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Old 09-22-2008, 12:10 PM   #1
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Well I go through quite a bit of gear and when I find something good I try to share unless it's track gearing then I keep that to myself jk

A few weeks ago I headed out to Barber and my alpinstar SP3's were just not feeling so good(never really liked them tbh). I went to CG and tried some diff gloves on and nothing really felt all that great. I also went to a few other stores and tried on everything they had from Joe Rockets, Alpinstars, Dianese, Frank Thomas, etc... and either they didn't feel good or the price was ... well it made me WTF are you high man?

Anyways... They were selling Held gloves at the Barber event at a discount so I had to try them on. And wow these things are comfy. Perforation on the side of the fingers, outside stiching, kangaroo leather palms, and armor to boot.

1st lap out I could feel the ventalation and the difference in comfort compared to my SP3's. The only gloves that have felt as comfy were my cortech's that were discountinued 2 years ago...

I have yet to crash test them or wear them for an extended period of time but I'm looking forward to it.(not the crashing)

They guy I bought them from had his set for 4 years and numerous crashes. THEY LOOKED BETTER THAN MY LESS THAN 1 YEAR OLD SP3'S!!!

for more info visit them at www.heldusa.com
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I have been telling ya'll Helds are the Sh*t but everyone looks at the price and is like my hands are not worth $280 http://www.heldusa.com/phantom.htm

Which ones did you get fool the Phantom? 2711 Sprint? 2723 Thrux? or the
2114 Akira?
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I fondled and fingered his gloves while he was'nt looking.
If he only knew he was getting sloppy seconds.


They were nice though. Would'nt mind having a set for myself.
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I have been telling ya'll Helds are the Sh*t but everyone looks at the price and is like my hands are not worth $280 http://www.heldusa.com/phantom.htm

Which ones did you get fool the Phantom? 2711 Sprint? 2723 Thrux? or the
2114 Akira?
Have you? Sorry man I have you on my ignore list...jk mang

I picked up the Thrux model.
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held gloves are fairly commonly regarded as the best glove on the market. they make the gloves for several top level racers. i love the finger squeegee feature on the akira and other models.
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Held is what I wear on the track and I love them.
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Old 09-22-2008, 02:55 PM   #10
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True. Mass production has watered down the quality of what was once good stuff by the big name name-brand manufacturers. Most of the leather makers started out being custom shops, but time and materials made a compromise at quality necessary, which is a shame, yes, but the way things go. The smaller production folks like Held (and Z-Custom and Helimot, to name but a few) still make some of the best gloves (and other things) on the market. I had a pair of Z gloves that lasted almost a decade, and another pair that lasted four years and through several good-sized crashes. I had a pair of Held gloves that lasted three years before I lost them. They were still nice when I lost them and are probably being worn by some dude in the Road Atlanta vicinity right now without issue, many years later.

Currently I wear Alipnestars SP-2s. I've worn worse, but I don't endorse these.
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Anybody have some good info on the Akira model?
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