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5-Ball Leather Photo Shoot Next Week

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Our new leather Bandit’s Bedroll.

I need to organize the photo shoot for next week. We have several new products that need to be featured on the web site.

New Male full sleeve Jack shirt
Details: New collar, collar snaps

5/8 Jak shirt details (just showing the new softer leather)

Women’s Hoodie Racy Jacket
Details: The hoodie, the pockets and external pockets

Woman’s Pit Crew Vest
Details: Basic details

Make brown trimmed Pit Crew Vest

Two Bandit’s bed rolls
Details: pockets, tool flaps.

One leather Bandit’s Dayroll

Speedway leather shirt sleeveless

I’m going to be busy with Markus Cuff, my grandson, Frankie, the lovely EM famous tattoo artist, Imogen, from the Great Frog Jewelry, and Maxine my granddaughter.

— Keith ‘Bandit’ Ball

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5-Ball Leathers’ Jak Shirt

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James “The Tileman” wearing our Jak shirt vest.

5 Ball Leather (8 Pocket). Features snap front closure with extended shirt-style tail that provides length in the trunk and delivers a slender look. All around one of the best fits.

The JAK Shirt Sleeveless Club is made from strong milled Buffalo leather, a top-grain quality leather (the most common type used in high-end leather products). It’s constructed at 0.9mm, a middle weight leather.

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EXTERIOR FEATURES:

  • (2) chest pockets
  • (2) waist pockets
  • (1) Sunglasses pocket

INTERIOR FEATURES:

  • (2) carry pockets with quick snaps
  • (1) Media Pocket
  • 100% cotton black/white plaid lining

The Sleeveless JAK Shirt is ideal warm weather riding gear. It features a middle weight leather and utilizes industrial-strength snaps for closure. It’s long like a shirt and provides a slimming effect.

Sleeveless JAK Shirt Sizing
Our JAK Shirt sizing runs true to sizing except for the sleeveless JAK Shirt. It runs approximately 1/2 size large do to the removal of the sleeves. The Sleeveless JAK Shirt is the Leatherman Multi-Tool of Mens Motorcycle Leather Shirt.

The JAK Shirt line is delivered with innovative features like a sunglasses pocket as well as conceal and carry pockets. The JAK Shirt line includes:

  • Full sleeve
  • Sleeveless
  • 5/8 sleeve

All three JAK Shirts come with 5 outside pockets and two internal conceal pockets.

Standout features of the killer Jack Shirt line are double-needle seam construction (secure construction), leather neck trim (nothing flapping in the wind) and two inner conceal-carry pockets for those “safety first” moments.

Interior features include:

  • 2 Gun pockets with quick snap
  • 100% cotton black/white plaid lining
  • 1 Media Pocket

Exterior features include:

  • 2 chest Pockets (snap closure)
  • 2 waist pockets
  • 1 sunglasses pocket

Snaps – allow for easy and quick access to pockets with and without gloves.

Ride with confidence – Ever put your phone in your jacket pocket only to have it fall out when you sit down? We have. That’s why our JAK Shirt waist pockets are 11 inches long. Both waist outside pockets accommodates your keys, phone, garage door opener, beverage or anything else you need to secure.

Leather is a durable and flexible material. It provides safety on and off the bike. When not used, the 5-Ball Buffalo-constructed Jak Shirt 5/8 Sleeve can be rolled up and stored and then redeployed when needed.

Our sleeveless mens motorcycle leather shirt – JAK Shirt – comes with a bonus hidden media pocket and the back inside of the JAK Shirt. Room for a magazine, file folder or documents.

Keith “Bandit” Ball, Bikernet.com President, and Bob Kay, Designer, developed a line of Genuine Riding Apparel™ for cruiser, chopper and bobber riders. The 5-Ball Sleeveless JAK Shirts, jackets and vests are the Leatherman Multi-Tool of Mens Motorcycle Leather Shirts and vests and are known for their innovation, functionality and quality craftsmanship.

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Global Driving Protection Gear Market is Expected to Reach USD 12.34 Billion by 2026

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Driving Protection Gear Market by Product Type (Helmet, Armor, Gloves, Knee Protection, Others), Material Type, Vehicle Type, Consumer Group, Distribution Channel, Region, Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2019 to 2026

/EIN News/ — New Jersey, NJ, Sept. 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Increase in threat of diseases in livestock and growing preference towards meat and dairy products are two major driving forces of the market. The global driving protection gear market is expected to grow from USD 8.23 Billion in 2018 to USD 12.34 Billion by 2026 at a CAGR of 5.2% during the forecast period 2019-2026, according to the new report published by Fior Markets.

Driving protection gears are accessories and equipment which aim to protect the people from harm while driving. Protective clothing may include certain types of jackets, gloves, boots, and pants. The increasing rate of accidents and mishaps has led to improving driving safety due to which the government has made it mandatory to wear personal protective equipment such as protective clothing and helmets. Additionally, functional refurbishments including weather resistance besides optimal safety are also generating the need for such accessories.

Growing concerns regarding road safety is a major factor driving the market. In addition, rising motorsports popularity and increasing demand for superbikes across the world has also influenced the demand. However, severe competition for driving apparels from the unorganized sector is restraining the growth of the market. Nevertheless, innovations and advancements in the manufacturing processes to obtain protection gears utilizing innovative technologies are expected to drive the growth of the market in forthcoming years.

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Key players in the driving protection gear market are Alpinestars S.p.A, Dainese S.p.A, Fox Head Inc., SCOTT Sports SA, Lemans Corporation, Sparco S.p.A, Leatt Corporation, EVS Sports, Troy Lee Designs, and OMP Racing S.p.A. among others. Key players active in the market are involved in collaborative agreements and expansion to bolster the growth of the market.

For instance in 2019, OMP Racing SpA announces extension of the agreement, The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). OMP Racing is a world leader in the design and creation of accessories and components for motor sport and, among other initiatives, it will be supplying technical racing clothing to FIA Officials and Safety Car Drivers across the Federation’s championships. This will include fire retardant overalls, shoes, helmets, gloves, and underwear all products deriving from the work of research and developement in the company’s manufacturing facility located in Ronco Scrivia, near Genoa (Italy).

For instance in 2019, Dainese announces the market launch of D-air ski and AWA black. The D-air system is an intelligent airbag that inflates in a controlled manner with uniform pressure, creating a protective shield around the skier’s body. The heart of the system is the airbag, with its internal microfilaments that prevent deformation and allow the highest level of protection across its entire surface. The system’s brain is its deployment algorithm, artificial intelligence that recognizes the beginning of a fall and prompts airbag inflation. AWA Black is making its debut during this season of winter sports. This is the Dainese collection designed for use at 360° and it is the latest evolution of AWA – All Weather Activity – technology. The highly technical products are meant for the modern skier who takes an athletic approach to life off the slopes as well. The range includes three jackets for both men and women: AWA Black Knit, AWA Black Parka, and AWA Black Jacket. Each jacket is constructed with a high-tech membrane made of materials like Gore-Tex and D-Dry, and with natural, eco-sustainable fillings including Merino Down, Microrollo, goose feathers, and baby camel wool.

The helmet segment is dominating the market with a market share of 29.30% in 2018

The product type segment is classified into helmet, armour, gloves, knee protection, elbow protection, and others. The helmet segment has dominated the market in 2018. A helmet is the most important safety product for a motorcycle rider which helps you to protect your life. It is a form of protective gear worn to protect the head. More specifically, a helmet compliments the skull in protecting the human brain.

Leather segment valued around USD 4.21 Billion in 2018

Material type segment includes leather, synthetic and natural fibres. The leather segment is dominating the market with the highest share in 2018. Leather has traditionally been used for motorbike jackets as it provides excellent durability. There are a large number of modern fabrics, though, which provide better protection and breathability.

Two wheelers segment held the market share of 60.10% in 2018

Vehicle type segment is divided into segments such as two wheelers and four wheelers. Two wheelers segment is dominating the market in 2018. Since ages, two-wheelers have been mostly preferred by the people as it fuel efficient, can easily be used to cross traffics and is more convenient than four-wheelers.

The women segment valued around USD 5.16 Billion in 2018

The consumer group segment includes men and women. The women segment was valued around USD 5.16 Billion in 2018. Today, the introduction of the automatic transmission in two-wheelers, increasing urbanization, better roads has led to an increasing number of women consumers opting two-wheelers.

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The online segment dominated the market and valued around USD 4.93 Billion in 2018

The distribution channel segment includes online and offline. The online segment is dominating the market and valued around USD 4.93 Billion in 2018. The online distribution channel is gradually gaining importance as consumers find it more convenient to browse through various options available and select and shop from it without even searching and going to the store specifically.

Regional Segment Analysis of the Driving Protection Gear Market

North America (U.S. , Canada, Mexico)
Europe (Germany, France, U.K., Italy, Spain, Rest of the Europe)
Asia-Pacific (China, Japan India, Rest of APAC)
South America (Brazil and Rest of South America)
Middle East and Africa (UAE, South Africa, Rest of MEA)

Asia Pacific region dominated the global driving protection gear market with USD 3.31 Billion in 2018. The Asia Pacific region is dominating the market. China, Japan, and India are major markets in the Asia Pacific driving the protection gear market. Increasing millennial population, rising disposable income, and a change in lifestyle are increasing the demand for premium motorcycles in India. Europe is the fastest growing region because of the rising sale of premium motorcycles and sports cars in Europe which is increasing the demand for branded driving protection gear products.

5-Ball Leathers’ Pit Crew Vest

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The lightweight Pit Crew Vest from 5-Ball Leathers is made from ballistic nylon. Ballistic nylon was originally was designed in WWII to repel flying shrapnel.

The collar on the Pit Crew Vest is a mandarin style – unfolded stand up style – measures 1 ¼”, leather trim around arm holes and leather trim accents on front flaps. It features:

  • (2) Cary pockets
  • (2) chest pockets with snap closures
  • Leather trim on 2 side pockets with zipper closures
  • (2) ¼” leather band around the bottom of the vest
  • Side flaps with 2 snaps to adjust your fit.

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Our lead designer, Bob Kay, put all his experience with riding across country to rallys like Sturgis and the Smoke Out and combined his product knowledge from positions at Nempco, Biker’s Choice, and American Ironhorse and infused that passion into our newest vest. Bandit added his design elements and together the 5-Ball Leathers’ Pit Crew Vest was born.

This vest comes with leather accents, two gun pockets (or for phone, cameras or tools) with holsters, several outside pockets, and an exclusive Bandit media pocket in the inside back, so you can carry your favorite Cycle Source issue, or your court file, if you’ll be standing in front of a judge.

5-Ball Leathers’ leather accents utilize Buffalo leather due to its excellent resistance to abrasion and wind. We honor those road warriors of the past with top-quality motorcycle gear.

We created a line of 5-Ball Jackets, vests and Jak Shirts for tough environments with industrial-strength construction. Whether you are heading to Sturgis or cross town in a rainstorm, our 5-Ball leather delivers comfort, security and good looks.

At 5-Ball Leathers we design shirts, jackets and vests and then go out and torture test them. We refine our designs to ensure they are multi-task garments. That’s why our stuff has so much storage and why the pockets are so deep. We keep your gear safe and secure.

THE LAYERING STRATEGY – The purpose of layering is to keep you comfortable, insulated and protected. Often times a t-shirt, hoodie and a 5-Ball Jacket, Vest or Shirt is all you need. Then the rider is able to modulate their comfort level by adjusting their layers. Our leathers can easily be rolled up and stowed in your saddlebags or on your handlebars when not needed.

5-Ball garments are used as the mid-layer or outer layer depending upon riding conditions. Usually 3 layers are identified as follows:

  • Inner layer provides comfort by keeping the skin dry
  • Mid layer provides warmth. Also called insulating layer
  • Outside layer protects from wind and/or water and works as protection over the other two layers

A 5-Ball Cut delivers a cool & easy ride

Special Ops Jacket from 5-Ball Racing

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Our (13) pocket Special Ops tactical-style motorcycle Jacket converts into a vest.

Designed for the road with heavy duty gun metal grey zipper front, bound leather neck trim and strong double needle seam construction. The 2 conceal and carry pockets will stow your valuables.

EXTERIOR FEATURES:

  • Zip-off removable Sleeves converts into Special Ops Vest
  • 2 chest Pockets(zip closure)
  • 2 Zip waist pockets,
  • 2 waist flap pockets(snap closure)
  • Side Snap adjustments.

INTERIOR FEATURES:

  • 2 Gun pockets with quick snap
  • Storm Flap
  • 2 Zip pockets
  • 2 easy-access coin pockets
  • 100% cotton black/white plaid lining.
  • 1 Media Pocket

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Best for the highway adventures

5-Ball Leathers’ (12 Pocket) Special Ops Club Jacket is designed for the biker on the go, with room for wallet, keys, smart phone, garage door opener and everything else a busy, modern American biker carries nowadays.

Made from milled buffalo leather, a top-grain quality leather (the most common type used in high-end leather products). It’s constructed at 0.9mm, a middle weight leather.

The light-weight milled buffalo leather keeps riders warm in the morning, and the zip-off removable sleeves will keep them cool in the afternoon. Additional features include heavy-duty gun-metal-grey zipper front, bound leather neck trim and double-needle seam construction.

Designed for riders to include with layers—the goal with layering is to create a maximum amount of warmth with as little bulk as possible.

This makes the Special Ops a perfect jacket for carrying gear of all kinds. Each pocket is thought out for utility use including the two conceal pockets that are stitched in such a way to as be wider and deeper than the typical pocket.

New from 5-Ball Leathers

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We softened the leather on all of our Jak shirts and added collars to the full sleeve Jak shirts. The collars have snaps to hold them down on long, fast runs. It’s the coolest, most comfortable leather riding shirt around and at a terrific price.

We just received a new order and they are already sold out. Check out all of our leathers right here.

Remember the Bandit’s Bedroll? We are thinking about making them out of leather. Hang on for the next report.

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Checkout the Cool in the Cantina

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Weekend Round-Up for June 17, 2019
Major Big Week Coming

It’s nuts. We finally finished the fiberglass top of the Salt Torpedo, sorta. I still needed to build the parachute box and fix some pieces in the bottom. There’s always something else.

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Discovered: Custom Drop Tank Trailer
The Ultimate Motorcycle Hauler

This custom motorcycle trailer was constructed using an A-7 Corsair II drop tank. It is finished in flat grey with Navy livery, and features include functional lights, torsional stub axles, and 16” wheels.

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NCOM Biker Newsbytes for June 2019
Louisiana fights Back, Missouri finds Freedom, Texas Bans, Washington and More

  • Louisana enacts Law against Motorcyclist Profiling
  • Missouri Helmet Law a Signature away from Repeal
  • Red light cameras banned in Texas
  • Grass clippings and Motorcycles a Deadly mix
  • Tariffs could devastate Motorcycle industry claims Trade Group
  • Rolling Thunder Final Ride or Not
  • Easy Rider Encore

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5-Ball Racing Garage Leathers
Jak Shirt 5/8th Sleeve and Pit Crew Vest

The Jak Shirt is made from strong milled Buffalo leather, a top-grain quality leather. 5/8th Jak Shirt is ideal riding gear for cool and warm weather. The 5/8th sleeve hits just below the elbow.

Jak Shirt line is delivered with innovative features like a sunglasses pocket as well as conceal and carry pockets.

The lightweight Pit Crew Vest from 5-Ball Leathers is made from ballistic nylon. Ballistic nylon was originally designed in WWII to repel flying shrapnel.

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RIDE FREE FOREVER !!!

Harley-Davidson teams with The Rolling Stones for Limited Edition merchandise

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MILWAUKEE (June. 3, 2019) Harley-Davidson and Bravado, Universal Music Group’s merchandise and brand management company, are pleased to announce the launch of a special collection in collaboration with the iconic rock band, The Rolling Stones. Available now, the limited-edition line of men’s, women’s and youth apparel will be sold at Harley-Davidson dealerships around the world and on Harley-Davidson.com.

“We are excited to partner with The Rolling Stones on a collaboration that brings two iconic brands together in a shared celebration of individuality and self-expression,” said Mary Kay Lee, Director of Consumer Product Portfolio, General Merchandise. This limited offering of co-branded merchandise will appeal to a multi-generational audience of fans of both The Rolling Stones and Harley-Davidson.”

The collection features styles focused on key eras of The Rolling Stones’ music and career stages and celebrates the shared spirit of personal freedom shared between The Rolling Stones and Harley-Davidson. The offering will include 58 total styles across men’s, women’s and youth and is made up of three distinct graphic capsules:

  • Modern Mashup is inspired by the relationship of two iconic logos synonymous with style, form, and fashion remixed for a whole new generation of fans of both brands
  • Tour / On the Road is inspired by the notion of travel, exploration, and journey to new horizons
  • Bootleg is inspired by the tour t-shirts sold outside of venues in the ‘70s with riffs on the iconic logos and designs of that era

“The Rolling Stones and Harley Davidson are two iconic brands that span generations and continue to engage and excite fans around the world,” said Christine Buckley, Vice President, Global Brand Management of Bravado. “This collection embodies both brands, giving fans a new way to celebrate both The Rolling Stones and Harley Davidson.”

This collection features men’s, women’s and youth printed T-shirts, long-sleeve shirts, and sweatshirts. Find a dealer using Harley-Davidson’s dealer locator at www.h-d.com/dealerlocator.

This latest new collection supports Harley-Davidson’s long-term strategy to build the next generation of riders globally through new products, broader access and stronger dealers.

5-BALL RACING LEATHERS ROUND-UP

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Check out the entire line at 5-Ball Racing Leathers

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First, all of our leathers come with two deep gun pockets, which are great for cameras, phones, tools, you name it. We also have a media pocket on the inside back. It’s great for a file, taxes, the latest Cycle Source magazine or divorce papers.

Our Jak shirts come sleeveless, 5/8 sleeve and full sleeve. They are cool for the taller guy and for hot temps. I’ve ridden to Sturgis several times with my 5/8 sleeve. It’s a break when it’s hot. When it’s cold I added a sweatshirt and thermal and was still good to go. They have tails, so they are longer.

I worked with Debi at Bartels’ H-D to create the perfect women’s Hoodie jacket (Racy Women’s 5-Ball Jacket). We worked with our manufacturer on a lighter more comfortable leather. It has great curves and the hoodie is complete and able to zip together or into the liner of the jacket. It also has thumb holes for cold nights.

Our Special Opps series with vests and jackets is a more traditional biker jacket with a ton of pockets. The sleeves un-zip from the body to allow the jacket to be a vest.

We wanted a lighter vest for everyday use and came up with this Ballistic Nylon with leather trimmed vest. It’s great for Arizona riders who need something to breathe. I wear one around the shop in the winter and on my bike in the summer. It’s light, cool and has all the right pockets.

We designed the Flat Out vest for club guys. It’s super clean for patches. Like the Jak shirt line, we hide two slip-in pockets. We ever eliminated the waist band for the ultra-chopped and trimmed look.

We also have ultra-soft Speedway leather shirts in brown and black. They are classic and super comfortable.

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