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Old 05-02-2010, 02:47 AM
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Hi Guy's

It’s been 4 weeks now since I crashed and smashed my ribs against a tree, yesterday I finally gave into the pain and my wife’s demands and went to the Dr's, cracked ribs, server bruising, cartilage damage and depressed lung & fluid retention in lungs.
This is the 5th time I have done this over the last 6 years and let me tell you at 50 years of age it hurts harder and longer.

I have tried three different armour types, Dainese, Troy lee body suits & Fox Roost 2, all these offer good front & rear protection but I always seem to get hit in the side were there is no protection . Has anyone got any ideas for me?

I recently saw a rib protector used by Go-Kart riders, I was thinking of using one of these in conjunction with my Fox Roost.


BTW- Love my 250 Gaser, however hate the power valve rattle!


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Old 05-02-2010, 04:37 AM
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If you are really having rib issues you could try something like this:
http://www.hrpsports.com/MotocrossOf...4/Default.aspx
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Heres another option

http://www.rockgardn.com/items/body-...htm?1=1&menu=1
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That looks awesome.
Does anyone have one ?
How long do they last and are they very much different to wear than say a dianese armour in terms of comfort and heat?
Cheers Mark
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another hrp option. this one get incorperated into your CP

http://www.hrpsports.com/MotocrossOf...4/Default.aspx
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The problem with those rock garden and 661 full body set ups is the zipper down the middle. Its the weak spot ... you get a rock in your chest right at the zipper .... busted sternum. happend to some due on one of the forums I frequent ... he went back to the old school CP. that rock garden unit looks like it has some serious rib protection though!!
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Old 05-02-2010, 07:06 PM
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I currently use lacrosse rib protection under my Acerbis Koerta body armor. I've broken ribs twice and it sucks.

I just ordered one of these Zoombang shirts which I found for 1/2 list price. If you Google Zoombang shirts check the images you'll see all kinds of different padding options. They will even make you a custom shirt.

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Thanks guy's - Great assistance, I reakon I will be good to get back on the bike within the next 3 weeks. I will need all the protection I can get.

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