I have had satisfactory service from Technic Violators. Crash tested as well, twice, both times over 70 less than 100 MPH, and they held up well. And they were definitely tested. Grind marks on the knuckle protectors, gauntlets, fingers, etc. NO hand damage either time. Still using them.
Held is another TOP quality glove, possibly the BEST. I have a pair of the Held Galaxy model and they are NICE! Kangaroo, slightly heavier than the Technics, and extremely well made. Pricey, though. List is about $250 I believe. Check racing supply guys as you can probably get them under $200. They make lower cost models as well that are still quite nice.
Something I started doing a few years ago is wearing silk glove liners under the gloves. They're extremely thin and light so they're hardly noticeable. I was going through gloves too often due to damage/rotting from the constant sweat. The liners handle the sweat well, aid in comfort on hot days, and I do believe they've extended the life of my gloves by at least 2X, probably more. The ones I get are only about $10 and are from Tourmaster. If you use the liners, put on one, then that glove, then the other. If you don't, while gripping the Velcro cinch straps the hook side will catch in the silk and reek havoc, tearing them up. Hope that helps.
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Last edited by Dad; 12-05-2005 at 12:55 AM.