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[*] posted on 4-1-2010 at 05:27 AM

Dainese is one of the top Motorcycle safety gear Co's. Good stuff. Good luck with the Coyotes and keep us posted on your progress. Just got back out on mine last week.

Spleene X-19
PL Syn 15, P18,
Gin Eskimo 14m, 11m, 8.5m, 6m
PL Viper 3.9m
HQ Beamer IV 2m
NPW5 2.5m, 4.8m, 6.9m
HQ Rush3 250 pro (Sons)
Naish Cult 12m, 9m, 7m
Slingshot Rally 14m
Litewave Storm 132, Wing 153
Libre Fullrace, PL Bigfoot
Coyote skates
Dirtsurfer GP20
Kitewing 5.5
KITE IceBoat
Scud boots ;)
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[*] posted on 4-1-2010 at 09:05 AM

Originally posted by thanson2001ok
Any thoughts on this product? http://www.dainese.com/us_en/catalogsearch/result/index/cx/0...

+1 on as far as Dainese products really well made, thought out and top flight materials. The plastic and interior foam are sturdy but contain small perforations that flow air well. Some of the knee guards and elbow pads have stitched "hinges" to facilitate freedom of movement.

  1. Consider polygamy.... as some products require the sale/trade of first borns.

  2. Look around for sales, coupon codes (10%-20% off is not unheard of), and clearance/last year's/ gear or products about to be "sunsetted"/discontinued. When dealers are looking to clear shelf space, whimpering wallet syndrome can be kept to a minimum.

  3. While it is possible to find sizing info on jackets and torso protection and pant... knee and elbow guards are ordered on a best guestimatition basis. If you have worn or ordered Dainese products before... maybe not such a big deal. Otherwise a tad frustrating trying to use their sizing chart (sort of) for impact gear as return shipping for exchanges might have to be factored in.

  4. Colors are generally stormtrooper white or assasin black. In motion, black is fine.... stationary it warms up a bit (:thumbup: for the perforated foam. )

Hope that helps.


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[*] posted on 4-1-2010 at 07:42 PM

Nothing wrong with skating protection, especially if it's designed for vert ramps ... although I'm using EVS (I think) moto-x elbow gaurds ... I'd recommend wrist splint gaurds too if you're planning on falling over on concrete etc a lot :lol:

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