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Old 04-14-2012, 01:09 PM   #1
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LOOKING FOR NEW TRACK SUIT! WHAT YOU GUYS THINK..

I'm looking to spend no more then 400 for a nice suit. (I know that will be hard to do but hey! lets try it.. lol)

I found this on line and want it to see what you guys think?

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Old 04-14-2012, 02:27 PM   #3
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You get what you pay for. Don't cheap out on gear, you will regret it.
Yeah.. I know.. but I dont have 900/1000 bucks to spend right now to get some high tech . I dont think I need to buy the most expencive suit for me not to get hurt.

Anything around 500 is worth it but this one have some good reviews.

I'll be getting a new helmet for 400 and then this suit for 400 and that should be good for now.
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It does look good, idk, people knock on the frank thomas/sedici/etc suits and they still pretty good actually.

I'd say if you buy it, I wanna see it, maybe buy me one myself.
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Well, it says that if you do not like the suit you can return it for a refund.
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the only one of those i have seen in person looked pretty good.
there was a guy on craigslist selling on a few months back, I went to look at it and tried it on, the tag said it was my size but they must be made small, I could not zip it up... if i were to buy one i would have to try a couple of sizes larger and i would want to try it on first, shipping back and waiting would be a pain in the .
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just paid for it.. we'll see how it goes! Its hard to find a good suit for a good price. I do like spending money on gear that its worth the price! I got a jacket for CG for 900 bucks and this jacket fits like I just got it even though its 2 years old.

I'll keep you guys post it!
Now.. let me go find a helmet!
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It does look good, idk, people knock on the frank thomas/sedici/etc suits and they still pretty good actually.

I'd say if you buy it, I wanna see it, maybe buy me one myself.
Last suit I had was Frank Thomas and the one I have now is FT. I went down doing 70 and the suit hold up really well.. even though someone already crashed with it before it did its job! Got up and walked home.
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shoulda got the xmen suit for only $300

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.. if it was better looking I would be sooo on it!!
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I certainly second the notion of getting the best one that you can get. That being said, make sure they fit, whatever brand you get.

Most likely, they will not fit you "right" out of the box. Though there is some room for preference, it is generally understood that you want your leathers to fit very, very snugly. To the point of slight discomfort, actually. What I would do if I were you -- and what I do myself -- would be to take them to Jol at Catwalk Leathers and have her custom size them for you. Depending on how much work she needs to do it will probably be between $100 - $200.

In my opinion, you are much better off with a $400 suit, custom fit, then a $1,000 that's all sloppy and wack. I had her do my new Arlen Ness suit and it's amazing how good it fits. I ate at Eagle's Canyon a couple of weeks ago and was all good.
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I certainly second the notion of getting the best one that you can get. That being said, make sure they fit, whatever brand you get.

Most likely, they will not fit you "right" out of the box. Though there is some room for preference, it is generally understood that you want your leathers to fit very, very snugly. To the point of slight discomfort, actually. What I would do if I were you -- and what I do myself -- would be to take them to Jol at Catwalk Leathers and have her custom size them for you. Depending on how much work she needs to do it will probably be between $100 - $200.

In my opinion, you are much better off with a $400 suit, custom fit, then a $1,000 that's all sloppy and wack. I had her do my new Arlen Ness suit and it's amazing how good it fits. I ate at Eagle's Canyon a couple of weeks ago and was all good.
Fit is huge. I see guys at the track all the time with suits that are way too big for them. They should be tight enough that they are not that comfortable to stand in, but feel just right when you a grabbing the bars on a bike.

As far as cost, you have to do what you have to do, and at least you're spending a good part of it on the helmet. I would also say, spend more than you think you might need to on gloves, because it's hard to get by or make a living with broken hands.

But walk around the CMRA paddocks and see how many fast guys are wearing a cheap suit. Pretty much no one. For the money you want to spend, you might be better off keeping an eye on CMRA for sale thread and pick up a used suit from a known manufacturer. , if I had seen the Ride Smart Taichi on craigslist Tojo pointed out I would have bought it as a spare that's such a great deal on a top suit.
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I was looking at the AGV 2 piece for my suit
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I got the Cortech Latigo for like $540 enjoy it so far a lot of good features for the dough... tons of perforation ... biggest downside is no removable liner
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25+ CRASHES wearing my custom fitted Syed suit. Ask anyone and they'll tell you I got my money's worth. I STILL wear it from time to time also!

I paid about $1,200 for mine.... The single color suit was even cheaper.
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ask anyone who seen the ballistik's this weekend, off the rack, custom colors, custom graphics, cowhide or kangaroo!

Best suit on the market right now!
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Those Ballistiks do look pretty sweet. How much are they and where are they made? Though I'm a big advocate of custom I'm not a fan of mail order custom as you're kind of screwed if they come back wrong. What's the process for getting a custom one?

I tried on almost every single brand before settling on Arlen Ness's Kangaroo suit this year. I think that A Stars and Dainese are honestly a bit and that you're paying for an obese marketing budget more than you are for a quality piece of product. The only brands that I thought were reasonable were Arlen Ness, Held and Rev'it.
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Should have called up Arlen Ness. They have closeout prices on last years models
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