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Will be picking these up for next riding season, anyone have these yet? a few upgrades from the prev version. BTW selling my WRX's fyi


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nice what were you wearing before?
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I've used the previous gen gp pros, theyre awesome, even after a bad crash theyre still top notch. They can only get better right?

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Yup, buddy (Vtec) has the older versions also crashed in them, he's even had the Tech and prefers these :)
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nice what were you wearing before?
Some lower end a* street gloves so these are a big improvement haha

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are you the same size in the Pro's? i was XL in my old A* sP-2's, XXL in my WRX's, Pro's im thinking XL?
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Yea I got the same size as all the rest of my gloves and they fit me fine

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I have this years version in black/white. Fantastic gloves offering loads of protection and excellent fit. For next season I would quite like a pair of Dainese Full Metal Pro gloves to match my Dainese 1pc.
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I have this years version in black/white. Fantastic gloves offering loads of protection and excellent fit. For next season I would quite like a pair of Dainese Full Metal Pro gloves to match my Dainese 1pc.
Got these, amazing pair of gloves, very well made and seem to have alot of protection in the right places and fit my hand nice and tight! Not crash tested mine and dont intend to A few forums i have been on slate dainese products but mine have been great so far

I found alpinestars gloves a bit hit and miss size wise, some fit the width but fingers too long and vice versa.
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Damn those gloves are NOT cheap :P $350, ill stick to the Pros for now ;) @Ryan= nice man, gotta match your suit right :)
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Damn those gloves are NOT cheap :P $350, ill stick to the Pros for now ;) @Ryan= nice man, gotta match your suit right :)
At the moment I can't justify the cost of the Dainese gloves. I would eventually like a set but I would rather put the money towards an Íhlins TTX. I have only had my Alpinestars set since March and this is the fourth set I have owned. The previous set were retired last season after an 'off' racing at Snetterton; albeit they stood up to a 50mph low side extremely well hence why I bought another pair.
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At the moment I can't justify the cost of the Dainese gloves. I would eventually like a set but I would rather put the money towards an Íhlins TTX. I have only had my Alpinestars set since March and this is the fourth set I have owned. The previous set were retired last season after an 'off' racing at Snetterton; albeit they stood up to a 50mph low side extremely well hence why I bought another pair.
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I have the 2012 version. A lot of people told me to go a size up because they fit tighter than their street line. The street stuff is normally either too loose or too tight on me and finger length is an issue.

These fit me like money in my normal Medium size. Snug like they should be and the finger length just right. I'd LOVE to get some of the 2013's. Kangaroo and other things

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ill prob stick w XL, worst case ill just return them for the XXL
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Daaam those are some sexy looking gloves. I'll have to look into a pair.

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I have the previous model GP-Pro, which I switched to from the WRX. I wore an XXL in the RST, and an XL in the Pros, so I think you should be good there.

IMO, the Pro dominates the WRX. While the WRX is a good glove, I think the Pro has better feel, offers a greater amount of protection, and just feels like a better glove. Also, I think the gauntlet cuff is far superior compared to WRX, offering better protection.

I think you'll be very happy with the A*. I kind of wish I would've waited and grabbed the '13, but I got a great price from Randy (TheX), so I couldn't pass them up.

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thx, yeah love the WRX, def a great glove, but i can see the improvements in the GP Pro's. I can see why it's prob one of the most pop glove out there imo. So you wore an XXL in the WRX's? and XL in the Pro's correct?
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So you wore an XXL in the WRX's? and XL in the Pro's correct?
Yes sir! Fit like champs in both gloves.

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The GP Pro's do fit a bit snug. I wore a medium GP-Plus but bumped to the large GP-Pro due to the sizing.

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Nathan do you know if the new model fits a bit tighter vs the '12 version? i'm an XXL in my RS WRX gloves and XL in my old A* SP2's
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Will be ordering this week :) not waiting for my RS gloves to sell, ill worry about that in the spring
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Will be ordering this week :) not waiting for my RS gloves to sell, ill worry about that in the spring
Let us know how you like them, man. Payday is Friday and all of my Christmas commission will be on that paycheck so I'm excited -- money to blow! lol but yeah I'll probably drop the money on either these or the Held Phantom's. I def like the appearance of the GP Pro's tho; gotta love that hard gauntlet.
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Finally they add some hard protection to the palms. Hopefully this signifies a return to quality for A* gloves as they've had a rough couple years after transitioning manufacturing.
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...transitioning manufacturing?
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Re: 2013 A* GP Pro's

I've owned mostly if not all Alpinestars gloves from street, race, and even winter riding gloves. Great product and I would buy them over and over again. Just be warned that they usually ripped when crashed. I wish it was a little more durable in that department. The GP Pro is what I have now and they tend to leave streaks or marks on your gas tank from the plastic wrist cover. Despite the little issue, I still love them.
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From Italy/Romania to China. (everyone's gloves are made in China or Pakistan except for Held I think.)
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