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Old 06-29-2009, 12:23 PM   #1
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Shorty Vs. Gauntlet Gloves?

I have both and for the most part I use my shorties when I ride the street and have my full gauntlet style for the track. Now I saw a couple advanced guys this weekend at MSRH wearing shorties. Now what are the pros and cons. I know my Frank Thomas Gauntlets arent that comfy in fact on my right hand the knuckle protection rubs my middle finger raw after about 3 sessions and I have to put a bandaid under it. So im thinking of maybe wearing the shorties. I have frank thomas XTI gloves and alpinestar octane gloves. what are you guys take on this?

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btw i'd never wear a shorty glove at the track...
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the advantage to shorties: they're easier to put no. The advantage to gauntlets: they protect more.


Technically they're not supposed to let you have shorties at trackdays, but with everything else going on, they don't check real close.
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I don't think you're supposed to wear shorties at the track ...
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I would NEVER wear shorties on the track.


I wear shorties on the street, gauntlet for the track.
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thanks guys I would be worried about wearing them too. It just sucks when your out there in 110 degree heat your looking for anything to make you more comfortable.. but although maybe my hands being comfortable my mind wouldnt be knowing im not fully padded and to me after riding this weekend being focused is number one
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thanks guys I would be worried about wearing them too. It just sucks when your out there in 110 degree heat your looking for anything to make you more comfortable.. but although maybe my hands being comfortable my mind wouldnt be knowing im not fully padded and to me after riding this weekend being focused is number one
look into the glove link i posted. Perforated fingers, the stitching on the outside of the fingers, kangaroo leather, and excellent protection.
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yeah those look nice Im going to break in these new gloves. if they dont break in any better Ill try to sell them after next track day and go try some new ones on..
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thanks guys I would be worried about wearing them too. It just sucks when your out there in 110 degree heat your looking for anything to make you more comfortable.. but although maybe my hands being comfortable my mind wouldnt be knowing im not fully padded and to me after riding this weekend being focused is number one

I REALLY don't think 3" of fabric extending over your jacket is going to make the difference between comfortable and not in 100 heat. Could be wrong....but that seems relatively minor.
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I REALLY don't think 3" of fabric extending over your jacket is going to make the difference between comfortable and not in 100 heat. Could be wrong....but that seems relatively minor.
That three inches of leather will make a difference in whether or not you sleeves ride up while you are sliding. Even racing leathers can slide up your arm in the violence of a high speed get off. Having the gauntlet helps to prevent that, as well as providing a place for wrist armor and padding.
It also keeps the glove more securely on your hand while you are flailing around in a tumble, by providing room for additional straps.
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I REALLY don't think 3" of fabric extending over your jacket is going to make the difference between comfortable and not in 100 heat. Could be wrong....but that seems relatively minor.
yeah I was just surpised to see some seasoned guys do it.. now granite there are some newbs out there that run what they bring but thats not me. I will break in these bad boys
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That three inches of leather will make a difference in whether or not you sleeves ride up while you are sliding. Even racing leathers can slide up your arm in the violence of a high speed get off. Having the gauntlet helps to prevent that, as well as providing a place for wrist armor and padding.
It also keeps the glove more securely on your hand while you are flailing around in a tumble, by providing room for additional straps.
Exactly. My point was that shorties aren't any more comfortable, so why run with less protection.
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look into the glove link i posted. Perforated fingers, the stitching on the outside of the fingers, kangaroo leather, and excellent protection.
We all know what kind of gloves you wear on the track.....

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I wore shorties to the track even though I brought my gauntlets. My gauntlets are not completely broken in yet so they didnt feel right. But Im a Super Squid I can get away with that haha!!!
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Now I saw a couple advanced guys this weekend at MSRH wearing shorties.
From the TTD website: http://texastrackdays.com/ti/ttd/con...ml?id=8n7cqLgG

Gauntlet style gloves with full wrist coverage - so there should not have been any guys riding without gauntlet gloves.
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yeah who knows u know rules are just rules shoot alot of the helmets I saw didnt look like they would be snell or dot approved but thats neither here nor there.. just looking for opinions but looks like I have found my answers thanks everybody
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I had a hard crash out of turn 2 and my right glove at the Gauntlet where the logo was melted from sliding on the asphalt. That would have been my wrist bone there. I would have been to f*cked. I NEVER wear short gloves on the track or street.
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Most Gaunlet gloves I've seen don't have wrist straps but shorties do. So you could probably pull a gauntlet off somones hand easier than a shorty since the velcroy strap is aroung the outside of leather's cuff which is big enough to pull over the hand? Of course gaunlet is the way to go but are the wrist straps worth it.

Lately i use my track gloves to massage my wifes feet, and Ive been using the shorties to massage somthing else...
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