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Neither of them look like ones for track.
In case, you might wanna pick up pants with knee sliders.
I would suggest you leathers as well.
At least that's a lot of track day's requirement.
I don't know what your budget is.
But if you plan to do more track days in the future, you might wanna invest some money and pick up one piece leather.

Check these sites.

http://www.newenough.com/product_department_mens.htm

http://www.newenough.com/alpinestars_track_pants_page.htm

http://www.motorcyclecloseout.com/

http://www.motostrano.com/

Hope this helps.
 

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Whatever pants you get make sure that the zipper is compatible with your jacket and make sure its a 360* zipper....honestly the best thing to do is just get a 1 or 2pc suit
 

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I got a motoboss (store brand) suit from cyclegear a few months ago on clearance from $425 marked down to $119. Call your nearest cyclegear store and ask if they have any left. It's not the greatest but I trust the protection (I think its made by Frank Thomas) and the comfort features are OK. Price was my big selling point.
 

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Can't pick up a one piece right now.  Track only requires full armor textile that zips together in the back.
 

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That AVG suit looks like a good deal. I just hate to buy one on those and only use it 1 every two months maybe.
 

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03AZSV said:
Can't pick up a one piece right now.  Track only requires full armor textile that zips together in the back.
who cares what the track minimum is.. crashing in textile gear at track speeds will get you fu¢ked up pretty bad. hope you have good health insurance and a high tolerance for pain if you are going to insist on wearing inadequate gear.

shop around, make the investment in a purpose designed leather suit, it will save your ass... and save you money in the long run. also, BUY a high quality back protector, VERY IMPORTANT.

if you go with a two piece, either leather or *cringe* textile, make sure and buy the same brand, because zippers are rarely compatible between brands.
 

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wonderjosh said:
who cares what the track minimum is... crashing in textile gear at track speeds will get you fu¢ked up pretty bad. hope you have good health insurance and a high tolerance for pain if you are going to insist on wearing inadequate gear.
+1 .....I had JR textile pants wear thru on me at the track in my low-side. I was doing maybe 60mph when I went down and while I didn't get too much road rash, the little that I did received was NOT fun.

On the other had, a friend of mine went down in Suzuki textile pants in similar conditions, and the pants had very minimal damage, no need for repairs at all.....bottom line, I haven't had good experience with textile myself, and while some gear holds up better than other, I would recommend leather.
 

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Okay I think for my first track day I am just going to rent leathers from the track for $25, and buy some boots. Thanks for all of the ideas, I will stay away from the textiles when it comes time to buy some gear.


thanks

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Okay I think for my first track day I am just going to rent leathers from the track for $25, and buy some boots. Thanks for all of the ideas, I will stay away from the textiles when it comes time to buy some gear.


thanks

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sounds like a good plan :-*
 
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