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Not that kind you perverts, this kind....

Anyone ride with one of these? I'm getting one, just curious if anyone has tried one.
 

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I've got a DAINESE backprotector. Since I've bought one last year I've worn it every time I went for a ride. Why not use it if you got it.


Most circuits say you must wear one during trackdays.
 

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No, but its on the shopping list. Got to spend all these gift cards i got for cyclegear. :-D
 

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On 2006-12-25 10:02, Triple_Rider wrote:
Not that kind you perverts, this kind....

Anyone ride with one of these? I'm getting one, just curious if anyone has tried one.
I have one of those, it's an awesome piece of kit and comfortable to wear. Honestly I dont wear it much anymore because of my build in relation to how my jackets fit, my jackets are juuuust right with thin tops (2-layers at most) and wont accomodate the extra bulk of the back protector. Either that or I also tend to wear a backpack more than not.

I strangely tended to wear it more in the summer often alternating between it and my Icon body armor vest when I decided to rock the hoodie while riding.

I'm renewing my Ballys Fitness account and resolving to do something about this for the new year though.

If you have a thought to get that protector, it's a great choice. A good price point and very, very nicely made and feels like it'll take care of you when it's needed to do it's job.
 

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Yup. Dainese.
 

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Yeah I've got to loose a few inches myself, I have an ICON that I wear most of the time and it'll fit fine with a back protector. I also have a speed master that's snug so I'll need to work on it. Thank's for your input
 

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When I ride I always wear the Knox ricochet back protector that I inherited from L4TUA. Once you get used to it, it's like wearing helmet - riding without it feels unsafe and stupid.



[ This message was edited by: premier on 2006-12-25 20:29 ]
 

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i'm soon having a custom leather jacket made by johnson leathers in SF here.
a replica of what i have now; but with fully stitched armour. my current jacket has armour inserts - "T-Pro" stuff, but my new jacket will have it all permanently built in.
 

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I wear a Dainese full length one 'all the time' because in my business I deal with people with spinal cord injuries all the time. I've sold my product to Wayne Rainey (thats world GP champ Wayne), national MX champ Mike Young, lots of ex-motorcycle and bicycle riders and racers and other top athletes around the world. Gary Bailey rides a competitors bike, but would ride mine if his injury wasn't so high. Here's some info if your interested Freedomryder
So I figured if I don't want to end up like them I need to make a little effort. Now I can't ride without it, kinda like the helmet thing.
 

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I thought this was going to be another firearm thread. :2guns:
 

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My mesh jacket, Motoboss, has the generic CE pads sewn into the back. I'd like to upgrade to a back protector (Dainese, Icon, Bohn, etc.) that can be inserted into a cool, mesh jacket. Would anyone of you know of a jacket that will accomodate one of these top-rated back protectors?
 

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I think from a safety standpoint, you would be better off getting one that fits to your body with shoulder straps and a kidney belt. That way if you do come off, it won't shift as easily when you slide. Plus I don't know of any insert types besides Vanson.
 

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On 2006-12-25 20:28, premier wrote:
...Once you get used to it, it's like wearing a helmet - riding without it feels unsafe and stupid.
Same here. The wide abnominal belt on mine also seems to help support my lower back on longer rides. Won't leave home without it! :upthumb:
 
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