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Old 09-08-2010, 03:51 PM   #16
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Damn Jeff, I hope you heal up quickly!
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Old 09-08-2010, 04:00 PM   #17
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wow

good thing you weren"t hurt worse.. be careful out there
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Old 09-08-2010, 04:12 PM   #18
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Leatt with the 661 suit works good. It does stretch out the neck area of it and you will want help zipping it up, but it does work. All the gear is a bit of a pain to get on with the brace, but is worth it.
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Old 09-08-2010, 04:13 PM   #19
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Heal quick Mr.Hellsickle.
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Old 09-08-2010, 04:14 PM   #20
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The deal with the LEATTS is there are two differen carbonfiber spine 'bars' that adjust the part that goes down your spine out more... i where my Icon Feild armor spine/chest gaurd under my BMW ralley Pro 2 jacket that has 1 inch of stiff foam i the back... then the Leatts on top. I had to use the spine bar that angles the spine part out more with everything els on underneath... i also since i have a bit of girth to my chest build use the under arm straps... never had any issues with it riding up... it does take about a 1000 miles of road riding to get use to...

after 20000+ miles of using one i feel not right when not wearing on while riding.

save my neck three weeks ago... 35 mph come off with a 10ft fly through the air followed by a 10ft slide on my left shoulder left side... i ligthly scrapped the helmet's paint but never really hit my head... i was sliding before my head scrapped. only sore in the hip the next day
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Old 09-08-2010, 04:19 PM   #21
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it does take about a 1000 miles of road riding to get use to...

I had heard that it takes a bit less of time to get used to it on dirt...
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Old 09-09-2010, 01:23 PM   #22
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After the chiro visit yesterday, I was able to stop using the pain med's!

The initial adjustment hurt like hell, but I started feeling much better a couple hours later. I get another adjustment tomorrow. I'll have them start hitting it with ultrasound next week. At this rate, I might be back trail riding in a couple of weeks!
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Old 09-09-2010, 01:26 PM   #23
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I'm very hesitant to let a chiro touch me until I've had an MRI and can be sure what is wrong, having a chiro adjust my neck could have been catastrophic.
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Old 09-09-2010, 01:34 PM   #24
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I'm very hesitant to let a chiro touch me until I've had an MRI and can be sure what is wrong, having a chiro adjust my neck could have been catastrophic.
He was already checked out by the MD who determined from Jeff's description of events and physical issues that no bones or herniations were involved. Also, the chiro x-rayed before adjusting since the MD didn't order x-rays.

We've been seeing this particular doc for several months and he passed my litmus test. I've had to see someone (osteopath or chiro) for my back since I was 10 and consider myself pretty knowledgeable about them.
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Old 09-09-2010, 02:03 PM   #25
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I had heard that it takes a bit less of time to get used to it on dirt...

Well i did do the 1000 miles of road with it on in 2.5 days... i would say it take probalbly a good 2-3 rides with it on to not feel it really anymore.
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Old 09-09-2010, 02:14 PM   #26
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Well i did do the 1000 miles of road with it on in 2.5 days... i would say it take probalbly a good 2-3 rides with it on to not feel it really anymore.

Cool, I wasn't disagreeing with you. Thanks for the feedback.
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Old 09-09-2010, 02:58 PM   #27
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Not sure how financially practical the airbag vests are for dirt use ($20/pop for the CO2 cartridges) but airbag vests are amazing.
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Old 09-09-2010, 05:25 PM   #28
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Brace

Hope all is getting better and a very short recovery period. Been thinking about a neck brace--your post pushed me over the edge. Ordered one today--new but slight dirt, whatever that means
Alpinestars SB one so it is a low end one but I want to see if I will wear it--just wanted to let you know that you got at least one fence sitter to jump
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Old 09-09-2010, 10:15 PM   #29
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Hope all is getting better and a very short recovery period. Been thinking about a neck brace--your post pushed me over the edge. Ordered one today--new but slight dirt, whatever that means
Alpinestars SB one so it is a low end one but I want to see if I will wear it--just wanted to let you know that you got at least one fence sitter to jump
Thanks. Having had a couple of friends with broken necks/backs, I should have gotten the message. We're ordering a pair of Leatts before we venture back out. A new helmet is also in my plans. Less weight on a helmet is better. Anyone have a suggestion for reasonably priced light helmets? I'm a big believer in cheaper helmets that I replace more often.

My neck got a bunch better after the chiro visit yesterday. I was able to drop the vicodins so I could actually stay awake & get some work done. I'll get another adjustment tomorrow. If I had any remaining doubts about chiropractic, they are now gone.
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Old 09-09-2010, 10:17 PM   #30
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Not sure how financially practical the airbag vests are for dirt use ($20/pop for the CO2 cartridges) but airbag vests are amazing.
Cripes.. It'd cost me $200-$300 per weekend in CO2 cartridges
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