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Old 03-13-2007, 09:55 PM   #1
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I won a Leatt Brace!!! Woohoo!
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They are being shipped as we speak.
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For those of you that do not know what they are you can find out about it here: www.leatt-brace.com

It offers neck protection in the unforseen event that you get into an accident. Soon this will be as common place as a helmet. Especially on the race track. Take it from me, you don't want to become paralyzed. I am paralyzed from my nipples up but if you get an injury to your neck, you will have even more complications and about a 95% chance that your hands may no longer function not to mention the ability to breathe.
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Old 03-13-2007, 09:58 PM   #2
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Old 03-14-2007, 07:18 AM   #3
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Old 03-14-2007, 07:50 AM   #4
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Awsome! I see lots of these things at the dirtbike tracks, especially on the little kids racing now days! Its an awsome invention, congrats Brian!
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Nice. How much do they normally run for?
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Nice. How much do they normally run for?

The Leatt-Brace™ is an injection produced glass reinforced nylon or carbon fiber and Kevlar neck brace system designed by medical professionals and motorcycle enthusiasts to help prevent:



Hyperflexion: extreme forward head movement
Hyperextension: extreme rearward head movement
Lateral Hyperflexion: extreme sideways head movement
Axial loading: compression of the spinal column due to the effect of force on the helmet
Posterior hypertranslation: rearward movement of the head/helmet on the neck.

There is currently no other neck protection system available for motorcyclists that can effectively help prevent all of the above potential injuries. The design rationale behind the Leatt-Brace™ is to bring the head to a controlled stop. This is achieved by providing a padded rigid structure that acts as an alternate load path for neck forces. 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.
The design of the Leatt-Brace™ prevents the helmet/head from projecting over the brace and therefore prevents a fulcrum action, which has been documented in literature pertaining to the use of collar devices. The Leatt-Brace™ MOTO GPX works with most types of body armor and chest protectors. It is also suitable for use by Superbike riders. Over long distances, the Leatt-Brace™ will also offer some relief from neck fatigue. Only leathers with a hump require minor modification.

The X-Strap (for upright riding position) and GP-Strap (for Superbike leathers with a hump), included with the MOTO GPX, are designed for the extreme rider who may experience 'float' at high speed (Superbike) or in a big air and flat-out whoop situations (motocross). Note: Not all riders will find the X-Strap and the GP-Strap necessary.

The Leatt-Brace™ MOTO GPX is compatible with all motorcycle helmet types and our design allows riders an adequate range of movement. The Leatt-Brace™ MOTO GPX is designed for use on all motorcycles and ATVs for competition use, recreational riding and daily commuting. The Leatt-Brace™ has been tested by BMW Munich, KTM Works Riders, the SABS (South African Bureau of Standards). It is also endorsed by MSA (Motorsport South Africa).


The Leatt-Brace™ MOTO GPX is available in following three models (prices exclude import duties and courier/delivery costs):

Club
Materials – Glass Reinforced Nylon Upper and Lower
Weight: Medium – 850grams
Suggested Retail Price – US$395

Sport
Materials – Glass Reinforced Nylon Lower and Carbon Fiber Upper
Weight: Medium – 780grams
Suggested Retail Price – US$595

Pro
Materials – Carbon Fiber Upper and Lower
Suggested Retail Price – US$995

Small and Medium sized models of the MOTO GPX are available. To determine the correct size of brace for your body, please use the following rough fitment guide:
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Old 03-21-2007, 03:08 PM   #9
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I just got the thing 2 days ago. I haven't had a chance to use it and all. But I must say that the quality is top notch. It looks like something Arai made. I am going to let someone try it on a sportbike to see if it limits movement. I think it would be just fine on a sportbike helmet.
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Old 03-21-2007, 03:18 PM   #10
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woot woot!
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I am going to let someone try it on a sportbike to see if it limits movement. I think it would be just fine on a sportbike helmet.
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Old 06-25-2007, 11:08 AM   #12
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how is this brace working out for you? my crash happy- has been higly considering one for awhile now, and i just got back onto the save-my-neck kick again...

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Old 07-09-2007, 05:40 PM   #13
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I like the leatt. I forget that it is even on. I think that you won't be disappointed if you decide to get one. Paul S over at the TSBA has one but I haven't asked him if he likes it or not.
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Old 09-28-2007, 06:55 PM   #14
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Brian - take a closer look at the buckle(s) - this kid landed on his head and it slit his throat. He still potentially avoided neck and back injuries, but FYI: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=271093
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Old 10-11-2007, 10:13 AM   #15
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I think that I will take the risk of a neck cut over being paralyzed any day personally. Speaking from experience you know. lol. I bet he would have been paralyzed had he not had it on. So the cut is just a mere flesh wound. hahaha.
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Old 10-11-2007, 10:26 AM   #16
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i'm still very interested in getting one.

what's the big difference between it and a cheapy neck roll?

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Old 10-26-2007, 11:32 AM   #17
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Quite a bit of difference. You can go to Honda of Houston to try one on and see the difference. That neck roll isn't offering much if any protection. Just ask Dale Earnhardt, oh wait you can't.
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Old 10-26-2007, 07:56 PM   #18
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I have one for motocross, love it wont ride with out it. I can not even tell its on, the first ride was a little diff but from that point on no probs. I have put it on with my leather jacket, and had no problems.
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Old 10-29-2007, 07:30 AM   #19
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Yeah, I cannot tell that have mine on either. But My dad had it on when he crashed and he felt it work cause he said his chest hurt a little bit after his tumble.
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can you tell me the difference between the club and the sport models?

i am getting back into dirt (woot woot) and would love to protect my neck.
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