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What makes a good back protector? What types of injuries are the designed to prevent (don't say back injuries
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Re: What to look for in a back protector? (Wax)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Wax »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">What types of injuries are the designed to prevent (don't say back injuries
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DAMN!! I was soo thinking that as I read the first line of the post.

How about spinal cord.

Kinda has the old "Family Feud" game show feel to it
 
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Re: What to look for in a back protector? (Wax)

Fit - It has to fit your body, and fit inside your leathers.
Coverage - spine, kidneys, tail bone, shoulders, back protectors can protect all of these, or just some of these.
Shock absorption - Some designs can dissapte a blunt force over as much surface area as possible rather than just transmitting it to one spot
Twist/extension resistance - Some designs help prevent hyperextension or twisting injuries
Abrasion to your leathers - Some back protector designs have hard points in contact with the leathers that can cause rapid leather wear or failure in a slide.
Puncture/Intrusion resistance - Some back protector designs provide more prtection from puncture or intrusion injuries (think about about taking a handlebar to the back, ick).
 
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Re: What to look for in a back protector? (Wax)

Knox makes a good one. Look on Ebay...there were a few on there.
 
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