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    Ralph

    Posts : 118
    Join date : 2011-08-27
    Age : 69
    Location : blaina

    body armour

    Post by Ralph on Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:37 pm

    went for a bimble the other day,no armour, fell off, result = cracked ribs. No Crying or Very sad As anyone got any advice on body armour for the chest and back area? could do with some thats not too bulky so it will go under my jacket.someone said to try horse riding kit!
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    Dicky

    Posts : 545
    Join date : 2011-04-10
    Age : 46
    Location : Cardiff

    Re: body armour

    Post by Dicky on Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:44 pm

    Most of us run something like this

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    All over protection in one hit and fits under a jacket in winter or shirt in summer
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    captain caveman

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    Join date : 2010-01-26
    Location : Pot noodle land

    Re: body armour

    Post by captain caveman on Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:47 pm

    I find plenty of cooked breakfasts works for me lol!
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    Ralph

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    Join date : 2011-08-27
    Age : 69
    Location : blaina

    Re: body armour

    Post by Ralph on Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:55 pm

    Dicky, looks good, how are the sizes, do you have to go a size larger, does it restrict movement at all. sorry if I'm being a pain,but its all new to me.when I was younger I didn't need armour I used to bounce .
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    shocker

    Posts : 3144
    Join date : 2010-07-21
    Age : 59
    Location : in exile just over the border

    Re: body armour

    Post by shocker on Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:00 pm

    I got some 'Forcefield' stuff for £150 affraid at the bike show, and hope to never find out how good they say it is!

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    Maybe 3 broken collar bones, a dislocated collar bone (i didn't know that one was possible until too late either!) a broken shoulder, an arm and several ribs too late for me though lol!
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    Dicky

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    Join date : 2011-04-10
    Age : 46
    Location : Cardiff

    Re: body armour

    Post by Dicky on Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:01 pm

    Most of them use a Lycra base under the armour so they do give a bit.i bought mine years ago when I was a little bit slimmer than I am now and it still fits fine now I've had my fair share of cooked breakfasts Very Happy

    only downside to them is you can get a bit warm if you are getting a bit energetic but as we mainly trail ride I don't find it an issue
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    geraint

    Posts : 1347
    Join date : 2010-08-31
    Age : 51
    Location : Pentonville

    Re: body armour

    Post by geraint on Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:44 pm

    i got something similar to shocker's (only cheaper Very Happy ) first time i used it i fell off (luckily no witnesses or camera's) and fecked my shoulder up had to crawl into work on monday and sat in the van popping ibrufen's like a junkie then phoned my foreman and said i tripped in work and had a week on the sick, never worn it since rely on the armour in the frank thomas jacket, might not be the wisest of moves
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    Ralph

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    Age : 69
    Location : blaina

    Re: body armour

    Post by Ralph on Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:52 pm

    geraint, wouldn't mind having a look if your interested in selling it? Thats not the time you tripped when working with me was it. :16:
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    nate

    Posts : 991
    Join date : 2010-11-17
    Location : gwent

    Re: body armour

    Post by nate on Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:32 pm

    i got the force field.... stuff top notch quality tho quite bulky for under jacket wearing (jersey its fine) think your ribs would still be in tack if you had it on ralph......

    ps stay away from people telling jokes for a few weeks.....lol

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    wolfy

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    Join date : 2010-11-30
    Age : 48
    Location : Care Home, but sometimes they let me out

    Re: body armour

    Post by wolfy on Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:07 pm

    I use the type Dicky has shown, you will need the armour to be your size but will need to go up a size on your jacket.
    If you go for that type make sure you leave a bit of slack on the straps, especially on the arms.

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