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Old 06-08-2011, 02:18 PM   #1
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Roo vs. Cowhide

Kangaroo is more durable with half the weight but does it last as long?
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Old 06-08-2011, 02:55 PM   #2
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yes pritty much it !

thats why most good race leathers use it ,, alpinestar ex ! lighter and stronger
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Old 06-08-2011, 02:59 PM   #3
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definitely lighter and stronger by weight.... but from what i've seen, sweat tends to break down the roo faster, therefore they do not last longer.

just my personal experience though. i'm sure there's more information on the web about it.
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Old 06-08-2011, 08:59 PM   #4
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yep. Lighter and stronger. I hadn't noticed my Teknics breaking down any faster then my cow hide Alpinestar ones, but some say they do. You can always get a Hang Dry to battle the sweat and bacteria in your suits.
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Old 06-08-2011, 09:23 PM   #5
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I like the roo better more comfortable. As far as break down I haven't had an issue with my HELD gloves..
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CDILL had many crashes in his roos and they held up...But I don't think your suit will dissolve in a couple years...lol u may upgrade before it disintegrated
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How does the roo compare to the Japanese cowhide? I know that the cowhide is significantly thinner, but stronger and more durable than the Brazilian cowhide normally used. I'm interested to find out how it compares to the roo.
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Roo stretches more too, but it does require a bit more care. Only a bit, though. When you hang your suit up for the winter, apply a thin coat of mink oil to the whole suit (minus the kevlar portions, obviously) and it will easily outlast a cow suit.
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Roo ftw

intresting comment about the sweat factor though
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