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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-25-2008, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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hello everyone i have a question about full racing suits, i am plannig on doing my first track day here in a few weeks but i am in a situation where i can not find full suits that fit my body type, i am 5'6"(i know it sucks to be short) and i weight 195 lbs, now i am not fat i do have a small waist but my legs won't even go in the pants let alone put my boots over the leathers, i tried the spidi and the sheerfield suits size 54 and 58 and they were terrible, so if anyone has the same problem and know about a suit that could fit me please let me know, thanks.
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how big are your legs? geez. i have a friend who runs a alpinestars u 54, bigger than you and has no problem putting on the pants. he had a hardtime putting the boots over and closing it tho.
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seriuosly my calves will not go all the way down, and i do run long distanaces and hit the gym pretty hardcore, but believe me it is depressing trying to find leathers, so do you know what model of alpine stars he uses?
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level below mx i think. not sure. but try a* as they run wider in the calves area
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Dainese will do a full custom set for a like 200 on top of the shelf price. If you have a really odd shape it might be the best way to go for a good fit. They have alot of stores in the SoCal area, I would look one up and see if they can get you fitted.
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I've been having the same issues re: finding a suit, some people suggestion Vanson leathers who make custom suits at a decent price, or check Joe Rocket or something. I'm built like a football player (6'1, 240+) so im in the same boat
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One of the best in the business---spend the money once and be done with it--all custom--and actually affordable.

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Give SportBikeTrackGear.com a call. I thought sizing was hard for me and they asked a bunch of questions and got the sizing spot on.


Great vendor too...
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agreed. the STG guys rock
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