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Hi Guys,

I'm looking at buying myself a back protector and would interested in hearing some feedback on armour that you guys might have. Any suggestions on what to buy!

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Trimar...I dropped the change for the dainese wave back protector...haven't regretted it since & figued my spine was well worth the investment. www.600rr.net/vb/showthread.php?t=31523&highlight=dainese+alpinesta rs+back+protector


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The Dainese certainly look, and no doubt are, pretty good. I'm thinking either the Dainese or the Joe Rocket at this stage. The Dainese looks as though it would be very comfortable.
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The Dainese certainly look, and no doubt are, pretty good. I'm thinking either the Dainese or the Joe Rocket at this stage. The Dainese looks as though it would be very comfortable.
Funny thing is, I too narrowed my final selections down to the Dainese or Joe Rocket (speedster, i believe). As far as comfort goes, I have a A* tz-1 jacket and when I wear the Dainese I forget it's even there. It's design fits my back perfectly & it's velcro/elastic strap system holds it in its place nicely.


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+1 on the Dainese Wave BP!!!
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Check this one out.

http://www.johnsonleather.com/armor.htm

After reading reviews of lots of other bp's, and owning an alpinestars tech bp, I think I'm going to purchase one of these things. It seems to offer even more protection than the hard bps. It turns out most of the back injuries suffered by riders do not come from direct blows to the spinal cord, but from blows to other areas of the back and shoulders that twist and/or apply indirect pressure to the spinal cord.

I rear ended a car a few days ago.......

The driver got out of the other car, and he was a DWARF!!

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He looked up at me and said "I am NOT happy!"

I said, "Then which one are you?"


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Dont forget the chest protector! http://impactarmor.homestead.com/protectionoptions.html

Ive been using one for 3 years, and they are well good.

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This is what I have been using for awhile, never crash tested so I can't comment on its durability. I can comment on its comfort. I was not impressed with the other protectors mode of attachment. It just seemed as though they would either shift while tumbling, thus causing more damage, or just overall wouldn't fit correctly with just a waistbelt, etc. I opted for the Field Armor because it fits like a vest. Four velcro closures allowed me a personalized fit, both shoulders and around the waist/midsection. It offers chest protection as well as a spine protector for $100. Flame away if you like cuz I used Icon, but it was money well spent.


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Thanks Guys,
Definitely going to chech out the Icon, I like the idea of the vest with both chest and back protections.
Thanks again!
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Dont forget the chest protector! http://impactarmor.homestead.com/protectionoptions.html

Ive been using one for 3 years, and they are well good.

+1 Have that along with the Alpinestars techseries back protector.
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rrwantr I'm just curious how you like you a* tech back protector? I have been looking into getting that one.
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I have the Teknic 7-spine. Very easy to get on/off and doesn't move around on me. Also has scapula and tailbone protection. Both of which I have broke and never want to break again!


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Get one that is CE level 2 certified.
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I have an Alpinestars Tech Back protector...it feels a little bulky to me. I tried on the Dainese and it fits snugly and feels better. I think I went with Alpinestars for price but going at it again I'd try the Dainese.
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Which Dainese did you try predikt
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Helimot TLV.

Crash tested twice, and the best-fitting BP I've ever tried on.
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Which Dainese did you try predikt
Hi js6rr,

I tried this one:
http://www.dainese.com/eng/articolo....olo=1875748/49


and this one:
http://www.dainese.com/eng/articolo....ticolo=1875731


This 2nd one fit more snug because of the shoulder straps. Hopefully there's a store near you that you can go to and try them on. The retail price I believe was around $200 and up, I just ended up doing the $100 - $120 Alpinestars to save a little cash, but personally for me, I think the little extra money for the comfort of the Dainese is worth it.
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Gilet Space 2

This is the back protector that I have.



Dainese Gilet Space 2. Covers the whole spine and does not shift around since the vest it's sewn into zips up completely in the front. The material is stretchy, so it fits nice and snug without any bunching. Fit nicely under my jacket, but due to its length, it does stick out of the bottom of the jacket. I haven't crash tested it, but I'm sure it will do the trick. I've since upgraded my jacket to a Dainese Trax jacket and I use the backspace 2 that fits in the back sleeve.
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Trimar...I dropped the change for the dainese wave back protector...haven't regretted it since & figued my spine was well worth the investment. www.600rr.net/vb/showthread.php?t=31523&highlight=dainese+alpinesta rs+back+protector


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I ended up paying $100 from ebay, this chick had it and she's a little bit too short for it that it jam her helmet everytime. Jumped on it like mad.
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I ended up paying $100 from ebay, this chick had it and she's a little bit too short for it that it jam her helmet everytime. Jumped on it like mad.
Awesome...have to find those deals out there
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Ended up with the Dainese. Perfect fit and very comfortable!
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personally, i wear a 661 pressure suit. it's got the spine and chest protector, along with others. not to mention it has a built in kidney belt. CE approved.




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