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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-28-2008, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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Armor questions

I've been looking at a lot of jackets and whatnot online, and the jacket I've pretty much decided on comes with dual density armor in the shoulders, elbows, and back. Available for that jacket are CE inserts and GP inserts. My question is, what's the difference between these 3 types? From what I can see, it looks like the dual density is basically just foam that doesn't look like it'd do very much, CE is a more robust foam armor, and the GP is hard plastic with a foam backing for comfort. Assuming that's correct, is GP the best to have in a crash, or would the CE be better?
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CE is European spec. It's sort of a testing standard. It is usually made up of several layers of foam. It is good for a crash...once. Most of it is designed to crush during impact which means if you go down again on the same piece of armor, it will not dissipate the energy nearly as well the second time. GP armor is designed more for track use (i.e. multiple crashes) and does not have a testing standard to my knowledge. It us usually a hard plastic shell that has soft foam attached.

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That's kinda what I was thinking. I'll probably get the GP armor then, if for no other reason than GP feels a lot more reassuring. Thanks
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"Hard" armor is always preferential.

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