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    Baketech
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    Re: Alpinestars Tech Back Protector

    Got to wear the Alpinestars TECH back protector, first on the street and then on the track. Quite a bit different from my Vanson and Aerostich pieces, which I consider to be back protector 'Lite' units....

    I am just over 6 foot, (46/56 suit size) so I ordered a Large. Fit was pretty good, and its fully adjustable. The length may be just a tad too long, but as long as I made sure to tuck it down low before getting on the bike, I didn't really notice it. The only time it was noticeable, was in an uphill turn where you are looking through and up at the same time. Seemed to limit my neck motion just a tad. After a few sessions, I didnt really notice it any more.

    I considered trading for a medium, but I think I would rather have the extra protection of the longer one.....still if it was just an inch shorter, I think it would be about perfect.

    It seems to be a well made piece of gear....some flexibility, yet rigid protection. Great fit, quality materials and reasonable price.

    Probably best to defer to the racer dudes in here for opinions concerning its protection merits.....

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    Re: Alpinestars Tech Back Protector

    What kinda cost if you don't mind me asking? Judging from the pictures it looks like a very well made piece of equipment

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    I have this back protector also and give it a thumbs up. Haven't crash tested it but am sure it will provide a good deal of protection if it's ever needed. I picked it up used (only used once or twice) from a guy for 100 shipped. Cheapest elsewhere I could find new was about 135 or so shipped.

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    Re: Alpinestars Tech Back Protector

    ND4SPDSHO : What kinda cost if you don't mind me asking? *Judging from the pictures it looks like a very well made piece of equipment
    I got mine from New Enough - $126

    RRWanter....you got a good deal...

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    Baketech : Quote (ND4SPDSHO @ May 27 2003, 2:08pm)What kinda cost if you don't mind me asking? *Judging from the pictures it looks like a very well made piece of equipment
    I got mine from New Enough - $126

    RRWanter....you got a good deal...
    Yep! The $126 was before shipping right?

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    RRWANTR : RRWanter....you got a good deal...
    Yep! * *The $126 was before shipping right?[/quote]
    Yes...shipping was another 6 bucks I think...

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    I guess this has come full circle, and I can now give a more complete review...

    This thing did an excellent job when I came off and tumbled. I landed on my back a couple of times, both on the track and grass, with no bruising or tenderness in my back whatsoever.

    My ass and pelvis just below where the protector stops is pretty bruised and sore though...

    I can say with a good degree of confidence that had I not been wearing this thing I would have had some serious bruises to the shoulders and back...

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    Re: Alpinestars Tech Back Protector

    Quote Originally Posted by Baketech
    I guess this has come full circle, and I can now give a more complete review...

    This thing did an excellent job when I came off and tumbled. I landed on my back a couple of times, both on the track and grass, with no bruising or tenderness in my back whatsoever.

    My ass and pelvis just below where the protector stops is pretty bruised and sore though...

    I can say with a good degree of confidence that had I not been wearing this thing I would have had some serious bruises to the shoulders and back...
    I forgot to post after my 130-140mph getoff. The Tech series worked quite well. No injuries to moi at all. Multiple impacts in the runoff we call the high desert at WSIR.

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    Re: Alpinestars Tech Back Protector

    Quote Originally Posted by Baketech
    My ass and pelvis just below where the protector stops is pretty bruised and sore though...
    Didn't have on the '"Pete" extension' to the back protector, huh?

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    Re: Alpinestars Tech Back Protector

    Quote Originally Posted by RRWANTR
    I forgot to post after my 130-140mph getoff. The Tech series worked quite well. No injuries to moi at all. Multiple impacts in the runoff we call the high desert at WSIR.

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    Re: Alpinestars Tech Back Protector

    Quote Originally Posted by BDA116
    Didn't have on the '"Pete" extension' to the back protector, huh?
    He did....but the "access" port was unprotected....

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