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Anyone recommend an impact-oriented suit? - March 26, 2009, 11:37 AM

I'm looking for a suit that has a lot of emphasis on impact resistance (not just skin saving).

I find mixes of a few of my desired features, but nothing with all of them.




I'm looking for a suit with :

- Back guard (wide, and with solid plates)

- Chest guard (without a sternum gap / i.e. 1 piece or jointed in center)

- Shoulder plates

- upper arm outer plate

- elbow plates on corner AND outer side of elbow (wrap around)
(skating injuries have taught me that knee/elbow pads are worthless if you hit the side.. and you DO hit the side.)

- forearm outer plate

- hip padding/plates

- knee plates on front AND outer side of knees (wrap around) [ inner side armor is nice too, but I'd be ok without it ]

- shin guards

- padded back hump? (not sure, never had a back hump...)


I thought that if I can't find one, I should just get a basic suit, buy the armor separate, and sew it into the suit myself...


Anyone know of a suit that has *all* this armor?



-scheherazade

p.s. Yes, I am paranoid. I'm waiting for a woman in an SUV talking on a cell to try and kill me (without even stopping or knowing she did it). [I speak from experience, albeit not while on a bike... but still]
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http://www.alpinestars.com/store/pro...yid=170&Page=0


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Yeah, that's the stuff I was thinking of sewing right into a basic suit.

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I have the Juggernaut from Velocity Gear. (http://highvelocitygear.com/)

I lowsided once and tumbled a bit, and it made a diffrence.
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Anyone know of a suit that has *all* this armor?



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Ok, I'm thinking of getting one of these jackets :

http://www.motonekoparts.com/Alpines...-p-20200.html#

http://www.motonekoparts.com/Alpines...-p-20146.html#

http://www.motonekoparts.com/Alpines...t-p-20242.html

http://www.motonekoparts.com/Alpines...t-p-17326.html



I'm thinking the SMX would be best since it has the best [claimed] air flow... and it would be nicest on hot summer days.

MX-1 and Vector seem good too, but less air flow.

RC-1 supposedly has the least air flow.



Safety wise, though, are any of them clearly better than any other?
They seem about on-par with each other... so I was just gonna choose by air-flow rating...

I tried on some suits at colemans (none fit, Looks like I could wear a 42/44 suit, but my damn femurs are so short the knee pucks are half way down my shins...), and I think for daily use a 2 piece ensemble is the way to go... (suit is a PITA)

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