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kurtfriedrich
05-07-2008, 08:17 PM
Thinking of buying used Teknic's, see photos here:

http://studio819.smugmug.com/gallery/3442347_R8DKD#193407932_9Mfdb

are they decent leathers for an Intermediate track day?

thanks

Ghost
05-07-2008, 08:44 PM
Absolutely...

markbryant
05-07-2008, 10:10 PM
that looks like the chicane suit if its is then i would say its mid to low range. I know a few peoples suits that ripped a weird places including the seems.

Its a one time use suit from what I have been told...

Mitch
05-07-2008, 11:53 PM
The Teknic stuff that I've seen in generally middle of the road, not the best, or the worst. How this translates into a track suit I'm not sure.

I'd give it a good look over as far as the thickness and quality of the leather, stiching and armour. I think their stuff is generally CE certified (for what that's worth).

martys
05-08-2008, 12:12 AM
you should try asking on the wmrra or nesba sites, there's probably plenty of opinions there :happy57:

Flyboy
05-08-2008, 12:25 AM
Somebody else`s sweaty leathers.....yuck

Mitch
05-08-2008, 01:21 AM
Well, if that's your main concern you could try some sort of crazy, new fangled technology like this - http://www.leathercareseattle.com

Jorgy
05-08-2008, 12:15 PM
Not exactly a track suit or even leather, but.........

I crashed a while ago in a Teknic textile jacket. Slid across the pavement with it, in fact. It held up fine and I still use it.

Haven't heard any horror stories with their leathers, though.

Good luck,
Ian

Flyboy
05-08-2008, 02:57 PM
Not my concern......just an opinion. I have some really nice worn leather shoes I`ll give you for free though :rolleyes:
Well, if that's your main concern you could try some sort of crazy, new fangled technology like this - http://www.leathercareseattle.com

Mitch
05-08-2008, 09:50 PM
If you also have a properly sized, slightly used track suit selling for a small fraction of what it cost new, I'll be right over. :rolleyes:

bafflebrain
05-08-2008, 10:02 PM
I had a Teknic Speedstar kangaroo suit and it was very nice. Well ventilated, super light and great off the rack fit. Even come with ceramic plastic sliders that last forever (weight a ton though). It is not cheapbut you'll find lots on clearance.

The lower end like the Chicane is made of many small piece of leather and lots of seams. These type tend to blow up in a crash.

You get what you pay for I guess.

Flyboy
05-09-2008, 12:51 AM
I do have a slightly used and sweated in suit.....how much of a fraction of $1800 do you want to spend?:whistling:
If you also have a properly sized, slightly used track suit selling for a small fraction of what it cost new, I'll be right over. :rolleyes:

Chris
05-09-2008, 10:30 PM
I really like my Violator suit. I got mine super cheap and brand new off ebay. I got it for a couple hundred dollars off list price. This review sealed the deal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdXB6-LSI50

kurtfriedrich
05-12-2008, 09:35 PM
Thanks for all the posts. I went at looked at these tonite:

http://studio819.smugmug.com/gallery/3442347_R8DKD#193407932_9Mfdb

They are in really great condition, used 1 year, never down, and upgraded with Knox CE certified armor. The surprising thing is, they fit me perfectly, so for $240, I got good summer track day leathers.

(oh yeah, and this guy's sweat smelled really good! :eek: )

Kurt

Flyboy
05-12-2008, 09:41 PM
OMG.....that means you stuck you`re nose down in the crotch to find out.....that`s just wrong :eek:
Thanks for all the posts. I went at looked at these tonite:

http://studio819.smugmug.com/gallery/3442347_R8DKD#193407932_9Mfdb

They are in really great condition, used 1 year, never down, and upgraded with Knox CE certified armor. The surprising thing is, they fit me perfectly, so for $240, I got good summer track day leathers.

(oh yeah, and this guys sweat smelled really good! :eek: )

Kurt