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Old 03-02-2013, 06:36 PM   #1
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leatt road racing neck brace

mine came in yesterday and i wore it today at the TMGP races...
using their size chart i got the 2x size and it fit like it was supposed to.
no complex assembly, just snap together and go...
it comes with 4 sizes of what they call "pins" the are used to adust the overall length of the brace (neck hole) mine came with the long pin in it and that pin in it was the correct length for me.
I have heard some complaints from folks saying that the brace interfered with head movement, but i notice no issue there. I actually did not even notice that it was on. I could look thru the turns with no problems at all. I could look up and down as far as one needs to for riding. So far i am very pleased. I used it for practice this morning and in sprints this afternoon.
I will use it in endurance tomorrow but expect no difference in performance.
I hope that i never get to report on it doing its job in a crash.
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I'm happy to hear people using something to protect their neck. Take a trip to TIRR and witness the struggles one goes through after a spinal cord injury and you might just buy one too.
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Thanks for the review Obed. I will get one too..
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:32 PM   #4
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I've been thinking about getting one before getting back into track days ... does anyone wear them at those events?
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wife bought me on for Christmas a few years back....I felt like it was invasive....not that it was, but I simply had ridden too long without one. That, and the $400 price tag kept me from keeping it. I do believe they work really well though.
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Trust me, $400 is cheaper than a single neck injury. I wore mine after my injury and never noticed it there. I'd forget to take it off most of the time lol.

You don't want to end up paralyzed like me. Trust me.
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I've been thinking about getting one before getting back into track days ... does anyone wear them at those events?

Yes.
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I think I may be picking one of these up!!
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I have one for dirt and eventually plan on getting the street one. You can still break your back but this will help to save your neck.
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well .. i had a low speed high side at the flat track races saturday night..
hit roughly chin first and busted the chin area vent cover off and rolled over putting a gash in the top right side of the helment by the visor attachment... wound up with a sprained wrist and a jammed thumb, not even a sore neck. I like this neck brace even better now.
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Thanks for posting this up Obed. After a recent track day "get off" where I got pretty banged up, though not my kneck fortunately, I started looking into the STX (why is always AFTER the crash?).

Have been looking for some real riding testimonials and yours has helped seal the deal.
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good deal, i think you will like it...
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Just got an email from motorcyclecloseouts.com that they have the leatt neck braces on sale.
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Thanks for posting this up Obed. After a recent track day "get off" where I got pretty banged up, though not my kneck fortunately, I started looking into the STX (why is always AFTER the crash?).

Have been looking for some real riding testimonials and yours has helped seal the deal.
Gee, David, have you ever been behind "someone" who crashed at MSRH while wearing one and walked away with his neck intact?
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Did you crash with one on Paul? If so, it makes me happy to see people protecting themselves. You of all people know some of the difficulties one goes through after a serious injury.

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I've been thinking about getting one before getting back into track days ... does anyone wear them at those events?
Yes. Many wear them along with back protectors.
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Good ... I'm looking to get back into doing trackdays, and this would be a must as part of my kit.
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Did you crash with one on Paul? If so, it makes me happy to see people protecting themselves. You of all people know some of the difficulties one goes through after a serious injury.

BTW Hi Paul!
Yeah, unfortunately, twice, at the track. Destroyed 2 helmets, 1 broken scapula, 2 broken ribs, many swollen and contused joints, and a couple of concussions. Sucks, but not as bad as a broken neck.(or back, Brian)
It's the one piece of equipment that my wife was happy about me buying.
Oh, and for the question someone else had, yes, it should be worn with a back protector.

How you doin', Brian?
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