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Back protector under a 1-piece???

Is it a good idea to wear a back protector under a 1-piece suit. I just got a Teknic Violator suit and was wondering ig I should wear a back protector under it or not. THe teknic site advertises its back protectors for jackets and suits that lack back protection.

Sorry for all the questions but this is my first track day and I want to be prepared.

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Re: Back protector under a 1-piece???

Absolutely! Doesn't matter what type of suit, always wear a back protector.
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I wear one with all forms of gear...

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Re: Back protector under a 1-piece???

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Re: Back protector under a 1-piece???

OK guess I gotta order one more thing

Geez this sport is expensive

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Re: Back protector under a 1-piece???

don't mean to be a thread jacker, but do you guys wear back protectors on street rides too? if so, brand recommendation?
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Re: Back protector under a 1-piece???

I have a 1 piece Joe Rocket and it comes with a flimsy foam back protector and I use it for street riding but remove it and wear a Bohn back protector under the Rocket suit for track days.

And yea, it's funny what priorities are. I was building a garage and pricing keyless entry systems and one cost $100 and I was floored, a hundred bucks for that little box?! Them my friend started recalling the prices I paid for the damper, suit, gloves, boots, tires, PCIII, custom map..........
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Re: Back protector under a 1-piece???

hey, gotta have you priorities in line, right?
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Re: Back protector under a 1-piece???

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don't mean to be a thread jacker, but do you guys wear back protectors on street rides too? if so, brand recommendation?
Yes, on the street too, especially on sprited "Sunday morning" rides.

Brand recommendations: Knox, Bohn, Spidi, Dianese, Alpinestars, Teknic...
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Re: Back protector under a 1-piece???

thanks Pete.
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Re: Back protector under a 1-piece???

Good idea to wear one on track or street.

They don't make your back any cooler and don't really wear out, so try to buy something that will be comfortable in the heat, otherwise you will be leaving it at home when you should be wearing it.

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Re: Back protector under a 1-piece???

Always!

I have a bohn and really like it.

Pick your poison matey.

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Re: Back protector under a 1-piece???

On the track I'll wear a separate back protector.

On the street I'll use the pad that comes with the jacket/suit (mostly because I'm lazy).

Either way: I think a back protector is worthwhile. Even my GF's jacket has a back protector pad in it.

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