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Old 09-09-2010, 09:18 PM   #31
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Jeff: antiPaul got the HJC carbon fiber offroad helmet... ~$200 and super light. Of course it matters if you have an HJC head or not... I went shopping for something carbon/light and none of the current carbon breed fit me properly like my (heavy) shoei hornet does.
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Old 09-09-2010, 09:43 PM   #32
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Jeff: antiPaul got the HJC carbon fiber offroad helmet... ~$200 and super light.
My HJC carbon fiber street helmet is nice, but it's no lighter than my RX-7 Corsair or Shoei X-11. My dirt helmet is an HJC CL-X5 and I have no complaints about it's weight.

Saul has a bitchin' helmet, VERY light, very nicely made.

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Old 09-09-2010, 10:33 PM   #33
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So after this:









and a CAT Scan last week.......















............I went out and invested in this:



I went w/ the Troy Lee Air helmet because I liked the fit and weight.

The TL helmet fits me well and is very light and is SNELL M2000, M2005, US DOT, AU and CE Certified.

I liked the Alpinestars Bionic Neck brace better than the Leatt because it seemed less obtrusive and I liked the single front latch better.




I've got the set up matched to my old Fox Titan body armor. It took a bit of trimming to get it to fit just right, but now it all goes on like a glove.

I did my first ride w/ all the gear the other day and had zero adaptation issues. Once the wheels started rolling I did not even notice it was there.




To make the neck brace fit with the Fox armor I had to remove one of the back protector scales.

Scale on:


scale off:


and trim the foam pad a bit:


but now it's perfect:












On the front I had to trim some of the front plastic armor so the brace would sit properly on the chest and not ride up. I also added some velcro strips that attach the neck brace to the armor and keep it from shifting or climbing up.

Trimmed armor:



Brace strapped on:







Neck up:


Neck turtled ready for impact:




Now I just have to figure out the jacket thing.

So far I have tracked down the following jackets that are Leatt compatible:

- Troy Lee Designs Chris Blase Rally Jacket
- Fox 360 Jacket
- KTM Rally Jacket
- Acerbis Desertica Jacket
- AXO Melbourne Jacket
- Klim Adventure Rally Jacket
- Kenny Titanium


The Catch-22 with these jackets is that if it is cold enough to wear a jacket instead of just a jersey, then it's too cold to ride around w/ a funnel around your neck. It kind of defeats the purpose of having a jacket for cold and rainy weather.
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Old 09-09-2010, 11:08 PM   #34
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Looks like this will be the way to go for the cold:













Source: http://www.andersjonsson.se/personlig_utrustning.htm
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Old 09-09-2010, 11:23 PM   #35
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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!
For the record, ultrasound doesn't really do shit for anything but a providers bottom line.
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Old 09-10-2010, 05:07 AM   #36
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Jeff - Glad you didn't break your neck or worse - Heal up well! I am going to get me a neck brace now - oh and a set of asterisk knee braces as well.
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Old 09-10-2010, 06:45 AM   #37
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Yellow Pig - thanks for all the pics and info. Hope I can find something to fit well with my gear.

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For the record, ultrasound doesn't really do shit for anything but a providers bottom line.
I'm curious why you say this since I've had excellent results with ultrasound...in particular with breaking down scar tissue and reducing inflammation after a foot surgery, breaking up deep bruising, and relief from sore and pulled muscles.
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Old 09-10-2010, 06:54 AM   #38
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I'm curious why you say this since I've had excellent results with ultrasound...in particular with breaking down scar tissue and reducing inflammation after a foot surgery, breaking up deep bruising, and relief from sore and pulled muslcles.

Because he's a "hands-on" kinda guy. P/T in training.
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Old 09-10-2010, 07:07 AM   #39
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Sitting here with my neck in pain from a car crash in 03, I am considering a brace too. I have been going all summer and trying to pretend my old injury isn't that bad. I am missing my second weekend of riding because of it though.

Your crash sounds really intense and I am glad to hear that you are already feeling some relief! I've been going to my chiro weekly but not getting any real results.
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Old 09-10-2010, 07:48 AM   #40
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I've been thinking about some sort of neck brace too. Anyone have experience with both the Leatt and the Alpinestars? Other than the Leatt, the Alpinestars looks like the only other "real" option to me.
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Old 09-10-2010, 07:53 AM   #41
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I tried the Leatt and Apinestar, ended up buying the Leatt.

When I bought my Leatt, Alpinestar hadn't yet released their less expensive version. The A-star at the time was very pricey ($500+).
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Old 09-10-2010, 08:26 AM   #42
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For the record, ultrasound doesn't really do shit for anything but a providers bottom line.
Funny...I asked the the critical care physician I saw after a bad high-side two weeks ago about US. They recommended PT and ultrasound on my deep-tissue bruises, as it helps prevent the muscles from becoming heavily fibrous as they heal.

p.s. Heal fast, Jeff.

p.p.s. does Leatt make pants?

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Old 09-10-2010, 08:33 AM   #43
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I've been thinking about some sort of neck brace too. Anyone have experience with both the Leatt and the Alpinestars? Other than the Leatt, the Alpinestars looks like the only other "real" option to me.
I'm just going to velcro one of these around me. Will also come in handy during one of my many frequent naps.

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Old 09-10-2010, 08:39 AM   #44
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Nice choice on the Helmet Dan....I just picked up the new TLD McQueen SE last week...super nice.

I got my leatt when they first came out....they kinda had the market cornered so I have no real experience in comparing the AStars and Leatt. The AStars original was way too much $$..they made the leatt look cheap.

I can say, once adjusted the Leatt is very nice and I actually wear it over the top my jacket frequently.
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Old 09-10-2010, 08:40 AM   #45
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I'm going to go to the gym until I can rest my helmet on my neck muscles

Hell.. if I keep going like this guy my neck muscles can stick up over top of my head and I won't need a helmet

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