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Soft or hard armour

  • Soft

    Votes: 1 8.3%
  • Hard

    Votes: 11 91.7%

  • Total voters
    12
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The Dude
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both.
 

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Soft or hard? Why?
I always perform better when it's hard.....

When I think of armour, I don't really think soft.
To me soft means padding :)
Thermoplastic impact absorbing armour is where it's at.

The difference to me is whether the armour is internal, or external.
Main reasons for the trend towards external armour is rider comfort, safety and air flow/ducting...
I can vouch for this. The latest suits are so bloody comfy compared to 5-10 years ago.

A lot of the top end suits are running external thermoplastic armour on areas such as the elbows, arms, tibia and knees now, as well as the shoulders where it first appeared.
Massive gains in breathable flexible kevlar panels shouldn't be overlooked either !
 

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Hard, but just to contradict myself, when it comes to gloves I can't wear them with hard knuckle dusters/:wtf:
 

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I think the only hard armor I have is a back protector. Unless you include boots. The leg part of the boots, that is.
 

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Hard, but just to contradict myself, when it comes to gloves I can't wear them with hard knuckle dusters/:wtf:

Me too John. Most of the time, I ride with a hard armour Vanson jacket. In addition, I always use a hard armour back brace.
 
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