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glove question.. padded palm or just leather?

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what's better - the nice fancy gloves (say dainese ducati) with just a nice smooth leather palm, or the kind with a padded palm (say alpinestars or most others).

i wore a set of the dainese ducati ones, and lord - they fit better than a condom... just felt like a natural part of my hand.....

the other ones with padded palms feel a bit bulky/not as comfortable... but will probably help in case of a fall?

so opinions on which way to go? Those dainese ones were just too nice, and were pretty cheap too, so i'm thinking about returning the alpinestars that i got for xmass and getting the ones i liked..

:) Thanks
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Re: (spawn_x)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by spawn_x »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">went back to the dealer today and checked the gloves that i liked, they were dainese ducati evolution series, however i can't find ANYTHING on them... anyone heard of'em?</TD></TR></TABLE>

yeah spawn i had a set of red ones with lots of carbon on it. sold awhile back with my dainese leathers. i think they are about 3 years ols so not sure if u can get them in the colors that i had . i had the solid red ones. i bought it from ducati of beverly hills in cali last year. and it was pricey to say the least. nut it was worth it. hope that helps
3 years old eh? That kind of figured. Damn it.

I have a 60 dollar credit at this bike place and the guy said he'll order whatever gloves i need at cost for me. I happened to fit those at Pro-Italia, and went back to get the "model" number so the guy could order them for me.

Bummer. Guess I'll wait for him to get new stuff or try out something else....

BTW, pro-italia was selling them for 130 bucks.
Re: (MKIA)

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Yes there are!

Re: (pacman)

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Yes there are!


you guys just don't know.....
Re: (Buckelew)

When I had my recent 140km/h off at the track I wore throught the palm of my Alpinestars GP Plus gloves in two places. One was throught the outer leather into the kevlar underneath and the other was through the palm to my hand. I didn't lose any skin though. The gloves also wore through the carbon fibre knuckles on one glove. No critical stiching came apart though. End result? A $220 pair of gloves trashed (never mind my bike) and no skin worn off. I think that's what really matters.
Re: (Bucko)

I've got a pair of Alpinestar Gp + gloves in black, size large, never crashed for sale cheap!
Re: (DocHolliday)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by DocHolliday »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I've got a pair of Alpinestar Gp + gloves in black, size large, never crashed for sale cheap!</TD></TR></TABLE>

Shame they weren't XXL or XXXL. I had the XXL size and they were a fraction to tight for my liking.
Re: (Bucko)

The problem with CF knuckles is that the CF doesn't flatten out - you end up with a point rubbing against the asphalt. It grinds through quickly and then grinds down damn quick once you lose the outer integrity. And none of the CF knuckled glvoes have leather underneath - just crappy open-celled foam. More to brush out of the wounds.

With leather over the knuckes with some memory foam - the leather flattens out and gives a wider area to support the weight. It grinds through much slower.
Re: (Buckelew)

Wow... That's the second pair of Helds I've seen blown out like that. I have two pairs of Helds that I rotate for the track, one with the carbon knuckles and one with leather.

I crashed on the street (hit a deer) wearing my last pair of carbon Helds... the carbon knuckles cracked, dented in and the gloves we ruined but no seam blow-outs. I prefer the hard shelled knuckes over the leather ones... especially after hitting hard enough to shatter them. I'm not sure how a soft leather padded knuckle would have faired... probably just fine, but I dunno.

I'll try the AlpineStars GP Tech's this year... hopefully I won't ever post how they held up cause that will mean I'm sore all over. Here's a news flash, though, before you jump on the AlpineStars "Made in Italy" train... they are made in Vietnam and sell for $215.

I spent all night wondering "Where's the extra $195 going?"

I figured it was kind of a MotoGP tax so I could see all the great riders wearing the same glove. Pity they get paid six figures to wear it and I get to watch my palm peel back when the stitching fails. But hey, I wanna look cool and the finger box construction looks more robust than the Helds. I mean, look how cool this looks...

Anyone crash a GP Tech glove yet? I mean anyone who isn't getting six figures to wear it?
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Just get them Mr Wilson...they are fantastic.
I wear the Alpinestars GP+....glove down on GP Tech.
Awsome fit for me, and look so trick.

I crashed in GP pros at about 130kph before this set, and the carbon knuckles wore a bit but my hands were fine....
New GP+ have plastic knuckles which seem an improvement.

bloody expensive though
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