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post #1 of 11 Old 08-11-2013, 08:48 AM Thread Starter
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Ok here's my crazy ? Maybe the road race guys will no better but. What's the lightest best real leathers. I have a alpinestar 2 piece road race style with all the armor and would like something similar with all the armor but is there one that is lighter I will not wear drag leathers to thin. But just weighed my gear and its to heavy. Thanks for any imput


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post #2 of 11 Old 08-11-2013, 06:29 PM
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Try leathers made with kangaroo. It's about a third lighter for the same strength.


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they make drag racing leather suits that are very light.
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I know they do but I refuse to wear one they burn they quickly I want the lightest safest suit if I have to stay heavy I will Vanson leathers is tight down the street from me but I like my skin


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you answered your own question. or you could pay more for kangaroo.
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post #6 of 11 Old 08-12-2013, 01:55 AM
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If you do go with leather check out Ballistik. I saw a lot of their off the rack, and some custom suits in use while living out in AZ (where they are from). I was always impressed by their quality and now next season will be ordering my own. They now also make jackets for those that want the same quality and protection for the street.

http://www.ballistik-apparel.com/race_suits.html

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Maybe I worded it wrong I want to know what the lightest road race style leathers r. I need new leathers for next years and want the lightest possible without buying a drag suit


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Ty I will check them out


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post #9 of 11 Old 08-12-2013, 09:03 AM
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I can give you my inputs:

I have cow leather and Kanagaroo leather suits... and they are night and day...(kangaroo are by far the lightest).

The only drawbacks are the price...

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I'm gonna look at those suits ty


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