If memory serves, I believe wayne told me that the quad armor works on deceleration of an impact first and then spreading the force second. Whereas armor that has a hard plastic does not decelerate and impact nearly as much and can move internally much easier due to its slick surface. It made sense to me as when I crashed My hard plastic CE pads moved and actually speared my knee and elbow. They were tightly bound in the jacket and pants but the poppers to seat everything down came undone in the crash. Series 2 Transistion Jacket and Pants. Dont buy'em.The bruises were not fun to deal with for the following month. Obviosly i am not an engineer. Nor did I stay at a Holiday Inn.
Originally Posted by spaceharrier
Wow. Nicely summarized and much better than I've seen in some of the pissing contests. I'm not currently using any Motoport gear but have in the past, and I was always a little troubled by the ways these threads played out; the gear seemed to work very well in crashes but the explanations given seemed wobbly.