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A* GP Plus gloves - May 4, 2009, 09:03 AM

Anyone use them? They're on clearance @ SBTG for cheap and I was thinking about picking up a set for the track. I have some gaunlet style gloves with knuckle protection, but they're a little big on me and I want to try and get something that fits a little better and is up to date.

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I use them...they run a bit small though. go up one size.
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I use the A* SP-1 gloves and they do run a little small, but they are amazing gloves.


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i have the GP tech gloves and i love em.....they take a little while to break in


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i have the GP tech gloves and i love em.....they take a little while to break in
Are those the blue ones I wore at Allsports about a month ago for go karts?


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Are those the blue ones I wore at Allsports about a month ago for go karts?

nope the blue ones were not gauntlet style they were just my street gloves


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The GP Plus is a great glove if you look at price for what you get. I usually end up ordering these when it comes time for a new set. One thing that I've noticed is that the knuckle armor on the latest version (plastic) seems to be more uncomfortable than when they used carbon fiber. You can always tell when I've been riding because my knuckles will be red for a few hours after a ride. Also, it seems to me like quality (materials, stitching, etc.) on Alpinestars gear has been dropping as they've been marketing and advertising more (it may just be me). Either way, if you're getting a good deal, nice set of gloves.
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I'm in the minority here but I will never purchase another set of A-stars gloves. They did an excellent job of protecting my hands during the big crash at VIR last June but the stitching came apart in the fingertip after the next race weekend. The area had no abrasions and didn't have any physical abnormalities that I could see. The threads just gave up the ghost.

I'm now wearing a set of Held Thrux gloves that I love. It's the best fitting pair of gloves I've owned since my JR Speedmaster 5.0's from a couple of years ago. Stupid JR...Why did you have to change those gloves?

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I'm in the minority here but I will never purchase another set of A-stars gloves. They did an excellent job of protecting my hands during the big crash at VIR last June but the stitching came apart in the fingertip after the next race weekend. The area had no abrasions and didn't have any physical abnormalities that I could see. The threads just gave up the ghost.

I'm now wearing a set of Held Thrux gloves that I love. It's the best fitting pair of gloves I've owned since my JR Speedmaster 5.0's from a couple of years ago. Stupid JR...Why did you have to change those gloves?

Anyway, here's a link.
http://www.newenough.com/gloves/stre...le_gloves.html

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Thanks for the feedback! Those will be next on the list to purchase.

How do they fit, true to size?


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I have A* GP plus and I like them a lot.


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Thanks for the feedback! Those will be next on the list to purchase.

How do they fit, true to size?
Pretty close. What size do you normally wear? I think my Held's are size 9 which translates to a Large in other brands. You're welcome to try them on before you buy a set.


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They are great gloves!


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Held makes an awesome glove. Buddy of mine uses the ones with the stingray on the palms and the heavy carbono knuckles and he swears by them. Lots of people here use them.

I currently use A* GP Pros. Used them last year and they really fit my hand well enough to get another set this year. I had to size them 1 size over for a really true fit though. I was also asked to try out and use a set of Kushitani gloves, so we will see how they stack up. My first set of race gloves were a set of MotoGP gauntlet gloves that totally shit the bed about halfway through the first year. They seemed to get almost moldy and dried out after a few rounds of sweating in them. Probably won't use them again.


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May 5, 2009, 06:20 PM

Can't speak for any other glove as I spent a lot of money right off the bat, but...
If you're looking at spending 100+ for some good gloves, I'd highly recommend the rs-taichi's. I have the gp-wrx and absolutely love them. They're very comfortable once broken in and offer great protection. The quality is fantastic. There are ample perforations and they actually breathe really well. I'd suggest looking into them.

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May 5, 2009, 06:44 PM

GP plus are good gloves, wife uses them...

newenough.com has them for $109 I think... might be free shipping too!


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