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Old 08-15-2005, 07:00 AM   #21
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I don't know......I kinda LIKE looking like a spaceman....

Isn't the retro, "Buck Rogers"-look kind of "in" right now? Look at the new Roadliner - doesn't it look like Buck's spaceship?

Just a thought from the fringe....
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Old 08-15-2005, 07:14 AM   #22
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Sounds like a good suit. If it does last a long time that would make the price easier to handle. Of course, the thing could pay for itself in about 10 seconds, hate to second guess pricing at that point.
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Old 08-15-2005, 08:33 AM   #23
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Imagine BMW coming out with a pricey product. It'll probably develop troubles and be expensive to fix too.
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Old 08-15-2005, 09:04 AM   #24
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Ditto that.



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Old 08-15-2005, 11:36 AM   #25
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Yah but does it fall apart if you actually ride your motorcycle a lot?



A lot of people I know have been burned by Joe Rocket gear that falls apart in a year or two. A Joe Rocket suit + a quality suit costs a lot more then a quality suit.
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Old 08-15-2005, 11:38 AM   #26
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I have the First gear pants & jacket. Probably the same jacket you have.



The matching pants are black and totally unspacemanlike. (Is that a word?)



They even fit nicely and have 3 pockets.
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Old 08-16-2005, 01:25 AM   #27
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Good read. But it'd be nice if some crash test abrasion specs were included in the article so we have more than the writer's word that the suit looks robust.
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Old 08-16-2005, 07:22 AM   #28
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The perfect suit for consuming chorizo and egg breakfast burritos.



"Launching SBD on cat 4" PFFFFFT.



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Old 08-16-2005, 06:00 PM   #29
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I bought this a couple of weeks back. I wore JR mesh gear for two summers and I was tired of it. The XL size I had to get to have the sleeves and shoulders about right meant the body of the jacket was like a tent (I'm tall and lanky). The pants legs flopped around, too. The armor is OK, but I felt uncertain if it would stay where it needed to in a get off.



The VM (not BM) fits like a suit. As Fred mentioned, it has strech panels -- at points that would not be stressed at impact -- to aid in the fit. The armor is top notch and it will stay in place.



Of course, I had come into some extra cash so I could consider it; otherwise I wouldn't have considered it.



BTW, the jacket zipper is Euro-backwards and the wrist and ankle closures have snaps, not velcro.

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Old 08-25-2005, 08:51 AM   #30
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I don't pay my MO fees to read recycled articles. This same piece, word for word, appeared in Friction Zone this month.
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