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(1) ONE Argentine Lignum vitae END GRAIN knee slider SUPER HARD

(1) ONE Argentine Lignum vitae END GRAIN knee slider SUPER HARD


 
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1 (ONE) Argentine Lignum vitae (ALV) end grain knee slider SUPER HARD

Lignum Vitae, translates from latin as "wood of life". ALV and all other trees in the genus guaiacum are considered to be some of the hardest woods in the world. ALV has a Janka scale rating of 4,200! Ipe is rated at 3,680, and white oak is 1,360. Their incredible density as well as the waxy nature of wood makes them Puck-Em's longest lasting sliders. End grain is more wear resistant and wears a bit slower than flat grain. The only disadvantage of end grain sliders is that it tends to chip around the edges when they bang into curbing. If you lift your leg when passing over curbing then chipping should not be an issue at all. If you know you do bang into curbing yet want the longest lasting slider possible then the flat grain ALV may be a better choice for you than end grain.

Maximizing the performance of a motorcycle on or off the track requires investing time, effort and money into tuning frame geometry and suspension, tire temperature and pressure, as well as devoting attention to reading tire wear and of course spending countless hours developing riding skills. Tuning your sliders to performance their very best takes tuning as well. Positioning your Puck-Em knee sliders correctly is essential to maximizing their longevity and getting the best feel. The entire face of the slider must be in contact with the ground, not just an edge or corner. Put your new sliders on and touch both sides to the ground once or twice. Reposition both sliders so that the plane of contact matches the main surface of the top of the slider. This will take moving the slider in and out as well as up and down to get the planes to match. If you are at the track, don't wait to reposition after 1 whole session or you will never be able to achieve touching the entire face on the ground until most of the slider is worn down. Once you have gotten the positioning exactly right, consider marking the loop on your knee around the slider so that you will easily get the next set in the perfect spot. This can be done with a colored pencil, crayon, paint marker, or tape.

Sometimes leather suits don't have enough loop fastener on the knee to get the correct positioning. In this case you can add additional loop where you need it. Please contact me directly if you need help with how to do this. Essentially, all you need to do is thoroughly roughen the smooth side of the leather (with a Dremel or sand paper), and a high quality contact cement like Barge. I'd be happy to mail you enough high quality loop fastener for both knees for free (if you have purchased Puck-Em sliders).
SOLD INDIVIDUALLY so you can mix and match wood species, grain type and size to find which one works best for you.
^In stock items ship within 2 days.
*Special orders take at least 1 week, but no more than 2 weeks, to ship.

*SMALL RECTANGLE (SPECIAL ORDER ONLY) Dimensions:
2 7/8" x 2 9/16" (+/- 1/8")
73mm x 68mm (+/- 3mm)

*LARGE RECTANGLE (SPECIAL ORDER ONLY) Dimensions:
3 1/16" " x 2 7/8" (+/- 1/8")
78mm x 73mm (+/- 3mm)

^SMALL SQUARE Dimensions:
2 7/8" x 2 7/8" (+/- 1/8")
73mm x 73mm (+/- 3mm)

^LARGE SQUARE Dimensions:
3 1/16" x 3 1/16" (+/- 1/8")
78mm x 78mm (+/- 3mm)