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Old 05-22-2008, 10:12 AM   #21
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My Frank Thomas leathers help up to a 60mph lowside. However, the seams did come apart in a mini crash (go figure). I probably wouldn't buy FT brand again.
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Old 05-22-2008, 10:13 AM   #22
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I'm a bigger guy and like the way my joe rockets fit me. The shoulder did get worn through on my last crash, about a quarter size hole. I had it fixed for $40. I've lowsided a couple times in them and they have minimal rashing on them. Newer suits are softer. I say go around and try on a few to see how they are cut and what fits you well.
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i like my fieldsheer flex, fits comfortably for bigger people. only drawback is the flex parts rip alot easier. tony and i have both repaired ours after a few lowsides, the rips were always in the flex fabrics. i think houseofpain paid around 1600 for his custom syed. check with patrick, he can tell you what suit would fit best for your body style.
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Not concerned about contingency $...for a while but thanks for the vote of confidence


Even though I don't "want" to find out if they are re-usable I would prefer that they are.
I'm getting a new helmet as well mine is a bit funky after so many TDs and 50k on the street:/:
Might as well consider it. It pays out in may different ways.
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So far none of the responses have come from anyone who has even set foot on a track...nice(maybe orchard idk)
Did you not see that picture of me on my kick a$$ 250 at MSRH in my sig? For what it's worth ... I wear a one piece and it's a pain to go to the bathroom in... If I could do it over again I'd get a two piece. That being said... I wear a Vanson with the double zipper in the front, makes getting in and out a lot easier than the normal single zipper one piece.

I got mine used off of the craigslist.
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I'm a bigger guy and like the way my joe rockets fit me. The shoulder did get worn through on my last crash, about a quarter size hole. I had it fixed for $40. I've lowsided a couple times in them and they have minimal rashing on them. Newer suits are softer. I say go around and try on a few to see how they are cut and what fits you well.
Another joe rocket fan. I am telling you they are tough. On a budget I would get rockets or maybe teknics. If price is not an object then get Vanson's. They are really well made but a little $$$cy. I look every once in a while
for a good used deal on them.
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Did you not see that picture of me on my kick a$$ 250 at MSRH in my sig? For what it's worth ... I wear a one piece and it's a pain to go to the bathroom in... If I could do it over again I'd get a two piece. That being said... I wear a Vanson with the double zipper in the front, makes getting in and out a lot easier than the normal single zipper one piece.

I got mine used off of the craigslist.
you won't too worried about using the restroom when that two piece comes apart in a crash. i'm not saying that it would, but the possibility is there. i'll take safety over comfort anyday.
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You have a point ... is there much experience with two pieces seperating in a get off?
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My track gear is currently alpinestars. I've had a 40 mph lowside, and the worst damage was to the a* logo. They hold up great, but I will tell you they don't fit me well. I'm kind of a big boy: 5'9" 210, and I had to stuff deflated soccer into the legs, and inflate them to stretch the thighs out before they fit right.

You owe it to yourself to try on a bunch of different brands as they're all cut differently. My next suit will be custom, and likely come from Syed.
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You have a point ... is there much experience with two pieces seperating in a get off?
My roommate got off at hallet at about 65mph on sunday in a 2-piece joe rocket setup. I'm pretty sure it wasn't even the full width zipper. He slid on track for a good 100 ft, and the 2-piece stayed together.
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I picked up a used Komodo suit recently, it seems really well build and has tons of armor and protection.
it may because I have a smaller upper body compaired to my legs but it just a little baggy in the upper body but the legs fit perfect, if I went down a size my legs wouldn't fit
I wouldnt say that I had a small upper body, but my Teknic 1-piece (lower end) fits the same way - it must be made for a rounder person . It fits much better when I wear my AS vest with chest and spine protectors under the leathers. The stitching between the leather and the stretch/vent areas insnt all that hot though - there is some minor unraveling. If I did more track riding, I'd look into a higher end suit.
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Part of the reasoning behind the 1 peice is not only safety but comfort. My 2-peice makes my back protector move out of place and rubs the back of my neck making hard to move my head around.
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I wouldnt say that I had a small upper body, but my Teknic 1-piece (lower end) fits the same way - it must be made for a rounder person . It fits much better when I wear my AS vest with chest and spine protectors under the leathers. The stitching between the leather and the stretch/vent areas insnt all that hot though - there is some minor unraveling. If I did more track riding, I'd look into a higher end suit.
i guess they expect tall guys to be tall and heavy, I'm know light weight at 6'3" and 220 lbs, my chest and gut just aren't as big as some
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i have owned 2 spidi suits.. both have seen pavement.. both have held up excellent... fit and finish excellent... if at all possible try a few on.. just like helmets even the same sizes fit different with brands... my .02
my SPIDI leathers have held up thru 5 years of abuse. the pair i had before that were DAINESE. and a couple of VANSON suits before that. out of them all i like the SPIDI suit best. it fits really well for rack leathers and were extremely durable ! they've been thru at least 4-5 high speed get-offs and i still wear them today...

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I've gotten one feed back on the Arlen Ness gear(via pm). anyone else?
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i think houseofpain paid around 1600 for his custom syed.

he paid 1450 for the custom syed.
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I've gotten one feed back on the Arlen Ness gear(via pm). anyone else?
Not all that great for anybody outside of a beginner in my opinion.
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Old 05-22-2008, 11:56 AM   #38
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I think your best bet is to figure out what is going to work for you off the rack first and then narrow it down from those choices. It is possible nothing off the rack will work the way you want and that will further narrow your choices.
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I am currently using Alpine Stars 2 piece suit. I got it fitted at Motorcycles Unlimited and it fits like it is almost custom. I have crashed in it once and they survived very well and I came away with only a small scratch. I would highly recommend going to Motorcycles Unlimited to get sized you don't want to guess wrong.
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You have a point ... is there much experience with two pieces seperating in a get off?
Mine didn't (Joe Rocket)...and neither did Scott's (Teknic).
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