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I need to buy a back protector, which one would you trust in helping to save your spine?
Wally Anderson
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Hi Wally, this is the one I use it's an Alpinestar. Some guys like the soft type, others (me) prefer the armoured type below. What ever you do, don't skimp on this type of protection, you'll know what I mean the first time you go sliding down the track.
I'm also including the write up...

Alpinestars Tech Back Protector

Tech back protector is an active protector that uses a component system to neutralize & disperse impact energy with a series of interconnecting back plates. Plates are patented formula (dynamic movement) that make up the leaf-spring shape of the protector. Protective plates are interconnected by a central spine, which is made of injected thermoplastic material that governs the plate movement & assures exceptional bend & flex of the protector. Shock absorber is situated between the plates to absorb and disperse the residual energy created at the moment of impact. No hard parts or rivets in design that may come into contact with the rider. Shoulder straps are removable if protector is worn under a leather suit. Certified to CE-EN 1621-2 regulations.




 

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Wally,

I have a Bohn one like UngaWunga, and I would definitely recommend it. I landed very hard on my left side once this year and didn't suffer any kidney damage. It might have been that little wing that comes out and wraps around your side that made the healing easier. Or, it might have been luck. Either way, I think it has served me well.
Ditto to what Unga said about chest protection. My friend wears a horse-jumping vest on top of his back protector. He crashes fairly often and I can't remember the last time he got hurt. Again, possibly luck.

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I usually strap a midget on my back. They are tough little bastards...you can slide for a mile before you wear through them.

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Hey JohnnyB, I heard TT got a new job, I just didn't know what it was....thanks for letting me know.

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reach arounds on the cool down are a plus too.

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Where did you get the midget!! I always wanted one
Pete
We have a discount store locally that sells them. Kind of pricey if you want an American one. The foreign models are cheaper, lighter and work harder, but sometimes if they are out drinking the night before they will puke on your neck during a race.
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I usually strap a midget on my back. They are tough little bastards...you can slide for a mile before you wear through them.

JohnnyB
Umm, I think they prefer the term "little people." Let's be sensitive here.

A reach around you say? Hmmmm....

Honda go sideways!

Edited by - krapfever on Nov 30 2006 5:30:41 PM
 

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quote:Umm, I think they prefer the term "little people." Let's be sensitive here
I thought they were Leprechauns.

Frosted Lucky Charms, they're magically delicious!!!


 

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I decided to go with the Joe Rocket back protector which is licensed by T-Pro. According to a bunch of WERA guys it is an affordable good product.
Cheers,
Wally
PS: I guess I'll be saving a little person the pain of being strapped on my back when I crash.
Wally
 
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