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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-11-2006, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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extra chest protector for track

I ride track days and want some extra chest protection. I presently wear a roost protector for the dirt but wondered if anyone has tried other option. I also wear extra hip protection in the way of body armor shorts. Being older than most of you youngens you have to take care of your body, Now listen to your elders and learn from their wisedom!!
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I wear a Helimot chest protector, sometimes if i havent gained any weight that week. Alot of the really fast guys in the afm wera them and after my fast crash in July I figured well it couldnt hurt. Keeps you a little warmer on theoose really hot days too
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I have this one:

www.impactarmor.com

There aren't many stand-alone chest protectors, most seem to be part of an armor vest.
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Helimot makes two sizes
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theres a chest/back protector combo by icon or is it teknic???
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I have this one:

www.impactarmor.com

There aren't many stand-alone chest protectors, most seem to be part of an armor vest.
Used one of these for 4 years. Excellent. God enough for Colin Edwards, Nicky Hayden, and me and NoSquid.
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Does your chest protector improve your cleavage? haha just kidding. I'm considering a chest protector too but does it have ventilation? One thing I enjoy about my suit is the airflow. I fear a chest protector will limit that. Is it comfortable? I like how Impact Armor custom fits it for free.

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Too much heat is rarely an issue in the UK, but Ive used one in Spain on hot days without problem.

The protector itself has holes in it, and it in a mesh bag, so air will flow through.

Wear one once and then go and try and ride without it, it wont feel right, hot or cold.
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Like a proper back protector, then: you don't realise what you're missing until you've ridden with one for a while!
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Like a proper back protector, then: you don't realise what you're missing until you've ridden with one for a while!
I know what you mean, Id rather go out on the track late, than without one.
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I also have the impactarmor chest protector and like it alot. After it warms up to your body (minute or so), you don't even know it's there. Can't have to much protection
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Yep... impactarmor for me as well.

I whipped up a little review page if interested.

http://www.tonystrackdays.com/impactarmor.cfm

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I ended up getting a Helimot chest and back protector. Cmon big brown truck! First track day of the season is less than a month.

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