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Old 10-29-2011, 11:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Planning to buy a spine protector

How's 661 Backguard? or Demon Flex Force?

Anyone have experiences with them?

Also taking recommendations. It's not that cheap so I want to get one that works even if I have to spend little more money on it.
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I've thought about it but never used one. I do sport impact shorts all the time.
I heard they can be restrictive. I've, thankfully, never hit my spine, mostly tailbone and hips
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Old 10-30-2011, 01:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I thought about getting this:
Demon D3O Combo Pack

I just don't want something too restrictive. Let me know when you end up getting.
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Old 10-30-2011, 07:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i have the demon flex force pro. i haven't ridden with it on yet but wearing it is quite confertable.it in no way restricts movement. the spine guard is very low profile and feels like a quality build. the material is brathable, and again is made of quality material. i find the shoulder and elbowpads are a little awkward. fortunatly they are removable. Overall im happy with it and i recommend it

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Old 10-30-2011, 09:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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honest question: how or what would you hit to need spine protection??
I understand the tail bone, but havent hit nor can I visualize the back getting hit that hard.
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Old 10-30-2011, 10:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Older dudes hitting and learning rails/jumps need some bump protection. Young kids can take a beating. It is just like skateboarding, i.e.. if you are pushing yourself; you. will. fall. Either you can take a fall, or you have protection, most people know which one they are.
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I was going through the glades while i was drunk and tired,botched a jump and slammed into a tree head on at a good speed. It snapped my board at the binding clean off, spun me around and my back took the rest of the impact. It resulted with a spinal compression, its not the kind of pain you want to be in. If i had been wearing an impact vest i would have been in much better shape.

Obviously i wont make the same mistake, however another impact like that i don't think my body will enjoy. Its easy to asume with snow falling wont hurt that much, but as soon as you start flying through the tree's and hitting big jump, doing rails and pushing yourself, your going to fall, and when you fal at those speeds the results can be fatal. Im thankful i didnt hit my head with that crash, it would have easy killed me.
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Old 10-30-2011, 10:19 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Pro-tec Pinner Suit - Snow

I had one of these for a while but returned it. Fit and everything was perfect, I just don't want more stuff to haul around. Yes, I know, safety should take precedence but whatever.
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Old 10-30-2011, 10:29 PM   #9 (permalink)
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honest question: how or what would you hit to need spine protection??
I understand the tail bone, but havent hit nor can I visualize the back getting hit that hard.
My worst incident was falling off a rail onto my back. Second worst onto my tailbone. I think as you get older you realise what can happen, rather than it just being a "handle the pain" thing. If you are so laid up you can't move and need to be carted down the hill age has nothing to do with it.

Anyways to the OP I have the same questions. I used to have a 661 coresaver but it was way too bulky for me. I am pretty sure I am going with a POC bug with the tailbone attachment. You can also put a cervical attachment on it.
Seeems the least restrictive, hot and bulky of the choices. It's also pretty pricey though.





If anyone uses a cheaper version of this like the pro-tech one I would like to know how it fits and feels.

I am not sure how people can wear those full body suits, they seem like they would be way too warm and bulky for everyday riding.

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Old 10-30-2011, 10:41 PM   #10 (permalink)
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How bout something like this???



This one you'd need to sew some kinda pocket but seems less bulky and hard core with padding might be worth a try. ** motocross **
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