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Need a new suit, share your experience

Postby tuscani451 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:23 pm

So now I need a new suit, I'd like to stay around 1000$ Please share your experiences with any manufacturer. I'm open to about anything, Komodo, Alpinestar, Pilot, Dainese, Heroic, ect. Tell me what you would buy please
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Re: Need a new suit, share your experience

Postby kz2zx » Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:56 pm

Of the ones you listed, Komodo. I'd look at ACT, too.
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Re: Need a new suit, share your experience

Postby AZFZDude » Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:09 am

I just picked up an Alpinestars GP Pro last week. Great suit. < $1K from Ridersdiscount.com
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Re: Need a new suit, share your experience

Postby sweetr6 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:23 am

Not fieldsheer......
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Re: Need a new suit, share your experience

Postby mesches » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:24 am

I've heard good things about Spartan Leathers and they're custom(they also offer off the rack options). They will take longer than an off the rack suit though.

http://www.spartanleathers.com/


And I agree with Ben on the fieldsheer. I had a minor lowside in mine and they got pretty banged up.
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Re: Need a new suit, share your experience

Postby blendedfamily » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:27 am

My shift leathers have had multiple crashes and are still doing great. If you need any advice on crash testing, I'm the guy.
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Re: Need a new suit, share your experience

Postby Uncle » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:48 am

Leif, - go custom.
I think you will have a hard time to find anything which will really fit you.
You donot want to think about your suit while you are riding.
I think Cody has a story to tell about his not so cooperative suit.

Anyway, Roger likes NJK (I think) and yes you have to pay a little more, but the thing will fit. And I am sure it will smell differently than Rogers' :shock:


http://www.njkleathers.com/index.php?op ... Itemid=162

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Re: Need a new suit, share your experience

Postby tuscani451 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:09 am

Thanks for the tips guys, I'll check out the brands you suggested. I found a brand new Aplinestar RC-1 suit that I can get for 550$ shipped but I think I'd like to go custom do to the sizing issues.
Thanks to everyone this weekend, I wish I could remember more of it!!!

Thanks Wolfgang!
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Re: Need a new suit, share your experience

Postby tuscani451 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:10 am

blendedfamily wrote:My shift leathers have had multiple crashes and are still doing great. If you need any advice on crash testing, I'm the guy.

lmao so I've heard :mrgreen:
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Re: Need a new suit, share your experience

Postby Jeremy » Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:57 am

Taichi. Suit has 2 80mph hi-sides. 2 40mph low sides. Not a mark on me from any of them. Suit paint looks scuffed here and there but no structure damage. Racesbikes aka Brian Bernard has a ton of crashes on the same suit.
Other good suits too I'm sure..... Just don't have experience with em.
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Re: Need a new suit, share your experience

Postby Roger@Arroyo » Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:52 pm

As far as off the rack, Taichi, I've seen way too many alpinestars fall apart in the past couple years now to even consider them. Same with Feildsheer and a few others.
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Re: Need a new suit, share your experience

Postby AZFZDude » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:46 pm

I think there is a place in Mesa AZ making/selling custom suits. They sponsor Holden.
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Re: Need a new suit, share your experience

Postby kz2zx » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:50 pm

Ballistik Apparel is somehow associated with Adrenaline in Mesa.

Ballistik answered a solicitation email from a stitchery in Pakistan, and ordered a number of suits. Beyond that I don't know the details, it's between them and the factory in Pakistan.

Talk to people who've raced in them (and are not sponsored by them) before making a decision, is my recommendation.
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Re: Need a new suit, share your experience

Postby tuscani451 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:56 pm

kz2zx wrote:Ballistik Apparel is somehow associated with Adrenaline in Mesa.

Ballistik answered a solicitation email from a stitchery in Pakistan, and ordered a number of suits. Beyond that I don't know the details, it's between them and the factory in Pakistan.

Talk to people who've raced in them (and are not sponsored by them) before making a decision, is my recommendation.

Yeah Jake's suit is from Ballistik and is pretty sweet, but I dont know of anyone else with one and they start around 1500$ :?

I'm currently looking at Taichi and Pilot, anyone with experience with Pilot suits?
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Re: Need a new suit, share your experience

Postby kz2zx » Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:53 pm

Search on BARF, Pilot's one of the popular suits there (as are Helimot).

ACT is really popular in SoCal, NJK fairly so.
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