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View Poll Results: Which back protector would you be interested in getting?
Knox KC2000 X1 1 5.88%
Knox Tour Spine Guard 2 11.76%
Teknic 4 Link 0 0%
Teknic 7 link 9 52.94%
I want something else besides the above... 5 29.41%
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The other thread was getting too long and I wasn't sure if people would see this info so I'm starting a new one.

Take some time and answer the poll and lemme know if any of these choices are ones that you're interested in or post if you know of better choices or deals.

Here's what I've found so far. People have been giving the thumbs up on the Knox gear so I took a look at their stuff on http://www.planet-knox.com/


Their USA distributor is Teknic.

I gave a shout to DanO since his store is listed as part of Teknic's dealerships

He gave the following prices for a group buy of 15


$125
http://www.teknicgear.com/pages/coll...ine_guard.html


$148.09
http://www.teknicgear.com/pages/coll...ine_guard.html

and then if we want to go cheap he threw these in for consideration as well

$44.35 for the 7 link and $30.67 for the 4 link.
http://www.teknicgear.com/pages/coll.../4_7_link.html

so we have to decide which one we want because I don't think a mix & match applies here for the 15.
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Hey Keith,

any recommendations on model? price?
any technical reasons for Bohn? is it better? more comfortable? ....
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I would try getting the dianese if i were paying $120+

That teknic 7 looks OK.for the price. but, is that right ? $44
i guess you get what you pay for.
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I hate to say it because I know I shouldn't skimp on gear, but the 7 link backprotector by Tecknic is too cheap to pass up. Especially, w/ the money being tight nowadays.


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I'm really happy with the Bohn I have (Knox rip off). I don't plan on testign it, but it is pretty comfortable under my jacket.

I have a cheap backprotector that's good for track days. I might even just give it away... but I'd like at least $10 or something. I wore it 4 times. I'll bring it to Gratton. It's a lot better than nothing. It just didn't feel very comfortable on me.
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I will take the cheap one for me also, Teknic 7

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I hate to say it because I know I shouldn't skimp on gear, but the 7 link backprotector by Tecknic is too cheap to pass up. Especially, w/ the money being tight nowadays.


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I'm interested in the impact armor that Bruce posted :http://www.impactarmor.com/

For a little more money than a Knox/Teknic you get:

1.) Custom sized for you!

2.) Armor is removable/replaceable

3.) Optional chest protector

4.) Nicky Hayden, Colin Edwards, and Troy Corser race with them. Racer tested and approved.
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Hey Keith,

any recommendations on model? price?
any technical reasons for Bohn? is it better? more comfortable? ....
prorace long/short back protector $169 or carbon/kevlar race $139 the latter is a little thinner than the prorace. I wore the prorace at my last RA trackday (rented from Monte) and loved it...never even felt like I had it on...very comfy. those prices are the standard prices...don't know if we could get a group buy discount.

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prorace long/short back protector $169 or carbon/aramid aerostich $129 the latter is a little thinner than the prorace. I wore the prorace at my last RA trackday (rented from Monte) and loved it...never even felt like I had it on...very comfy.
I think in a crash the soft armor type is a lot better. The stuff VTR mentionsed got great reviews in the mags and I think you can get you name embroidered on it for a minimal charge.

I want ot know what Hacking and Yates wears. Both those guys are crash kings. especialy Hacking. They shouldn't even bother putting plastics on his bike.
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I have the breathable version of the Bohn ProRacer... paid way too much for it but would buy it again. It's light and comfortable. I'm not sure how it would hold up in a puncture situation but it handled impact quite well.

I like the idea of chest protection, which is why I'll consider the custom impact armor for next year.

What they need to do is come up with an armored, air-conditioned undersuit!

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opps here it is......I read up on this one.....you can soak this one in water and it wicks body heat away on hot days...pretty cool. doohhhhhh....no pun inteneded there

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Description
Whether racing or riding on the street we know that a major issue is Heat. Protection, by definition adds bulk and usually insulation which makes those hot rides (and races) even hotter. So our new initiative - Bohn SYSTEMCOOL integrates materials that handle heat efficiently to make your riding cooler, more comfortable and safer. This is a new version of the ProRacer using an exclusive brand-new hi-tech breathable foam material, KonformAir. You can pour water through it, and in fact some racers may soak it before a race! Evaporative cooling will remove heat from your body as it evaporates. In addition to a unique color scheme and carbon-texture leather trim, in addition to solid carbon fiber which is set inder the spine and shoulder pads. Our Highest Protecting and Coolest Protector! Our first batch is in strictly limited quantities.



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That's the one! I'd never considered soaking it before... hmmmm.

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Kim...you can also get the cool max shirt which is like $30 that was designed to soak in water keep you cool for quit awhile.

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you already crashed in yours? I thought these were one time use only. Sorta like our helmets. Once you crunch them you're supposed to go get a new one. No???? I know some models have replaceable parts. Is the Bohn ProRacer one of those kinds?

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I have the breathable version of the Bohn ProRacer... paid way too much for it but would buy it again. It's light and comfortable. I'm not sure how it would hold up in a puncture situation but it handled impact quite well.

I like the idea of chest protection, which is why I'll consider the custom impact armor for next year.

What they need to do is come up with an armored, air-conditioned undersuit!
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That's a good question...

Guys???

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What's it made out of Kim? Is it plastic and metal or is it some kind of fiberglass composite or whatever they make the helmets out of?


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Thats what I've heard.... most of these back protectors use closed cell foam to dissapate impacts. Like our helmets, once the foam/cells are compressed/compacted they don't return to original form and will not offer the same level of protection.

The real question is how do you know if its been crushed? The helmets you can have x-ray'd, I would think Bohn or Knox should be able to answer these???'s

that is why I'm leaning towards the impact armor. Because you can replace the individual pads in the impact zone of your crash without replacing the whole thing. Plus the whole chest protection...(my ribs were hurting pretty bad for 3-4weeks after my crash).
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one of the other reasons why I was leaning towards some of the knox gear:

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We are proud to have established another first in the Motorcycle Industry, free personal accident protection.
YES! It's True - when you buy certain Knox products you get 12 months Personal Accident Insurance included with the product FREE OF CHARGE. This covers the KC2000 / 2000X1 and Stowaway back protectors, the Pathways and PKX Safety Shirts Longs and Suits.

WHAT IS KNOX ASSIST ?
KNOX ASSIST is a scheme set up by Planet Knox Ltd to give you FREE Personal Accident Insurance and FREE Product Replacement in the event of an accident. As the leader in impact protective products we have always recognised the fact that major accidents can result in disabilities however well you're protected. Anyone who tells you different is deceiving you! KNOX ASSIST is designed to help you in these difficult circumstances - either by replacing your equipment Free Of Charge if its damaged in a Police reported accident or by giving you some financial payback should you suffer injuries in a motorcycle accident that result in a permanent disability. See those highlighted below.
of course the financial numbers they gave are in English pounds and I didn't bother to convert it. but then again, I was just looking at the free replacement...wasn't planning on being permanently injured. L50000 for quadriplegia, L25000 for paraplegia
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note the "damaged in a police reported accident".

sounds to me like they won't replace if you wreck on the track .. that's kinda lame.
If they gave free replacements for track crashes they would be out of business in 2 weeks.
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As long as they are not scuffed or torn they should be ok. Monte from STT (who distributes Bohn also, and knows the what he's talking about) told me at Road America.to "break in" the back protector velcro it together so it frorms an arc...put it in the dryer with a couple of shoes and turn it on......you want the shoe to beat the back protector to soften it up. So if your supposed to have it beaten with shoes in a dryer I whouls assume that a lowside crash would not harm it...as long as there arn't any scuffs on it.

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why only offer it half-assed?
Seems like this was answered once already.

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