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    IS there ANYTHING out there to protect/prevent collarbone damage??

    I'm not a racer and never will be(too fat and old), but into tight, technical drops and just fun stupid stuff. I've got 4 main riders in my crew and all 3 of them are out right now with busted collar bones. Any of the chest protectors or "jackets" out there do the trick? I definately want one anyway, if not only for basic protection, but it would be nice to find something to protect them collar bones!
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    my old V-Tops did...
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    But, but, he can say he's sponsored and stuff. He's a real racer 'brah' now.

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    not falling

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    Your what?
    The last guy that broke his did it in a way that I can't imagine being preventable(other than NOT falling off the bike!). He just cased it a bit too far to the left and slapped the ground hard on his shoulder. I heard it pop and couldn't tell if it was his neck or his Camelpak bursting(sounds a lot like that!). He didn't even know it was busted until he tried to pick his bike back up. Pretty cool...
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    body armor

    i wear a 03 pressure suit, i works well.

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    Re: body armor

    Originally posted by ckooi
    i wear a 03 pressure suit, i works well.
    I'm sure it does, but what does it have for support in the said area?
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    Re: IS there ANYTHING out there to protect/prevent collarbone damage??

    Originally posted by THRILLSEEKA
    Any of the chest protectors or "jackets" out there do the trick?


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    fox roost... jackets don't cover much in the way of your collar bone, and are much more expensive.

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    nothing besides football shoulder pads will do that.

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    Motocross style solid plastic chest and back protectors are probably the best. But they are terribly hot unless it is a cool day and you are doing all lift rides or shuttle runs.

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    Originally posted by Ronny Grady
    Motocross style solid plastic chest and back protectors are probably the best. But they are terribly hot unless it is a cool day and you are doing all lift rides or shuttle runs.
    Well, that ain't gonna work. I really didn't think there was, just really hoping to find out that there is something easily obtained that has been working well. I'm sure knowing HOW to crash has a lot to do with it. In the case of my bud, well, it's pretty funny. midnight ride after sitting in the bar, friend does a 12' drop to flat landing on a 2' wide ledge about 15' off the ground. Sticks it. Sweet. Steps off bike to turn around, foegets he's pretty tuned and falls off the ledge! We were all too drunk to carry him, so we had to call a taxi to haul is busted ass to the hospital.
    Ooops...sorry for the story, I'm in the middle of some Red Bull Vodka's right now! Want some? In about 30 minutes I'll be too drunk to pass out! Maybe I'll go for a ride...in circles..
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    How many of the three were wearing camelback's when they broke their collorbone? I swear those straps break collorbones.

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    The Sixsixone Straight jacket looks like it would *help* If you dont want to go full body armor.


    Nothing will totally protect your collarbone, as I have found out on various occasions.
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    Originally posted by SKYWAYBUZZ
    How many of the three were wearing camelback's when they broke their collorbone? I swear those straps break collorbones.
    And I thought it was the falling on them that did it.
    Well, I be damned.
    All along it was the evil masterminds at Camelbak snapping our collar bones. Damn you Camelbak, Damn You!!neaky:
    SEI Racing

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    Furkin' almost outta redbulll!
    Actually, we all always wearr ourt hydroppaks so he may have a point! Allright too hard tok eep typing, I'll check back tomorrw. That straight jackkt looks good, thogh. Might haveto check that out a bit more, huh? If anything, looks like it will hold everything in line, kinda. They are cheaper, too, huh?
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