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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-25-2005, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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boots or back protector?

What's a better investment, some boots or a back protector ( I was thinking Icon) ?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-25-2005, 08:11 PM
 
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I need boots, too.

I would say boots. I have some armor in the back of my jacket...don't know if that would protect against impact, but should atleast protect from rash.

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-25-2005, 08:42 PM
 
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Boots for sure.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-25-2005, 09:05 PM
 
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Boots, unless you plan on taking it to the track in which case you need both.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-25-2005, 10:32 PM
 
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I'll be the odd one out and say go for the back protector first since your spine is just as important as your brain. A good blow to your spine can render you paralysed.

If possible, buy both as soon as you can (even if you have to eat instant noodles for a few weeks ) because safety should be your number one priority, not mods for your bike.
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Boots.

Should've asked Santa for a back protector.




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okay, i think i'm going to buy the icon field armour boots. i haven't heard anything about them, but I wanted something that wouldn't look like i was going to the track.
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The Field Armor boot answers the need for specific footwear that provides GP level protection with mall walking comfort.
Hehe, only in America.




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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-26-2005, 01:47 PM
 
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okay, i think i'm going to buy the icon field armour boots. i haven't heard anything about them, but I wanted something that wouldn't look like i was going to the track.
As long as you don't wear tight pants (queer ), you can just put your pants over racing boots. I wear camo pants all the time and that's what I do with my Astar racing boots and people think I'm wearing sneakers.. although I'm not sure how they can miss the two strips of armor attached to the side.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-27-2005, 03:32 PM
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I'll go with Smitty, and Moomba...

In reality, you should have both...and yep, riding a sportbike is Spendy.........deal with it...

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