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Any ideas where I can order a "Spidi Air Back Inside" for my 2 piece leathers on the net???? I found several places that carry the separate Spidi back protector but not the one that slips into the pocket of my suit. My local dealer can order it from Lockhart Phillips but they are sure to increase the price to make a profit.
Thanks in advance.

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Brenda,

Thanks for FAST reply /images/icons/smile.gif

I checked kneedraggers but they do not carry the Air Back Inside. I thought they did and when I clicked on it, it said they do not /images/icons/frown.gif I love kneedraggers, their customer service and shipping are amazing. Got my Sidi Verts, frame sliders, & Gloves from them, the prices are unbeatable. I will check them again, thanks /images/icons/smile.gif

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okay check lockhartphillipsusa.com /images/icons/smile.gif

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I looked around for a LONG time for a Spidi Air Back..lots of places said they carried it..Most of them couldn't actually GET one. Or they could, but it would take 4-6 MONTHS. I eventually went with a Clover protector. Apparently they're pretty popular in Europe.

http://www.dexdirect.com/acatalog/Shop_Entrance_Clover_Back_Protectors_108.html

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Jen, when looking to add armor to the pocket of your jacket be sure to compare the size of the plate to that of a regular back protector. My Dainese Flash2 jacket has a pocket with integrated back protector that only has lower back coverage. When I went into a guardrail last August, hitting my back on the armco support, the coverage was just adequate. If I had hit the support maybe 6" higher I would have missed the armor completely. I now wear a Dainese BackSpace 2 protector that covers from the base of the neck down to the tail bone and the insert plate sits at home. When it comes time to put my wife on the back of the bike I will use the insert and make her wear the BackSpace unit.

 

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Thanks everyone for the info. I am looking at other brands now, not just Spidi. Thanks Duc for the info on the plates and proper placement & protection, what do you wear when not in full leathers? isn't the Backspace2 longer then your jacket? I don't plan to wear full leathers when in town but still want a quality back protector that I can wear with jacket only or full leathers. Do you have to order through a dealer for things that lockhart phillips carries? my dealer is listed for them but they will jack the price up.

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<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr>

what do you wear when not in full leathers? isn't the Backspace2 longer then your jacket?

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Since getting the new bike, I have only gone out in less than full leathers once; I substituted the leather pants for jeans. The back armor extends maybe 1 plate (out of 8) below the jacket but does not feel uncomfortable at all. I can't leave the house without back armor under my jacket now.

IF you choose to by a Dainese branded back protector (or any gear for that matter) you need to look at http://www.dainese.be. The service and price cannot be beat.

<font color=blue>Dainese Back Space 1-2-3</font color=blue>



Kneedraggers..........$149.00
KC International.......$139.00
Dainese.be..............$ 85.26

 

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WOW, what a price difference between the three. Thanks for the added info Duc, it's been really helpful. I am looking at several different brands and think that I have changed my mind about getting a back protector that will slip into my suit for an independent protector.

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If you would like, I can get a picture of the protector being worn to show you how it looks with only a jacket being worn.

 

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Sorry...I just pictured me wearing the protector and naked from the waist down. /images/icons/laugh.gif I meant not wearing leather pants. /images/icons/wink.gif

Wearing leather pants and a leather jacket combination the protector would slide into the pants to allow for zipping the two garments together.

 

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/images/icons/shocked.gif No need to post a pic of yourself leaning against your Duc, wearing only a jacket, protector but no pants.
I now have a FULL visual image in my head that I can't get rid of!!!! /images/icons/wink.gif j/k

A picture would be great only as long as it's not a BIG job to take it, scan it, and so on.

In your opinion, is the Backspace the best back protector on the market as far as protection? just curious. I don't have alot of info about back protectors and so I am asking alot of questions before I purchase one for me and my hubby. Thanks again.

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Jen - There's a couple theories as to what is better - articulated plates or something more shock-absorbing. Plates, like the Dainese, will protect you better against a sharp-edged object, because they'll disperse the shock over a much wider area. A foam pad, like a Bohn, will absorb broader shock (pavement) more effectively.

FWIW - I have a Dainese (Backspace 2) - Sandy doesn't like it very much 'cause she's curvy where the waist strap goes and it tends to ride up. She found a Knox that's cut for women and uses that instead.


Bohn was started by a guy that left Knox and went to the US...http://www.actionstation.com/ for Bohn stuff

http://www.planet-knox.com/ For the original Knox stuff.

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Bohn, Knox, Dainese and Spidi all make excellent protectors. The key is to find one in your price range and one that is comfortable to wear (as Scott brought up). For what it's worth, Franz at http://www.dainese.be mentioned that some of the GP pilots are wearing the Backspace protectors and that sold me on them. If they trust them at the level of riding they do it will do just fine for me. The Backspace utilizes an aluminum honeycomb interior to maximize the energy dispersion while keeping the item light in weight. With that I would have to guess that any significant impact to the protector would crush the honeycomb reducing its effectiveness during subsequent impacts; it would be best to buy a new protector just as you would a helmet.

It's no problem to shoot of a few pictures with the digital. I'll try to do it tonight for you.

 

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...and when assuming the World Superbike pose. /images/icons/wink.gif



As you see the protector on me sticks out very little. The BackSpace comes in three different sizes to better fit the height of the wearer. If you were on the low side on one of the sizes you might have a tiny bit more exposed when on the bike but it won't look like a dog tail by any means. /images/icons/tongue.gif

Damn, who put the fish-eye lense on my digital? My ass looks HUGE!!! LOL /images/icons/laugh.gif

 

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Scott,

Thanks for the insight on various styles of back protector's, what about using a foam pad in your jacket pocket and wearing an independent protector like the backspace??? Sandy and I have the same build, minus one inch height difference, and if the backspace was uncomfortable for her, it would probably also be for me. I think that I will buy the backspace for my hubby and after receiving it, try his on and then go from there. Thanks for your time and input, it is very appreciated.

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Duc.....Back dat thang up!!!!!!!! /images/icons/wink.gif LOL....those damn fisheye lenses are always doing that to me to. You don't look anymore than a buck 25 wet /images/icons/smile.gif Thanks for the pictures, that's a nice looking......back protector you have and it doesn't show at all standing up and only a tad in the "World Superbike Pose" /images/icons/wink.gif How tall are you???? my hubby is 6'1" and very skinny, much like yourself, so it should fit him the same. Speaking of dog tails, is that a dog tail in the bottom right corner of the third picture??? I am going to order one for my hubby and see how it fits me before ordering mine. How long did it take you to get yours from Dainese.be????? Thanks again for all the time you have put into my questions /images/icons/smile.gif

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