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Old 03-28-2011, 12:55 PM   #1
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Track/Sreet gloves

After getting some better gear recently ive been finding the features that some of the better gear offers is really nice, and the differences in material makes a huge difference.

I tore up the palms of my Cortech gloves and the pad came out and unhitched in my lowside and im looking around for some new gloves but im hoping they'll hold up better than the Cortech's.

Cortech's I have.
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...ne-Gloves.aspx

I havent really had a nice expensive pair of gloves, i'm reading about some having goatskin, kangaroo leather, kevlar, etc... What are some of the features you like about your gloves and what materials are preferred? Do any of the features stand out and make them more comfortable or fit better? Any crash reviews?
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I picked up a pair of Dainese Full Metal Pro gloves and love them. They are a bit pricey and I hope I never go down in them, but I bought them knowing if I did, my pinky finger would be thoroughly protected!! Lots of design upgrades on these to save your hands from a fall.

Here's a review of the gloves.

Could probably find some 2010's on sale this time of year.
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I've had a pair of Knox Handroids for 5-6 months now, and they're by far the best glove I've ever owned. I always had A* GP Plus or GP Techs. The Handroids feel like you're wearing short gloves after you get them on, and the feel they offer over the A* is simply amazing. I just kind of got used to crappy feel over the years thinking that's just a drawback for more protection. How wrong I was! I also like the impact protection all over the glove. I feel like my wrists and the back of my hands could almost take an MLB swing. Everyone that has tried mine on absolutely loves them, just not the $250 MSRP.
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I have a pair of Frank Thomas XTi gloves.

They're not amazing, but for the $67 I caught them on for sale well worth every penny. Soft leather and fit my hands great. Pinky attached to ring finger on both, and knuckle protection with padding below that and on the back of the hand. It is also a 3-closure gauntlet glove, so it provides a lot of wrist protection and stays put.

My FAVORITE part about the glove, is that the fingers have insuide-out seams. IE, the extra material at the seams on the fingers is sewn so that material is on the outside. This doesn't LOOK as good from the outside, but it won't dig under your fingernails and makes the gloves very comfortable.

May or not be for you, but I like them thus far and they're holding up well.
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I've had a pair of Knox Handroids for 5-6 months now, and they're by far the best glove I've ever owned. I always had A* GP Plus or GP Techs. The Handroids feel like you're wearing short gloves after you get them on, and the feel they offer over the A* is simply amazing. I just kind of got used to crappy feel over the years thinking that's just a drawback for more protection. How wrong I was! I also like the impact protection all over the glove. I feel like my wrists and the back of my hands could almost take an MLB swing. Everyone that has tried mine on absolutely loves them, just not the $250 MSRP.
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I've had a pair of Knox Handroids for 5-6 months now, and they're by far the best glove I've ever owned. I always had A* GP Plus or GP Techs. The Handroids feel like you're wearing short gloves after you get them on, and the feel they offer over the A* is simply amazing. I just kind of got used to crappy feel over the years thinking that's just a drawback for more protection. How wrong I was! I also like the impact protection all over the glove. I feel like my wrists and the back of my hands could almost take an MLB swing. Everyone that has tried mine on absolutely loves them, just not the $250 MSRP.
can you replace anything yourself with that glove if you damage those plastic parts? I saw it a long time ago before it came out and liked the design but couldnt justify spending the cheddar at that point and always wondered about replacing damaged plastic/cf on it.

The Phantom glove looks pretty nice, looks super thick though i wonder how it fits.
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can you replace anything yourself with that glove if you damage those plastic parts? I saw it a long time ago before it came out and liked the design but couldnt justify spending the cheddar at that point and always wondered about replacing damaged plastic/cf on it.

The Phantom glove looks pretty nice, looks super thick though i wonder how it fits.
I own a pair of Phantoms. They have the kangaroo palm so they are not as thick as you think. You can really feel the grips when riding. I love them!
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The Joe Rocket GPX are nice. They seem sturdy, but you can still feel the bars well.
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