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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-20-2004, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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Racing suits!!!

i'm trying to decided between one piece teknic chicane vs. violator and the AGV delta vs. lazer vs. photon suits. its seems to me that the violator is the better of the suits in that it has a racing hump, and better leather but the photon also seems like a pretty good suit. any ideas?
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Wether or not it has the "hump" or not doesnt make one suit better then the other. IT was put there for aerodynamics.


What makes a good suit is the quality of stitching and leather quality. Also armor, venting, mobility are key concerns.

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<---Loves his speed hump. It's there to look cool! Anyway, I know Teknic makes great equipment, so that's my .02.
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I've heard not-so-good things about Teknic from someone who sees a lot of exploded leathers.

You get what you pay for. There's a reason why Vanson is so popular.

Make sure the leather is nice and heavy.

Make sure the suit is fully perforated, so you're not stewing in your own juices.

Make sure the suit is fully padded and complete with GP-style armor in the shoulders, elbows and knees. Extra padding in the hips, back and thighs is also desirable. The CE armor is designed to withstand ONE impact - after that, it must be replaced.

Make sure the zippers are BRASS, not cheesy plastic.

Make sure the stitching is not just top-stitched... that it goes ALL the way through ALL the leather. Kevlar thread is better than plain polyester.

Make sure the suit fits properly - it should be snug... and slightly "short" when you're standing up. Painful "snakebite" injuries result from too-big leathers folding up and pinching off your skin in a crash. Poorly-fitting leathers are no bargain... you're better off spending more for a custom or higher-quality suit than buying something cheap and having it altered.

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It's true in most cases, you get what you pay for. Go for about as expensive as you can afford and still be able to go on the track. If you blow all your money on a nice suit but can't get to the track, it's kind of pointless. Depending on your body style, you could get away with a higher quality Joe Rocket/AGV suit without needing custom leathers. I'll probably be getting custom leathers over the winter, my JR Blaster is pretty street oriented. THe new Blasters are even MORE street oriented, without full circumference zipper. Whatever you get, make sure it has that or most track orgs won't let you ride much past your first day.

NewEnough.com has great reviews. Their name is just that though, they no longer sell used leathers.

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Leathers are definitely important...if you are a first timer, look for a decent used set first. Chances are pretty good that you will use them in your first year. Id hate to see you buy a new less expensive one time suit and trash it.

If it turns out you love the track and plan to do it alot, save up and buy a top quality suit.
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thanx for the feedback everyone. see you on the track at BHF next weekend.
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Where can i pick up used leathers?
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You get what you pay for. There's a reason why Vanson is so popular.
Vanson--I got a custom jacket coming and then I am buying the pants (zip together). I am not a big track guy (yet) but I wanted a high quality jacket where I could add the pants later and Vanson worked out great.

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i used the agv aegus suit. its got a hump. i crashed in it too and it held up like a real champ. im sure it will hold at least 2 more sliding crashes.

i found the hump most usefull for my head it helped support it so i didnt have to hold my head forward to keep it from going back. the back of the helmet rested agenst the hump. that and welll.... if i ever got into a accdent i think the hump would help provent my head from snapping back.

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