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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-04-2005, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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Help me decide on some gloves

Hi Everyone, newbie here with my first ever post on this forum. BTW, this is a "copy post" that posted on another forum. Hope I can get some feedback from you all. Thanks.

[I have to decide on which pair of riding gloves I want for Christmas. I already have some A-stars SP-1s in black which are very nice gloves but a little stiff. I am thinking I want another pair as my primary gloves and will keep the SP-1s as backup. I want gloves that will give me a bit better "feel" so does that mean I should look at Kangaroo leather palms??? Anyone use the Teknic Speedsters with all Kangaroo leather and Knox CE armor?? They look like awesome gloves but I have read some reviews and comments by some of the regulars here that Teknic as a whole makes some shoddy leathers. Was wondering if their gloves were any better. The other 2 that I am considering (even though they are not Kangaroo leather) are the Spidi Sport Composite and the Dainese Firestarters. I like the looks of the Spidi the best but not sure if they are better. They do look like they would protect very well but the obvious tradeoff is that they seem a bit bulky. The Firestarters, I have tried on, and they seem like just the right amount of feel but not much in the protection department. What do you think? Speedsters, Sport Composite, or Firestarter? Thanks and Ride ON!! OBTW, Fight ON USC- Beat down Texas!!]
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-04-2005, 08:56 PM
 
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Hello again RideFlySC
Your all over the place aren't you?
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-04-2005, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hey Jeeps!

Yep! I've been desperate for some help in deciding between these 2 gloves. I posted this same question on 5 or 6 different forums!! So you hang out here too? Is TWF your fav? TWF is mine so far but haven't really learned the good and bads about these other forums. I shall see!! See ya around Jeeps!!
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-05-2005, 12:26 AM
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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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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-12-2005, 08:42 AM
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Have a look at the Held gloves, kinda spendy, but they are Comfy, and last a LONG time...

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Re: Help me decide on some gloves

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[B]Hi Everyone, newbie here with my first ever post on this forum. BTW, this is a "copy post" that posted on another forum. Hope I can get some feedback from you all. Thanks.

[I have to decide on which pair of riding gloves I want for Christmas. I already have some A-stars SP-1s in black which are very nice gloves but a little stiff.
You have to break these gloves in with quite a bit of riding.. Give those gloves sometime and u will be lovin them..

I have the sp1s and i love them.. Just took quite a few wks of continous riding to get them broke in..
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-12-2005, 04:49 PM
 
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Of some four pair of gloves for normal weather riding, not cold weather or rain, I have a liking for a set of Held Ninja Gloves. True a bit costly, but have stood up well & feel better then other makes I have. All in around the same price bracket though Held are number one.
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