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Old 01-03-2011, 01:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I read this article and have heard of this happening on a semi regular basis. (Seems to be a handful of deaths each year) I love trees. After powdery chutes they are my favorite. I have never really thought of getting chest armor but it seems that as I become a better rider I get into more high risk terrain.(And higher speeds)

I was interested to hear if any of you guys wear armor? Is it comfy? Has it saved your ass? Does it get in the way of your riding?

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Old 01-03-2011, 01:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes i wear a armor that protects most of my chest and back. Also i wear a helmet. I think it's the most important areas to protect. You might break your leg, but there's a much lesser change that it will "ruine" you for life. If you break your back or hurt your head however there's a much higher risk that you will get a damage that you will have to live with for the rest of your life.
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Did you find it affecting your riding?
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Did you find it affecting your riding?
Not really, i guess some of the bigger armors might affect you a little but mine is pretty tight. It helps A lot when you fall. I'm overall much less bruised and feel much less "beat up" when i've been riding with the "armor".
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