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Old 01-14-2013, 04:50 AM   #355
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Body Armor

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Originally Posted by drc42 View Post
Ouch! Several of us wear compression suits but a plastic motocross style chest protector will also work. Key is you must have spine protection.
Sal: Sorry to hear about your "OFF". Hope you can make SB OK.

The Plastic MX style protectors are really only good for roost protection. There are some that say impact protection, but most only cover the sholders. Walt was wearing one when he got hit by the car at the big bike enduro, he broke a bunch of ribs, punctured a lung and broke his elbow.

I think if he had a pressure suit or body armor, his injurys would not have been as severe. He still would of been hurt, but not as bad.

Here's an example of good protection, there are many brands and price levels for this type of protection.

http://www.bikemag.com/blog/661_pro_pressure_test/


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