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Old 08-06-2013, 12:01 PM   #21
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as has been said, there is no proof given, no testing done to be able to say with any certainty that this brace prevents broken collar bones... they will not even promise it will stop neck injuries, they say it cuts down on the potential and HELPs prevent neck injuries...
but IMO it also helps or assists in preventing collar bone breakage... the reason I think this is because most of the collar bones that were broken that i have been a personal wittness too, seem to be from the helmet impacting the bone (all of the ones i have seen have been at track days and road racing)... and the brace helps keep a direct impact from happening and spreads the impact out over the area of the brace....so to me it is a logical conclusion that it would assist in preventing broken collar bones... that is not to say that a collar bone will not be broken when you have the brace on, but i think it reduces the odds....the possibilities of the injuries it could help with made me plunk down the money and wear the brace...
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:11 PM   #22
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Should we call mythbusters and let them test it?
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:36 PM   #23
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if you call them, let them know that I am willing to donate a Leatt if I can fill in for Grant for the show.
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:58 PM   #24
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I'd also be willing to donate a Leatt if I can fill in Kari with...

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I'm curious to what actually causes collar bone injuries in wrecks. Is it impact with the ground or impact with the helmet? If it's the helmet, I could see, but have no proof of, this taking the direct impact away from the helmet and dispersing it across the shoulders...but I'm just talking out of my here. Would be very cool if Leatt could do some testing.
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When I fell off and broke my collar bone it was from the impact with the ground. Xrays show that my bone went horizontally, closer to my neck.
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if you call them, let them know that I am willing to donate a Leatt if I can fill in for Grant for the show.
I'll do it if I can fill in that redhead...wut?
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I'd also be willing to donate a Leatt if I can fill in Kari with...

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I'll do it if I can fill in that redhead...wut?
You're like an hour late. I had to google her name though...haha
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You're like an hour late. I had to google her name though...haha
Yea well. The point is she's bangable.
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Old 08-16-2013, 09:18 AM   #29
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Yep, I'll be getting one before I get serious about the track again. Knew a ASCS (sprint cars) driver who died when his steering locked and he went straight into the wall at over 100. The Hans device might have prevented his neck from snapping like it did.

as far as collarbone injuries. I have and icon stryker vest and I've been wondering how much the straps that go across the shoulders do to help the collarbones. They are wide, stiff, and padded.
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I'm going to have to chime in my thoughts on this neck brace.

It is a really nice neck brace, I'll give Leatt that, but for anyone who really hangs off the bike, it interferes way too much to the point where it's incredibly distracting and potentially dangerous. For anyone that rides in a fairly neutral position, then this probably won't have any interference issues. You have good range of motion, and can actually do a decent tuck. However the problems arise when you start hanging off. The brace is in the way when you get your head off the side, and will even prevent you from looking up to see where you're going. I actually had my head get stuck a few times during my transitions in turns. I made it around the track no more than 2 laps before deciding that it wasn't working out. I tried it again later on in the day after doing some more fine tuning on the adjustments, but to no avail.

This is just a heads up for someone looking into this neck brace. Before you drop a lot of dough on this, find someone who has it and see if it works for you. For me, it didn't work out and luckily I was able to return it since it was still in perfect condition.
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Sucks to hear :( Having said that, I hang off quite a bit and dont have issues.
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:09 PM   #32
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Maybe it's an issue with the new design, or it could just be me.
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:57 AM   #33
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I just ordered one. Have a dirt bike model from years ago.
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I'm going to have to chime in my thoughts on this neck brace.

It is a really nice neck brace, I'll give Leatt that, but for anyone who really hangs off the bike, it interferes way too much to the point where it's incredibly distracting and potentially dangerous. For anyone that rides in a fairly neutral position, then this probably won't have any interference issues. You have good range of motion, and can actually do a decent tuck. However the problems arise when you start hanging off. The brace is in the way when you get your head off the side, and will even prevent you from looking up to see where you're going. I actually had my head get stuck a few times during my transitions in turns. I made it around the track no more than 2 laps before deciding that it wasn't working out. I tried it again later on in the day after doing some more fine tuning on the adjustments, but to no avail.

This is just a heads up for someone looking into this neck brace. Before you drop a lot of dough on this, find someone who has it and see if it works for you. For me, it didn't work out and luckily I was able to return it since it was still in perfect condition.
I hear that some people have issues while other don't. Could be many factors from your riding style, height, how you have it adjusted, etc. Seems like it would bother me if the back of my helmet hit the brace during right/left transitions.

A couple of top CMRA expert and novice riders use them with no issues. Eddie Thornton and Tim Rose seem to have no issues with the STX RR.

But you don't see any AMA, SBK or MotoGP pros using them. Seems that the MotoGP guys sponsored by Astars or Dianese get the airbag suits $$$.
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Yea well. The point is she's bangable.

way more than bangable

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google kari byron playboy nude or something like that and you should find them unless you have safe search turned on
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I'm going to have to chime in my thoughts on this neck brace.

It is a really nice neck brace, I'll give Leatt that, but for anyone who really hangs off the bike, it interferes way too much to the point where it's incredibly distracting and potentially dangerous. For anyone that rides in a fairly neutral position, then this probably won't have any interference issues. You have good range of motion, and can actually do a decent tuck. However the problems arise when you start hanging off. The brace is in the way when you get your head off the side, and will even prevent you from looking up to see where you're going. I actually had my head get stuck a few times during my transitions in turns. I made it around the track no more than 2 laps before deciding that it wasn't working out. I tried it again later on in the day after doing some more fine tuning on the adjustments, but to no avail.

This is just a heads up for someone looking into this neck brace. Before you drop a lot of dough on this, find someone who has it and see if it works for you. For me, it didn't work out and luckily I was able to return it since it was still in perfect condition.
I like this advice.
So I am going to start a new thread on this subject.
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