skin peeled back off my hand. Minimal scarring now. Probably still better than no glove at all, but wish it would have done better.
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HJC helmet - did its job well. Hit on the front side, near the chin and face shield. No cracks, just scrapes and "dents" in the face shield. Full face helmets FTW! I won't trust the helmet on the highways unless necessary as a spare, but still used it during my MSF course in the lot.

No knee protectors Jeans = worthless.
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Somebody close to me lowsided in a turn at a high rate of speed last Sunday in this jacket. The jacket did get torn up in the elbow, but the armour did it's job in protecting the skin. There were no indications of injury under the jacket.
**** for protection

The left wrist was left unzipped and there was a small, quarter-sized road rash on the wrist.
*operator error

Knee pads were worn under jeans (I'm sorry I don't know the brand) and the knees were not injured at all.
***** for protection and durability

The a* gloves (do not know the type)
leather
shorty- wrist length
They were torn up on the palms, and allowed only a large blister.
*** for protection

Arai helmet was scraped along the back and a piece broke off. His head was not injured or sore.
***** for protection

Jeans were worn with no padding or armour and he did get a bruise on his hip. The jeans held up fine, though, with only minor tears.
the knee pads were a* also
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Lowside somewhere around ~100mph on the track. Slid about 30ft on concrete then tumbled another 70+ft.


Arai Quantum- hit face first into conrete, then hit pretty hard to the back of the head. Busted my lips open but did a very good job keeping me away from a concusion. I highly recommend Arai.


Alpinestar GP Pro gloves- for $240.... They held up through the wreck and did their job. Shorty after, they fell apart and are now trash, but if i was gunna crash again I'd like to be wearing these again.


Teknic Chicane 1 piece suit- great suit, help up excelent and the padding did a great job while tumbling. I highly recommend Teknic suits.



Sidi boots- really didn't get much damage, but didntvtake mush impact either. However, these boots are almost 2 years old and are still in good condition. They have roughly 13,000 miles on them.



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went down at 50mph and tumbled for about 50 feet...leather teknic chicane did extremely well. scorpion helmet, coretech glove, and tcx boot....didnt wear knee portectors and skinned my knees pretty good, couple broken ribs, and lots of bruises...overall came away pretty well.... gear ftw and don't be cheap ...
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-Several years back we were riding in College Station and a buddy in front of me went down doing about 85mph. He was wearing a helmet, gloves, (don't know their brands, and a fieldsheer mesh jacket. The jacket was thrashed and definitely a one time down jacket, but he came out of it great! He only had a small amount of road rash on his hip area where the jacket slightly rode up. That was the only scratch on him, except for on his foot where his shoe came off
-Hubby has a joe rocket leather jacket and has been down a couple times and it worked like a champ Still good to go for a few more downs
-I was rear ended back in '02 and had a buddies leather jacket it on, (unfortunately don't know the brand either ) but I got road rash on the small of my back where it rode up and on my elbow where the leather wore down. Now I have a gericke leather jacket that I am hoping I never have to find out how well it will hold up
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Somehow, I got a bit of road rash through the mesh of my Joe Rocket mesh jacket.

I have no idea how, but it kinda looks like a waffle pattern on my arm.

The jacket is not torn, but I have no confidence in the abrasion protection of mesh.
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tourmaster jacket and hjc helmet-- gear held up great. I went down going about 60 mph hit a curb, fliped in the air 2 times and landed my head on the curb. Then i began to slide feet first so my jacket came up in the back. Other than that the gear did its job.
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hurley sweater and jeans went down goin like 45-50... i slid quite a ways and my hoodie held up fine my nike shoes didnt last tho they fleww off.. i guess i got lucky cuz i didnt get no rash it was like a black top road tho oh i got some holes in a pair of alpinestar gloves and got some scuffs on a hjc helmet
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Urban, you got a little bit if friction burn from the jacket. That happens sometime.


I've crashed in a lot of gear....

Highsides at around 35mph in an A* mesh jacket, GP Plus gloves, and SMX boots. All held up great with no rips, tears, etc. All were still very wearable.


Lowsided at maybe 50mph in a noname leather suit, GP Tech gloves, and those same SMX boots. Hole in the suit at the hip. The boots had a few scuffs on the outside ankle and the gloves had a small mark on the raised white lettering on the cuff

Lowsided around 100mph in an old worn out A* suit and the same gloves and boots as above. None had any damage at all except dirt from rolling in the grass.

Forgot my first wreck....lowsided at maybe 60mph in that first A* textile jacket, the GP Pro gloves, and some A* stunt shoes. The jacket had a grass stain that I washed out.




I know I have a lot of A* stuff, but the same garments obviously protect me over and over while protecting me fully.
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Low side in a corner (hit the front brake too hard to avoid a cage coming into my lane), slid about 15 feet into a curb.
Helmet: shoei RF-1000 chip on chin bar from face first into pavement.
Jacket: PowerTrip Flak jacket took most of my weight on the shoulder, but had little scuff and the armor did its job.
Gloves: A* carbon knuckle short cuff. Nothing noticable.
Pants: Some old paintball specific pants that held up well pading was a hip pocket that serendipitously had my work dress shirt wadded up in it.
Kneepads: none. Took a little rash from abbrasion with the inside of the pant and lots of bruising to the knee.
Boots: Millitary issue desert canvass at the ankle boots. After I stopped sliding I got my leg out from under the bike, stood up and noticed that the scuff on the boots was on the inside sole. It was at that point that I knew it was going to hurt. I had inverted my foot so the heel was pointing forward and then smashed it with my 600 cc shadow. Fortunately nothing was broken and I just limped for 3 months.
Now I use the same jacket, replaced the helmet (same type), gauntlet gloves (need better ones), Icon boots (crappy, but what I have), icon kneepads, Fieldsheer textile pants and A* insert back pad in the jacket. I hope to never test this equipment, even though I wear it everywhere (closing in on 40K miles in under two years).
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