worried about carbon fiber knuckles on gloves.

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  1. Dranian

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    I'm in the market for a new pair of gloves ASAP. (I sold my tour master scarabs to a friend who doesnt wear much gear, if any, and I worry about him, so when he said he liked my gloves i sold them to him immediately so that he'd be slightly safer.) Anyway, when I sold my gloves I thought I'd just get a new pair of scarabs because they're pretty nice gloves, carbon fiber protection in knuckles fingers and wrists, they're well vented which is important in Florida. I recently read (in total control by lee parks) that carbon fiber shatters on impact creating lots of reinforced carbon splinters that can easily be driven into your hands in a crash. Is this true, it seems logical (or does lee parks just want to sell his own brand of gloves)? have any studies been done to see if carbon gloves do this? If it is true whats a reasonable alternative? I was thinking Icon TiMax gloves have tons of titanium and that would be better but they seem like they'd be very hot. Are there any well vented gloves that also cover the wrist, don't use carbon fiber, and offer quality protection at a reasonable price?
     
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    i have the Icon TiMax and i love them....i did have some old joe rocket carbon fiber ones but i would not trade the Icon for anything.......they are not the best vented gloves out there but i like them.....
     
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    z31maniac *insert witty remark*

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    How long have you had your Timax gloves?

    I have heard of lots of people blowing out seams on Icon gear from just normal riding around.
     
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    They are not that expensive.
     
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    true, i always rationalize my more pricey gear purchases because "its cheaper than a skin graft anyway.
     
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    By that do you mean they're hot as hell in the summer? South Florida has some pretty damn hot summers. Or are they tolerable on those really hot days? how do they fit? i hear the Timax gloves run a bit small and I should order a size larger than what I normally get?
     
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    well thats good to hear
     
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    ive had mine for about one year and i live in GA and the summers are hot here too and it does not bother me....and yes they do run alittle small so get one larger then normal.....only bad thing is that its going to take you about 3 good weeks of wearing them everyday to break them in....
     
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    i fucking love mine..
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    I've had several pairs of carbon gloves from $100 teknics too $300 dainese's no problems with them, had force applied to them from crashes and a other means never broke.
     
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    i have the newest pair of joe rockets, i originally bought the cf knuckle ones, but had to send them in for warrenty repair as soon as i got them because some of the stiching was coming undone and i hadnt noticed it immediately. so they sent me back their newest pair, and instead of cf, it has hard plastic with vents on top of the knuckles. works great.
     
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    McCroskey Jonny, what can you make out of this? OT Supporter

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    The splinters would have to pass through some very thick leather and padding,
    which probably isn't going to happen, assuming the knuckles fail at all.
     
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    never wore carbon fiber but i have a pair of A*s i love
     
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    Subie Driver Eye see what you did there.

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    I wouldn't sweat it. When you go down, you'll most likely put your palms down, and there's no CF there. The CF knuckles are for when you're rolling and sliding, as you probably won't land on the knuckles.
     
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    thanks for all the good advice, i'm gonna get the icon bling Timax (gold plated titanium) which will match my icon bling rubatone mainframe helmet, but its nice to know carbon fiber is safe.
     
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    if you think about it, if you fall on your back, your nuckles will take the least impact, and if you fall on your chest/stomach, it will be your palms that will take the most impact, no?
     
  17. Subie Driver

    Subie Driver Eye see what you did there.

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    That's pretty much what I was trying to say, but you said it more betters.
     

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