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Post by Sloppyduner » Mon Aug 04, 2008 5:39 pm

Not going for the sympathy thing here just wanted to let ya'll know having your chest craked, by a profeeional, under sedation is painful. I couldn't imagine getting my sternum popped out in the dunes. I am thinking of getting a chest protector for future use myself. They look big, bulky and hot though. :-k

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Post by Glamisbound » Mon Aug 04, 2008 6:56 pm

It's a no brainer...I've been wearing one while riding two wheelers for as long as I can remember. They are actually almost "in" these days too. Imagine being all hip and ****...
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Post by Sandcock » Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:25 pm

I've been thinking about a chest protector myself.............kissing those handlebars when you encounter an oops hurts. But I gotta say slop...........u b 1 slow rider and the only way u gonna *** off da 250r is if there is a sudden rumble from da earth :lol: I'm glad your getting well my buddy =D>
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Post by DuneRookie » Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:28 pm

I'll chime in. Personally I dont care what I look like. I wear one for safety. I did the handle bar slam season before last. In my opinion I would have cracked a few ribs instead of the brusing I got. You get used to them real quick. Doesnt affect riding at all. For me anyway.

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Post by Fuzzy Knight » Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:20 am

No body in my Family rides with out one! Came up on a dune rider (bike) who did not wear one a few years ago. His handle bars were in his chest - He was DOA - :shock: This is a real no brainer
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Post by Glamisbound » Tue Aug 05, 2008 6:04 pm

For me, it's just like a seat belt...I just don't feel right without one
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Re: Chest protectors?

Post by azsandrider » Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:49 pm

If I wasn't wearing my chest/back protector 7 years ago, I would be paralized or have been killed when I flipped, landing my my back crushing two vertabra and then the 400# quad landed on my chest, separating my sternum. The plastic protector gave enough protection to stop my spine from separating and cushioned the chest impact so my heart was not stopped by the blow from the quad landing on my chest.

I still hurt, both back & chest, all these years later. But I can still enjoy quad riding because of wearing my protective gear.

Remember, dress for the CRASH, not the ride.

Hopefully, you will never need to use your protective gear. But it is better to wear it and not need it then need it and not be wearing it.

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Re: Chest protectors?

Post by Woodglue » Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:28 am

:-k It's something I've never really thought about.
My son wears one, has since the day he started riding. But I've never worn one.
Dress for the crash, not for the ride.... I like that.
This thread certainly has me considering it now. :oops:
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Re: Chest protectors?

Post by Sandcock » Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:06 pm

just picked one up at NC Yamaha ready to go for the night ride :wink:
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Post by RAD4EVER » Sat Sep 20, 2008 7:52 am

Sloppy, having the same thoughts about shielding, but I've yet find anything would take a hit with me dainty body on flip side?
What model and make would you suggest?
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Post by dune4d » Mon Sep 22, 2008 6:03 pm

Some friends of mine have gotten ones like these.

http://www.actionstation.com/catalog/pr ... prod=BGCRM

I personally wear my fox chest protector about 80% of the time. I can tell you that broken ribs suck! The ones in the link look a lot more comfortable to wear. I'm not sure how the heat would factor in. But then again, that would be easier than dealing with the pain of an injury. We just don't heal like we used to.

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Post by DuneRookie » Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:16 pm

My sons wore thos when they used to race downhill mountain bikes up at Big Bear. Yes they are hot. I would have to look but I think mines a Fox also. Just try a few on for what feels most confortable.
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Re: Chest protectors?

Post by wmurphy » Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:50 pm

Absolutely wear one. First time you smack your chest on your bars at the bottom of a dune you be glad you have it on. Try the Fly one with a camelback and pack on the rear. Works awesome.

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Post by Woodglue » Tue Sep 23, 2008 3:38 pm

Welcome to the board wmurphy! :wink:
If you have a weblink for the fly chest protector, please post it up.... I'm in the market.
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Post by WoodIsGood » Tue Sep 23, 2008 5:09 pm

I believe this is what wmurphy is referring to. I was looking at this online last night. Going to check it out myself.

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Post by Woodglue » Wed Sep 24, 2008 7:12 am

That's the hot ticket, setting aside the reviewer comment that someone wrote on that page.
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Post by dune4d » Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:22 am

Perfect! I usually have a camelback on and to have both that and a chest protector is just plain uncomfortable.

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Post by valen76 » Sun Sep 28, 2008 3:29 pm

The unit I am with in Yuma says I have to wear one. I have never thought of ever wearing one before, but I have to buy one now. I really like the one mentioned earlier.
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Post by Sloppyduner » Sun Nov 16, 2008 11:58 am

I got mine. \:D/ \:D/ \:D/
As I pulled up to the guys house I bought my quad from, there on top of the bas was a chest protector. :shock: I offered him some extra for it, but nope he threw it in. :shock: :shock:
That just means I'll blame my inability to do stuff with this quad on the chest protector.
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Post by valen76 » Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:29 pm

Sloppy....lets see what you got....give us some pictures!
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Post by Sloppyduner » Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:12 pm

valen76 wrote:Sloppy....lets see what you got....give us some pictures!
Of? I WANT to get pix up of my quad, but my chest is tore up from the weekend/Wednesday. I can't drag it out. I have a friend coming over this afternoon to help me move stuff around. I'll get pix then.

If you want pic of the Chest Protector that'll be easy. I can lift that. Its nothing exciting.

To continue with the whining, I gotta get pix up from this weekend in Huntington Beach. Boomspeed (my upload site) has been up and down the last two weeks. I don't like the attachmnt feature on here, so I'm uploading them to my B10K site. That takes a bit longer.
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Post by valen76 » Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:19 pm

I was talking about the chest pro. I already saw your quad....nice! I need to get one too so I wanted to see what was out there and how you liked it.
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Post by Sloppyduner » Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:01 pm

valen76 wrote:I was talking about the chest pro. I already saw your quad....nice! I need to get one too so I wanted to see what was out there and how you liked it.
It just says Fox Racing inc. So I guess its just a Fox Chest protector.
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It seems REAL light. Doesn't mess with my movement at all just walking around. Got it on right now typing this out and it feels like a stiff vest. =D> =D> Feels like it could be wider over my shoulders but it seems to fit.

ALL THOUGH, I have NO idea what these arm things are for? :-s :-k
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Post by bgwhtjp33 » Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:05 pm

This is what my son wears
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Post by Sloppyduner » Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:39 pm

bgwhtjp33 wrote:This is what my son wears
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I'm jelous of your son. :(

So I see know where those arm things go. OooooK. Do people often hurt that part of their arm? (top part?) I can tottaly see elbow and fore arm, but upper arm? :-k
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Post by valen76 » Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:29 pm

looks like you should adjust the shoulder straps...seems like the don't cover to well
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Post by DuneRookie » Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:46 am

ALL THOUGH, I have NO idea what these arm things are for?
I removed the arm things from mine. much more comfortable. 8)

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Post by RAD4EVER » Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:39 am

Sloppyduner wrote:Not going for the sympathy thing here just wanted to let ya'll know having your chest craked, by a profeeional, under sedation is painful. I couldn't imagine getting my sternum popped out in the dunes. I am thinking of getting a chest protector for future use myself. They look big, bulky and hot though. :-k

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Post by Sloppyduner » Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:04 am

The only thing I found I had to get use to with this thing was the rubber on the helmet rubbing on the rubber of the shoulders, making for a whistle every time I looked behind me.

Thank you Washroad (AKA Wash mom) for helping me adjust it up.

Being on my new KFX it felt like I was on a jet ski wearing a life vest.
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Post by GlamisLovingFool » Wed Dec 03, 2008 11:44 pm

I bought a Chest protector the other day. Was $59.99. It fits under all of my riding jerseys(over a tee shirt) and was perfectly comfortable out at El Mirage for a day of breaking in the 700. Having a young child had me thinking about more protection. The story above written by azsandrider sealed the deal for me.
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Post by Woodglue » Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:11 pm

WoodIsGood wrote:I believe this is what wmurphy is referring to. I was looking at this online last night. Going to check it out myself.
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I saw WIG's post above back when he posted it.
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Post by valen76 » Wed Dec 24, 2008 5:52 pm

I wish I would have thought of that....I cut out an ad for 7 inch HID's for my Baja.
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Post by Sloppyduner » Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:33 am

OK whats with getting a bruise on my ARM from my CHEST protector? I came off the side not over the bars. Of course the chest is fine but my inner arm got nailed just below my pit. Is this normal? Did I not have it adjusted right? #-o
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Post by alyshka » Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:42 pm

So you got off that snow machine for the first time I am :shock:ed with such a long way to fall beore hitting the sand you are ok =D> so did you bend a ski or anything :?: or did you have it in water mode when you fell off :?:
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Post by Sloppyduner » Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:08 am

Oh I had a LONG talk with my self on the way down. Talk about :shock: Once I was on the sand and I knew that beast was rolling and I was on the down hill side Images of Robert flashed through my head and I kept rolling to get out of its way.

Yet its a snowmobile not a jet ski. Jet skis come back around for ya. This one just sat there in the sand, wheels up, doing the gator.
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Post by DuneRookie » Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:25 pm

Just drill some small holes on both sides of crack and zip tie it. That will keep it from cracking further.

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Post by Washroad » Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:33 pm

I have some of that really shiny duct tape. That'll repair it! :D :D :D

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Post by alyshka » Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:20 pm

DuneRookie wrote:Just drill some small holes on both sides of crack and zip tie it. That will keep it from cracking further.
Drill a very small hole at each end of the crack to stop it from cracking farther. Then make sure the crack lines up and On the underside sand lightly 120 grit or so (this helps the expoxy stick) and 5 min expoxy the crack together.
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Post by GlamisSandDuner » Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:07 am

alyshka wrote:So you got off that snow machine for the first time I am :shock:ed with such a long way to fall beore hitting the sand you are ok =D> so did you bend a ski or anything :?: or did you have it in water mode when you fell off :?:
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Post by Sloppyduner » Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:49 am

A really nice guy wrote:But that wasn't the only adventure that he had after you guys left :lol: :lol:

Oh no! George, the nicest person in the world by the way, has up loaded his pictures from the weekend I see. :-s I expect, at this moment George, who is really really nice, just might be photo shoping some pictures. But I bet if I got that money I owe him he won't post em. :oops:
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Post by GlamisSandDuner » Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:05 am

Sloppyduner wrote:
A really nice guy wrote:But that wasn't the only adventure that he had after you guys left :lol: :lol:

I expect, at this moment George, who is really really nice, just might be photo shoping some pictures.
I won't be photo shoping any pics for this post [-X [-( Just waiting for Walter to email them to me and then I will post them here :lol: Walter.......where are :-$
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Re: Chest protectors?

Post by Sandcock » Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:41 pm

welcome to the rubber up club sloppy :lol: if you ever have a chance to look at my rappy you'll see that I have it bailing wired together. when I figure out how to keep the rubber in the sand I may buy some new plastics #-o btw, those chest protectors work well against the blunt force of the bars or the beast coming after you and landing on you. they don't work as well on that sideways stuff :lol: glad you are all right my little buddy =D>
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Post by Sandcock » Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:45 pm

hey aly, you got the chest protector yet.............I think you are a part of the club now to :lol: whats the status on the steering column :?:
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Post by Sloppyduner » Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:48 pm

GlamisSandDuner wrote: Just waiting for Walter to email them to me and then I will post them here :lol: Walter.......where are :-$

PHEW well thats a relief. Walter will never get around to E-mailing those to you. I just don't see him as an E-mailing type. Too busy yelling at kids to get off his lawn. :D
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Post by alyshka » Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:54 pm

Sandcock wrote:hey aly, you got the chest protector yet.............I think you are a part of the club now to :lol: whats the status on the steering column :?:
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Post by GlamisSandDuner » Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:58 pm

Sloppyduner wrote:
GlamisSandDuner wrote: Just waiting for Walter to email them to me and then I will post them here :lol: Walter.......where are :-$

PHEW well thats a relief. Walter will never get around to E-mailing those to you. I just don't see him as an E-mailing type. Too busy yelling at kids to get off his lawn. :D

Guess what Walter sent me :lol: :lol: :lol:

Crash re-enactment and Jon's front tire mark in the dunes from when he crashed :lol: :lol:

Walter says your welcome Jon :wink:
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Post by Sloppyduner » Sun Jan 25, 2009 10:03 pm

Oh man!!! See thats exactly what I was talking about. I fell off the quad the other way. Thats me doing my Big Foot impersonation. That is If Big Foot was to ever get on a quad. :lol:
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Re: Chest protectors?

Post by Astro » Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:09 pm

I don't wear mine as often as I should :oops: I got complacent when the kids were on 50's since we were going slow & I spent most of my time getting them unstuck :( I always wear mine when I go out with the grown ups. The kids both have been wearing chest protectors with neck rolls since they wear on 50's, so they're pretty good about always wearing their gear on their 90 & 250. I get a little static about boots & knee guards when it gets hot though :|

I used to really like the old Acerbis Zoom & for the bigger guys Zoom Plus. I lost track of what's available these days since I don't work in a shop anymore :oops: I have a Thor I grabbed @ Cottonwood Motorsports when my well wornout Acerbis needed to be replaced with something that had all it's parts & didn't look like it had been drug down the highway behind a truck for 100 miles :o We have a lot of rock & Mesquite around here :wink:

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