Posted August 18, 2001 - 06:45 PM
Posted August 18, 2001 - 07:50 PM
Posted August 18, 2001 - 08:08 PM
Posted August 18, 2001 - 08:26 PM
When I was younger I used to rodeo a little. They didn't have these at the time, but now all the guys who ride rough stock events wear Kevlar vests. I also know a few ladies who do jump-seat horse shows and steeple chase-type events and they wear similar protection.
I’ve always wondered why nobody ever tried such a device for motocross or off-road racing. I’ve broken a few ribs myself and I’m sure that a vest like that would have mitigated the injury significantly.
I do know that the vests the bull riders wear run almost $400, I don’t have any suggestion as to where to purchase such a thing but any good tack supply store will probably have heard of these things, the woman I know who rides jump seat says most all the competitors wear them.
Posted August 18, 2001 - 08:48 PM
Pretend it's flat and give it the gas.
Posted August 19, 2001 - 08:27 AM
or more direct....
I think I may have to get one of these.
White Brothers E Series Full exhaust
YZ timing I think (bought used)
Grey wire mod
[This message has been edited by armourbl (edited 08-19-2001).]
Posted August 19, 2001 - 10:58 AM
Posted August 19, 2001 - 12:28 PM
They already have you beat. Home page currently shows time lapse of 'air bag'.
I currently use a protector from them that has a kidney belt, spine protector, forearm, elbow, shoulder, and chest protection all in one piece. The chest part has no hard shell, but it's thicker than the cheap plastic roost protectors that everyone else seems to be selling.
Posted August 19, 2001 - 02:49 PM
Posted August 20, 2001 - 05:35 PM
Posted August 21, 2001 - 12:35 AM
Originally posted by MichaelAngelo:
I'm considering wearing a life preserver under my jersey and chest protector. Just kidding, at least partially. I'm recovering from a very hard hit to the cheast (ie. ribs) and am certain that if I were weraing some sort of dense foam protection around the 'cage' then I would have avoided a stay in the 'ol hospital. Any of you know of a product that offers these advantages? Those bio-foam protectors won't cut it I believe. I might have to customize, which seems to be the spirit of things on this forum. How about air-bags buit into the chest protector? Sounds ridiculous I know, but if you recently had a collapsed lung and were not able to ride for a couple of weeks you'd be using your imaginations as well. Thanks for any advice. M
I do downhill mountainbiking. Speeds perhaps not as high as dirt bikes however I can vouch for the dainese solution. Lightweight and it works.
Posted August 21, 2001 - 06:21 PM
Posted August 22, 2001 - 04:20 PM
Your girlfriend is not the one in the crash video. I appreciate your generosity, but I'd have to re-valve my forks and some other expensive mods. Thanks anyway though!
Posted August 22, 2001 - 09:26 PM
Posted August 23, 2001 - 05:27 AM