Barry Sheene was one of the first racers to wear a back protector back in 1975 - here's why you should wear one too
Posted: 01/07/2008 at 14:50
Posted: 01/07/2008 at 14:55
Marv - what is it with these Newbies?
Posted: 01/07/2008 at 14:57
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Posted: 01/07/2008 at 15:12
how do you know!! You've been watching me havnt you I feel so ashamed, i should have shut the door
Posted: 01/07/2008 at 15:17
Semi serious post, But i've got a Snowboarding back protector, made my dianese (i think), i bought it while doing a ski season but with the aim to use it when i got home on my bike but on closer inspection, it has a 'not suitable for motorcycling' label in it.
Does anyone have any experience? It certainly protected my spine a good numer of times while in the alps! Its the type that has individual moving plates, sits perfectly over my coxix and doesn't dig in. Nice and comfortable and heavily padded on the inside. Any idea why i shouldn't wear this on a bike? fits under my jacket fine!
I should point out, speed and the fact that snow is softer than concrete is an issue but anyone who has been snowboarding will realise that you can go pretty fast! A data logger i saw recorded a skiiers speed of over 72mph, and ice tends to be fairly hard.
Posted: 01/07/2008 at 15:19
Ive had my clover Back protector for about 3 years. Its comfy it works (first hand experience) and you cant tell its there. I dont leave home without it.
The standard ones you get in Jackets is just a peice of sponge. If there "adequate" then id think your snowboarding one was.
If it hasnt been tested for motorcycling they'll put a "not suitable for MC'ing! label in it to cover there arse, doesnt mean it wont be effective.
Id still reccomend a decent Dianese or Clover one though.
Posted: 01/07/2008 at 15:22
Posted: 01/07/2008 at 15:28
Andrew Tyrtania wrote (see)
If you're buying a new jacket, fit a decent protector at the time of purchase - it saves finding out later that the jacket's too tight once you've fitted proper protection!
Posted: 01/07/2008 at 15:34
What a bloody nice chap!
Posted: 01/07/2008 at 15:38
Posted: 01/07/2008 at 15:47
Im not arguing.. Your arguing Im being sarcastic. Its the lowest form of wit you know..
Do you want a fuel can? I can do you a special price if you like? I'll even fill it for you before i send it, hows that for service!
Basically. You have no sense of humour or anything. You seem a bit up yourself. Im sorry you havnt had a good welcoming to VD. Never mind, try TRC im sure you'll fit in just fine.
Posted: 01/07/2008 at 15:51
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Posted: 01/07/2008 at 16:11
Druidor wrote (see)
Having seen the results of a old work collegue being put in a wheelchair after being knocked off his bike (By a scoolboy pushing a bycycle into his way) A proper back protector is imo as important as a good quality crash helmet & Leathers
Gotta agree with that. It saved my back a few times!
Glad you got to the clinic and got your mess sorted, was starting to smell a bit.
Posted: 01/07/2008 at 16:12
Ask for a 10 litre can full of Shell V-Max when he gets to you! Maths aint his strong point.
why would i get to him..? He hasnt been watching me tossing off
Posted: 01/07/2008 at 16:13
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