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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-04-2007, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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A friend will be doing track days soon and asked me what brand I recommend. He wants really good protection. I told him that I'll ask around. Please help decide. Thanks.
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any of the usual top tier gear brands for jackets/suits will work.

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A friend will be doing track days soon and asked me what brand I recommend. He wants really good protection. I told him that I'll ask around. Please help decide. Thanks.
Think danese has the best one but there too many to name really. any of the top brands should work good.
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I know where he can get a Dianese for 58 bucks.



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I have the Dainese back space insert. The 'flaps' in it allow it to bend with your back very well. I like it.

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Try the T-Pro Forcefield back protector. It's the same as the Joe Rocket Speedmaster. It's a rubber honey comb design that flexes forward and backward nicely, and it's CE Level 2 Rated.
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I know this one was is suppose to be pretty good. They will also give discounts to the site if you call them and set them up. I know on the other site I am part of katriders.com we can get them for $75 I think it is.
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any that also covers the tailbone (this is important)

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any that also covers the tailbone (this is important)

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I have the Dainese back space insert. The 'flaps' in it allow it to bend with your back very well. I like it.

I had that once too. Got it for 25 bucks off Ebay. Worked good until I upgraded the suit and am buying a full length Astars protector for my track day on Sunday.

But yeah, any of the top name brands like Dianese or Alpinstars make really good ones. Make sure he has enough room under his suit to fit the extra inch or more under it.
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Thanks guys. I'll tell him about your suggestions.
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Try the T-Pro Forcefield back protector. It's the same as the Joe Rocket Speedmaster. It's a rubber honey comb design that flexes forward and backward nicely, and it's CE Level 2 Rated.

Yep. Have one of these and love it!!! You can get it from either Johnson Leathers in San Francisco or you can get it from Joe Rocket. The Joe Rocket version costs a couple of bucks less but not significantly so. Same stuff, different names. Johnson Leathers also carry a complete line of T-Pro armor too: armored shorts, kneecups, shin pads, underjacket, chest pad, etc.

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A friend will be doing track days soon and asked me what brand I recommend. He wants really good protection. I told him that I'll ask around. Please help decide. Thanks.
They're like helmets different brands/styles will fit each person differently.

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post #14 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-12-2007, 07:19 AM Thread Starter
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I got my own back protector. I got the Joe Rocket one. I love it. I tried it with all my jackets and it's very comfy. It's like it's not even there. I picked this one based also on the reviews from Webbikeworld. Thanks to you guys, too. I appreciate it.
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i have a jacket, but was interested in a back protector. i got the astars spinner jacket that has cheap foam for the backing which seems that you can take it out and maybe replace it w/ something else? does anyone know if i can insert something that is more protective into my astars jacket?
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i have a jacket, but was interested in a back protector. i got the astars spinner jacket that has cheap foam for the backing which seems that you can take it out and maybe replace it w/ something else? does anyone know if i can insert something that is more protective into my astars jacket?
you can get CE (Track approved) rated padding. The back protectors mentioned in this strap to your back normally and you wear you jacket/suit over it.
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yea i was hoping that i would be able to get the protection of a back protector w/o the straps, but now i think about it, it seems kinda far fetched.
anyways how protective are those CE padding, and where can i get a good deal on one for my jacket?
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yea i was hoping that i would be able to get the protection of a back protector w/o the straps, but now i think about it, it seems kinda far fetched.
anyways how protective are those CE padding, and where can i get a good deal on one for my jacket?
check newenough.com or kneedraggers.com, etc. They're not to expensive. For as protection. its better than nothing, n it prolly fairly good for reg street riding. The others are made to help protect getting a broke back. The pads just reduce impact injuries.
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cool thanx, i read the review of the padding astars offers, they say its not worth it and i should get a back protector instead. im looking at the icon field armor vest, got some good reviews and cheap too, although its known to get a little hot under a jacket.(not a good look considering i wear leather in southern cali).
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http://www.webbikeworld.com/r3/back-...tor/tpro-bohn/
This is the Joe Rocket I got from Competition Accessories. I wouldn't go cheap when it comes to protection. You can't buy like a $80.00 spine. Just my 2cents.http://www.compacc.com/
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