No sales pitch here, no specials, no plugs, no requests for support.
This site has given me more in friendship that one could imagine, and I feel I feel I have a way to give back here.
I was just surfing around looking at suits on the market and what is out there and I as I was explaining things to a friend of mine, I realized I started getting angry. WHY?
I realized I was getting angry because manufacturers actually believed they could possibly build and sell a suit for $250 and save a life and riders too believe they can go on ebay and buy a suit for $250 and be safe.
Look people. I don't care if you don't buy any particular brand, Alpinestars, Veloce, SPIDI, Dainese or whoever. But please, please, please..... don't be fooled by any killer deals out there... they can REALLY become killer deals.
Yes, I realize my involvement may make me start sounding like some self righteous oaf about this - I apologize. But.... as I progress into this, I realize that I feel obliged to offer at least what little knowledge I do possess.
If you are out shopping for suits - especially track / riding suits - and would like some independent advice, thoughts or suggestions, please feel free to email me at [email protected]
. Identify yourself by your w/t screen name and let me know what you are looking. I will give you as much information as I can provide.
There is a reason an Alpinestars or a Dainese costs so much - it is not always just a name you pay for. The smallest design features impact how a suit will perform - not just for comfort, but also for safety. For every dollar you save, you might be increasing your risk factor.
Okay... enough ranting for now. I will come back to this to discuss design features and why they are used or not used and what limitations there are out there.