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post #1 of 21 Old 11-29-2005, 2:05 PM Thread Starter
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New Sponsor/New Leathers..Vanson or Bates??

My girlfriends Uncle decided to be a sponsor for me and is buying my new custom leathers. Can't decide if I want Vanson or Bates, but I'm thinking about going with Vanson. What would you choose?
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Re: New Sponsor/New Leathers..Vanson or Bates??

Z Custom . Bates is no longer what they used to be and although Vanson is generally good stuff, I disagree with their Pro Stunt endorsements (interestingly, much of their promotional information for the StarBoyz has them running without any gear including Vanson products).
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Re: New Sponsor/New Leathers..Vanson or Bates??

I would be going with the Drag suit (DR-2). I saw that about the stunting endorsements. Don't agree with that either, but know they do make an excellent product.
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Re: New Sponsor/New Leathers..Vanson or Bates??

I've always been really impressed w/ the vanson stuff. Especially for drag racing where you aren't moving around on the bike as much as road racing. The vanson suits are great, but maybe not as easy to move around in from what I've seen.

I've only worn 1 Vanson suit.

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Re: New Sponsor/New Leathers..Vanson or Bates??

Z custom is good. Zooni, NJK, Kushitani custom,
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Re: New Sponsor/New Leathers..Vanson or Bates??

I've seen a guy with the NJKs and they look good too.
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Re: New Sponsor/New Leathers..Vanson or Bates??

+1 for Vansons. Having tested a Vanson suit firsthand, I can highly recommend them.

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Re: New Sponsor/New Leathers..Vanson or Bates??

another vote for Vanson but its cause they are local to me. I don't like that if you don't want them to put their patches on the suit it costs you $50 (I understand why but it just seems dumb to me especially since its less work for them)

if you can't convince them, confuse them.
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Re: New Sponsor/New Leathers..Vanson or Bates??

Seriously, give Debbie a call at Z-Custom ((714) 890-5721), tell her I sent you and she will hook you up for certain.

BTW, their website is www.zcustom.com .
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Re: New Sponsor/New Leathers..Vanson or Bates??

Bah, don't support the Starfagz, and the glamorizing of street stunting. No Vanson.



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Re: New Sponsor/New Leathers..Vanson or Bates??

Thanks Abtech! I'll give her a call tomorrow..maybe we can become a dealer with them. Vanson is only offering 10% discount (on a custom drag suit), at dealer cost which we already have.
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Re: New Sponsor/New Leathers..Vanson or Bates??

I see your pic on the site Abtech.
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Z-Customs....
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Re: New Sponsor/New Leathers..Vanson or Bates??

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Bah, don't support the Starfagz, and the glamorizing of street stunting. No Vanson.
I don't care who they sponsor when it comes to my hide.

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Re: New Sponsor/New Leathers..Vanson or Bates??

I do, when there are plenty of good people out there, making better products than Vanson.



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