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will back protector pass??

hey guy, i have a a* tz-1 leather jacket that came oem with a 1/2 in. thick foam-like pad in the back, anyways, i was just wondering if this passes as a "back protector" for a a trackdaz event at willow springs on nov. 28th. I really dont have the extra 120 bucks to go out and buy one of those plactic-like back protectors, anyways thanks in advance for the insights - Brandon
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Tech never checked me for a back protector... I take my bike to tech in flip flops and shorts.. lol...

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I've ridden....at least 30 trackdays in the past couple of years with a couple of different organizations and only had my gear checked once at tech.

Trackdaz wasn't the org who checked either, so you should be ok.
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same as flip, im never geared up when i take the bike to get tech'd. they dont check your gear. ive never been inspected either. so you should be fine.
bp's arent required for some org's, but are recommended and encouraged for safety. me personally for peace of mind...
id just go get a good BP and be done with it. you have all the way til nov 28 to save up for one. theyre not that expensive.






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hey guy, i have a a* tz-1 leather jacket that came oem with a 1/2 in. thick foam-like pad in the back, anyways, i was just wondering if this passes as a "back protector" for a a trackdaz event at willow springs on nov. 28th. I really dont have the extra 120 bucks to go out and buy one of those plactic-like back protectors, anyways thanks in advance for the insights - Brandon


if you cant afford a good back protector, maybe you can afford couple hundred thousand dollars in surgery, and medical bills when if you crash you break your back and a few ribs and have to have major surgery.. or maybe you should sale your trackday and buy a bp first...... you shouldnt put off saftey to have a little fun.. unless you ride a gsxr and are a squid. just saying, man safety first.. dont risk it.
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same as the other guys, i never go geared up for tech, "THONGS" and shorts or trackies, but have to wear a helmet, which they say must be aus safety standard approved but thats never been checked either. Here in South Aus for trackdays you dont have to wear a BP, but it is recommended, to race though you need one. That said, its never been checked
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I hated back protectors, then I got to test mine out the first time I wore it. Wont find me without one now. That piece of foam will do nothing to save you.
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I hated back protectors, then I got to test mine out the first time I wore it. Wont find me without one now. That piece of foam will do nothing to save you.


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ya true that, ive spent alot of cash on broken bones already might as well drop some cash on a back protector as cheap insurance. thx for the info tho guys...
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Most TD orgs out this way require hard protectors in the I and A groups. Everytime I have been to VIR, the pit steward will actually pat you on the back every time you get on the track. My rider not only wears the best back protector, but a chest protector as well. I cannot understand why anyone would skimp on protection, especially using cost as an excuse. JMO Tdub

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def get yourself one, the day my friend didn't wear his fracture one of his vertebra.

he was lucky to be walking.

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You'd most likely get past tech inspection. Like everyone else says, nobody really wears their gear to tech inspection and its almost always overlooked.

Once cash isn't so tight you should definitely get an aftermarket one and wear it in addition to the one in the jacket. I wear a chest and back protector on the track and the street. Once you mess up your back, its usually a life long injury.
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ya true that, ive spent alot of cash on broken bones already might as well drop some cash on a back protector as cheap insurance. thx for the info tho guys...
there ya go bro. smart thinkin!






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even a $70 back protector might be the difference between a stiff back, or a fractured vertebra in a fall.

At VIR, like the poster said, they wouldn't let me ride even in red group (intermediate, TPM) without a back protector.

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ya true that, ive spent alot of cash on broken bones already might as well drop some cash on a back protector as cheap insurance. thx for the info tho guys...
damn smart decision.
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suggestions for an inexpensive back protector that has good protection? i know one shouldn't skimp on safety gear, but i'm sure that there are back protectors that offer good protection without being the most expensive one out there.
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got my dianese at cycle gear for 109 bux and its an amazing peice.. i have done tested it to its limits...
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Don't go cheap just because that's the budget. Give up something to afford a good one that has the CE ratings to protect your spine.
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Don't go cheap just because that's the budget. Give up something to afford a good one that has the CE ratings to protect your spine.



i recommend the TPro Forcefield BP.






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if you cant afford a good back protector, maybe you can afford couple hundred thousand dollars in surgery, and medical bills when if you crash you break your back and a few ribs and have to have major surgery.. or maybe you should sale your trackday and buy a bp first...... you shouldnt put off saftey to have a little fun.. unless you ride a gsxr and are a squid. just saying, man safety first.. dont risk it.

Always think of the WHAT IF factor. The above is so very true.
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