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Old 04-24-2007, 09:53 PM   #1
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Komodo Gloves...

Anyone had any experience with these?

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Old 04-24-2007, 09:56 PM   #2
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Brandon has wore them as have a couple of other racers I know.
Decent gloves but I still prefer the Teknic.
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Old 04-24-2007, 10:05 PM   #4
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Brandon has wore them as have a couple of other racers I know.
Decent gloves but I still prefer the Teknic.
I'm not too impressed with Teknic after the last two sets I've gotten.
Their customer service is A+ but their gloves seem to have MFG. issues.

You prefer the Teknic Gloves but, you think Komodo suits are top notch right?
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Old 04-24-2007, 10:08 PM   #5
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Yeah I like my Teknics aswell but there already tearing, so I guess I need to bring them by to Motorcycles Unlimited.
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I dont just like any teknic gloves. I like the teknic violators.
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Old 04-24-2007, 10:32 PM   #7
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I've got a pair & race w/ them,very comfortable,soft palms that don't bunch up good protection & great cust. service-they're at all the races too.Had a pair of teknics-didn't like them at all,got the komodo's to replace 'em
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Old 04-24-2007, 10:47 PM   #8
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the helds are pretty highly regarded...look at the held phantom.
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Old 04-24-2007, 11:48 PM   #9
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I picked up a pair of Teknic Violators from Motorcycles Unlimited at
Patrick's suggestion a couple of weeks ago. The
weird thing was that I replaced Teknic gloves with
different Teknic gloves and even though they're both
marked XL they are very different in size. The older
XLs were larger than the new ones, (yes I know they
stretch but not that much). FWIW the old gloves were
Teknic carbon/kevlar.
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Helds are okay, almost certainly better than most mainstream brands. What I don't like about most high end motorcycle gloves these days is the exposed stitching on the fingers. Held, A*, lots of others have this. It's supposedly for comfort but it won't be comfortable if you crash on it and your glove opens up. Teknic actually doesn't do this I think, good for them.

I have Helimots which seem pretty nice but they don't fit me that well. That's a personal thing. They are similar to my Helds but they don't have exposed stitching on the fingers.

Most gloves are just poorly designed. All those little plastic and carbon fiber doodads look cool and might inspire confidence but in reality it's just more stitching, more holes in the leather, more points where the glove will fail. Simpler is better, but it doesn't sell.
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Helds are okay, almost certainly better than most mainstream brands. What I don't like about most high end motorcycle gloves these days is the exposed stitching on the fingers. Held, A*, lots of others have this. It's supposedly for comfort but it won't be comfortable if you crash on it and your glove opens up. Teknic actually doesn't do this I think, good for them.

I have Helimots which seem pretty nice but they don't fit me that well. That's a personal thing. They are similar to my Helds but they don't have exposed stitching on the fingers.

Most gloves are just poorly designed. All those little plastic and carbon fiber doodads look cool and might inspire confidence but in reality it's just more stitching, more holes in the leather, more points where the glove will fail. Simpler is better, but it doesn't sell.
Illegal child labor just aint what it used to be. slackers. Don't you feel all warm and fuzzy inside to know that some peasant in ___________(insert 3rd world country of choice here) made your gloves?
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Old 04-25-2007, 08:32 AM   #12
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Illegal child labor just aint what it used to be. slackers. Don't you feel all warm and fuzzy inside to know that some peasant in ___________(insert 3rd world country of choice here) made your gloves?



Why in the do they cost so much then??
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Old 04-25-2007, 08:57 AM   #13
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same reason Nike's cost soo much. People like money
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Teknic have served me well with all of my spills but, they both seem to have stitching problems.
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i had 5 crashes with my last pair of komodos. they are the only gloves ive worn that dont slide off my hands.
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I have had (2) pair of Held gloves with stitching problems. I currently wear Teknic gloves without problem.
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Gotta disagree with you there [*looks at grind marks on his Teknic gloves with the "fancy" knuckle and top of finger "doodads"*].
My argument is that it will be easier for the glove to fall apart if you poke holes all over it and insert little pieces. I'm glad it didn't fail you. Do you think a simple layer or two of leather would have failed you? Or do you think the little plastic things will actually prevent broken bones? I just think it'd be better without it.
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I really like the Knox inserts in the new Teknics
They work VERY well with crash and they do not get in the way.

But the stitching still SUCKS
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Old 04-25-2007, 01:56 PM   #19
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Why in the do they cost so much then??
I have no idea, but scorpio may have been on to something. I know all of Komodo's stuff is made in Pakistan. I venturing that most of the larger manufacturers farm there wok out overseas. I still plan on buying my next suit from them.

Just remember that this may be the kid that made your gloves and suit.:confused1

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No problems with my Teknic gloves after several get offs. Sure you know how to put them on properly?
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