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Advice needed on a neck brace/pressure suit for a child...?
Garthe
post Feb 11 2012, 11:22 PM
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Hi guys, my son is a seven year old Inter (he's big for his age) and I want to buy a quality neck brace for him. However, I'm concern that it might hamper his head from tilting back to see the lights. What brace are you guys using for the little ones?

Also, what pressure suits and helmet work well with the neck braces?

I'm not afraid to spend some money, if I have too.

Thanks for your help and time. Jim

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post Feb 12 2012, 08:17 AM
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QUOTE (Garthe @ Feb 12 2012, 12:22 AM) *
Hi guys, my son is a seven year old Inter (he's big for his age) and I want to buy a quality neck brace for him. However, I'm concern that it might hamper his head from tilting back to see the lights. What brace are you guys using for the little ones?

Also, what pressure suits and helmet work well with the neck braces?

I'm not afraid to spend some money, if I have too.

Thanks for your help and time. Jim



EVS R4 neck collar and EVS Ballistic Jersey
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Justin Miller
post Feb 12 2012, 09:37 AM
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QUOTE (Garthe @ Feb 11 2012, 11:22 PM) *
Hi guys, my son is a seven year old Inter (he's big for his age) and I want to buy a quality neck brace for him. However, I'm concern that it might hamper his head from tilting back to see the lights. What brace are you guys using for the little ones?

Also, what pressure suits and helmet work well with the neck braces?

I'm not afraid to spend some money, if I have too.

Thanks for your help and time. Jim


Too many tracks have their lights at too high of an angle. To me, ideal is that the lights are only a few feet from the ground on the 30' line. Too many tracks have them suspended above the track making you look way up, or on a post that is over 3' tall. Why should it be so low? I feel it is best to be able to watch the lights, and not lose the gate from your vision. It is also way more comfortable and natural to look at a light closer to the ground. How many people race looking up?

I wish the tracks could standardise on this. I am not suggesting this to get more light sales either!
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post Feb 12 2012, 08:35 PM
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Leatt makes a high quality brace.
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post Feb 12 2012, 10:27 PM
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QUOTE (RedMist @ Feb 12 2012, 07:35 PM) *
Leatt makes a high quality brace.

True that ! Combine that with a Troy Lee UPS 7855-HW Long Sleeve Shirt . Give us a call if we can help .---->
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post Feb 13 2012, 12:39 AM
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QUOTE (Justin Miller @ Feb 12 2012, 09:37 AM) *
Too many tracks have their lights at too high of an angle. To me, ideal is that the lights are only a few feet from the ground on the 30' line. Too many tracks have them suspended above the track making you look way up, or on a post that is over 3' tall. Why should it be so low? I feel it is best to be able to watch the lights, and not lose the gate from your vision. It is also way more comfortable and natural to look at a light closer to the ground. How many people race looking up?

I wish the tracks could standardise on this. I am not suggesting this to get more light sales either!



Soooo true, our home track...the lights are 12' off the ground. The track we were at today...4' off the ground.

Really stupid.
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post Feb 13 2012, 12:50 PM
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Neck braces tend to make it hard for the rider to look up at the lights. Get a Troy Lee Designs D3 helmet. It has the back end raised to work with the neck brace.
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post Feb 13 2012, 12:57 PM
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Leatt makes a body protector that goes with the neck brace.

Leatt makes a body protector that goes with the neck brace.
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post Feb 13 2012, 01:37 PM
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QUOTE (irodetoday @ Feb 12 2012, 09:17 AM) *
EVS R4 neck collar and EVS Ballistic Jersey


I looked at these yesterday. Very nice.
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post Feb 14 2012, 05:55 AM
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I would wait until any one of these companies producing neck braces can prove they can be effective and have independent evidence to back that statement up.
How do you know which is a good helmet? You look at the ECE/DOT/SNELL rating. No such thing for neck braces. Just conjecture from a marketing person. Look at how many riders have stopped using them on the start gate at an AMA Supercross race.
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