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Old 01-16-2007, 01:22 AM   #1
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What suit do you have?

And how do you like it?

I know that komodo and fieldsheer are good choices seeing they are priced well and and hold up, what seperates a suit like that from the high end ones, and is the price worth it?
also the hump on the back that i see on some, is it just for wind flow or more? Just thought id get some feedback from you guys that have gone down in your suit.
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i think the hump on the back is for neck protection...someone please correct me if i'm wrong, just what i was told.

i personally have a frank thomas 2 piece suit. i haven't gone down in my suit yet, and i hope that won't be anytime soon, but i've seen other people go down in it. seems most suits tend to tear the stitches around the armpits and thigh area when they go down. but i'm no suit/track expert, Patrick would probably be able to answer your questions best, since he sells komodo and fieldsheer products
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i had the frank thomas strike 2 one piece, or whatever it was called. got recalled for stiching problems. also bought a pair of frank thomas leather gloves a long time ago, which also came apart at the stitching within a week. so i have not had a good experience with them. i had a komodo ceno jacket, which i was gonna just buy track pants and use that as my 2 piece. sold it, didnt fit right. absolutely loved the jacket. komodo makes great 1 pieces too
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custom, www.racingleather.com , my suit has a hump

the hump is for aerodynamics
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IMO, suits are like helmets, there are high end models all the way down to "I wouldn't wear it to ride a big wheel".

Most name brand suits in the retail priced range off $699.00 and up are good suits with; CE armor, good perforation, double and triple stitching, Keprotec stretch panels, etc.

The $1100.00 to $1500.00 range typicaly have additional features like stronger / lighter weight leather or kangaroo and sometimes more venting.

For my money, Alpinestar, Fieldsheer, Komodo, and Teknic all make good suits in the middle price range. They hold up well, have good perforation and are comfortable.

The best thing to do is try on some on and see how they feel. Also get sized by someone that knows what they're doing.

We keep quite a few suits in stock and because we also rent leathers at the track, we have a number of suits to try on. Plus we have a lot of experience in sizing people and know how the different brands fit.

While the "hump" originally was designed for aerodynamics, it also has come to serve 2 other puposes: ventilation, and it helps keep your head off the ground if you're sliding on your back.
Trust me on this one, I've personally experienced it more than once.
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The best one is one you don't have to borrow...lol...hahaha...just messing with you. I have had several suits. The best one is a custom built suit like the Barnacle Bill, Syed, Vanson, etc. I have a Syed suit and it has been down about 20-30 times on the mini bike at speeds less than 50mph and 2 times on the big bike. None of the stitching is messed up and all the leather is in great condition. I also had an Alpinestars suit that I wore that faithful day in Arkansas and it held up good but I did manage to get some scratches on my arm. Nothing major but it would have been a one time suit on the track. The leather is thinner than the Syed suit. You get what you pay for. So if you see yourself riding for a long time coming, get a suit that will last.
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Anyone crash test AGV 1 Peice suits?

I know the Teknic hold up well but how about the AGV?
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Old 01-16-2007, 10:52 AM   #8
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my joe rocket was a really good suit. my old gericke held up alright but i had to sew up the on it after the last three crashes with it. and i had a lot of crashes with it
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Old 01-16-2007, 11:01 AM   #9
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I got my A-star Race Replica from Patrick. They measured and it fits just right. Has full frontal perforation.
Crashed at MSRC in the top of 3rd gear maybe 120mph. Suit held up very well and I didn't get injured.
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I raced in kevlar and the only maker that I know for kevlar suits is motoport. The advantage to kevlar is that you can pour as much water into it as you like when it is hot out. The disadvantage is that it has a outer cover of keprotec to slow down sliding and this stuff looks ruined after a few hundred yards of sliding.:BangHead: I have never got any road rash or bruising in any of my crashes but I have broken a shoulder while wearing it in a wera race but no matter what gear you buy you will not be 100% safe.
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Old 01-16-2007, 11:25 AM   #11
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Your best bet is to try out a few different models. Everybody has different body characteristics and every suit manufacturer has differnent sizing characteristics. I personaly have had great success with my Teknic Lightning suit with it seeing the pavement a few times but it fits me really well with my back protector on. Good Luck with the search. If you don't want to waste alot of time get with Patrick. He has some nice Komodo suits up at the shop (I was checking them out Saturday.) and has always set me straight with gear.
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Old 01-16-2007, 11:39 AM   #12
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If you don't want to waste alot of time get with Patrick. He has some nice Komodo suits up at the shop (I was checking them out Saturday.) and has always set me straight with gear.
I love these suits
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Frank Thomas 2 piece which is my first suit. For now all I can say is that it is comfy and has help up to a very small crash(mini gp approx 30 mph). I plan on getting something nicer this season.
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I had a Fieldsheer 2 pc and went down at about 60mph and it held up fine. If you are looking for a trackday suit and budget is tight for you, I reccommend Fieldsheer. Next would be Teknic or A-star, for racing then you should invest in higher end suit. All suit are good for at least one time on the ground, depending on speed and abrasion.
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Plenty of suits will leave you with some nice rash after the first crash.
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I have a 2 pc. fieldsheer suit. I wear it every time I ride and it seems to holding up very well. I have had it for 1.5 years.
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dont get the moto gp thats made out of kangaroo. they come apart when you crash
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hey guys how often has this happen or does it happen
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doesn't matter what you're wearing if you crash at Oak Hill...........that track eats leather for breakfast
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