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    Protection?

    Protection do you use it!

    661s new full body protection
    , neck chest and back protector umm interesting!


    prototype of 661's new hybrid chest protector/neck brace. This one's still a bit off in the distance as far as availability, but it is interesting.
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    interestin, thats for sure but wheres the shoulder and upper arm protection?
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    I could be wrong but I think the neck wings probably cover the shoulder area not sure
    Arms would be as usual I guess might get to hard to fit everyones shape if fully one pieace and gives you more options to choose maybe but what would I know.

    Definitely where its going motor racing is all going this way so makes sense only prob is riding at some speeds or uphills we don't generate the air flow to keep cool, who knows, but I sorta like it something like an HRP with a neck feature would be nice ph quick google gives me this didn't know HRP was still going lol..





    Funy ya don't see many moto guys using arm guards, knee gurads are usually inside the pants

    Im going ful length pants when Im back, jeans with sewn in RF FRs

    CC one in your candycorn blue!

    Good to see some boys rocking some neck protection on more than just DH bikes @ whistler, style is somehwhat dubious
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    Idea! I will wait for awhile.......

    Still using the tried and true and it works. Photos of rather hard hit last Friday at Keystone - went off booter and turned down and right in the air - hit the ground before the bike. Got up and walked away. Bike patrol saw it from the lift and came by to pick up the pieces; somewhat surprised to see me sitting on a stump off the trail and composing myself for the rest of the ride down.
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    I'm using the SixSixOne Assault Suit now and I don't like it.
    It's just really bulky and it slides around on me too much. I thought I bought it too big but I've noticed sets (even newer 661 stuff) has smaller shoulder cups than what mine have. They are almost like football shoulder pads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve47co1
    Still using the tried and true and it works. Photos of rather hard hit last Friday at Keystone - went off booter and turned down and right in the air - hit the ground before the bike. Got up and walked away. Bike patrol saw it from the lift and came by to pick up the pieces; somewhat surprised to see me sitting on a stump off the trail and composing myself for the rest of the ride down.
    Stories like yours are what keep me from whining about the price of good quality protective gear.
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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! I always say to people..........

    .........who wonder why I wear so much protective gear; there are three reasons to wear protection:

    1. Even the best gear costs less than my $1,000 annual health policy deductible;
    2. There is no downside to wearing this stuff;
    3. Wearing armor means I get to ride tomorrow.


    Also, at my age - 56 - I don't bounce anymore - I break!
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    Nice to see a company incorporating a Leatt-style brace into the armor. Hopefully, we'll see more of this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve47co1
    Still using the tried and true and it works. Photos of rather hard hit last Friday at Keystone - went off booter and turned down and right in the air - hit the ground before the bike. Got up and walked away. Bike patrol saw it from the lift and came by to pick up the pieces; somewhat surprised to see me sitting on a stump off the trail and composing myself for the rest of the ride down.
    Looks like it's time for a new helmet.
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    im with ya. its hard to beat the dainese jacket. mines still goin strong after 10 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve47co1
    Still using the tried and true and it works. Photos of rather hard hit last Friday at Keystone - went off booter and turned down and right in the air - hit the ground before the bike. Got up and walked away. Bike patrol saw it from the lift and came by to pick up the pieces; somewhat surprised to see me sitting on a stump off the trail and composing myself for the rest of the ride down.
    Good call dude, I'll be waitng awhile too, just sharing new developments, just good to see some more people using stuff, it sucks not being able to ride, I'd rather be uncomfortable, your stuff sure has taken a pounding, that Dianese stuff always was tops, no doubt they will bring out something of there own in time!

    Yeah hope ya replaced that Helmet too, some good scrapes there dood
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    It isn't cracked on the inside

    The Dainese helmet is not cracked on the inside, but I will probably replace it anyway - always the central question - "How much is your head worth?"

    (Answer = more than a new FF helmet.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve47co1
    The Dainese helmet is not cracked on the inside, but I will probably replace it anyway - always the central question - "How much is your head worth?"

    (Answer = more than a new FF helmet.)
    Steve, I asked you that question as we were sitting on the side of the trail after your crash. You said "not much right now". Then I held up three fingers and asked; " how many fingers am I holding up", and you said; " Louisville, Kentucky".

    Your helmet isn't so pretty anymore. If it's a large, I'll give you 5 bucks for it.
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    Thats the danger with helmets often the fracture the helmet incurred saving your head is not vidable to the nakid eye but its done its job [perception is dangerous] cause there's only scatches is its OK until next time you need that structual integrity and well brains aren't so easily put back together I got to go see the head doctor again next week [still got head pains] its not worth it, any impact of any decent kind toss it, I got a few Helmets in the collection most look wearable, but I wouldn't risk it!
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    not that you can see anyway. if ya hit hard enough to remove chunks from the shell, ill bet ya a beer the core is full of spyder cracks of worse. its damaged, will never gonna take a good hit in the same place again and offer the same protection it gave ya last week. check on crash replacement but either way, destroy it and get a new hat.
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    New question here. Who are you?

    I don't remember anyone sitting with me at the side of the trail - were you there?

    Yes, it is a large and I will keep it as a backup, backup, backup helmet
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    Idea! I am with you, brother.

    Just ordered a new Dainese D-Raptor from Phil at ridesfo.com - should be here by Friday!
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    Someone give Steve a Hammer
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve47co1
    I don't remember anyone sitting with me at the side of the trail - were you there?
    Your Demo also got damaged, you better get rid of it too. I'll give you ten bucks for it.
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    im very proud of you. see? us old guys are kinda smart. these snot nosed whippersnappers could learn a thing or 2 from us.
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    One brake lever and one grip

    The bike got away the easiest - one XT brake lever and one Odi Ruffian lock-on grip. Add a few thousand to your offer and we can talk.
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    Am I the only Homie that dosen't have a Specialised

    No wunder ya crashed

    Ahh just kidding Demos rock so I hear, though concur with Rene, trade in an get a Highline while yer ahead no pun
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    They do!

    Quote Originally Posted by cactuscorn
    im very proud of you. see? us old guys are kinda smart. these snot nosed whippersnappers could learn a thing or 2 from us.
    My gang from last Friday said they learned from my crash that they need to wear all of the armor instead of just legs and arms. They were happy it was me and not them - would have been a few broken collarbones in their case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve47co1
    . Add a few thousand to your offer and we can talk.
    Why would I pay a lot of money for a bike that can't handle a simple jump?
    As you all can see from this pic, Steve is trying to wrestle away my superior bike from me.
    You don't think he got all his injuries just from a crash, did you?

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    I am just learning how to ride the Demo

    Quote Originally Posted by trailadvent
    Am I the only Homie that dosen't have a Specialised

    No wunder ya crashed

    Ahh just kidding Demos rock so I hear, though concur with Rene, trade in an get a Highline while yer ahead no pun
    Brad,

    I think I will keep the Demo to learn how to ride a big bike; get it all smashed up and then get a Highline that I will be able to keep pretty!

    It does rock, BTW, whips around turns and jumps beautifully - better than I do, anyway.

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    Good job! It is the only time I saw it up close

    [QUOTE=Renegade]Why would I pay a lot of money for a bike that can't handle a simple jump?
    As you all can see from this pic, Steve is trying to wrestle away my superior bike from me.
    You don't think he got all his injuries just from a crash, did you?

    Since you were always behind me, this is the only time I got a good look at it!
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    He does seem to be holding it rather tightly

    So were you abe to stick with the Demo
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve47co1
    Since you were always behind me, this is the only time I got a good look at it!
    I had to either keep you all in front of me, so you didn't all get lost, or get out far in front of you all, to keep the herd moving.
    It was all I could do to not run you over as you were spralled out all over the trail.
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    You loved it

    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade
    I had to either keep you all in front of me, so you didn't all get lost, or get out far in front of you all, to keep the herd moving.
    It was all I could do to not run you over as you were sprawled out all over the trail.
    You loved it - it appealed to your grandfatherly instinct and made you feel needed. Otherwise you would have just been meandering around the mountain on the green trails all day. The kids gave you some challenge for a change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve47co1
    Brad,

    I think I will keep the Demo to learn how to ride a big bike; get it all smashed up and then get a Highline that I will be able to keep pretty!

    It does rock, BTW, whips around turns and jumps beautifully - better than I do, anyway.

    Steve
    I hear ya buddy, I did a similar thing with the Kona Demo is sweet, I can;t wait to hear about the next trip you too have together after this smackdown its gonna be beautiful, better get some more armour
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve47co1
    You loved it - it appealed to your grandfatherly instinct and made you feel needed. Otherwise you would have just been meandering around the mountain on the green trails all day. The kids gave you some challenge for a change.
    Challenge? Yea, I was a babysitter for a day. It was entertaining watching the kids fly over their handlebars every run.
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    Better to get somebody to ride with!

    Quote Originally Posted by trailadvent
    I hear ya buddy, I did a similar thing with the Kona Demo is sweet, I can;t wait to hear about the next trip you too have together after this smackdown its gonna be beautiful, better get some more armour
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    Quote Originally Posted by trailadvent

    So were you able to stick with the Demo
    8 inch travel dh bikes are a crutch for those riders who can't do it all on the best bike ever made: the '02 RFX.
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    Pass the crutches, please!

    I will stick with the "crutches" for now - 8" of F & R travel is just the most fun you can have with your clothes on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve47co1
    Somebody that doesn't whine so much - below!
    Haha yeah gotta love the guys that give ya ****e when they are observers only huh, 10/10 for stepping up points I'd dropped him off @ the kickapoo tavern!
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    The old 02 RFX is a classic however, and Rene's is pretty special I just hope he rides it as hard as he does you Steve

    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade
    8 inch travel dh bikes are a crutch for those riders who can't do it all on the best bike ever made: the '02 RFX.
    Thats what everyone says when they a few inches too short Rene

    Chicks dig 8inches

    Quote Originally Posted by steve47co1
    I will stick with the "crutches" for now - 8" of F & R travel is just the most fun you can have with your clothes on.
    Im with you big bikes rock, it was the little bike that nailed me

    Always gotta watch the little ones my old man told me!
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    Can't remember the other thread I started on this but here's an update from Darren he posted some god info on the DH forum some may have seen it some may not I repost it again as I feel strongly about this so share the awareness!
    Want no more Homies down, ride hard ride safe..chur.

    Warning just a saftey topic from pushind aka Darren @ Push
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    Can you even move in that stuff ? I was just about to buy a Rock Gardn Trailstar for $89. Where is some neck brace info ? Never seen one DHing. But I'm interested in this. Maybe my next upgrade if it actually works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greenmacheen
    Can you even move in that stuff ? I was just about to buy a Rock Gardn Trailstar for $89. Where is some neck brace info ? Never seen one DHing. But I'm interested in this. Maybe my next upgrade if it actually works.
    Ahh can you guys not READ

    I posted some links in Darrens thread and in about 4 threads on the DH forum, have a good read check out FAQs the tests, there are design elements which are created to help support the neck same with impact breakage of components etc!

    Just don't take Leats info, do some googling and read up get informned, Im amazed at the amount of people posting negitives who !

    A: have never tried them
    B: Have done no research, basing that on the info they use to dispell them totally the opposite f the research out there!

    GM I'm not refferring to you here just adding this to your question ok cool lol.

    I think people should make there own infromned decisions!

    To me its a no brainer, its easy to make excuses for not parting out dollars fit comfort etc, full face helmets can be uncomfortable its all relative...Keep your eyes open not closed to this you may well be thankful one day!

    Even us and older guys, young guys groms and whippets who are buying newer equipment are at more risk as time goes on, if you think about it technology and better riding bikes, components makes riding easier mor accessible even at basic levels, but it also increases the risk people have less skills but are more capable and armed than ever before, the damgr is in false sense of ability and security, this is not for all most here no the risks and have capabilities but also the most hardened veterans get nailed closest to home! People are riding stuff now only a few years ago which was considered insane by pro's! Its not all about the dangerous stuf either!

    Tell Vanessa Quinn, Matti Lehikonen, Tara Lanes and others that it won't happen, nothing is full proof but anything preventive is a good thing! If not none of us would wear Helmets or Seatbelts or jump out of planes wth Parachutes lol.

    The head was never designed to carry a helmet let alone absorb or support different angles with said helmet in place on impact, yet most here wear knee pads or elbow pads?

    Googles, glasses, or gloves!

    In order of importance your Head, Neck then Chest area are the 3 main areas of your body!
    what do we protect most?

    Head then hands butt shins elbows!

    When I ride again in anger one day I look forward to spending some time in a Leat and tesing it in real world situation's AM, Trail rides, a race here and there if I can do that again, I would maybe use one even in Super D just to get some reactions, or an Adventure ride in a Lycra Skinsuit stir things up, so its on my list!

    Actually I think they look quite cool with a Full Face Helmet, makes the rest look proportionate!

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