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The story about broken shoulders and clavicles :smirk::bonk::lol:

Nope...... But yes it can happen but mine didn't break when I took that head shot :lol: I just had a stiff neck :lol:

Besides... I would rather have a broken collar bone then neck :lol:

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I have a medium too. it's probably too big for me as it fits now, but you can adjust them to fit to your liking. bigger/smaller. try on different sizes! my boyfriend broke his collarbone and now wears an alpinestars neck brace because the leatt irritates his collarbone. i have the ashley fiolek pad kit on mine; it's pretty neat! bet you would like it esty.

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I swear by my Leatt. I'm sure I would have done some serious damage when I had my "nasty" this past summer. Face planted, flipped over, and landed on my back. My neck was not sore at all. They were reculant to remove my helmet, thinking I had done damage, but I said to get my helmet off, my neck is fine, my leg isn't. I started with an EVS neck brace, and it just never felt comfortable. The Leatt is great. Once you get used to it, you don't even realize it's there. CTI knee braces will be here soon, awaiting the spring thaw for riding.

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It is 100% true there have been injuries to collar bones, shoulders and even breaking the c6-c7 vertabres for how the Leatt sits on your spine. There is not enough testing to prove whether it is a good design or if it is more effective then a neck donut. NO ONE can you tell anything true about the braces, it is all opinion and there are many experts that think the shoulders should take the weight, or the leatt is too rigid, or the EVS is too cheap, the neck should be open as the chest is the natural limiter, the fact is no one knows. Many pros have stopped wearing them, some openly say it is because they dont believe in the them, others I think have more to do with no one paying them to wear them.

My opinion is the neck braces are designed for specific types of falls on the head, the leatt in specific is meant to protect from landing on the top of your head and compressing your spine. Aaron Hill here a local pro was wearing his Leatt, fell in a corner, paralyzed from the chest down, so clearly brace or no brace hes done. There is also another opinion that says the most common types of crashes involve sliding, in which case a brace around your neck is a danger as it could get hung up or snug on something and put enough force on your head to stop it before the body allowing the brain to slam forward severing the brain stem from the spine, neck down paralyzed. This is why Arai helmets look goofy are all smooth and use plastics that break away very easily. That cheap EVS you put up, I believe in, it allows flex, the front is open, however it is the most uncomfortable thing I have ever tried to wear, I may try the Omega one next, but that new cheap EVS white thing looks promising to me. I want nothing touching my spine but for you it is your choice, its your neck to protect. Just because something costs 600 bucks and everyone that has one swears by them it does not mean its worth what it is, or will protect you. At this point with the information something is better than nothing but there is nothing, nadda, one ioda that proves if one brace is better than the other or if any are effective.

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It is 100% true there have been injuries to collar bones, shoulders and even breaking the c6-c7 vertabres for how the Leatt sits on your spine. There is not enough testing to prove whether it is a good design or if it is more effective then a neck donut. NO ONE can you tell anything true about the braces, it is all opinion and there are many experts that think the shoulders should take the weight, or the leatt is too rigid, or the EVS is too cheap, the neck should be open as the chest is the natural limiter, the fact is no one knows. Many pros have stopped wearing them, some openly say it is because they dont believe in the them, others I think have more to do with no one paying them to wear them.

My opinion is the neck braces are designed for specific types of falls on the head, the leatt in specific is meant to protect from landing on the top of your head and compressing your spine. Aaron Hill here a local pro was wearing his Leatt, fell in a corner, paralyzed from the chest down, so clearly brace or no brace hes done. There is also another opinion that says the most common types of crashes involve sliding, in which case a brace around your neck is a danger as it could get hung up or snug on something and put enough force on your head to stop it before the body allowing the brain to slam forward severing the brain stem from the spine, neck down paralyzed. This is why Arai helmets look goofy are all smooth and use plastics that break away very easily. That cheap EVS you put up, I believe in, it allows flex, the front is open, however it is the most uncomfortable thing I have ever tried to wear, I may try the Omega one next, but that new cheap EVS white thing looks promising to me. I want nothing touching my spine but for you it is your choice, its your neck to protect. Just because something costs 600 bucks and everyone that has one swears by them it does not mean its worth what it is, or will protect you. At this point with the information something is better than nothing but there is nothing, nadda, one ioda that proves if one brace is better than the other or if any are effective.

I have to agree with Towlie. I would also like to add Atlas braces to the mix.

But to go deeper, why do feel you need a neck brace, what events have lead you to this belief?

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Im on the fence about neck braces. I know a lot of racers that swear by them, but I've had a neck roll(donut) on since I started riding and it holds my neck in place just fine...But I'm still humming and hawing about getting one. The Alpinestars Bionic one looks nice, but again looks is not what I go for when we're talking safety. And on the topic of knee braces, mine are coming soon, due to multiple ligament tears in my knee from a fall. Too bad I didnt have them before the fall. lol.

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