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Opinion on Back Protectors

i have taken all of those chessy plastic back protectors out of all my jackets, both leather and textile, and always wear my knox back protector, it makes it awkward when you go inside, or just unzip your jacket and walk around, you look like a ole man and with a weight belt on, but it seems to work, two spills and both times landed on my back, and no injuries, does anyone else sport the back protector on even the smallest shortest rides?



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i have taken all of those chessy plastic back protectors out of all my jackets, both leather and textile, and always wear my knox back protector, it makes it awkward when you go inside, or just unzip your jacket and walk around, you look like a ole man and with a weight belt on, but it seems to work, two spills and both times landed on my back, and no injuries, does anyone else sport the back protector on even the smallest shortest rides?
Hmm... I thought this was going to be an, "I'm replacing my back protector thread" and I was totally gonna call dibs...
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I am mostly likely getting a dainese one before my track day.

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haha, my knox is perminantly curved, i cant even tell that its there anymore (not that its that noticable to begin with)



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I have the CE approved armor/pads in all my jackets, Those I approve for everyday riding, pushing the limits outside the norm I would agree wearing a true back protector is a wise move.
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most of my rides somehow involve twistys, even to work i manage a few good laps around a clover,



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i wear mine everytime i ride.

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I would go with any of the name brands. My girls works pretty good, shes no longer sore after a few slams.

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95, so i can afford the gas to go get another one, but the http://www.ironpony.com/ironponydire...EET%20PRODUCTS is 50 bux



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95, so i can afford the gas to go get another one, but the http://www.ironpony.com/ironponydire...EET%20PRODUCTS is 50 bux
I saw those the last time I was there... Didn't look as sturdy as yours...
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I leave my Dainese backspace insert in my jacket all the time. Curves with your back and is very comfy.



I have considered getting one that you wear separately from the jacket for track days though just for the added tailbone protection.
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I would go with any of the name brands. My girls works pretty good, shes no longer sore after a few slams.

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I leave my Dainese backspace insert in my jacket all the time. Curves with your back and is very comfy.

That actually goes in the jacket? Instead if the foam jobs? Sounds good to me.

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That actually goes in the jacket? Instead if the foam jobs? Sounds good to me.
yup, but tail bone protection is a plus too
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I have the Forcefield back protector. It is the only one I have ever tried (it is the one my husband and his friends use) but it is really comfortable.
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