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Old 01-01-2007, 11:20 AM   #1
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I saw this thing at cycle gear.. anyone give it a try or have any kind of experience with it.. good/bad..???
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Old 01-01-2007, 11:22 AM   #2
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Yup.....mainly use mine when I'm stunting....just another form of back and chest protection. Gonna run you about a $100 bucks....
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Mines is all ****ed up but my back isnt, mainly for stunting, it also helps keep your back straighter while wheelieing
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Old 01-01-2007, 11:43 AM   #4
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For street use it's pretty good, although it doesn't protect all of the way down your spine / tailbone.

If you're looking for it as race / trackday protection, you might want to check these instead:

http://www.alpinestars.com/Bionic_Pr.../p/650655.html

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http://www.alpinestars.com/Tech_Back.../p/650402.html

BTW, I keep the second one in stock and can do much better on the price than what Alpinestar has advertised.

One other thing to consider; If you're wearing these under 1 piece leathers, anything with chest protection may get a little bulky / make your leathers a little snug.
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For street use it's pretty good, although it doesn't protect all of the way down your spine / tailbone.

If you're looking for it as race / trackday protection, you might want to check these instead:

http://www.alpinestars.com/Bionic_Pr.../p/650655.html

or this:

http://www.alpinestars.com/Tech_Back.../p/650402.html

BTW, I keep the second one in stock and can do much better on the price than what Alpinestar has advertised.

One other thing to consider; If you're wearing these under 1 piece leathers, anything with chest protection may get a little bulky / make your leathers a little snug.
Seen this back protector Sat. at Motorcycles Unlimited looks good might have to pick one up myself in the next few weeks..
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Old 01-01-2007, 12:33 PM   #6
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For the street the vest type is cool cuz you can wear it under a loose shirt and nobody will notice. Keeps you from looking like a power ranger -superhero wanna be.
But you still have at least some protection. It aint racing leathers but its better than a t-shirt.
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Old 01-02-2007, 03:08 PM   #7
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The mere fact that it's Icon should tell you it's junk in terms of protection. In the case of the vest the back protector is not CE certified. Why even bother when there are plenty of options that are? It's not proven to protect you any more than a backpack full of textbooks.
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Old 01-02-2007, 03:11 PM   #8
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I like the idea of adding some kind of chest protection to my suit.
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Old 01-02-2007, 03:39 PM   #9
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Unfortunately there is no performance standard (ie CE) for chest protectors. You're forced to get whatever looks cool, your favorite rider wears etc... I have an Impact Armor one, Tpro makes one, don't buy Bohn their company sucks. I might even think less of them than Icon.

The closest thing I know of is a horse rider's protection vest such as this:

http://www.fourwinds.net/engcloth/tp2005.html

The horse riding performance standard does take into account chest/rib protection. This thing is proven to absorb more energy than probably any motorcycle back armor I know of, and provides pretty extensive coverage as you can see in the pics. It transmits less than 4kN for a 45J hit. For comparison, a CE level 1 back protector transmits 9-18kN for a 50J hit, and level 2 back protectors are somewhere under 9kN for a 50J hit. It makes sense, horses are much taller than motorcycles and you're going to land pretty hard if you fall off.

Obvious problem is it might be too thick to fit under leathers. So yeah, back to the drawing board.
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I have seen footage of Nicky Haden slipping some kind of padding into the front of his leathers.
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I have seen footage of Nicky Haden slipping some kind of padding into the front of his leathers.


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Old 01-02-2007, 03:47 PM   #12
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That's the one I have. Impact Armor. Colin Edwards too. Doesn't mean it's any good obviously, but I'd bet it's better than nothing.
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