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Leather vs textile

A textile developer was determining the drag coefficient (how far you slide on a given material), abrasion protection (suitable textile construction to adequately survive a crash/slide), and construction limitations for each material.
To make a long story short, leathers slide about 20% further than textiles. This makes leathers safer on a track as contact obstacles are minimized and tumbling is reduced with slippery materials. Textiles are stickier, which reduces slide length, that's an advantage for road wear as contact with obstacles (curbs, poles, fences) is reduced when slide length is reduced.