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post #31 of 35

I would say they are better then nothing. I have no idea if they really help or not, and I hope I will never have this idea, but I'm pretty sure it can't hurt if you have it, and maybe it helps just a bit. And just a bit is for me better then nothing. With good one you don't even feel it, so it's no problem about that either. So I use it... even if it might not do help at all :)

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That was one heck of a fall if she ruptured her spleen by landing on her back?  Or did she hit something or break some ribs?  Moto and MTB chest protectors in some cases extend low enough that they give decent upper abdominal protection.  If she really did slam her back so hard she ruptured her spleen just from the impact on her back, then maybe...certainly wouldn't have hurt...if she hit that hard I'm amazed she didn't have a head injury too.


I don't know if she landed on anything or not. She had her POC helmet on, I don't know if she hurt her head or not, but it wasn't in a life-threatening way if she did (please donate blood, she used quite a bit). One of my friends ruptured his spleen in a seemingly minor fall when he landed on his FKS heel piece.

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I don't know if she landed on anything or not. She had her POC helmet on, I don't know if she hurt her head or not, but it wasn't in a life-threatening way if she did (please donate blood, she used quite a bit). One of my friends ruptured his spleen in a seemingly minor fall when he landed on his FKS heel piece.

Spleen injuries seem to a bit random, in terms of how bad a crash it takes to cause one.  I knew a friend of a friend who ruptured hers when it didn't seem she should have been hurt at all.
 

 

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Spleen injuries seem to a bit random, in terms of how bad a crash it takes to cause one.  I knew a friend of a friend who ruptured hers when it didn't seem she should have been hurt at all.
 

 

 

But, generally it takes a sharp abdominal blow.  Weird stuff happens, I'm really more amazed in an impressed sense if someone did this from an impact onto their back. 
 

 

post #35 of 35

I wear a slytech back protector when racing now.  I'm gonna try to wear it when doing any skiing, but that particular pad is difficult to wear unless you have a tight race suit to hold it in place.  Next season I'm gonna experiment with putting an XL underarmour over it for freeskiing.

 

It is very comfy.  Now why can't they add the comfy stuff to the front and make a chest protector?  My beef with my Demon Venom vest is that it is too uncomfortable to wear on a day-to-day basis for freeskiing.

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