I have just as many opinions as Q? for this. Why would you use a kangaroo over a cow. A cow has much more surface area of skin compared to a kangaroo, also the cow hide is probably a lot cheaper since the cow was breed for consumption..cowhide probably comes second. How can they make diff thickness leather?? Maybe the kangaroo has thicker hide. Maybe there's no cows close to Spyke's manufacturing facility. Why not goat, rhino, or elephant hide?? I didnt accompish anything but a bunch of babbling. Hey R6racer, is your cast off yet??????
Actually I have the Violators too. Now that it has been mentioned, I think I remember reading somewhere that the kangaroo leather is thinner that cow leather and just as strong, so lighter, more flexible too I guess. Like the carbon-fiber of the leather world
The reason I ask is I was watching the GP the other night and Kenny Roberts Jr was describing his safety gear. He mentioned that his Spyke leathers were Kangaroo skin. I gotta get some now, I want to be like KRJR, he is my hero
I am going to the orthopedic on Friday, and am hoping that I can get the cast off then. I have a 6-hour endurance race next weekend and I want to ride!!! Otherwise I will be stuck with a pit board and a stopwatch
i heard they are more crash resistant (less likely to wear down). my held gloves are kangaroo too.
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