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Old 03-28-2012, 10:04 PM   #1
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Does anyone one ride street with a neckbrace?

As I own a Leatt Brace myself for motocross, I don't see any reason NOT to wear it on the street. It provides a ton of protection!

I just thought other riders might giggle a little. What are your thoughts
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:06 PM   #2
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I dont like it doesnt seem like you would have full range or head turn.
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:10 PM   #3
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I dont like it doesnt seem like you would have full range or head turn.
Have you actually used one? I've got full range as far as turning around and looking behind or beside me. It prevents all whiplash, you can't touch your shoulders with the helmet for example. Keeps the spine in check too

http://www.leatt-brace.com/

EDIT: after looking at their website, they make a version for street as well. still never seen these mentioned on here
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:14 PM   #4
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Still, seems like it limits you too much, track fine , street, not for me.


even at the track, I dont like being limited.
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how does it protect? i've seen it on offroad races but never on road
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Guess I'd have to try it on...definetly wouldn't laugh at somebody with it on though...
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how does it protect? i've seen it on offroad races but never on road
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Touted as "the helmet for your neck", the Leatt Brace is designed to prevent neck and spinal injuries by working in conjunction with a helmet.

The basic idea of the Leatt Brace is "to bring the head to a controlled stop", according to the company.

"Helmet impacts otherwise transmitted from the helmet to skull and then to the neck are re-directed from the helmet to the brace to other body structures in a safe way."
Here are some main things it prevents

According to the manual, the GPX is designed to prevent a whole range of injuries with names in medical terminology, which I have transcribed into English:

Hyperflexion, Hyperextension and Lateral Hyperflexion: Extreme forward, backward and sideways movements of the head.

Axial Loading: Compression of the spine. An extreme example is jet pilots ejecting from their planes and coming out a few centimeters shorter.

Posterior Hypertranslation: Iím no neurosurgeon but from what I gather this basically means having the head travel backwards at high speed to somewhere itís not usually supposed. It plays a key part in whiplash injuries.
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If you're used to it and it wont limit your ability to move around to rude then I would go for it. What's worse someone thinking you look silly or being paralyzed.

There was a rider (on MH but can't remember who) that had a built in neck brace on the back of his dianese jacket. I was talking to him about an accident he had gotten in and I guess the paramedics said he probably would have broken his neck if the jacket hadn't have had it.

People wear back protectors, but the neck is just as if not more vulnerable to injury and nerve damage. There are a lot of important nerves that originate in that area of the spine.

While we're on the topic of non-traditional protective gear I've long wondered if there are any people who wear mouth guards. They help prevent concussions, but I don't even think I've ever seen moto gp guys wear them.

Ultimately though you sort of have to find the happy medium between what you feel is the neccassary protection and what is the practical amount of protection.
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I own one and I tryed it on the street and don't like it. I also tryed it on my drag bike and cant lean my head back far enough . I dont ride dirt anymore. I used it once on every bike and said screw it . Like new i will sale for half the new price
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I just thought other riders might giggle a little. What are your thoughts
We giggle a lot whether you wear one or not
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Here are some main things it prevents

According to the manual, the GPX is designed to prevent a whole range of injuries with names in medical terminology, which I have transcribed into English:

Hyperflexion, Hyperextension and Lateral Hyperflexion: Extreme forward, backward and sideways movements of the head.

Axial Loading: Compression of the spine. An extreme example is jet pilots ejecting from their planes and coming out a few centimeters shorter.

Posterior Hypertranslation: Iím no neurosurgeon but from what I gather this basically means having the head travel backwards at high speed to somewhere itís not usually supposed. It plays a key part in whiplash injuries.
Wear it for a year and then give us a full review
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Wearing your chest protector would be more useful since injuries over the heart are one of the leading causes of fatalities for street riders.
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I own one and I tryed it on the street and don't like it. I also tryed it on my drag bike and cant lean my head back far enough . I dont ride dirt anymore. I used it once on every bike and said screw it . Like new i will sale for half the new price
serious? what size is it? would you let us take a test ride w/ it?
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Yeah, it's always a good idea to be better protected but riding to work every day or just riding around with all that stuff is not so convenient. I barely have space to leave my jacket/gloves/helmet/backpack at work, can't imagine having also a back protector/neck protector/moto-specific pants/boots and an extra change of work clothes...


But I do have my eyes set on a astars backpack with bionic back protector that I saw the other day, about $165.00. Seems replacing my regular backpack with one of those would be a good investment. Unless someone here knows something that I dont about these backpacks?....
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if you like it, and it makes you more confident, who cares what anyone else thinks it LOOKS like...
I have been thinking about doing something like that and at some point i am going to try one on... I have been riding for over 47 years with out one, but that does not mean that I won't do it if when I try it I think it would be beneficial.
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Might kill a bunch of wind noise too

Personally, I think it would limit movement too much... but I haven't ever worn one. It just seems like it might work for upright riding, but not hunched over or leaning hard into turns. With that said... if it works for your position/style... go for it. I'm sure people look at me weird for knee/shin gaurds and sidi boots commuting to UofH everyday... but I still do it.

I do need to start wearing my chest/back protector. I bought it 5months ago, but could count the number of times I've worn it.
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