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Old 11-29-2012, 10:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 45 mph punch out - Crash Test Review

I sold my Vanson Kit and Sidi Vertigo boots to a young man last month. My Vanson kit has full MotoGP Armor. He crashed his bike pretty good yesterday. A car ran an intersection and he had to punch out at about 45 mph. He was wearing a Bell helmet and some Icon gloves. He rolled and tumbled down the road but was unhurt. The biggest impact was to his shoulder and elbow. The armor stayed in place and did it's job. His feet, hands, and head are all in working order. His bike can be fixed. I'll post some pics of the damage when he sends them to me.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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As much as I hate hearing about a rider down I am always glad to hear about success stories with regard to protection. I have seen the benefits myself... Not even a bruise...

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Not pretty to think about what my knee might have looked like without the protection.

Hope he can come out ahead from this.


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Old 11-30-2012, 03:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I have their "CE Body Armor" in my Cobra 2, and that's what comes standard in their jackets. (The CE Back Pad is optional...I have that too.)

http://www.vansonleathers.com/product_pages/armor1.htm

The GP Armor looks a lot bigger. Since their jackets are a pretty snug fit, how did you find the comfort and fit with the GP Armor? Did you order your jacket (or suit) a size larger?
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:01 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The Vanson kit fits better than any other kit I've ever worn. The GP Armor actually makes the kit fit better. I'm currently riding with a Tourmaster kit which I really like but it doesn't have the fit or protection of the Vansion Kit.
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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These are some photos of the Vanson kit, pre-crash
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Tex: you're saying the GP armor doesn't take up any more space inside the jacket than the CE armor? If so I'll take a look at it. I'm picking up my jacket from Vanson in January. I had planned to keep the CE armor which comes with it and buy the CE back protector....but I'll see how the GP looks and fits. I've already got a CE-outfitted Cobra 2 so if it makes sense for one then it probably makes sense for both.
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