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post #1 of 9 Old 08-14-2003, 3:04 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Time to buy a back protector

Helimot has their TLV back protector on sale this week for %20 off. Time to buy one if you were sitting on the fence on this one. The best one out there, IMO. Hurry if you want one, not sure if they are doing backorders.


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Re: Time to buy a back protector

Why is it the best one?
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Re: Time to buy a back protector

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ND4SPDSHO : Why is it the best one?
It actually isolates your spine from the impact area. You can see the buldge in it where your spiine goes? That is the key to the Helimot version. All the others are simply flat. They protect your back to a degree, but the rest don't isolate and protect your spine like the Helimot one does.

If you're thinking about a back protector, this is your very best opportunity to buy the very best one out there IMO.
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Re: Time to buy a back protector

Unfortunately, my spine is about 3 inches longer than the largest one they make, so it is impossible to wear unless you are a masochist. Other than that they seem pretty nice.
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abtech : Unfortunately, my spine is about 3 inches longer than the largest one they make, so it is impossible to wear unless you are a masochist. *Other than that they seem pretty nice.
Your Back is longer than the 6 plate? You need to play football. That should take care of it.

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abtech : Unfortunately, my spine is about 3 inches longer than the largest one they make, so it is impossible to wear unless you are a masochist. *Other than that they seem pretty nice.
From their site:

Standard sizes are a combination of and waist (#plates and belt size) such as 3-plate, Small; 3-plate, Medium. Custom sizes are also available.
Important Ordering Info: Please specify your height, weight, waist size and whether you wear a 1-piece or 2-piece suit. Also, let us know if you are an average torso/leg length. All of this will help us get you the proper fit'



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Re: Time to buy a back protector

I didn't see anywhere on the site that said it was on sale. What are the normal prices?
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Re: Time to buy a back protector

OTE, the prices depend on which size you order. For example, I needed the largest one they had (over 6 ft) which cost $150, $162, OTD. So %20 off would be about $120 before taxes.

I tried the Knox/Bohn, Dainese and a few others. The TLV offered the best protection and was the most comfortable of the ones I fitted. Also, the Bohn/Knox is a one use only that crushes upon impact, much like a helmet liner. The TLV is more maleable and comforms to your back as you wear it. Get one before they are gone, many locals are planning on buying the TLV.
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Re: Time to buy a back protector

One more thing, the plates are sandwhiched between layers of impact foam. You never even feel them.
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