Unfortunately... I recently hit tree at high speeds on my wr450. Fortunately...I was wearing my EVS neckbrace. My head and neck hit very hard. I always felt a bit like a old grandpa with my neck roll, but I can honestly say it could have saved my life, or at least me ability to walk. Just a thought from someone who walked away........I think the $39 cost is probably my least expensive protective gear...but probably only second on the list behind my helmet!!!