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Recommendation for back protector

Discussion in 'Events & FIS' started by skinavy, Jun 25, 2015.

  1. skinavy

    skinavy One of Us

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    Anyone got a recommendation for a good back protector? I need to get one for the upcoming ADF championships, so as I won't use it a lot I want good value but meets the requirements.
     
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    What are the requirements?
     
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  4. skinavy

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    It's just you need a back protector. However I'll also need to wear it under a race suit, something that fits under that preferred.
     
  5. sly_karma

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    So in theory you would use duct tape and old beer cartons and declare the product to be a back protector. If there's no standards, anything goes. Problem is shared by many sports.
     
  6. skinavy

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    The closest standard is the one for motorbike protection. Interestingly I saw a research paper that stated a backpack with a rolled up sweater could achieve level 1 protection under the standard.
     
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    There ya go, just pointless. We used to have all these requirements in mtn bike DH but the UCI dumped the lot a few years ago, no standards exist except for helmets. All they can do now is 'strongly recommend' the use of protective equipment.
     
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    Which is what FIS rules state, and even then it is for U16 and below.
     
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