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    Neck brace question. Would that back section jam into your neck if you.....

    Has anyone fallen flat on their back while wearing a neck brace? Doesn't that kind of a fall shove the neck brace into the back of your neck? Especially with the braces that have that long protruding plastic flap in the back as shown:

    https://www.dirtrider.com/wp/wp-conte...9/25322222.jpg

    I was testing out an Atlas neck brace at a store and i tried lying flat on my back . You can already feel the hard plastic applying pressure to your neck. The flap on the atlas brace back area seems shorter than usual too.

    And what if you fell into a sliding position. Wouldn't that drag the neck brace towards the top of your head or cantilever it into your jaw (if sliding the other way?)

    Wouldn't it make more sense to make the back area more like the humps on those race suits:

    https://www.dainese.com/system/resour...edia/gobba.jpg

    Seems like that would at least prevent the dragging issue.

    I noticed this neck brace from europe when researching:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1MjfxqXL_0

    Anyone tried this. Looks like it's made of a foam like material instead of hard plastic. Maybe this might also help dampen the kind of thing I'm worried about??

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    Neck brace question. Would that back section jam into your neck if you.....

    I think your natural reflex would be to try to keep your head up. Is landing on your back common. I can't think of a single crash I have ever had were I landed on my back. Feet or butt, side, and front, but never straight on my back. Knocking on wood now...

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    Not very common, but it's definitely happened usually when you loop out like at a jump landing or when you land on a bump. There's also going over the front and having to do a side roll where you definitely roll onto your upper back area.

    Those situations have definitely happened more than going into a very bad scorpion (i don't think i ever have actually) which is what the neck brace part in the back seems to help with.

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    Its a really good question - I'll try some tests at home.

    But, I'm still completely sold on neck braces. I had a clavicle-breaking crash last summer (direct hit from left side) and I feel my neck brace saved me from a potentially serious neck injury - and a concussion. I clearly remember my head being slowed/stopped in motion by my brace, resulting in a small scratch on the side of the helmet rather than a big head hit and a neck sprain or worse. The fact that I can even remember that is a testament to the value.


    PS your first two links are broken.

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    Thanks for the heads up:

    This is what i mean in regards to that back thing sticking out really far:

    alpine: https://www.ppsmoto.com/pps-content/...e-review-1.jpg
    leatt: https://www.ppsmoto.com/pps-content/...k-brace-01.jpg

    And this the the motocycle suit hump I'm talking about:
    https://www.motorcyclegear.com/image...19060/hump.jpg

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    Yeah I see what you mean. But, I think its important that it be extended back there like that you prevent your head from getting ripped off like a PEZ dispenser in a high speed, head-forward endo type crash. Will that extra extension back there force it forward in a crash from the rear? Maybe, but, at least that won't hit your esophagus or anything. Its the front of the neck that's more vulnerable to impact. More dangerous might be a flat, chest crash where it gets forced into your adam's apple - that can kill you.

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    Had the same concern about the front too.

    I want to try out the Omega Brace: OMEGA X1 Neck Brace

    The front area is opened up.

    The back also doesn't seem to stick out as much too.

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    Seems like you can solve a lot of this issue by making a brace like the Omega and have the back area opened up as well. Almost like the back of the Atlas brace is opened, but making the opening cushioned and tapered.

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