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I've read that some of the high-end leathers (like Spyke) and gloves are made from kangaroo skin. What's the advantage? Anyone know?

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and they have a nice big pocket, so you can take your kids with you while you race. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

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LMAO!!! :D I was going to mention the pocket but thought I would let someone else. :D

I'm sorry R6racer but this is too funny. ;)

On the serious side, I have not heard this so I haven't got a clue. I have had the FBF Spykes in my hands and could tell any difference but I never looked at the label. :)

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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??????

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This is my info on kangaroo skin, it is softer and eailer to break in, and less resistant to abrasion. the palm of my gloves(teknic violator) are made of kangaroo skin and work great, with great feel.

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I have the Violaters also. I did not realize that they were kangaroo skin on the palms. They are very soft. I like them a lot. :) Although my hands keep jumping off the bars. :rolleyes: :D :D (sorry that was weak) ;)

Not the way you're thinking Pete. Get back in your cell. :(

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What a bunch of comedians :)

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 :D

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 :(

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Have you ever seen kagaroos fight with each other? They have these razor-like claws. I guess that their skin is extra strong maybe to deal with these fights. Where is the Croc-Hunter when I need him.

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i heard they are more crash resistant (less likely to wear down). my held gloves are kangaroo too.

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When I took the Star school, Jason Pridmore was talking about gear. He wears Helimot stuff even though they don't pay him and others have offered to pay him to wear their gear.

He says kangaroo is the best leather, that it's so tough you can take a piece of it, make a small cut in it, and you still can't tear it further along the cut with your hands.

I don't have any experience with kangaroo hide but his was a strong testimonial.

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