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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 08-26-2008, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
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Do protectors work ?

Maybe a silly question,
but do back/ chest/ elbow protectors work?
Has there been any anecdotal reports from ER's / first response teams?
Has a paramedic/ physician assistant etc said how lucky that guy was to be wearing *that*?
Are protectors more effective in track environments, where there's more hit-and-slide, then in street impacts into car doors?
Granted, any added layers will help in a crash, but I'm especially suspicious of low priced, non CE rated protectors
Have you had any experiences wearing a protector?
If you wear a protector, What do you expect from wearing $70-$300 of additional gear under your jackets?

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Brother, you've been here a month, you have 94 posts, and you've started 28 fuckin' threads! To put that into perspective, I've been here a little over a year, I have just over 2,300 posts and I've started 36 threads.

Here is a little advice from me to you. If you have a question, use the search function before starting a new thread.

As far as back protectors go, CE level 2 rated are the best I believe. Besides that you get what you pay for, as w/anything else. Oh and yes, of course they work, duh...
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Back protectors are not as obvious as other forms of protection and therefore rarely get mentioned by the public at large. The first thing anybody asks after they hear someone has crashed is "were they wearing a helmet?" So I doubt there is much anecdotal info out there but I can tell you they work. If I'm riding in my full leather suit I wear mine but I usually don't wear that on the street but my jacket has the padded back. Icon makes a nice chest/back protector I was going to buy but it was on backorder. Not as bulky as the turtle shell type.
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Maybe he's too lazy to find the search button? Yeah dude, there's lots of threads out there like can even google...

BTW, I don't mean to sound rude or anything but just think of this....bone hitting pavement, padding hitting pavement...what sounds less painful? Come on man, you have a brain.
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Of course they work. Make sure it's CE approved, though.

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post #10 of 34 (permalink) Old 08-26-2008, 08:13 PM
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well, the lack of broken bones suggests to me that they work- ce approved in my overpants and jacket...
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