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Old 09-10-2008, 03:45 PM   #21
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in what way? not good for skinny guys? fat guys? athletic fit? one leg longer than the other? how?
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Old 09-11-2008, 07:01 PM   #22
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Gee, my first MotoHouston post and it's a somewhat negative one. Shouldn't surprise those of you who know my penchant for pessimism.
I purchased the $1000 Komodo leathers and $200 gloves, 22 months and about 40 trackdays ago. The leathers don't fit well, but that is my fault for buying them anyways. The leathers have a non-slick liner that snags easily and can make them a challenge to put a leg into. And I'm in and out of my leathers several times per day. Otherwise, they weigh a ton and feel like they will survive a beating. The gloves are my real disappointment. They are functionally challenged and too thin in the palm. I did not test drive/inspect them thoroughly prior to purchase. They fit, I bought them. The wrist closure velcro straps did not work. At a later event I had the leather seamstress lady remake them for $20. Since then my pinky finger has come through forcing a replacement of the left glove. 2 years, 40 trackdays, no crashes, no wear marks, darn near no shifting, and still a gaping hole ? I was expecting more durability.
So my effort to support the local/trackside vendor hasn't paid off well because I limited my options to Komodo, did not get a best fit, and have had some quality/design problems. Mostly my own fault. Did I learn anything? Yes, be loyal to fit and function, not brand/dealer. Now after trying on many gloves, I wear a Frank Thomas glove on my left hand. If I go down palms first we'll get a side-by-side comparison, but I'm not planning on that.

And "Howdy", I've only been lurking for a few years. See you at the track. ECR 9/26?, maybe. TWS (Texas World Speedway) 9/27-9/28?, of course.
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:28 PM   #23
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Everything I've ever heard about Komodo has been very positive. The negatives that have been stated on this thread are from those who felt they didn't fit well.
IMHO that's like saying, Nike shoes suck cuz I don't like how they fit. Each person's body will fit an off the rack suit differently.

If you are thinking about buying a suit, you would be well advised to do this:

1) Go see Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited.
2) Try on different suits and gloves till you find ones that you like.
3) Buy it without fear that you could have found a better deal.
4) While your at it, get some good boots (Patrick will help you with all this)
5) Ride safely so you don't ever need it.

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Old 09-17-2008, 02:23 PM   #24
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i have tried Alpine stars and tecniks and they both fit WAY different in the same size .
i can definetly see where a suit is better fit for "stocky" bodies and other for tall er people.kinda like a helmet for round heads and some for oval heads. .....
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