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post #11 of 15 Old 03-28-2013, 12:04 PM
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Those would be great but my legs are too big. Knee bones are 7 1'2 inches across.

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Yeah, The Right Stuff was still two years down the road. Sorry about the jack, but klr4evr's picture was the perfect opportunity to introduce those not-in-the-know to this vintage cinema classic.
Ya when I read about motorcycle armour that old movie came to mind. Having owned a couple of Honda CBX's the picture is a favorite. The movie not so much.

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I've thought about this also.
I just bought an Alpinestars jacket, that has CE-rated "armor" - but it feels squishy to me. If I put the jacket on, I still wouldn't want to wail my arm into the edge of a door.

And it seems if they simply bonded the soft-ish padding that's in the sleeves with even a thin layer of something like polycarbonate - or maybe here's where a dry-layup (vacuum bagged) dual layer of thin carbon fiber would really shine.

I was wondering, having seen some pretty inexpensive CE-rated replacement jacket armor on Amazon, if you could take a set like that and modify it to be actually protective... more like those shin/knee guards up there ^^^
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Sorry Jeepflambe, err... Mr. Jeepfalmbe sir!
Mr?? thats my dad's name

I like that idea of forming CE armor to poly carb.
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I've thought about this also.
I just bought an Alpinestars jacket, that has CE-rated "armor" - but it feels squishy to me. If I put the jacket on, I still wouldn't want to wail my arm into the edge of a door.

And it seems if they simply bonded the soft-ish padding that's in the sleeves with even a thin layer of something like polycarbonate - or maybe here's where a dry-layup (vacuum bagged) dual layer of thin carbon fiber would really shine.

I was wondering, having seen some pretty inexpensive CE-rated replacement jacket armor on Amazon, if you could take a set like that and modify it to be actually protective... more like those shin/knee guards up there ^^^
CE armor is desinged to disperse force rather than focus the impact like hard armor. Wiki here

There's new tech called strain sensitve armor that reacts by hardening on impact and then softening to disperse the force. D30 is an example.

Street protection is more for abrasion than impact vs. dirt where impact is the primary concern.

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