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Old 12-18-12, 16:57   #21
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Well I use dainese suits because of the quality and IMO they have the better looking suits. I was going to get some dainese gloves, but my roomate has a pair (don't remember what model) and I didn't quite liked the way the felt. Maybe because they were still semi new and stiff, idk. Then I got a nice deal on a pair of held from a friend. And I love the way the feel, super comfortable. And like I said 3 crashes later they are now ready to be replaced only because the stitching between the one of the fingers is coming loose. I guess I can get them stitched back on but I really want the phantoms . Plus the quality of their materials is outstanding. I do use however dainese boots.


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What about boots? Hopefully tomorrow I can make it over to one of the Ducati dealerships and see if they have any of the Dainese gear I want to try on.
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I use Dainese torque out boots. The only bad thing that I can say about them is the the zipper on the back it gets uncomfortable after a few sessions in, but only on my right calf.


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I've seen and heard this question asked before.
I even asked it myself..
I've used A Star, and Dainese.
I had a one piece dainese that felt solid (material wise) .... Thing was that on top shoulders felt great but on bottom legs felt saggy...
If that suit would have fit ok, i would have kept it, but I sold it for lack of fit.


I went onto an A Stars 2 piece. Jacket sized accordingly, and pants sized accordingly as well. The material of the A-Stars felt a bit thinner...

I stayed with A-stars because I like the fit, and because of their progressive, sporty designs.. Dainese designs don't inspire much in me.

As for gloves I currently use A-stars and Knoxx HAndroid gloves.. The A stars fit me like a glove ,,,,, DUH!!. As for boots I have always used SIDI, weather they were low end or top tier... I just like the way they look...

I'm sure you will find what you are looking for,,... good luck
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I use Dainese torque out boots. The only bad thing that I can say about them is the the zipper on the back it gets uncomfortable after a few sessions in, but only on my right calf.


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Ah gotcha, kinda weird it's only one side?


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I've seen and heard this question asked before.
I even asked it myself..
I've used A Star, and Dainese.
I had a one piece dainese that felt solid (material wise) .... Thing was that on top shoulders felt great but on bottom legs felt saggy...
If that suit would have fit ok, i would have kept it, but I sold it for lack of fit.


I went onto an A Stars 2 piece. Jacket sized accordingly, and pants sized accordingly as well. The material of the A-Stars felt a bit thinner...

I stayed with A-stars because I like the fit, and because of their progressive, sporty designs.. Dainese designs don't inspire much in me.

As for gloves I currently use A-stars and Knoxx HAndroid gloves.. The A stars fit me like a glove ,,,,, DUH!!. As for boots I have always used SIDI, weather they were low end or top tier... I just like the way they look...

I'm sure you will find what you are looking for,,... good luck

Thanks for the insight, were the legs loose to where you thought the suit wouldn't hold up in a crash since it wasn't tighter on your legs or just comfort level?
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Ah gotcha, kinda weird it's only one side?





Thanks for the insight, were the legs loose to where you thought the suit wouldn't hold up in a crash since it wasn't tighter on your legs or just comfort level?

I have a v Shaped body. Broad shoulders, thin legs...
It was just uncomfortable with all that play..
I think it would have definitely held up on a crash...
This was back in 2006 the suit was made in Italy... Can't speak of newer Dainese though.
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I have a v Shaped body. Broad shoulders, thin legs...
It was just uncomfortable with all that play..
I think it would have definitely held up on a crash...
This was back in 2006 the suit was made in Italy... Can't speak of newer Dainese though.

Well start pumping out squats dude!! lol

Thanks again for the input!
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For boots, I love my Pumas, Desmos are great for commuting and the 1000s are great race boots. Super comfy, especially if you have thin feet like mine.

Plus they look great.
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For boots, I love my Pumas, Desmos are great for commuting and the 1000s are great race boots. Super comfy, especially if you have thin feet like mine.

Plus they look great.

Cool, I will look into those!
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Ive never really owned Dainese but a bunch of my friends do and they look tip top!

I do own several A* and I must say that theyre quality have gone down the Sh!t hole as of late. looking into going back to Teknic or Dainese.
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All my gear is Dainese less my gloves, those are Held Titans. I have a few pairs of the Dainese gloves, but I don't wear them on the track anymore. They are super nice, but I don't feel they give the level of protection I want, so I switched to the Held.

My suit is the Aero Evo P, and I love it. It fits my body type very well, but I'm taller than you by 5" so I can't say if it will fit you well. My boots are the Torque RS and I love them too. They are very light, but offer great protection. If you have a wide foot, they might not fit well. I hear the SIDI boots are better for wide feet. Hell, even my back protector is the Dainese Wave Con.

While we are on the subject of gear, my helmet is the NEXX full carbon. I have yet to find a better track helmet. The view angle is huge, and it's so light on the noodle.

All my gear is crash proven, and it held up fantastically. I hope you find something that fits you well.
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