I can't speak for the GPX, but I did buy the Blaster jacket and it was first rate in quality. I also have a 2pc AGV suit that is also very good.
Back in June I took a "little" tumble down the track at Mid-Ohio. Had on a 2pc GPX suit. After all the flipping and rolling the suit didn't have as much damage as I woulda thought. The seams were split only a little in both elbows. The main damage was a split seam in the back of the pants, where the elastic turns into leather. Did not have one bit of rash after it was all over. The suit got all scraped up, but who cares after that, right? It did it's job, and I have a large debt owed to Joe Rocket and especially Arai.JWHT said:Wondering if anyone here has had experience with the Joe Rocket GPX suit. I've done a search and not too much info on them. I'll be purchasing a new 2pc suit for next season as ours is almost over here in Canada
Besides the Joe Rocket I've been interested in the Alpinestars TZ-1 or GPU 2pc suits.
From a price point the Joe Rocket is cheaper than the Alpinestars. Also adding that Joe Rocket does not use CE protection body armour as the Alpinestars does.
Just want to know some feedback on quality, protection etc....
For those who don't know what the GPX looks like here is a link:
Not quite sure of the speed. I'd estimate around 50-65 mph maybe, but that's just a guess. I was highsided off of turn 11. Nasty spill, then got run over. It held up good IMO. My elbows were BLACK for about 3 weeks after, but they weren't broken. Some harder armour would have been better there I guess. But like I said earlier, I'm not about to complain about the suit. It did it's job, and I'm gratefull for that.JWHT said:Fivestar: Roughly how fast was your "liitle" tumble, approximately how fast were you going when it happened? I'm glad the Joe Rocket leathers held up for you and you were not hurt with any rash. I guess seam splitting happens regardless of what suit you buy, some just break faster than others.
I'm just curious why the Alpinestars is so much more money than the Joe Rocket. Wonder if there is any difference in quality of the leather. Only thing I can think off is the armour is dual density on the GPX whereas you get CE on the Alpinestars.
Thanks for the info
Unfortunately, I had gotten the suit over the winter. Only used it a handful of times before my accident, and that was back in June. It was decent, as I remember.JWHT said:Wow a highside, damn! Ya thats the only thing with the GPX is the damn armour, I have a Alpinestars TZ1 jacket now and it has the CE armour and is great. I love the styling and price of the GPX though. How do you find the suit in warm weather?
Yes. Mine met a similar fate to ZaskarHoppy's suit. It burst its seams.Wondering if anyone here has had experience with the Joe Rocket GPX suit.
Eat more corn breadAs far as fit goes, the Joe Rocket stuff seems to be for the vertically challenged and horizontally plentiful. I have a Speedmaster size 40 U.S. one piece and can grab hand fulls of leather around my waist, but it kills the nugs because the torso is too short. I should probably have a 42, but the waist would be ridiculous. Oh, I'm 5'10" 170 lbs.
SInce you're in the UK:Quite right about no suit being immune & every accident being different. Having my two offs within the same minute of track time proved that one clearly enough :O
I'll be on the look out for a suit with fewer panels this time (no more JR stuff for me). I've had the RS Taichi gear recommended & a few other makes but we don't get the same stuff imported over in the UK to you guys over there (& you've got some good lookin' gear too).
Perhaps I'll start bringing some of that stuff in myself...wonder if there'd be a market for it? I've only been able to find one UK stockists of Taichi so far!!!