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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 08-30-2010, 12:10 AM Thread Starter
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Do you ride track without a back pad?

So my suit doesn't have any back protection in it. I have checked to see if my foam back pads from my street jackets fit in the suit, but they don't. I only have some buttons at the top that I guess connect to a back protector. I am riding Autobahn on Saturday and am thinking I need something in the suit, but don't know how. If it makes a difference, the suit is a Dainese.

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its a good idea to have one. The more protection the better. I havent in my last 3 TDs, but thats coz i keep forgetting to bring my back protector. Ive been lucky not having to test my body without it.
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why wouldnt you spend the 150 or so to protect the second most important part of the body

its like wearing a helmet

http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com...Back+and+Spine

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Do you ride track without a back pad?

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why wouldnt you spend the 150 or so to protect the second most important part of the body

its like wearing a helmet

http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com...Back+and+Spine
A cup for 150$
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why wouldnt you spend the 150 or so to protect the second most important part of the body
+1.

I hear Knox is good, but I highly recommend T-Pro ForceField.

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nope never
the foam pad is basically nonfunctional as far as protecting the back/spine too

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You should buy a proper back protector and wear it under your suit

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How tight is the suit? When you bought it did you plan ahead for the added room?

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I always wear my Bohn race back protector. I also have a Bohn chest protector that I don't need to wear with the suit that I have now since I upgraded the armor. I'm glad to have the extra protection in case I tumble with my bike or get hit by someone else. I work with patients that have altered lives from injuries less traumatic than motorcycle crashes so for me its a clear choice.

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Never ride without one! I own two.

I have a brand new, never worn T-Pro Forcefield Armor spine and chest protector. Size Large if your looking for one.


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Yes I wear one and have crash tested it and they absolutely work. It would have been a different outcome if I didn't. My only beef with mine was that the Alpinestars back protector was too thin because I still felt the impact of the pavement on my spine. But it did its job. I also wear hip and tail bone protection as well.

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I wear the Knox race protector with the tailbone protection as well. I think it's a must...

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+1.

I hear Knox is good, but I highly recommend T-Pro ForceField.
I ride with a tpro and like it. Very comfortable. I would never ride without the back protection.
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I don't wear one and I should. Greg, PM me a price on the one you have, we are about the same size and it should fit fine.
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I wear my Bohn back protector whenever I wear my suit - street AND track rides. It's got spine, kidney, and tailbone protection and I feel naked without it on. I wouldn't rely on a suit-integrated back protector - I'd rather have it secured to my body to avoid any shifting in case of a crash.

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Yes I wear one and have crash tested it and they absolutely work. It would have been a different outcome if I didn't. My only beef with mine was that the Alpinestars back protector was too thin because I still felt the impact of the pavement on my spine. But it did its job. I also wear hip and tail bone protection as well.
I've tested mine as well. No joke.... I'd probably be dead or paralyzed if I had been without it.

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I don't wear one and I should. Greg, PM me a price on the one you have, we are about the same size and it should fit fine.
You PM me I'm busy. I think he was asking $130 PM and I'll find out what the deal is.

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I always wear my T-Pro back protector at the track. Been tested more than I care to admit, and it's never let me down.

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Force field is a good one. They also make inserts to replace crappy ones you get with your jacket. Alpinestars just make foamy inserts. Dainese makes better inserts (Hard interlocking plastic) for suits and jackets, they always sell out though.
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I never ride without a back protector. NOT a built in pad in the suit, but a serious back protector. Don't scrimp on anything that could help keep you from being paralyzed.

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I ride with the new CE-II certified alpinestars back/chest protector. If you've ever had a bruised set of ribs IT SUCKS!! for me it was well worth the $180 investment, to possibly prevent a $100k+ doctors bill

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+1.

I hear Knox is good, but I highly recommend T-Pro ForceField.
sorry stas but i gotta make a funny.

You hear knox is good BUT yet the supply the padding in almost every race suit out there. Must be dam good if i must say so

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sorry stas but i gotta make a funny.

You hear knox is good BUT yet the supply the padding in almost every race suit out there. Must be dam good if i must say so
T-pro was rated as the best one by several mags a few years ago and a lot of people swear by it, including people I know in real life, who "tested" it. Just look at the posts above.

Knox may be as good or even better, same as with helmets, there is no absolute test / set of criteria to determine the best. So gotta go with "what works". I know that T-Pro works and it's good enough for me. I'm sure Knox works as well... so it comes down to a personal preference.

The argument about it being used in many suits is just not valid... There are many factors that come in play here. Cost, quality of distribution chain and manufacturer's production capacity gotta be the top ones. Safety value is at at the very end, right after the looks, comfort, and brand recognition.

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In my opinion a "Back protector" only protects against a handle bar in your back or if during a crash the bike slams down on top of you. A back protector protects against blunt trauma to your back. IE: handlebar, foot peg or the entire motorcycle slaming down on top of you.

A back protector does not support your spinal cord from falling funny.

I wear mine when I'm racing. Diving down into any given turn handle bar to handle bar, and wheel to wheel with other racers.

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You racers are nuts, that stuff is dangerous. I'll stick to track days. (if I ever make it to one...)

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Just like a helmet, if its comfortable, you'll wear it.

I like my Knox, comfortable, and breaths about as good as you can get. I always ride on the track with it, and now that I got in the habit, when I do ride street, I wear it as well.
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I always wear my knox back and chest protectors. Love them and they are very comfortable.

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I always wear one it. Saves a lot of pain,I have a bohn for sale 75.00 ill be at Abahn all weekend. I have a Knox now and I don't know which I like better.
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