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February 21, 2004, 06:55 AM

Even after reading that article on back protectors I still want one, but I hear bohn is still the favorite choice or riders. What other ones do you have/use.

I am getting the Joe Rocket one this season but curious as to what you will be using.

Ride your ride and be safe this season.
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February 21, 2004, 07:17 AM

Tara and I both use the technic 7 link and like it alot. not to mention that it's only about $60. I have seen them for as low as $45 online but then with shipping it would still be like $50 or so.

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bambam nope you said i have a few hours

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February 21, 2004, 08:24 AM

I have the Dainese 7-plate with kidney belt. Crash tested, SVbadguy approved.

'08 MARRC Expert Racer of the Year
2009 #3 Combined Overall Championship

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February 21, 2004, 08:30 AM


The Bohn and Knox designs offer more coverage and are booth slim. I use a Bohn and like it very much. Don't even know it's there. I won a Kobe in a raffle and have worn it a few times. Nice design also, a little thicker but it doesn't cover your shoulder blades which is where alot of riders tend to get hurt. I had an Alpine stars with a hardshell but it was far too bulky and rigid. You knew it was there and it limited your range of motion. I couldn't even tilt my head all the way back with a helmet on. I was worried about it jaming into the back of my neck in a get-off and causing a cervical injury as opposed to preventing a spinal injury.
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February 21, 2004, 09:14 AM

I use a Bohn Back Protector, has good shoulder / back protection. Very comfortable, its not extra thick like some other makes.
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February 21, 2004, 02:33 PM

I have the alpinestar and do not like it.
It will be on ebay.

Same thing as Speednuts, limits motion and jabs me in the base of my neck.

I have crashed with it several times, it worked well; but is a pain to wear.

Not to mention one of the straps dug into my skin over a collarbone break and the EMT's had to remove it from my skin, along with parts of my shirt.
That was not pleasant.
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February 21, 2004, 11:38 PM

I wear the Bohn Pro-Racer version, excellent like speednuts stated and covers your entire back and tail bone.
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