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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-10-2005, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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knee sliders?

the slightly used suit I bought doesn't have any sliders on it, what brands/materials would you guys suggest? Since I'm a newb to the track I know they might not get much use in the beginning, but it would be nice to have a good set when I get there. thanks

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www.sliderwoman.com I have the smily face ones http://www.sliderwoman.com/prod_detail.asp?ProductID=6 . They are leather. I like them better than the plastic ones. If you don't want leather get a the alpinestars. They have two sizes a smaller one and the bigger one. Get the bigger it is worth the money and last alot longer.

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I've heard good things about sliderwoman.

Generally, there are two styles of knee sliders - leather and plastic. The set that came with my leathers were made of a hard plastic (like Delrin) - they slid easily and lasted a long time. The second set I bought were leather. I was not as happy with them because they weren't as "slippery" (the first time I put my knee down with 'em, I thought my leg was gonna be pulled off). And since I have a bad habit of "planting" my knee, the leather sliders wore very quickly. They're very cool looking, but I'll be going back to the Delrin sliders for my next pair.

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This is assuming you have the velcro for the sliders on the pants. Hey, my didn't when I bought them.

I still have the first set of knee sliders I purchased well over a year ago. They are the RS Taichi (sp). I have a habit of planting the knee (especially when Jack is in the corner). Still, they are lasting pretty long. Got them from Drucker, not sure who else carries them. I went to my local dealer for knee pucks and they looked at me like I was nuts. Oh wait, I probably am..

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RRW did a pick test a few years ago. Big difference in price, wear rates, and feel (grippiness).

I wear mine VERY slowly, so I just 'rotate' them.

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RRW did a pick test a few years ago. Big difference in price, wear rates, and feel (grippiness).

I wear mine VERY slowly, so I just 'rotate' them.
I think Chris Ulrich determined that the Klucky Pucks were best for him in the plastics, but he prefers leather. I like the Wiz multi-colored because they look silly as hell but they wear out quickly.

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I saw a review or two of sliders, and Dainese sliders were at the top of the list.
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anyone have a link to any of these reviews? thanks for the info so far!

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Of all the sliders I have used, the Intuitive knee pucks are the slickest ones that I have tried and they wear well too. (same company that makes the frame sliders)

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anyone have a link to any of these reviews? thanks for the info so far!
This is one that I have read ....


http://venus.13x.com/roadracingworld...dec01/knee.htm
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cool, thanks for the link

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Bro, don't waste your money on knee sliders. Those knee pads you and Dan use after hours at MotoSource should work fine.

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Bro, don't waste your money on knee sliders. Those knee pads you and Dan use after hours at MotoSource should work fine.
you've got a point there, afterall, you said you're knees didn't even hurt after pullin double-duty today. Oh and thanks, you've got skills bro!!

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I've been using and like the Joe Rocket Speedmaster ceramic sliders for under $30. A couple friends that are racing use them too. Maybe using one-two sets per season.

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