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Old 09-08-2010, 09:45 AM   #1
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Which Back Protector for Track

Talking with Scorpio, made me think twice about gear. So I want to pick up back protector that will fit under my MotoGP suit which has hump. Any particluar one better than others. I'm currently thinking the suspenders and belt of the A-stars is one of the better designs to minimize movement. What do you other track heads have to say?
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I have the Alpinestars Bionic SP Vest and it fits nice and snug under my suit. I usually wear a 40-42 w/o the protector but jumped to a 44 to accommodate the protector.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...c-SP-Vest.aspx
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Alpinestars, Knox or Spidi in no particular order.
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I have a Dianese one with suspenders and waistband. Rarely wear it, I've never seen or heard of a case where the of someone's suit wearing away to the point of your back being exposed. Not saying more gear isn't better but I like to be able to move freely
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Dianese belt and suspenders fits under too tight leathers already. Dont notice it at all on the street or track. Its there to protect your spine not your skin.
Plus it holds the gut in under the underarmor so you dont look like a watermelon in a condom.
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I have a Dianese one with suspenders and waistband. Rarely wear it, I've never seen or heard of a case where the of someone's suit wearing away to the point of your back being exposed. Not saying more gear isn't better but I like to be able to move freely
You're missing the point. It's not there for additional abrasion resistance, it's there to absorb an impact instead of your back.
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[QUOTE=blaknwite;2647568]Dianese belt and suspenders fits under too tight leathers already. Dont notice it at all on the street or track. Its there to protect your spine not your skin.
Plus it holds the gut in under the underarmor so you dont look like a watermelon in a condom.[/QUOTE]

Actually it doesn't, and you do.
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Have a custom fit if your going to spend the money. It will be worth it. This is the armor we have for our son. Check the link below.

http://impactarmor.com/
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The most IMPORTANT thing I believe to look for in a back protector is one that you will actually WEAR. Therefore I would suggest any of them that have a return policy. Buy it, wear it, make a decision on whether or not you feel you will continue to wear it.
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I own a brand new/still in plastic Pilot Back Protector (as in Pilot Leathers!) if you're interested

http://www.pilotleathers.com/back_protector.html

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• Impact absorbing Microcellular PU foam with EVA foam backing
• CE Norm: prEN 1621-2 Level 2, the highest possible rating available
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But to answer your question, as a man of considerable girth, I have found A* Back Protector to be very nice and forgiving! lol I wear it *every* time I ride unless I am in 1pc leathers (which I will start to do soon). Anything to feel more like a cockroach
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i have this if you are interested http://www.kobeusa.com/armor_back_protectors.html

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in case you were wondering what the combo im using looks like. the chest plate is pretty beefy... it did fit under my usual size 38 jacket, but it was a squeeze... this a good excuse to go shopping for another jacket
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I've read several positive reviews on the Knox; does anyone carry them locally? I'd like to be able to try one on without doing the mail order thing & ship things back & forth before finally settling on one.
Don't know about anyone that carries them locally, but I have the Knox. If you want to try it on, hit me up via PM. I've been very pleased with it, although it hasn't been field tested yet (luckily)
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