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Old 11-30-2003, 12:57 PM
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I am looking for a chest protector. I want one with padding on the underside of the shoulder area. I have fallen before and hit the shoulder boy did it hurt and I was sore for 6 weeks after that. I would wear a football shoulder pad if I thought it wouldn't impead me and I could find a jersey big enough to go over it. So anyway input on who makes the best one for what I am looking for. To date the one I have seen that seems to fit the bill is the fox airframe. Let me know if you know of something with more padding in it.
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Old 11-30-2003, 01:05 PM
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DBD, I tried on everything I could get my hands on before finding my favorite. Bought the Thor Aftershock. It was the one that interfered the least with the bottom of my helmet when I turned my head. AND you can buy them now in the $50.00 range from several sources I hear. I would definately try them on......
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Old 11-30-2003, 01:13 PM
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The Fox Airframe is an excellent CP, I tried on all of the current chest protectors before settling on the Fox.

It provides good protection, and doesn't interfere with your movedment as some chest protectors do. I'd go with the Fox Airframe.
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Old 11-30-2003, 01:59 PM
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i have the zoom 2 plus. it is for riders over 200# or over 6'tall.
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Old 11-30-2003, 02:24 PM
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The Fox Airframe is an excellent CP, I tried on all of the current chest protectors before settling on the Fox.

It provides good protection, and doesn't interfere with your movedment as some chest protectors do. I'd go with the Fox Airframe.
I second that!!! I have the airframe and I love it!
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Old 11-30-2003, 03:04 PM
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the problem i have seen with the airframe is that the chrome on the shoulder pads peels off quickly and looks bad. also for large guys it is just too small.
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Old 11-30-2003, 04:08 PM
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I agree with YP on the airframe, if you are a big guy, you can forget about the airframe. They are pretty small. A good friend of mine just got one and he is around the 170lb range I would say and it's a bit small on him. If I put it on it would barely cover my nipples.
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Old 11-30-2003, 04:58 PM
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ROTFLMAO
that was funny.
fox airframe nipple protector LOL
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Old 11-30-2003, 05:56 PM
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I just got a Thor aftershock for $50.00 from

Bob cycle supply

They have them on close out so hurry if you want one.

I'm 6'0 & 235 & it seem to fit me ok, My old Fly got wrecked in a big crash, the only diffrence I really see is the front of the Thor aftershock is a little shorter. But it sem to fit me well. You will need to try on a few diffrent one's & find the one that fit's you best & than try & find a deal on one.
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Old 11-30-2003, 06:06 PM
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fox airframe nipple protector
LOL, we created a new FOX product line.
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Old 11-30-2003, 07:06 PM
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here is my next chest protector(139.00 on sale)
Bohn Crusadar Armored Shirt
http://www.actionstation.com/
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Old 11-30-2003, 09:47 PM
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I've got an XL airframe and it fits fine. I'm 6ft. about 240 lbs. Also, I didn't get the chrome so I don't know how it lasts.
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Old 11-30-2003, 10:05 PM
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I'm a huge fan of the HRP chest pro for several reasons: the padding can be removed to clean behind it, most rivet it on, replacement pieces are available, the main panels are die cut from flat sheets of lexan then bent, every other chest pro on the market is injection molded, the liquid plastic is squirted in from the sides and by the time it reaches the middle its cooler, so the center of the chest is the weak spot. I went to the Indy SX last year with the product manager from HRP and he went around collecting broken chest protectors from other brands to inspect. Most of them just cracked in half. The HRP is the only one I would trust to hold up to a major impact. HRP is also a big hockey pad company so they know a thing or two about pads. One of my best friends is a Fox rep. I think they make some great gear, but their chest pro's just don't cut it. More of a fashon piece in my opinion.
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Old 11-30-2003, 10:51 PM
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I'm with oldmx and big m, the aftershock is awesome, especially for the price. i have used it several times since i have been wearing it...works great
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Old 12-01-2003, 12:24 AM
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What does HRP stand for Hondageek? Do they have a web site?

Machoman here is what I have checked out along that line I really like the idea. EVS Model BJ3 also check these out too I want the padded pants and the torso tool.
Skeletools. Look at the skeletools shorts too. I am getting sometype of padded short like these just don't know what brand yet. Some of these companies don't make stuff like this for big guys like me.

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Old 12-01-2003, 06:45 AM
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hrp is the one everybody else is copying. do they make an oversize? i have heard they are the best.
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Old 12-01-2003, 08:27 AM
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Arent' they the creators of the "Flackjack"?
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Old 12-01-2003, 08:51 AM
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So hrp doesn't stand for anything that is the name of the co?
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Old 12-01-2003, 10:22 AM
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Not that I know of DBD as far as I know it's just the name of the company.

I could wrong though.
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Old 12-01-2003, 10:54 AM
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Well I use to use Fox Cp. But I hate chest protectors they are constricting and Rub and I just hate them. I should wear one but that's just not fun so I don't. There for I now have a broken calor bone that sticks up about an inch. I need to have it re-broken and set, but I just figure I will re-brake it sometime in the future and I can get it re-set then. The new Fox Airframe are suppose to be a really good protector but I really couldn't tell you.
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