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      11-26-2012, 10:08 AM   #23
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Hmm... under what section in cosco would it be ?
in my costco it was right by the door when i walked in, totally a whim purchase.. mostly have my membership for gas meat liquor and milk lol

i feel manly now.
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Sparco nomex/leather. Spit on them to make 'em sticky before you hit the track.
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      11-26-2012, 10:19 AM   #25
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I have a nice fat grippy M-Sport wheel. No gloves needed
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saferacer currently has a closeout sale on Alpine Stars gloves, 99.95 instead of 149.95
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Ohhh I see, but your palms never get sweaty after a long drive?
No, I steer with my knees.



I don't actually, I hate when people do that and I have no problem calling people out on it.

For long drives I alternate which hand I have on the steering wheel and I don't grip the steering wheel like I'm trying to choke it.
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      11-26-2012, 02:08 PM   #28
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I have some Alpinestars so I can be like Sebastian Vettel
When I lived up north I used to use them all the time; down here not at all
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      11-26-2012, 04:11 PM   #30
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in my costco it was right by the door when i walked in, totally a whim purchase.. mostly have my membership for gas meat liquor and milk lol

i feel manly now.
Lol that is all we really need to survive though!
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I have a nice fat grippy M-Sport wheel. No gloves needed
I have the same but whenever I'm not on the perforated area, my hands seem to slip around
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saferacer currently has a closeout sale on Alpine Stars gloves, 99.95 instead of 149.95
I also saw that as well but I was iffy to jump on it being that Alpinestars is a dirt bike company. Yeah they have a lot of knowledge but how dependable is it in a different sense that doesn't involve dirt or mud or rocks smacking your hands?
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No, I steer with my knees.



I don't actually, I hate when people do that and I have no problem calling people out on it.

For long drives I alternate which hand I have on the steering wheel and I don't grip the steering wheel like I'm trying to choke it.
Lol I thought you were serious for a second, I only steer with my knees if I have to take off my sweater or something but other than that, no way!
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When I lived up north I used to use them all the time; down here not at all
How do they feel on the leather?
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O.o where can I get a pair or a pic?
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I also saw that as well but I was iffy to jump on it being that Alpinestars is a dirt bike company. Yeah they have a lot of knowledge but how dependable is it in a different sense that doesn't involve dirt or mud or rocks smacking your hands?
IMO they are one of the most regarded safety gear brands out there, they've been around since the 60's. So they must be doing something right, lets not forget their gear is used in Nascar, Formula 1, GP2, GP3, motoGP and most importantly the Stig! If its good enough for the Stig its good enough for your drive to the grocery store
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IMO they are one of the most regarded safety gear brands out there, they've been around since the 60's. So they must be doing something right, lets not forget their gear is used in Nascar, Formula 1, GP2, GP3, motoGP and most importantly the Stig! If its good enough for the Stig its good enough for your drive to the grocery store
Lol I never did pay attention to the stig's gear. Ill be giving those a serious consideration . Thanks for the insight that I would've never seen !
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      11-27-2012, 12:43 PM   #34
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Only time I wore gloves was flying combat aircraft, Nomex which actually grip well and are comfortable as well.
In my BMW and other rides only gloves if super cold outside and Florida isn't much of an issue for that...
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I have found that I absolutely need driving gloves, they make me faster and help me to control the car when hitting apex's and really railing through the turns. Currently I wear these whenever going out, whether through the twisties or even a quick jaunt to the local supermarket.


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Only time I wore gloves was flying combat aircraft, Nomex which actually grip well and are comfortable as well.
In my BMW and other rides only gloves if super cold outside and Florida isn't much of an issue for that...
I was reading on the corvette forums that a guy also did the same. I was looking around at them and they don't look half bad, the only problem is that they won't pass regulations for FIA(?)
I mean if they can keep you from being burned by JET fuel, why not regular gasoline which burns at a lower point?
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