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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.
    Hadley rear hub service here and here.

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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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