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Old 09-23-2010, 06:19 PM   #1
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gloves with wrist protection...........

its time for new gloves. my 1st set of gloves icon these showImagejsp?class id11979&ampimage typethumbnail&amprank105

lasted about 2-12 years and 20k miles i won a pair of brand new A*'s these 356764 thumband been wearing them for the past 2-3 months and now they are done with a hole on each one, both on the outside of my pointer finger.

now my question is both did not have wrist protection. im probably going to buy my next ones with them... but do they really really protect. i mean if i hit the ground, hands 1st doing 40, 50, 60 i would think i would still break my wrist. so should i consider even having it?

which do you guys recommended? im leaning towards icon just because its been so good to me
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Old 09-23-2010, 06:31 PM   #2
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I went down going 90 coming out of turn 2 at TWS (Texas World Speedway) and tumbled near to turn 3. The left gauntlet on my glove had a plastic pad with the Fieldsheer logo on it. Well, that plastic pad was pretty much melted from friction, almost work down. If I had not been wearing that glove, that would have been my wrist. I have never had a pair of gloves without wrist protection.

When you crass and slide with your hands leading, it makes you sleeve ride up and expose your wrist and part of your forearm, but since the glove is secured the opposite direction, it will naturally stretch the same direction the sleeve is going, thus overlapping and protecting the otherwise exposed wrist.

I will look for the glove when I get home and if I find it I will post a pic.

I never understood why anyone wouldnt wear gauntlet gloves.
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Old 09-23-2010, 06:58 PM   #3
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I just got my first pair of gauntlet gloves today. I'll let you know how they work out when I crash...

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When you crash and slide with your hands leading, it makes your sleeve ride up and expose your wrist and part of your forearm, but since the glove is secured the opposite direction, it will naturally stretch the same direction the sleeve is going, thus overlapping and protecting the otherwise exposed wrist.
Now that's a really good point. Never thought of that.
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Old 09-23-2010, 07:43 PM   #4
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Full gauntlet gloves are a must for any rider. They do not offer protection against breaks, but rather protect in a slide. They have saved me from rash more times than I can count.
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Old 09-23-2010, 07:50 PM   #5
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I had guantlet gloves on and still have scares from the wholes and rash on my wrist. Would have been way worse if not for that extra protection !
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i have some badass icons full gauntlet, plates on the side, titanium knuckles, even rivets in the palms. had them about 5 years, still look great cuz i only wear em when it's cold
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Old 09-23-2010, 08:22 PM   #7
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Icon has always been great for me. Alpinestars fell apart like they were made out of notebook paper. Hate that company (as if everyone doesnt know this already, lol).
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still loving my Dainese hellfire evo's, and a MH member is selling a pair. I like that the gloves go over the jacket so nothing is exposed in the event of a crash
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Old 09-23-2010, 09:00 PM   #9
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as far as wrist protection, if you have ever rollerbladed before, they make some rollerblade gloves with a built in plastic piece that keeps your wrist rigid if you go down. was thinking it would be cool to incorperate into a riding glove
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this is what i use if im doing some crazy riding....
Wholesale Alpinestars GP Pro Motorcycle Gloves pro Leather Motor Gloves red blue

and this is just for cruising. i went down on this 2twise already and both time got some rash on my wrist
alpine stars SMX 2 air carbon gloves grey

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Old 09-23-2010, 09:54 PM   #11
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I went down going 90 coming out of turn 2 at TWS (Texas World Speedway) and tumbled near to turn 3. The left gauntlet on my glove had a plastic pad with the Fieldsheer logo on it. Well, that plastic pad was pretty much melted from friction, almost work down. If I had not been wearing that glove, that would have been my wrist. I have never had a pair of gloves without wrist protection.

When you crass and slide with your hands leading, it makes you sleeve ride up and expose your wrist and part of your forearm, but since the glove is secured the opposite direction, it will naturally stretch the same direction the sleeve is going, thus overlapping and protecting the otherwise exposed wrist.

I will look for the glove when I get home and if I find it I will post a pic.

I never understood why anyone wouldnt wear gauntlet gloves.
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Old 09-23-2010, 09:59 PM   #12
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I like my teknic gear, but never had gloves.

Those second gloves in Floyd's post are the new version of the A*s that fell apart in 6 days on me.
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Old 09-23-2010, 10:27 PM   #14
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I like my teknic gear, but never had gloves.

Those second gloves in Floyd's post are the new version of the A*s that fell apart in 6 days on me.
LOL.....
the second gloves i post it are good if you dont wanna have any on!....LOL they suck for protection for when you fall but they are better then nothing.
cycle gear got them for like $60, they are the only ones that fit on my hand really good, most of the other gloves at the tip of your finger they hurt.
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Old 09-23-2010, 10:30 PM   #15
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LOL.....
the second gloves i post it are good if you dont wanna have any on!....LOL they suck for protection for when you fall but they are better then nothing.
cycle gear got them for like $60, they are the only ones that fit on my hand really good, most of the other gloves at the tip of your finger they hurt.
I didnt crash, they just fell apart.
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I didnt crash, they just fell apart.
OMG!!... LOL.
now that sucks! i had about 4 pairs of them and they dont last very long but then again....i do ride a lot (20,000 miles in 1 year)
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OMG!!... LOL.
now that sucks! i had about 4 pairs of them and they dont last very long but then again....i do ride a lot (20,000 miles in 1 year)
yeah, 6 days and about 100 miles is not quite the quality I look for. Then A* told me too fckn bad.
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I've always worn A* GP series. First the Pro's and then the Tech's. I've been down in both and they've held up great. Last wreck was around 100mph and I slid diagonally off the track. . . gloves were fine with only some of the raised white lettering torn up. I prefer the Pro's though since they're cheaper and are pretty much the same thing.
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Old 09-24-2010, 07:33 AM   #19
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A* GP series. Saved my wrists a couple of times. BUT my next set will most likely be the Knox Handroid.
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A* GP series. Saved my wrists a couple of times. BUT my next set will most likely be the Knox Handroid.
Those Handroid's are awesome. I'd like to try a pair on though
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