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post #16 of 23 Old 07-03-2016, 12:26 PM
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'Slo loves them, I hate them. I believe it is a hit or a miss with the Handroids. I have had rubbish luck with the Boa lacing system snap on me two different times on two different pairs of gloves.

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No, completely understand. Just a heads up to people that are pursuing track time

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Not sure if this applies, but it's very possible to ride over that shit and not crash... my guess is you had weight/force on the bars, which caused the front wheel to turn when it was on a surface with less grip (the pain) -- effectively steering you into the ground. If you didn't have pressure, it's very possible that you would have just "slid" over a wee bit, and continued on your way.

And yeah, I lowsided at NJMP... had some really old cortech gloves on that split open at the palm. That was it though, because I initially put my arms out, and as soon as my hands hit I realized it wasn't a very good idea, so I tucked them in and went for a roll.
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I see it's a bit older of a thread but never saw it at the time. Hope your pinky is doing better, and I agree about the quality of protective gear. However, it's worth mentioning that every crash can be different in nature. Even Jorge Lorenzo lost the tip of his finger in 2012 during a crash, while wearing top of the line gloves. I had the SP-2's as well but didn't fit me well so I sold them. I had a pair of Ricondi which lasted me 4 years until they started tearing themselves up, just from regular use, no crashes. Now I have Alpinestars GP-Tech's and I also bought a cheap pair of GP-Pro's which turned out to be chinese knockoffs of the GP-Pro....hence the price. They actually fit and feel pretty damn well, but I don't know how they'll do while dragging on asphalt for a hundred feet or so.

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Kinda glad you made this thread. I was using these same SP2 gloves at the track. I upgraded to the Racer "High Racer" gloves after reading this. I've also "tested" the racer gloves a few times, and they've held up great.
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My Racer gloves havent held up worth a shit. I hate them. Almost every finger has been restitched because the seams keep splitting. Maybe they've been fixed now, who knows. I'd never buy them because their support was terrible too.
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My favorite set of gloves are the Held Titans, pricey, but I don't know of a more protective glove out there.
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Not sure if this applies, but it's very possible to ride over that shit and not crash... my guess is you had weight/force on the bars, which caused the front wheel to turn when it was on a surface with less grip (the pain) -- effectively steering you into the ground. If you didn't have pressure, it's very possible that you would have just "slid" over a wee bit, and continued on your way.

And yeah, I lowsided at NJMP... had some really old cortech gloves on that split open at the palm. That was it though, because I initially put my arms out, and as soon as my hands hit I realized it wasn't a very good idea, so I tucked them in and went for a roll.
Yeah, maybe. I tend to keep pretty light on the bars but who knows. Definitely gonna be working on my body position more next year when I'm out again.


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Kinda glad you made this thread. I was using these same SP2 gloves at the track. I upgraded to the Racer "High Racer" gloves after reading this. I've also "tested" the racer gloves a few times, and they've held up great.
Yeah, definitely not worth the headache. My pinky is mostly healed up but I'm still suffering through mallet finger so it's just perpetually on a splint. Oh well!
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