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    Re: Leathers Arrived

    Quote Originally Posted by stuartb View Post
    Did someone mention new leathers !...

    They look really good btw Carson as does that bunnet.... so how does the M2M work, had a quick swaatch of the website, couldn't see how you supply your dimensions...do you go to them to get measured up...

    I'm leathered out of my head over the last few years and happy with my Helds.... but you can't have too many leather suits..
    Stuart,

    You can go and visit them for M2M which is what Iíd do for a suit but for the gloves they sent me a diagram and I just took the measurements myself. There seems to be quite a lot of guys using these suits on the Facebook trackday addicts page and rate them highly.
    Iíve got a pair of Held Slade leathers that I use for track and couldnít be happier with them but after a couple of mates recently breaking their collar bones it made me think about the airbag suit.

    I wanted a suit that I could use on the road and track. I looked at the D Air suits and the Tech Air suit and decided that the Ixon was probably best for what I need. Iíve been told by different people that the Tech Air (which was my first choice) would be £300 a pop to have reset as Alpinestars always insist on doing a suit check/clean at the time of reset and at the minute this is taking 6 weeks to get your suit back.

    With the Ixon, you just buy a £80 cartridge and change it yourself. Iíve bought a spare cartridge and leaving it in Spain so that I can travel with the vest forwards and backward when I need to with the vest in hand luggage and donít have issues taking the gas canister on the plane.

    https://www.ixon.com/public/en/ix-airbag-u03-2/

    The Ixon vest comes with a level 2 back protector and thereís no need for a check protector with it either so itís much comfier than my alpinestars suit and forcefield back and check protectors. The vest is really light.

    Ixon claim that you can wear it under any suit or jacket as long as thereís room. I had extra stretch panels fitted into my new leathers so that I was sure I wasnít going to exert any force from the airbag into my body if it goes off and thereís nowhere for it to go. I should be fine using it with my Held suit as well as Iíve got quite a bit of room in it.






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    Re: Leathers Arrived

    Quote Originally Posted by stuartb View Post
    Monners will have to change his name to "MONNEYRS"
    Yeah not the first person thats said that but to be fair it should be changed to Skintpigs because of all this. I literally have zero savings because I spend like a teenager with his first wage packet.

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    Re: Leathers Arrived

    Quote Originally Posted by Carsonr6 View Post
    Stuart,

    You can go and visit them for M2M which is what I’d do for a suit but for the gloves they sent me a diagram and I just took the measurements myself. There seems to be quite a lot of guys using these suits on the Facebook trackday addicts page and rate them highly.
    I’ve got a pair of Held Slade leathers that I use for track and couldn’t be happier with them but after a couple of mates recently breaking their collar bones it made me think about the airbag suit.

    I wanted a suit that I could use on the road and track. I looked at the D Air suits and the Tech Air suit and decided that the Ixon was probably best for what I need. I’ve been told by different people that the Tech Air (which was my first choice) would be £300 a pop to have reset as Alpinestars always insist on doing a suit check/clean at the time of reset and at the minute this is taking 6 weeks to get your suit back.

    With the Ixon, you just buy a £80 cartridge and change it yourself. I’ve bought a spare cartridge and leaving it in Spain so that I can travel with the vest forwards and backward when I need to with the vest in hand luggage and don’t have issues taking the gas canister on the plane.

    https://www.ixon.com/public/en/ix-airbag-u03-2/

    The Ixon vest comes with a level 2 back protector and there’s no need for a check protector with it either so it’s much comfier than my alpinestars suit and forcefield back and check protectors. The vest is really light.

    Ixon claim that you can wear it under any suit or jacket as long as there’s room. I had extra stretch panels fitted into my new leathers so that I was sure I wasn’t going to exert any force from the airbag into my body if it goes off and there’s nowhere for it to go. I should be fine using it with my Held suit as well as I’ve got quite a bit of room in it.






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    Aye they do look good and a good price...tbh I'm surprised none of the old crocks on here started on me about buying ANOTHER pair of leathers... I've rattled through piles of them in the last few years... had a pure mission with a pair of m2m Scotts, I even went to the factory in wherever it is near Newcastle...

    That Ixon air jacket looks excellent vfm and a great option over the dainese stuff with the factory reset hassle thing...

    Might get a wee swaatch of them leathers sometime... I was going to say nip round on the new machine with them and that flash lid on... lol...maybe next year ...crivvens be jings...

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    Re: Leathers Arrived

    Quote Originally Posted by stuartb View Post
    Aye they do look good and a good price...tbh I'm surprised none of the old crocks on here started on me about buying ANOTHER pair of leathers... I've rattled through piles of them in the last few years... had a pure mission with a pair of m2m Scotts, I even went to the factory in wherever it is near Newcastle...

    That Ixon air jacket looks excellent vfm and a great option over the dainese stuff with the factory reset hassle thing...

    Might get a wee swaatch of them leathers sometime... I was going to say nip round on the new machine with them and that flash lid on... lol...maybe next year ...crivvens be jings...
    Iíll give you a shout mate. Youíre more than welcome to pop up. Might even be able to join you for a quick blast one morning youíre out


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    Re: Leathers Arrived

    For sure mate... the weathers been really crap this year after last years 2 months of sunshine !..

    I'm an early bird 7am, roads are empty for a nice easy run.....wink wink ...

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    Re: Leathers Arrived

    Quote Originally Posted by stuartb View Post
    For sure mate... the weathers been really crap this year after last years 2 months of sunshine !..

    I'm an early bird 7am, roads are empty for a nice easy run.....wink wink ...
    sounds good to me, I’m always up early anyway

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    Re: Leathers Arrived

    What’s the deal with the custom gloves? Just had a look on the website and can’t see anything that states customising them.
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    Re: Leathers Arrived

    Message them on Facebook mate. I didn’t get the exact design I asked for. They said they send me new ones but I’ve heard nothing from them. They’re very similar to the Arc-On gloves I’ve got except the Arc-On gloves are a little more comfortable

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