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leather weight

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OK, so I am losing weight. Gonna try and get down to 187-190. My Van son leathers weigh a ton (I'll weigh them later). They're a size 52, I am 6 foot 2 inches.

so what are the lightest, safest leathers out there? The Vanson seem like overkill sometimes, they are so heavy. And I'm not going to crash going 200 mph on the straight.

lighter evil
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Yeah...I've got Vanson's too...I feel the same way...hell after a hard day of racing it's hard to put the whole suit on a hanger back up on the hook in the trailer...things gotta weigh 20 lbs.

But then I've given them some abuse....some nice insurance slidding down the track on your ass or some other non-armored place.
JohnnyB better slim down some. You're given away too much to the competition. You gotta be able to pick up the hotties so your sponsors can hang out and glom onto the left over drunk ones.
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