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This is a copy from another forum. Thanks Jeff M

YouTube - ‪The GEAR Study with Liz de Rome‬‏

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"One of the most important findings was the difference it made to be wearing body armour, particularly for hands and knees.

When garments included fitted body armour there was a significantly reduced risk of any injury. This included a reduced risk of any injury to the upper body by 23%, legs by 39%, hands by 45% and feet by 45%. The results also found riders wearing shoes or joggers had a much higher risk of foot and ankle injuries, as any type of boot reduced risk of injury by 53%."
Something I thought was very interesting was that the study found there were substantial issues with the quality of gear manufactured:

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"The results of the study also send a clear message to the manufacturers of motorcycle protective clothing. The proportion of jackets (29%), pants (28%) and gloves (25%) that failed under crash conditions due to material damage indicates a need for improved quality control."

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Interesting article, but its not rocket science! Anything that stops your flesh from sliding along a cheese grater is going to be good.

I read an interesting article in a mag at Spoophs place... think it was a NRA rag, and it had some interesting stats on motorcycle crashes and %'s that are no helmet deaths.

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Motorcyclist has a column this month, suggesting that helmet use isn't all it's cracked up to be. Just another study of "statistics". :popcorn:

Regardless of the numbers, I'm not leaving the driveway without my gear.
 

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i've been on the pavement with nothing but light cotton between me and it.....not fun or wise, 30 years later guys i ride with today sometime give me grief for all the gear i wear. I tell them the difference between me and them WHEN things go wrong in a hurry, i have a better chance of walking away from it.

I sound too much like my dad now.........lol
 

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I have a good Alpinestars leather jacket, expensive too, and I can't even begin to estimate how much regret I would feel if I had a sudden and unexpected get-off while that jacket was hanging in my closet.:facepalm:
 

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On my one time hitting the ground all I had on was a pair of jeans and a long sleeve cotton shirt. It was kind of like a thermal so it wasn't super thin. My shirt didn't rip when I hit the ground. I still got a couple small scrapes that were nothing on my arm and shoulder, but it still sucked.

As soon as I'm done buying a house(end of July) I'm buying a new jacket and frame sliders for the bike! Should've had the sliders already. Hopefully gettin my new helmet in a couple weeks too.
 

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lol, it's interesting to have some statistics behind the belief, that for sure! Thanks for posting Z!

As I see it, a rider only needs to go down once to know if they have a brain or not.... If after that fall they don't improve upon their gear and skill, let Darwin take them...
 
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