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roseyeric

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roseyeric says:

Back protector

Now I realise that brutale r will always be kitted out in the attached along with his Rossi ear plugs, but I wondered what opinions are on back protectors.

I hadn't really given it much thought until I read something recently, I just use the foam one that came with my jacket.

However, I'm thinking that I'll upgrade it to this:

level 2

but then wondered whether I really should be getting this:

The full monty

It's always seemed a bit over the top to go for the full protector - more for race tracks I'd assumed - but I wondered how others approached it?

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Beelady

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Beelady says:

I have been looking at these, too.

None of the foam ones I've used fit very well and as I bend and break very easily I'm always thinking of the best way to protect myself. I can't afford an inflatable suit but some more armour is on my shopping list.

Specially as I seem to be travelling faster nowadays, thanks to the joys of modern motorcycles :huh:

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philehidiot

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philehidiot says:

I have

a forcefield insert and it's pretty hard and non maleable. For comfort I've found SAS-tec ones to be the best. In a crash I'd rather have the forcefield.

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roseyeric

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roseyeric says:

It seems

my thoughts on moving away from the standard foam one may be spot on then.

Yes the rapidity of my run out today got me thinking beelady.

I did wonder about the firmness of the Forcefield but it's CE level 2 and I suppose I'm thinking about crash effectiveness. Anyone tried the D3O stuff?

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slidersdown

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slidersdown says:

knox

i started wearing a knox ricochet a few years ago and now wear it every trip i feel under dressed without it.

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Beelady

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Beelady says:

Mind you,

I haven't come off on the road very often (usually when I used to prat around on field bikes, racing through the woods and suchlike) but when I have I seem to have a liking of falling and sliding on my front.

Sods law says if I buy a chest protector first I'm going to come off and land on my back.

And there's also the problem of getting kitted up without someone to help me on a bad day. My mates are very good about helping me out but I draw the line at having my chest fiddled with :biggrin:

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roseyeric

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roseyeric says:

Surely

that's a fringe benefit beelady :shock:


so i need a chest protector too......

aye, I've been having a look at the knox stuff too

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slidersdown

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slidersdown says:

knox

you can also use them for mutant hero ninja turtle fancy dress :laugh:

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roseyeric

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roseyeric says:

Shit

if only i'd have bought 1 last week....

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geoffart

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geoffart says:

improving safety

i started riding back in 08 and i have worn that make and type of back protector every single day i ride, where ever i ride. before i started riding i read an article about a man who lost traction on oil on a rural bend, got thrown clear of his bike, but hit a tree. i just tend to belive the back is a very big target, yet also darn handy for everyday living. 

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geoffart

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geoffart says:

improving safety

i started riding back in 08 and i have worn that make and type of back protector every single day i ride, where ever i ride. before i started riding i read an article about a man who lost traction on oil on a rural bend, got thrown clear of his bike, but hit a tree. i just tend to belive the back is a very big target, yet also darn handy for everyday living. 

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