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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-04-2008, 06:49 AM Thread Starter
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track glove question

http://www.newenough.com/gloves/stre...le_gloves.html



http://www.newenough.com/gloves/stre...le_gloves.html

Are either of these styles of gloves appropriate for the track or do I need the longer kind in the first link?
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You'll need full gauntlet style, like the GP-Pro gloves in the first link. Those are great gloves, and what I personally wear. I've crash tested them and they work well.

The second pair may be comfy, but won't do shit for you in the event of an unintentional dismount.

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Might want to head over to motorcyclecloseouts.com The Teknic Violators are great gloves also. Short cuffed gloves for any type of riding, but that my

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I have never heard any good argument as to why anyone would want to wear anything but full gauntlet.

I have Teknic Speedstar gloves they are the shit. Violators are good too I agree with Rick. ^^^^^
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Yes, you are required to have gaunlet style gloves. When I looked at my gloves after a uneventful lowslide at BHF I was amazed at how much wear I saw, I only slid on the track for about 30 feet. With short cuff gloves my wrists would have been missing some serious skin.

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If small fits you, sportbiketrackgear.com has specials on MotoGP Nitrous gloves, not $119 but $49 (small sizes only, black or yellow)

I crash tested those too and was happy with the result.

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I have never heard any good argument as to why anyone would want to wear anything but full gauntlet.

I have Teknic Speedstar gloves they are the shit. Violators are good too I agree with Rick. ^^^^^
+1 to the Teknic Speedstar gloves. The wrist armour is a little bulky to put on, but gives really solid protection. and only for $125

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Planning on riding track for a long time? Look into Held gloves, especially the Held Phantoms

http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com/Detail.bok?no=2017

Or Lithium Motorsports carries them too

These are the finest gloves you can buy and you will never look back. They are expensive but if they prevent even one hand injury they will have paid for themselves.

Join STT and get a discount on the gloves too, basically enough that the membership is free I think.

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Planning on riding track for a long time? Look into Held gloves, especially the Held Phantoms

http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com/Detail.bok?no=2017

Or Lithium Motorsports carries them too

These are the finest gloves you can buy and you will never look back. They are expensive but if they prevent even one hand injury they will have paid for themselves.

Join STT and get a discount on the gloves too, basically enough that the membership is free I think.
I wish I had known about this before I bought my Alpinestars GP Tech gloves that I got in yesterday.

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Gauntlets are required.

I wear Held gloves, and love them. I have heard that they crash well and provide excellent protection.

Whatever you do, buy GOOD gloves, most people need their hands in usable condition come each Monday morning.

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I think it only applies to that particular glove

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I wish I had known about this before I bought my Alpinestars GP Tech gloves that I got in yesterday.
GP Tech is just as good protectionwise (but you may need to replace it sooner...). No hand glove will prevent from the most serious type of impact injury - broken bones

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I have a set of the Moto GP nitrous gloves. I have been very happy with them, but have not crash tested them.

If you are doing the STT day on the 23rd I would recommend picking up some quickly (Moto GP, Alpinestars, Tecnic...) and start wearing them for your daily rides. You will need to break them in and they completly change the feel of the throttle and brake.
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GP Tech is just as good protectionwise (but you may need to replace it sooner...). No hand glove will prevent from the most serious type of impact injury - broken bones
I was having a hard time deciding between the GP Tech and the Phantom. I went with the GP Tech because of the 3rd 4th finger bridge. But getting a deal on the Phantom would have been enough to sway me to that side. Both are excelent gloves from what I have researched.

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Thanks guys I'm gonna pick up some full gaunlet gloves real soon and start breaking them in.
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I love the Held Phantoms. Not cheap but we use our hands for everything dont we so lets do what we can to save them. I bought mine at STT also.
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As someone who has done a few track days and managed to fall down a time or two or three or four..... buy the absolute best glove you can afford.

I have a custom set of Kangaroo GiaMoto and a set of Held Galaxy (the Phantom wasn't out yet) and I rotate them. Also golves (leather and especially stitching) are affected by salts in our sweat. Wash and condition your gloves to keep them it top shape.

All I can say is that you really don't know how good gloves are until its too late.. Ever seen a fingernail worn off down to the nail bed... I rrather break my femur...!! OMG what a painful injury.

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