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Old 05-22-2008, 12:24 PM   #41
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Old 05-22-2008, 01:36 PM   #42
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martin is not getting into one of those anytime soon.

no offense martin.....but we are healthy guys. i went with Syed leathers, and their leathers seem very durable. and ask anybody with syed leathers around the track, most of them have had their suit for over 10 years. their older stuff looks kinda funky, but the new stuff looks pretty decent.

you should check them out.....great customer service also. and you dont' have to wait months on end to get your suit. i got mine in 2 weeks (paid for express service) but i believe the normal turn around time is 3-4 weeks.
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Best on the market- custom suits like Syed, Vanson, Barnacle Bill's, Komodo

The suits I have owned that I really liked were my off-the-rack AGV Sport. They held up really well to 4 years of abuse and several get-offs. Good armor, good stitching, good padding (triple layered in "high impact" areas), fit very well for off-the-rack.

My next suit will be Syed custom. Might be by the end of this season...
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i have 2 sets of suits. A fieldsheer 2 pc and a dainese 1 pc. For the money spent the fieldsheer stuff works great and has held up for 3 years now of constant use. The new 1 pc blows the fieldsheer out of the water when it comes to fitment and air flow. Seems alot heavier duty as well.
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for a noob and just for a couple track days

would this be fine??
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for a noob and just for a couple track days

would this be fine??
http://www.compacc.com/prod.cfm/cid/1001004/pid/15033
Read all the posts....

I had one (a one piece though) and it was a great suit. Especially for the cost.
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for a noob and just for a couple track days

would this be fine??
http://www.compacc.com/prod.cfm/cid/1001004/pid/15033
Doesn't matter homey. Your gonna crash just like Ben Spies does, or anybody else for that matter.

When I was a noob, I said "I'll just pick me up a 2 peice Frank Thomas at cycle gear." Now I have all new shiney skin on my shoulder because of it!

I had enough contingency money from last year to get a Komodo so I got an FX suit. Went down cpl weeks ago at Hallet topping the hill after the .Not sure how fast I was going, top of 3rd gear. I know I was still moving pretty good when I hit the tire wall. Suit held up good. A little better than my Spidi f/ last year. It's the best off the rack suit I've ever been in. Support those who support your local racing scene.

Its your skin folks.

Oh.... and I just might know a guy that gets good deals on em, so hit me up if you need one.

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I'm not a hugh Komodo fan, the suits are very heavy. They hold up well, but for the money you can get a custom Syed or even a Dianese. They are not cheap.
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no offense martin.....but we are healthy guys. i went with Syed leathers, and their leathers seem very durable. and ask anybody with syed leathers around the track, most of them have had their suit for over 10 years. their older stuff looks kinda funky, but the new stuff looks pretty decent.
I don't know you guys, but I'm no flyweight myself. I bought a used Spyke suit from a guy on this board. I'm 5'-10", and at 225, the suit fit pretty tight. At 205, it fits perfect. The previous owner went down in it at least once; one shoulder has a small hole and the arm is scuffed. He walked away uninjured, and I have no complaints after 2 track days.
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I'm not a hugh Komodo fan, the suits are very heavy. They hold up well, but for the money you can get a custom Syed or even a Dianese. They are not cheap.
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I'm all about supporting those that support the racers however. Still, I would sooner spend the cabbage on Syed (never again with "Dangcheesy" ) over Komodo.
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I really, really like my MotoGP Kangaroo leathers. The kangaroo leather is lighter and more flexible (for equal strength kangaroo doesn't have to be as thick as cows). I also stay pretty cool.

I read a magazine recently where a motojournalist went down in kangaroo leathers and he said they performed great.

"Kangaroo vs. Cow Hide
And I figured that as long as I was going all the way, I might as well do it right and use kangaroo skin, rather than cow hide.

Why kangaroo? It's supposed to be one of the strongest yet lightest leathers available. The Australian kangaroo industry conducted many studies on kangaroo leather, and they claim that the hides have a "highly uniform orientation of fiber bundles in parallel with the skin" that, along with the lack of sweat glands, gives kangaroo skin excellent abrasion resistance, which is perfect for motorcycle leathers.

Custom motorcycle leathers made from kangaroo skin are usually much lighter than their cow hide counterparts. The Lookwell one-piece suit weighs in at a hefty 10.5 pounds (size 56), compared to the GiMoto custom made kangaroo skin suit shown here at just a hair over 7 pounds, about 30% less. The weight difference is very noticeable when wearing or carrying the suits.

Sharp-eyed readers will realize that this is somewhat of an apples-to-oranges comparison, because the Lookwell size 56 suit has bunches of extra leather to begin with simply because it doesn't fit me as snugly as the GiMoto custom motorcycle leathers. A true weight comparison could only be found by having two identical custom suits made, one in cow hide and one in kangaroo.

Nevertheless, I'd guess that a kangaroo suit would weigh around 20-35% less than the same suit made from cow skin."

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I'm not a hugh Komodo fan, the suits are very heavy. They hold up well, but for the money you can get a custom Syed or even a Dianese. They are not cheap.
plus they are ugly as & fit like !
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The most important thing in my opinion is the fit. If you're not comfortable or fatigue more quickly you're much more likely to NEED the suit. I've worn a Komodo off the shelf and their torso seemed a bit shorter than other brands which left my boys gasping for air.

I ended up with a FieldSheer flex and am pleased with it's fit and how it held up on the pavement. My second get off busted about an inch of stitching in the shoulder but considering what shape my bike and helmet were in I'm quite pleased that I didn't need to buy a new suit.

If money isn't a consideration, go custom. Otherwise go with what fits you best.
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Who has experience with Barnacle Bill products?
Most all of the WERA National guys. Probably the most popular suit in WERA. BB suits are on-par with Vanson and Syed.
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I really, really like my MotoGP Kangaroo leathers. The kangaroo leather is lighter and more flexible (for equal strength kangaroo doesn't have to be as thick as cows). I also stay pretty cool.

I read a magazine recently where a motojournalist went down in kangaroo leathers and he said they performed great.

"Kangaroo vs. Cow Hide
And I figured that as long as I was going all the way, I might as well do it right and use kangaroo skin, rather than cow hide.

Why kangaroo? It's supposed to be one of the strongest yet lightest leathers available. The Australian kangaroo industry conducted many studies on kangaroo leather, and they claim that the hides have a "highly uniform orientation of fiber bundles in parallel with the skin" that, along with the lack of sweat glands, gives kangaroo skin excellent abrasion resistance, which is perfect for motorcycle leathers.

Custom motorcycle leathers made from kangaroo skin are usually much lighter than their cow hide counterparts. The Lookwell one-piece suit weighs in at a hefty 10.5 pounds (size 56), compared to the GiMoto custom made kangaroo skin suit shown here at just a hair over 7 pounds, about 30% less. The weight difference is very noticeable when wearing or carrying the suits.

Sharp-eyed readers will realize that this is somewhat of an apples-to-oranges comparison, because the Lookwell size 56 suit has bunches of extra leather to begin with simply because it doesn't fit me as snugly as the GiMoto custom motorcycle leathers. A true weight comparison could only be found by having two identical custom suits made, one in cow hide and one in kangaroo.

Nevertheless, I'd guess that a kangaroo suit would weigh around 20-35% less than the same suit made from cow skin."

Source: http://www.webbikeworld.com/custom-motorcycle-leathers/
Sorry dude motoGp stuff is junk. I trust my FT more than that $%@p
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Other brands do do the 'roo hide also.
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Other brands do do the 'roo hide also.
my adidas soccer cleat (copa mundial) I used playing soccer in college and high school are kangaroo. they're still in good shape and I wear them when playing softball or football even today.
they're 12 or 13 years old and I don't think they'd fit anyone's foot but mine
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Other brands do do the 'roo hide also.
Motogp stuff has a tendency to rip apart at the seams. Do a search on wera.
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