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Old 06-19-2012, 12:24 AM   #1
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Bridged Gloves

I want to avoid fractured pinkies and thumbs
It's inspired me to ask Slyder if she could bridge my backup gloves.
She will bridge Skid's and let us know how it works out

Your bridged gloves review

What brand do you have?
Are they comfortable?
What did you like and or didn't like about them?
Have you crashed in them?
Did you feel different crashing in them?
Do you think it prevented possible fractures to your fingers?
What is glove longevity,in your opinion,after the crash?
Would you buy the same brand or would you try a different one?
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Old 06-19-2012, 06:13 AM   #2
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:13 AM   #3
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Sounds like a good idea
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:32 AM   #4
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Noob question!!!

Bridge? Simply sewing the pinky to the next finger or something more?
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I've seen several old, grissled, 2-stroke racers with busted and/or missing pinkies on their right hands. Why? They tried to maintain some throttle application through a lowside so they could pick up and carry on racing (bike would stay running).

Most of the bikes people around here are going to ride are ex-street 4 stroke bikes that still have the electric starter on board. Therefore they're going to let go of the bike in a crash, making the bridge not nearly as important.
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:42 AM   #6
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Im very interested in this, please explain more about "Bridged Gloves" google doesn't seem to help on this one
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:45 AM   #7
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i just got an email the other day from someone doing a close out sale, and one of the things on the list was bridged gloves,,,, now, who the was it?

oh, motorcyclegear.com they were astars GP pro, with third and 4th fingers bridged i think it said... seems like they were closing out at around $165...
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:56 AM   #8
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Hey I am now a believer. I was wearing my Heroic gloves during my lowside @ Cresson which do have the bridge. I hate to imagine what injuries I would have had to deal with other than just the hairline fracture.
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Im very interested in this, please explain more about "Bridged Gloves" google doesn't seem to help on this one
hope this link works.
it's an up close pic of the "bridge" which is just a way of saying your ring finger and pinky are linked with leather.. because the pinky is usually injured or damged as a result of crashes.. it's just additional protection, just like a back protector.

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No joking with the bridge on those Heroic gloves!

The A* bridge is not as prominent as yours Slyder but is decent.
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I didn't like the bridge on the pair of Five gloves I had. I ended up cutting the bridge because I just couldn't get used to the feeling of my two fingers tied together.
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I didn't like the bridge on the pair of Five gloves I had. I ended up cutting the bridge because I just couldn't get used to the feeling of my two fingers tied together.
I would probably feel the same, probably not an issue when your hands grappling a throttle though?
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I would probably feel the same, probably not an issue when your hands grappling a throttle though?
No issue for me, I just preferred the feeling with out the bridge and for me that out weighed the safety/comfort bargain offset.
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I would probably feel the same, probably not an issue when your hands grappling a throttle though?
Not an issue. I love my A* GP Plus gloves. Crash tested and approved!
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i just got an email the other day from someone doing a close out sale, and one of the things on the list was bridged gloves,,,, now, who the was it?

oh, motorcyclegear.com they were astars GP pro, with third and 4th fingers bridged i think it said... seems like they were closing out at around $165...
That's a great deal considering the Held Titan gloves go for $350..
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I have SL-1 gloves from Spartan Leathers. It's run by a guy on the SV forums. He makes custom suits as well. The gloves have the pinkie finger bridge you're looking for and other good features. Mine survived a pretty good slide and tumble in a lowside, however I had to replace them when some of the palm protection was damaged in a big highside which also busted open the elbow of my alpine stars suit. However the full length kangaroo palm leather was not compromised and I suffered no damage to my hands.

Check them out. I have gone through quite a few sets of gloves, including Held gloves that I hold in high regard, and the quality of the Spartan gloves is as least as good as Held if not better. And there is zero break-in on these gloves. I have never felt a pair of gloves as comfortable and flexible as these are right out of the box.

Can you tell that I like them? and to top it all, they only cost 200 bucks and free shipping There's pictures on his site. I'll also have mine with me at the fastline track day on July 7 if you're there and want to check them out.

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Old 06-21-2012, 11:27 PM   #19
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I wonder if Slyder can add to the palm too..
X-ray great review.
Ill take your offer and check the gloves out on the 7th
Thank you
This helps a lot
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:50 AM   #20
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Cool. Look for a "getting older" guy (I'll be 42 in Sept) with red leathers on a SV650 with unpainted fairings but with stickers for decoration. and probably with my 10-year old son wit me.
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