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what gloves and leathers?

It's almost time to upgrade my leathers (i have joe rocket leathers, boots and teknic violator cargon gloves) It's time to upgrade to better leathers. I am thinking of either SYED (which i will probably do) alpinestars,(smx2) like mikdavids, or spidi.

I hat my gloves, even though i paid $100 new at the motorcycle show, they are stiff (even after 2 years or riding with them) and hurt my fingers and wrist) I'm not a big fan of joe rocket for their safety (i think they are great for beginners and street riders!!!!). I did try on the JR. GPX gloves and loved the way they feel, they are SOOOOOOOO soft and comfortable. But like I said, i am leary of they safety and guality.

my qustion is what gloves are good? i like them to be soft and not stiff at all.

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Violator pro @ new enough. You can't find better for a better price.

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Ody may still have those dainese gloves
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I love my Teknic "Violator" gloves... they're holding up admirably and I got a second pair super cheap from NewEnough.com.

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I love my Held gloves, there was a change in their manufacturing though and has been concern with quality. I recommend speaking to Helimot since they were the previous US distributor, and see what they have left. Any stock that they have I beleive was made in the previous plant.

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I love my Held gloves, there was a change in their manufacturing though and has been concern with quality. I recommend speaking to Helimot since they were the previous US distributor, and see what they have left. Any stock that they have I beleive was made in the previous plant.
Held are nice, but I was not aware that there was a change in manufacturing. Anyway, I love mine but they were expensive and hard to find at the time. Helimot no longer carries them. DGY has them if you want to try them on, and Kneedraggers also sells them, but the prices are high. The best prices I have seen are on the (SportsTrackTime) STT website.

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Held are nice, but I was not aware that there was a change in manufacturing. Anyway, I love mine but they were expensive and hard to find at the time. Helimot no longer carries them. DGY has them if you want to try them on, and Kneedraggers also sells them, but the prices are high. The best prices I have seen are on the (SportsTrackTime) STT website.
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Sorry, its Monday morning and I am not quite thinking yet. Here it is STT Online Store. I am not certain if you have to be a member or not for these prices, but I think Pugsly is already.

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Sorry, its Monday morning and I am not quite thinking yet. Here it is STT Online Store. I am not certain if you have to be a member or not for these prices, but I think Pugsly is already.
I am a memeber, but i don't think you need to be to order. Thoough sometimes i get emails with member only specials.

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thanks!

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If you buy Helds I recommend one of the models with Kangaroo palms. Kangaroo skin has tighter pores and is more tear resistant than cow hide.

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Pugsly, what size do you wear in the JRand will you be at Blackhawk on Aug 2nd?

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alpin-star plus or pro gloves are niCe.

i use the plus gloves but have tried on the pro set and they are both niCe.

iv worn a dainese suit and a AGV suit. i perfer the dainese over the agv (if you have the $$) comfort/fit/pad placement was a huge ++++ on the dainese right out the box.

agv fits good once i wore it a few times. the back of the knee could be designed a bit better IMHO. pads are good.

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Pugsly, what size do you wear in the JRand will you be at Blackhawk on Aug 2nd?
xl and yes i will be there both the 2nd and 3rd.

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xl and yes i will be there both the 2nd and 3rd.
Since we wear the same size in JR I assume you will fit into my gloves. If you want you can can try out my held gloves for a session or two. I also have a new pair violator pros that you can try if they fit you, but they are not broken in at all. Don't go ordering anything Held without taking into consideration that there sizes run large. My hand is a XL in JR, a Large in Technic, and a M in Held. Held for some reason also offers half sizes.

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