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Old 08-28-2005, 04:21 PM   #11
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Default Re: Helimot Leathers Review

Nice article Gabe, thanks.

I tried those gloves on yesterday at Santa Rosa BMW. They are really nicely made. I had the same thought about breaking them in, they feel very thick from the foam or gel in the palms and fingers.

I'll stick with the deer sports from Lee Parks for a while longer.
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Old 08-28-2005, 04:55 PM   #12
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Default Woof, Woof! Design it yourself...

A careful read and a trip to Helmut's website will show you that he'll make any possible design, from Soviet monochromatic to Peter Maxx freak-out.
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Old 08-28-2005, 08:28 PM   #13
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Old 08-28-2005, 08:34 PM   #14
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How did you like the coffee bar/expresso machine there... were they firing up lattes when you visited?
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Old 08-29-2005, 02:40 AM   #15
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YOU ARE VERY RIGHT. NOT ALL OF US WANT TO LOOK SO SILLY OR DRAW SO MUCH ATTENTION. I'M NOT 18.
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Old 08-29-2005, 03:00 AM   #16
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I have the 365 gloves and they are awesome. I had no problem with breakin. Perfect right out of the package. If these ever wear out, I'll be back for more.



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Old 08-29-2005, 05:04 AM   #17
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Yes - it's called Vanson. And, the quality is unrivaled. With due respect to Helmut and his product. Also expensive.
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Old 08-29-2005, 05:14 AM   #18
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No, it was self serve 7-11 style. I did get a real mug though.
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Old 08-29-2005, 05:20 AM   #19
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I was in San Jose last spring and had a set of custom leathers made at Helimot. I have been using them for track days all summer and am very happy with them. Perfect fit with great quality and durability. Luckily no crashes so far. The leathers allow me much more mobility than other leathers I was using due to the perfect fit. I doubt if I would try and order custom leathers without visiting the store as they did a ton of measurements and they have the experience to get it right the first time. These leathers are pricey but you get what you pay for.
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Old 08-29-2005, 06:01 AM   #20
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Default Vanson Leathers = protection and service

I crashed while racing in a set of off the rack leathers that busted open when the seams let go. Somehow I didn't lose any skin as I tumbled to my other side as I slid on the pavement. The threads holding the leathers seams actually busted as you could see the thread didn't break due to pavement grinding if off. The whole left side of the suit, from my hip down my left leg opened up!



I went out and spent all I had on a set of Vanson Leathers the next business day. As all the racers in the east coast have shown that these leathers can take the abuse and come back for more.



So newbie racers don't be like me and throw your money away on lower cost leathers that take one hit and blow apart. Get REAL racing leathers from Vanson, Helimot or Z.



Racing is expensive so buy the right stuff first.



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