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DrewMan
13-04-10, 12:04 AM
G'day guys,


Recently, I purchased a pair of Alpinestars S1 gloves from a dude on eBay. The going price was excellent and I was ecstatic when I won them!

Fast forward a few days and Im looking very closely at the gloves and saying to myself, "These dont seem right". After watching a few videos and comparing pictures, I was certain that I had a pair of knock off gloves. A lot of detail and effort had gone into recreating the gloves but it is obvious where theyve taken shortcuts to keep costs down.

The main differences include: different materials, dodgy decals, substituted materials (note the perforated leather), stiffer feel, lack of padding and a nice all round dodgy feel.

Ive lodged a claim through PayPal to get it refunded and funnily enough the seller hasent responded.

I managed to get a pair of real Alpinestars S1 gloves off a mate and compared the two together. Have a look at the pics and judge for yourself. You can clearly see which ones are the real deal and which ones are the fakies.

http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab58/drewman84/Fake%20Gloves/th_IMG_5790.jpg (http://s849.photobucket.com/albums/ab58/drewman84/Fake%20Gloves/?action=view&current=IMG_5790.jpg)
Skull Cap Beanie? wtf?

http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab58/drewman84/Fake%20Gloves/th_IMG_5791.jpg (http://s849.photobucket.com/albums/ab58/drewman84/Fake%20Gloves/?action=view&current=IMG_5791.jpg)http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab58/drewman84/Fake%20Gloves/th_IMG_5793.jpg (http://s849.photobucket.com/albums/ab58/drewman84/Fake%20Gloves/?action=view&current=IMG_5793.jpg)
The fakes

http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab58/drewman84/Fake%20Gloves/th_IMG_5795.jpg (http://s849.photobucket.com/albums/ab58/drewman84/Fake%20Gloves/?action=view&current=IMG_5795.jpg)http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab58/drewman84/Fake%20Gloves/th_IMG_5796.jpg (http://s849.photobucket.com/albums/ab58/drewman84/Fake%20Gloves/?action=view&current=IMG_5796.jpg)
The legit ones

http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab58/drewman84/Fake%20Gloves/th_IMG_5799.jpg (http://s849.photobucket.com/albums/ab58/drewman84/Fake%20Gloves/?action=view&current=IMG_5799.jpg)http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab58/drewman84/Fake%20Gloves/th_IMG_5800.jpg (http://s849.photobucket.com/albums/ab58/drewman84/Fake%20Gloves/?action=view&current=IMG_5800.jpg)
http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab58/drewman84/Fake%20Gloves/th_IMG_5825.jpg (http://s849.photobucket.com/albums/ab58/drewman84/Fake%20Gloves/?action=view&current=IMG_5825.jpg)http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab58/drewman84/Fake%20Gloves/th_IMG_5824.jpg (http://s849.photobucket.com/albums/ab58/drewman84/Fake%20Gloves/?action=view&current=IMG_5824.jpg)
Comparison

http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab58/drewman84/Fake%20Gloves/th_IMG_5805.jpg (http://s849.photobucket.com/albums/ab58/drewman84/Fake%20Gloves/?action=view&current=IMG_5805.jpg)http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab58/drewman84/Fake%20Gloves/th_IMG_5806.jpg (http://s849.photobucket.com/albums/ab58/drewman84/Fake%20Gloves/?action=view&current=IMG_5806.jpg)
misaligned graphics FTW!

http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab58/drewman84/Fake%20Gloves/th_IMG_5809.jpg (http://s849.photobucket.com/albums/ab58/drewman84/Fake%20Gloves/?action=view&current=IMG_5809.jpg)http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab58/drewman84/Fake%20Gloves/th_IMG_5808.jpg (http://s849.photobucket.com/albums/ab58/drewman84/Fake%20Gloves/?action=view&current=IMG_5808.jpg)
http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab58/drewman84/Fake%20Gloves/th_IMG_5815.jpg (http://s849.photobucket.com/albums/ab58/drewman84/Fake%20Gloves/?action=view&current=IMG_5815.jpg)http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab58/drewman84/Fake%20Gloves/th_IMG_5814.jpg (http://s849.photobucket.com/albums/ab58/drewman84/Fake%20Gloves/?action=view&current=IMG_5814.jpg)
Dodgy Decals

http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab58/drewman84/Fake%20Gloves/th_IMG_5810.jpg (http://s849.photobucket.com/albums/ab58/drewman84/Fake%20Gloves/?action=view&current=IMG_5810.jpg)http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab58/drewman84/Fake%20Gloves/th_IMG_5818.jpg (http://s849.photobucket.com/albums/ab58/drewman84/Fake%20Gloves/?action=view&current=IMG_5818.jpg)http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab58/drewman84/Fake%20Gloves/th_IMG_5816.jpg (http://s849.photobucket.com/albums/ab58/drewman84/Fake%20Gloves/?action=view&current=IMG_5816.jpg)
Perforated Leather substitution

RAAAAAAAGEEEEEEEEEEE!

Will
13-04-10, 12:06 AM
this is so LOL!

joebloyo
13-04-10, 12:26 AM
lol did you get them cheap tho?... like CHEAP?

DrewMan
13-04-10, 12:38 AM
lol did you get them cheap tho?... like CHEAP?

They retail for US$110. I bought them for AU$75

4shizz
13-04-10, 08:16 AM
awwwnuuu!
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fakes ftl.

DR-JEKL
13-04-10, 08:36 AM
Looks like a buddy of mine got caught out with a few fakes also, albeit he didnt buy them through ebay!

catch22
13-04-10, 09:21 AM
wow, i will be careful when i buy my race clothinng from now on. i dont want to get stung by not having FIA certified gear.

c0LL1n
13-04-10, 01:33 PM
yeh gotta be careful with a lot of motorbike gear on ebay.
there are a couple places in australia that do sell cheap but legit alpinestar gear.
alpinestar is a good brand but for the price you pay, you can get better gear just from other brands...

Bloodzcape
13-04-10, 01:35 PM
gg scamming a cop is bad.

DrewMan
13-04-10, 03:03 PM
yeh gotta be careful with a lot of motorbike gear on ebay.
there are a couple places in australia that do sell cheap but legit alpinestar gear.
alpinestar is a good brand but for the price you pay, you can get better gear just from other brands...

I dunno. I really like the A* stuff. They make some really high quality stuff and actually make sizes for fatsos like me. Dainese is even more expensive and only cater for tiny Italians!

bmroxm5
13-04-10, 06:01 PM
ahh the wonders of fleabay...

if i had the money i'd go buy a dainese leather racing suit...

jaayy
13-04-10, 08:27 PM
name and shame? so i dont end up buying from them

Bucky
21-04-10, 11:41 PM
nice drew

drk20z1
03-05-10, 09:17 PM
ahhh bl man! egay ftl

chindodood
24-05-10, 06:29 PM
yeh gotta be careful with a lot of motorbike gear on ebay.
there are a couple places in australia that do sell cheap but legit alpinestar gear.
alpinestar is a good brand but for the price you pay, you can get better gear just from other brands...

where can u buy them :)

PA70NG
24-05-10, 07:51 PM
alpinestars?

anywhere like the retail palces in aus like mcas or helmet warehouse

or online at sportbiketrackgear

as for fakes, dont waste your money if you value your hands

rorii
24-05-10, 08:02 PM
What was his feedback like? Surely there would of been at least one negative feedback claiming what he sold was a fake?

DrewMan
24-05-10, 10:01 PM
Nope, I was the first one