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Old 12-05-2008, 11:18 PM   #1
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neck braces?

anyone wear one at the track? Just wondering ... after all of the broken collar bones by MHers this past year ... I wonder if a little bit of insurance would go a long way?
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i dont think the neck brace will protect your collar bone....but i'm no ortho so it's just a guess
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I know for a fact that it won't, had a buddy wearing one of those 700 dollar ones, he went down behind me, broke his cb
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It's better than nothing, and you don't have to get the really expensive ones. There are quite a few folks in the CMRA that were them- Derek Wagnon for one, and I don't think he's broken his collar bone in any of his crashes since he's worn it. He gets a lot of track time too.

I have one, but only wore it once. It's brand new, I just didn't like the way it felt.
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Old 12-06-2008, 01:57 PM   #5
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I wish I would of had one at TWS (Texas World Speedway) in April. I got taken out in after another racer highsided into me and broke my left collar bone. Where mine broke was where the helmet contacted my collar bone and funny enough, was shaped like the helmet. Myabe it would have helped, maybe not.
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I wish I would of had one at TWS (Texas World Speedway) in April. I got taken out in after another racer highsided into me and broke my left collar bone. Where mine broke was where the helmet contacted my collar bone and funny enough, was shaped like the helmet. Myabe it would have helped, maybe not.
My helmet broke mine too, and I feel confident that if I would have had a neck brace on it would have prevented the fracture.
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Hmmm, maybe this is something we need to think about.
If helmets are breaking CBs then maybe all it would take is some kinda armor on top of the shoulder area without being a full neck brace.
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Hmmm, maybe this is something we need to think about.
If helmets are breaking CBs then maybe all it would take is some kinda armor on top of the shoulder area without being a full neck brace.
That's what this brace is, essentially. It's probably not the type of neck brace you're envisioning.
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I've read somewhere that the majority of collar bone breaks in motorcycling are due to helmets ... I figure the neck brace would help prevent that.
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I'll be wearing one next season. I've even seen some of the min racers wear MX armor too!
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I'll be wearing one next season. I've even seen some of the min racers wear MX armor too!
Well, ... if it's good enough for Godsuki, it's good enough for me! Plus it'll make the spousal unit more happy about trackday safety.

here's the one I'm looking at ... and it comes in cool colors too.

http://www.locomx.com/EVS-RC-EVOLUTI...FRqgnAodmi11hw
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Well, ... if it's good enough for Godsuki, it's good enough for me! Plus it'll make the spousal unit more happy about trackday safety.

here's the one I'm looking at ... and it comes in cool colors too.

http://www.locomx.com/EVS-RC-EVOLUTI...FRqgnAodmi11hw
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Well, ... if it's good enough for Godsuki, it's good enough for me! Plus it'll make the spousal unit more happy about trackday safety.

here's the one I'm looking at ... and it comes in cool colors too.

http://www.locomx.com/EVS-RC-EVOLUTI...FRqgnAodmi11hw
I dont' think I would wear that one. I haven't seen anyone on the track wearing anything like that...or even close. The one you'll see on the track is the EVS neck roll. Not saying you can't wear it but it would take some getting used to wearing something that restrictive. However, the motorcross style neck protectors look crazy restrictive and those guys are doing just fine.
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My bf just broke his collar bone in four places and his was also caused by his helmet.
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Something like this is simple, cheap, unobtrusive, and will give at least some level of protection from helmet induced collarbone injuries.

http://www.evs-sports.com/store/?cat...d=4&item_id=33

But obviously, not all collarbone breaks are from the helmet (mine was caused by landing on my shoulder from 6+ feet in the air), but personally I will be wearing one of these EVS' next year because some protection is better then none IMHO...
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^^^^^That's what I have.

There are some folks wearing the EVS contraption that fixes to your shoulders, but I haven't seen anyone racing with it yet.

There's another product on the market that a friend of mine wears at track days and on the street; can't remember the name of it, but it was huge and looked obtrusive. He says it's not, and says he doesn't notice it. It's also about $800 + depending on the model!
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^^^^^That's what I have.

There are some folks wearing the EVS contraption that fixes to your shoulders, but I haven't seen anyone racing with it yet.

There's another product on the market that a friend of mine wears at track days and on the street; can't remember the name of it, but it was huge and looked obtrusive. He says it's not, and says he doesn't notice it. It's also about $800 + depending on the model!
That would probably be the Leatt Brace:
http://www.leatt-brace.com/

They are big in MX now, but I cant imagine wearing one on the street, especially if you have a big aero-hump on your leathers...
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That would probably be the Leatt Brace:
http://www.leatt-brace.com/

They are big in MX now, but I cant imagine wearing one on the street, especially if you have a big aero-hump on your leathers...
I think they make a model that attaches to the aero hump
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A friend of mine has the Leatt brace (as mentioned above), and he says it's unobtrusive and not noticeable

I'll ask him if it's ok to give you his contact information if you like.

He doesn't race motorcycles, but does race cars and does track days on his 1098 as well as riding on the street, so he's not just one of those people who's paranoid or something.
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