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    Best Body Armour available ????

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    OWEN450X

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    Best Body Armour available ????

    Post by OWEN450X on Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:37 pm

    Any advice on what the best body armour there is to buy at the moment:scratch: scratch scratch (After coming off on some rocks 3/4 weeks ago I haven't been able to sneeze, cough or even fart Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed
    Just wondering what gives the best protection overall & around the sides of the rib cage at the same time.
    Cheers for any advice you can give Owen

    x.b.b.

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    Re: Best Body Armour available ????

    Post by x.b.b. on Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:35 pm

    Broken ribs several times, even with body armour on Owen, one set I had was Alpinestars, which had, what I thought was a good back protector, never hurt my back when I crashed in it. But I don't think it saved my ribs much to be honest, still broke the things. I think for them to be comfortable they have to flex, so I don't think they spread the load well hence broken ribs.
    p.s. No fun laughing or being constipated either affraid
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    OWEN450X

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    Re: Best Body Armour available ????

    Post by OWEN450X on Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:18 pm

    Looking towards Leatt 4.5 or 5.5 versions at the moment???
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    juljam33

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    Re: Best Body Armour available ????

    Post by juljam33 on Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:46 pm

    Plus 1 on the least not cheap but quids in if you come off and it saves you a few weeks off work
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    Taffy300

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    Re: Best Body Armour available ????

    Post by Taffy300 on Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:18 pm

    Leatt 5.5 Owen, I got 1 you can try if you want ??
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    OWEN450X

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    Re: Best Body Armour available ????

    Post by OWEN450X on Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:37 am

    Cheers Taffy may well do

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