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Old 06-16-2014, 05:34 PM   #1
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where to buy after market "armor"

The knee armor in my riding pants is too uncomfortable for extended use. "New tech" armor feels like soft foam yet stiffens when struck (sorry, I don't know the proper brand name for it.) I'd like to buy some to fit to my current pants. Where can I get it?
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Old 06-16-2014, 06:24 PM   #2
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Old 06-16-2014, 07:07 PM   #3
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Old 06-17-2014, 04:35 PM   #4
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The Aerostich offerings are limited. The better quality stuff is sold as a set with elbow, hips and maybe shoulder (?) pads for a lot of $$$. I would like some TF 4 or 5 for the knees only.
There must be other sources of that foam....
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Old 06-17-2014, 04:48 PM   #5
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The knee armor in my riding pants is too uncomfortable for extended use. "New tech" armor feels like soft foam yet stiffens when struck (sorry, I don't know the proper brand name for it.) I'd like to buy some to fit to my current pants. Where can I get it?
It sounds like you're looking for D3O armour - http://www.d3o.com/markets/motorcycle/

There are usually several sources on eBay.
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Old 06-17-2014, 05:11 PM   #6
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This isn't the squishy impact hardening armor you are asking about but it is very good stuff. I replaced the cheesy foam hip armor in my Revit Sand pants with this armor. You can cut it to fit too. I bought from Johnson Leather and was very pleased.

http://www.johnsonleather.com/armor_main.htm
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Old 06-17-2014, 08:50 PM   #7
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there's a vendor on the site that offers EN1621 -1 & 2 inserts. Dual density and flexible. (jacket inserts only)

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http://www.highvelocitygear.com/jacketarmor.html

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Old 06-18-2014, 09:20 AM   #8
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Old 06-18-2014, 09:37 AM   #9
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i like the Forcefield stuff from revzilla.

http://www.revzilla.com/replacement-armor
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Old 06-18-2014, 10:37 AM   #10
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i like the Forcefield stuff from revzilla.

http://www.revzilla.com/replacement-armor
I've got quite a lot of Forcefield armour. I know that before D3O was launched, it was the best at absorbing and dissipating impact energy of all the armour tested by Dr Roderick Woods at Cambridge University, England. A friend of mine who did some work with him used to have a ball of the raw material which he'd demonstrate by throwing it onto a hard surface floor where it would go *thunk* and lie there.

However, I have just bought a D3O back protector, shoulder and elbow armour for a 3/4 Hein Gericke leather jacket that I picked up recently. As ever, I hope that I won't have reason to test the effectiveness of either the Forcefield or D3O.
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