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Gearing Up If your going to ride you need good gear!
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Old 04-12-2007, 01:31 PM   #11
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nice gear... he is wearing the same gloves the squids around here wear. Mechanics gloves.... Awesome....

You should probably look into some real gear.
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Old 04-12-2007, 11:37 PM   #12
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Old 04-13-2007, 12:50 AM   #13
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I've considered buying one of the chrome brain buckets but hontesly I don't have enough balls to ride with it. I have one of the masks too but its a clown wits its tounge out but i never wore since i chicken out of buying the brain buckets.
so more power to you stunna just don't go down!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-13-2007, 08:37 AM   #14
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Old 04-13-2007, 08:54 AM   #15
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I rode with Mechanics gloves for 2 years. They worked just fine. I have one of the cold weather masks as well....works great in the cold weather...lol Mine is just black...no skulls.
I think this guys gear is alright if thats what your going for. This is probably not the best place to advertise brain buckets and skull gear but whatever. Most guys here wear full gear. Most cruiser guys dont.
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Old 04-13-2007, 11:14 AM   #16
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I rode with Mechanics gloves for 2 years. They worked just fine.
Did you go down in them? You wear gear for the crash not the ride.
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Old 04-13-2007, 06:02 PM   #17
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I rode with Mechanics gloves for 2 years. They worked just fine.
Did you go down in them? You wear gear for the crash not the ride.
It matter what gloves you by if you by the cheapest Icon, agv, joe rocket etc. there more for the cushion and control of the vibration then the crash so unlsee you are actually gonnna spend the dough on good armered gloves a pair of $20 mechanics is just as fine as $40 motorcycle gloves but thats my opinoin personally I wear $120 full carbon fiber gloves .
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Old 04-13-2007, 06:28 PM   #18
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One of the brit mags did a test of gloves involving a sand bag (to act like the hand) inside the glove and a belt sander (running at an average crash speed) the results will make you buy Kevlar re-enforced gloves.

I wonder if CP has a copy of the test?
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Old 04-13-2007, 06:54 PM   #19
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mmmmmmhm...kevlar, wonder fiber
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Old 04-13-2007, 10:12 PM   #20
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Proving my point that proper gloves can help save your skin. A set of cheap work gloves will not cut it. Even a set of low end motorcycle gloves have additional padding/armor that can help in a crash.

I would be interested in seeing that test. Good leather works for jackets, pants and race suits. Why would it not work for gloves?
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