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03-28-2013 09:32 PM
Spec
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Originally Posted by geolemon View Post
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.
03-28-2013 08:52 PM
Jeepflambe
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Originally Posted by Spec View Post
Sorry Jeepflambe, err... Mr. Jeepfalmbe sir!
Mr?? thats my dad's name

I like that idea of forming CE armor to poly carb.
03-28-2013 05:17 PM
geolemon 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 ^^^
03-28-2013 02:11 PM
klr4evr
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Originally Posted by planalp View Post
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.
03-28-2013 11:04 AM
Spec
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Originally Posted by Jeepflambe View Post
Those would be great but my legs are too big. Knee bones are 7 1'2 inches across.

Sorry Jeepflambe, err... Mr. Jeepfalmbe sir!
03-28-2013 09:15 AM
planalp
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Originally Posted by Jeepflambe View Post
PS Ed harris's best movie is "Enemy At the Gates"
Agreed.

You've got a hard row to hoe coming up with these pants. As you've noted, while perhaps handy for some things, your height/length is going to make finding/fitting stuff even more difficult than it probably would be for somebody short.



03-28-2013 08:57 AM
Jeepflambe
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Originally Posted by Spec View Post
Yea how about off-road knee/shin guards, somthing like these:



Gotta say though that Fire Hose jeans aren't going to offer much protection compared to actual riding pants.

Those would be great but my legs are too big. Knee bones are 7 1'2 inches across.
03-28-2013 08:55 AM
Jeepflambe The hockey knee pads are quite thick and will be hard to get under Jeans or even riding pants If I took out the lining then all I would have is plastic.
As cpt Kirk would say..."Gotta think..Gotta think"

PS Ed harris's best movie is "Enemy At the Gates"
03-28-2013 08:46 AM
planalp
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Originally Posted by Jeepflambe View Post
Wow!! Ed harris really came a long way!!!
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.

Good luck with your project. Unfortunately, I have no suggestions and can't really think of anything better than your old hockey gear. Hope it works out.



03-28-2013 06:30 AM
Jeepflambe Wow!! Ed harris really came a long way!!!
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