Anyone use hockey/roller hockey padded shirt as upper body armor?
Something like this:
I have the older Demon Flex Force Pro jacket and it has saved me few times from getting seriously hurt but it lacks frontal/rib protection.
I plan to push myself more in the park and glades next season and I want something that cover more frontal area but I also don't want to feel like I'm wrapped in pillows while riding. The above shirt looks to provide good coverage yet doesn't look too bulky. Any opinions?
Here is the description:
16-Way stretch mesh and Lycra provides great mobility and ventilation
Wicks moisture away keeping you dry
7mm laminated PE HD foam plated sternum guard
7mm laminated PE HD foam shoulder protection with a soft comfort base
7mm laminated PE HD foam bicep protection
Floating 7mm laminated PE HD foam bars to protect your ribs
7mm laminated PE HD foam back protection
Compression fit to help keep your muscles warm and tight
I wear the G-form compression shirt, i bought it for shoulder protection and it has not failed me yet when i get myself into tight tree runs and use my shoulder to bounce of trees:laugh:
I got the new Demon d3o version 2 jacket this season.
Like you, I wanted front protection as well as shoulder/elbow/back.
I was using the POC jacket and it has great protection but was somewhat heavy.
I'm very happy with this piece. Lighter than the POC, but with lots of protection.
Just be sure to order it with the chest pad insert.
Not sure if you have forcefield available over there, i ouse the flite harness from forcefield when going crazy or in the trees, they have a big range of protection...
Forcefield Body Armour | Forcefield Back Protectors
I don't think it has protection where the OP wants it, but I may look into trying the Pro Shirt, Board Shorts, and Leg Tube.
Thanks for the link!
No, but I do use a nike pro combat football girdle to protect my lower body. That seems like a good idea.
BMX riding body armor
I ride up in Tahoe and spend as much time as I can going back country. I also used to ride alot on the East Coast and this stuff works great for hitting ice patches and sliding into things.
I use the 661 pressure suit along with the 661 full face helmet. I've literally fallen the entire way down Mott's Canyon at Heavenly one winter, landed flat on my chest from up high, hit numerous tree's and rocks and honestly I have shaken it off every single time. For the $150 this stuff costs I haven't found anything that provides better protection and still gives you mobility.
Six Six One
I tried on the POC PVD2 body suit that is much lighter. It is supposed to harden upon impact and does not contain any hard plastic pieces. It does absorb some impact. I had the sales guy punch me. Starting softly and then punch me harder multiple times. Then I compared it to the new 661 pressure suit, and honestly the 661 suit absorbs a lot more impact so I just stuck with what I have.
I was shopping around for something that is lighter and absorbs just as much impact. I have to say that with out the hardened plastic on the chest/back/and shoulders you really do feel it more. It is a little extra weight, but I literally do get right up after a super hard crash. It's alot better than spending 2 weeks hurting and a few days out of work.
youtube links didn't work
The youtube links in my last posts didn't work so here they are:
661 pressure suit
Sixsixone Pressure Suit - YouTube
I think 661 has two models of this pressure suit. I have the one w/ the foam impact absorbing material under the hard plastic shell. It works great for tree branches and rocks.
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