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  1. 4 reviews

    The Recon S-3 has been designed for intermediate distance rides and is a mid sized pack. The Recon has the flexibility of free load storage space on the outside with increased internal storage above the smaller Sprint R-3. This pack also has a large outer pocket that can hold the Zac Speed tool roll (not supplied) when not used with the optional Matrix Tool Pack. Like the Sprint, the Recon pack is made from durable 1680D Poly fabric to ensure it meets the demands of the tough off-road environment with high quality YBS zips. Three compartment pockets, one internal soft lined goggle pocket and two external technical pockets the Recon has ample storage options for trail rides. The Recon comes standard with high quality Source 3 Lt/100oz bladder system with a quick connect hose system. The Recon pack has been designed with a wide vented TPR waist belt system to keep the pack stabilized whilst offering optimal comfort and ventilation. The pack is also equipped with the Zac Speed CONFIGR8 pack system allowing you to customize your pack with other CONFIGR8 elements for superior flexibility and adaptability.
  2. Hey Ladies, After breaking a rib this year, then injuring it again, I'm looking for an upgrade to my roost guard. I have a thor, which fits 'the girls' pretty well, but is like a front and back shell. No side protection. I'm looking at the leatt 5.5 or the alpinestar a-8. Those are the only two protectors of any style I've seen that look like they have rib protection. Has anyone tried one? I was able to try on the leatt, but I wasn't happy with the fit. Maybe if I spend some time adjusting it, but it seemed pretty tight on top. Any other suggestions? The stella bionic looks nice, but it looks like it doesn't have any rib protection either.
  3. Looking for some input on protective jackets. I sweat a ton when I ride, so something with good airflow is important...but I also crash a lot, so protection is equally important. In the past two years I've used the Thor Impact Rig, which was decent but didn't breathe all that well and both straps to the chest plates broke. Currently using the Fox Titan Sport Jacket and it also fails to really breathe well, also the extra support belt keeps coming undone, like the Velcro just isn't strong enough. On both, the zippers went to crap when riding without a jersey over top. Even if you spray them down very well. Any thoughts on the Alpinestars Bionic Pro Jacket? What do you wear and does it breathe well while still offering enough protection?
  4. I have taken a great liking to riding without anything covering my core. Am I tempting fate by doing so? Does anyone else ride without any chest protection? I was reading about Nathan Wood. Granted I am not jumping table tops, but it got me thinking about even slow moving falls and hits to the chest...
  5. I'll be putting plenty of miles on my yz this summer and am looking for some tips for riding gear. I currently have a helmet, gloves, riding pants and a jersy. I defiantly want to start wearing riding boots, what's a decent inexpensive brand/model? Also, should I invest in a chest protector and/or knee pads? If so what would be the best for trail riding? I don't race so I'll be be ripping up trails and big sand pits, any info would be awsome, thanks!
  6. I took a hard fall yesterday and my lower ribs are killing me. I have just a Thor chest protector. Does the body armor give more protection? Think I'm gonna go get some X-rays today
  7. 1 review

    The Dakar is the newest addition to the EXOTEC range and has been developed in response to the feedback from our desert racers. If you find yourself a long way from home the Dakar is the pack for you. Offering the most flexibility with free storage space and well-organized internal pockets the Dakar has a place for all your gear. The Dakar comes with its own dedicated tool roll and storage pocket to make sure you can carry the tools you need to get you home. The durable 1680 Denier Ballistic Nylon construction ensuresthe pack can go as far as you intend on taking it. The unique multi tier external pocket system gives you quick access to any compartment without having to loosen off the entire pack. Internal to the pack is a fully padded AV pocket with cable routing ports for external cable access, a padded goggle pocket and a vented mesh breathable storage compartment. No adventure should be embarked upon without sufficient water supplies which is why we have included the NEW Source 3 litre bladder system with quick connect hose.
  8. 2 reviews

    The Sprint R-3 pack has been purpose built for race orientated rides with its minimalistic approach and aggressive graphics. The Sprint R-3 has been designed with a low profile to minimize lateral movement in a high-speed environment. To enhance the stability and comfort of the pack the Sprint has a TPR vented waist belt system that helps keep the backpack in place even if your not. A Source 3 litre hydration bladder provides ample water storage with a NEW quick connect hose for quick refills. Whilst the Sprint is the smallest of the EXOTEC packs it still offers four individual compartments with two deep sidewall pockets ideal for tire lever/tool storage. Buried deep in the internals of the Sprint is a fully articulating pack shield for integrated back protection and superior airflow channelling.
  9. 1 review

    > Front shell CE certified against EN 14021 (stone shield). > Fits most riders (54-85 Kg). > Hard shells are constructed from a high performance polymeric material blend for optimized flexibility and excellent weight saving properties. > Shells are highly perforated for maximum breathability and air ventilation (cooling effect). > Soft bio foam padded chassis for maximum comfort. > Removable upper back padded panel for the neck support compatibility. > Soft touch BNS puller for easy and safe engagement of the BNS. > Removable and adjustable shoulder pads for size regulation with integrated BNS puller. > Adjustable elastic strap system with easy tom use buckle closure. > Integrated Y-strap system for modular use of back protector. Rapid and easy mounting of BP
  10. 1 review

    Primary Color: White Distinct Name: White Size: Lg-XL Ergonomic design contours to the natural shape of the back Features adjustable elastic bands and 2 lower Velcro bands Designed to work with neck brace (the front harness features a removable cover, the rear is formed to accommodate the brace above the protector) Preformed PE foam padding Front protection extends across chest (14021 approved) Back padding consists of 2 parts which are removable and washable D30 protection integrated for spine protection. D30 material hardens instantly upon impact for exceptional shock absorption Lower back panel is removable to accommodate riders with shorter torsos Removable arm guards EN1621-2-03 and 14021 approved Weight: 1250 grams JACKET SPECS: Short bodice and armor Made of stretch material with breathable mesh inserts and features shoulder and elbow protection Protection features plastic and PE foam (EN1621-1 approved) Elastic on chest with adjustable Velcro Lower portion of sleeves are removable Elbow protections are adjustable with elastic straps
  11. Hi, I currently ( and always have run chest protector/ roost deflectors) run a fox pro frame. I was on Instagram recently and noticed that none of the pros, offroad or MX, seem to wear them. Are they worth wearing or not? On a side note, does anyone have an alternate method of the Leatt Hands free hydration connector? I don't want to spend $30 on it.
  12. All, I"m sure a few of y'all have run into the scenario when you first put on a Leatt and decided it wouldn't work with your chest protector. So, I'm curious which models you went with. I know Leatt makes some specifically suited for this, but I'd like to get real world opinions on what has worked best for them. I ride trails with lots of loose stones but its also hot and I want to find a good compromise between protection and air flow. Thanks in advance!! GP
  13. 0 reviews

    The hard shell 5.5 Body Protector offers chest, back, elbow, shoulder and flank protection. CE tested and certified, it scores a total of 25 points in the Leatt protection rating system. The maximum level of full-body protection that we offer riders currently, the 5.5 is the ideal piece of safety gear for any rider. It has a 3D multi-layer, multi-plate articulating design that proves to be comfortable as well as ventilated with 53 ventilation slots. Premium hard shell protection integrated with 3D AirFit soft impact foam, the protector will conform to your body’s shape, yet the soft foam will absorb energy when subjected to impact, protecting you during a crash. The hard shell areas are made of made of high density poly ethylene (HDPE) for high impact or stone deflection. A new feature is that it has a mesh base layer as well as new anti-odor MoistureCool and AirMesh wicking fabrics. It is also compatible with Leatt neck braces. Hard shell and 3DF AirFit ventilated soft impact foam CE tested and certified as impact protection: Chest prEN1621-3 Level 2 Back EN1621-2 Level 2 Elbow and Shoulder EN1621-1 Flank protection FFM-French Federation Certified Total Leatt® protection score of 25 points Multi-layer, multi-plate articulating design Mesh base layer Kidney belt with height adjustability for best body fit Adjustable flank panels add side protection Our 3D design ensures a great fit that is very comfortable 53 ventilation slots for maximum cooling New anti-odor MoistureCool and AirMesh wicking fabrics FlipFit front and rear function and BraceOn™ neck brace fitting system allows over and under the shirt fitting with Leatt neck braces Weight: 2.500g – 5.5 lbs Unisex Fit #S/M (160 – 172cm | 5’2” – 5’8”) #L/XL (172– 184cm | 5’8” – 6’) #XXL (184– 196cm | 6’ – 6’5”)
  14. 1 review

    Been abusing Tekrider's latest creation, the "Crossover" vest, for almost a year now. Overall I've been impressed and really like the vest. The vest is geared towards mountain/backcountry snowmobilers and adventure/enduro/dualsport dirt riders. It offers a ton of ventilation, is cut taller for protection while standing up on the machine, and is designed for comfort when wearing a backpack. For those of you who wear neck braces, this vest is compatible with them. Fit and finish is what you'd expect from Tekrider - Their gear's expensive because it's worth it. You won't be disappointed. Unbelieveable airflow. By far their most heavily ventilated product. Compatible with most neck braces. Put the "Protection" into "Chest Protector". Fits great, cut taller for standing up while riding. Comfortable with a pack, and Comfortable wearing all day long. Dirt is where this vest really shines, even more than in the snow. With protection like my snocross racing vest, and more ventilation than my Freestyle, it's the best of both worlds.
  15. 1 review

    Size: 2XL-3XL The ultimate under-jersey deflector is designed to offer maximum coverage, yet hug the body Micro-mesh chassis with external seams for comfort Integrated soft and hard protective panels move with your body Side mounted YKK chest zipper goes around chest plate Articulated back panel is removable Polyurethane shoulder caps feature Ram-Air venting Multiple tension straps provide a secure fit Molded bio-foam panels with extensive venting Removable kidney belt and molded elbow and forearm guards Elastic cuff stitch for a comfortable seal Padded collar for comfort S/M fits most riders up to 160 lb. L/XL fits most riders 160-180 lb. XXL/XXXL fits most riders 180-250 lb. CE approved
  16. CHEST PROTECTORS, PRESSURE SUITS, AND IMPACT VESTS What I learned after the crash: I spent my whole vacation in the Moab hospital with broken ribs and a tube in my chest. My question is: “Would different armor have made any difference?” The answer is yes, for this particular crash. The different types of upper body armor all have their obvious advantages, you don’t have to look very hard to see which one has coverage here and nothing there. So “which type is best?” is a really tough question and probably more depends on what you hit, or what hits you. There are too many different manufacturers of these products to mention them all, but I will name brands that I have used or my riding buddies have. This was first written in May, 2011, and updated April, 2014. Additional Note: If you've found a new piece of gear that you use, please add a comment at the end of this thread so we can keep it current and include more opinions than just my experience. And if you really understand the whole CE rating system it would help to get a clarification from an expert. CHEST PROTECTOR / ROOST GUARD The classic Roost Guard is like slipping on a turtle shell, with layers of good hard protection on your front and back. If you’re racing and getting rocks thrown at you, you want a shield to deflect them. If you crash splat like a pancake, or get run over while laying on the track wondering what the hell just happened, you’ll be glad you bought one. They also have some form of pad for the top of your shoulders, but are open on the sides so your ribs aren't protected. The big pieces of plastic armor are shaped to loosely curve around your torso and spread out any sharp point of impact over a larger area. They don’t have a lot of padding between the shell and your body so cooling air flow is maximized. Try on several different ones and you’ll find one that fits you much better than the others. This will be the least expensive form of upper body armor you'll find. There are several new designs of Chest Protector Vests that are much more high tech, somewhat similar to the Pressure Suits in how they fit and function. The TLD 5955, Alpinestars A-8, and Leatt 5.5 Pro HD are the best I've seen of this new way of thinking about armor. This new generation of vest puts together multiple pieces of plastic to closely form to your body, and finally give you some rib protection too. These range from light to heavy duty and all are really comfortable and nice fitting, possibly worn under your jersey. The A*-8 and especially the Leatt HD are more substantial, and for this kind of armor easily the best I've seen. These are nothing like the classic roost guards, and they cost a lot more too. Advantages: Light weight, cool, easy on and off, great front protection from roost. The new Vest style armor protect your whole upper body about as good as it gets. And you get to choose which elbow armor you prefer, it's not included. Disadvantages: Roost Guards have no protection around the sides of your body; so your ribs, liver and spleen are vulnerable. You’re wrapped in a fairly low tech shell with the cheaper ones. You'll have to buy your elbow armor separately. Personally I see no disadvantage to these Chest Protector Vests but some guys feel they're too hot. Availability: Motorcycle parts stores usually stock a small selection of these and you want to take your time and find one that fits good, if you can find them at all. Unfortunately you can't try on the pieces when internet shopping, but that's where your best selection is. Check the sales policy of the online stores, you might need to return or exchange something. PRESSURE SUIT The Pressure Suit is a lot more high tech than the classic turtle shell approach, and more expensive. They have a long articulated plastic spine guard that flexes with you for comfort, some padding on the chest, and most have a kidney belt. They are available is short sleeve so you can use your own elbow pads, or in long sleeve with pads attached that stay comfortably in place. There will be small pieces of padding in strategic places and usually something fancy on top of your shoulders. These are worn under your jersey but some guys simply wear them over a t-shirt when it’s really hot. The fit is meant to be snug to your body. Many of them use an open mesh fabric for cooling. The amount and kind of padding for the chest varies greatly, some use just a thin pad and others will use a piece of plastic over a fat pad. More padding equals better protection, and hotter. I think the Rockgardn Flac Jacket is a good example of max protection, but it may be more than you’re looking for. This AXO Air Cage is lighter but still has all around armor. There are lots of other good ones, you need to decide for yourself how much padding / how much insulation (hot) you can tolerate. I was wearing a minimalist one when I crashed, my hospital bill was Ten Grand. I wish I was wearing thicker / better armor but Moab gets so damn hott. You have to find the compromise you're comfortable with. There is a new design, the Leatt 3DF Airfit Body Protector that is like a Pressure Suit but all the pads are soft, no hard shell material. Reviews say it's soft, light weight, and cool: comfortable. I think it's worth looking at if you want lots of protection, but it doesn't look to me like it's made for you MX guys. If you are you an ATGATT rider (All The Gear, All The Time) this could be perfect under a jacket on your commute to work too. Here are some other good pics of it. Advantages: These are designed to offer protection in a crash, they are high tech compared to a classic roost guard. Some are lighter weight and less padded than others, so you can buy the level of armor that you feel comfortable wearing. This armor is shared with the downhill mountain bike racers. Disadvantages: More expensive, hotter, and harder to get on and off than a Chest Protector, especially when sweaty. Most have no padding around the sides; leaving your ribs, liver, and spleen vulnerable. You don’t have a big shell around you and it’s easy to see how sometimes that could be exactly what you need. Availability: Search motorcycle shops and bicycle shops for these, you really need to try it on before buying. The ones favored by mtn bikers will be lighter weight, the moto ones will usually be more heavy duty. I constantly fought with the first one I bought; it stabbed me in the neck, the elbow pads slipped, and it was terribly hot. The one I crashed in was so comfortable I could take a nap in it, but it didn't protect me when I needed it to. Look around for a few different ones before you buy, you’ll see big differences between them in fit and padding. Search the internet. IMPACT VEST This is a relatively new and smaller category of protection and I’m not sure the category has a title, but they are designed for impact so that’s what I’m calling them. Some fit like an insulated vest; thinner than a life jacket but thicker than you would wear under your jersey. There are different ways they offer protection and some come from other sports: a bull riders vest, snowmobile racers, road racers, etc. Even an inflatable coat. From state of the art high tech materials used in bullet proof vests to fancy pads in all the right places, these can offer you choices the other styles don’t. I’m going to talk about a few manufacturers of these that I’m aware of, it’s unlikely that you’ll find them in stores because they aren’t the normal moto gear- yet. One is custom made to order, and the others sell at 2 to 3 times the price of a Roost Guard; it’s hard for a retailer to gamble on stocking this stuff. But I’m including them so you know more of your options. Moto X Vest- Starting with bullet proof vest technology, adapted from Professional Bull Riders, this model is specifically tailored for motorcycle riders. All the PBR guys wear these vests, so if it’s the best technology we have against a couple thousand pounds of raging bull then it seems like it might work when your bike tosses you on your ass? It’s made to integrate with most of the new “Leatt style” neck braces and is vented more than the bull rider's model. The special padding and fabric spreads out a point of impact so you absorb it over a larger surface area, these really are rocket science materials. It can be worn either tight or loose, and you can clean it with a pressure washer. It doesn’t have fancy looking shoulder protection or elbow pads like a Pressure Suit but it wraps fully around your sides and gives great protection for your ribs and organs from an impact. I had a long phone call with Mick, the designer/manufacturer, he’s a great guy and I recommend you give him a call. This is what I'm currently wearing and I'm sure that I wouldn't have spent my vacation in the hospital if I'd been wearing one then. Some guys don't like the fit, it's definitely a different look. Like anything that wraps you up it can get hot, so they have a new more vented model that just came out. I haven't tried it but it has more vents. TekVest- These guys make a full line of vests, offering something for everyone. Their original one has padding, pockets, protection, and a place to slip your hydration bladder: this thing is loaded with options. And expensive. They have a big following in the snowmobile market so that should give you an idea of how warm it might be. They've adapted their designs for motorcycles the last few years, offering different levels of protection and better venting. Look thru their website to see models from fully loaded designs with pockets to a very light weight design made to be worn with a hydration-backpack. They're required equipment to snowmobile race, those guys are on 600 lb machines with steel spikes in the treads. Some guys think this is as good as it gets in armor, if you can wear that much. I’ve read good reviews and harsh criticisms; my buddy liked his a lot on his sled, but it was just too hot for him at race pace in the desert. It wraps fully around your torso so it will have better protection for your ribs and internal organs. There are many guys who swear by this armor, but it's not what you typically see worn at the motocross track. I recently bought a Freestyle Vest with the shoulder pads and like the fit and feel of it. Actually I bought it for downhill skiing, where I've broken ribs more often than falling off my moto. Here is a short review by Bryan Bosch. Impact Armor This armor is popular with Pro road racers and sport bike guys. The high tech pads are held in place by their skin tight leather race suit. They have a SuperMoto chest protector designed specifically for that style of riding, maybe that's exactly what you're looking for? Hit-Air Auto Bahn 2 There's an inflatable coat that blows up with a compressed gas bottle in the pocket, and is triggered by a leash attached to your bike. When you crash and separate from your bike (while flying thru the air) the coat will inflate around your body and neck. In the right crash this could work great, but I stayed with my bike into the ground and I would have had no protection at all. So it should work for a high side get off, but it won't be there for you on a low side. Maybe for a road rider? But I just can't see it as valid protection in too many kinds of crashes. I’ve read many posts by guys who are unhappy with their armor because of “it's too hot!” or “it didn’t protect me when I crashed”. There are advantages and disadvantages for every kind of armor, and how it fits you and your riding style are really important. In addition to choosing what you might think fits you best, there is the discussion about the importance of the CE ratings. Some manufacturers get the certification, there are like 7 different CE safety standards you can look at to determine what might give you the best protection. Some smaller companies don't spend the money on certification so you don't know exactly how they might compare to the gear from the big guys. "Unrated" doesn't mean it isn't good protection, they just didn't get their stuff "certified". The problem is no one piece of this gear can protect us from every possible crash scenario. How much armor, and which kind you should wear, ultimately is your decision. If you try to wear it all you’re going to look like an Armadillo. And move about as fast too.
  17. Looking to get a camelbak for a scramble this month. Anyone have any suggestions of which to buy? I don't need a huge backpack with the ability to carry tools or anything.
  18. I am wondering if there is a decent under jersey ptrotection system without having to go a size up? (I am already a 2xl)
  19. Just thought I'd share this in case someone else is having trouble finding a chest protector. For the last few years I've been trying many different chest protectors, but could never find one that fit. I'm tall but skinny. (5' 10", 110lbs)......I first started with a Youth thor quadrant, which fit okay but wasn't long enough. It didn't go far enough down my ribs and also didn't fit well with my Leatt. Next I went to a Leatt Adventure Lite. This fit okay, but not good. Still loose up in the shoulder area. I used it for a season and got rid of it. This past season I used a EVS under jersey R4....I have zero complaints on this. It fit very well and was confortable under the jersey. But, I just didn't have the same sense of safety in that as I did in my others. Big rocks still didn't feel good hitting you in the chest with it on. So, I just got myself an adult (S/M) Fox Proframe LC on Black Friday for $49! I just got it in today and it fits really nice, especially with my Leatt. I really wish I would have found this a few years back. So if anyone has the same type of build as me and cannot find a chest protector they're happy with, give the Fox Proframe a shot. I remember making a few threads on my issue and nobody really had an answer (other than the EVS R4).
  20. Hey all, Been thinking about this post for a fair while now. On May 15th I received some new gear (boots and chest protector) in the mail. I geared up and drove down to my local xc/mx track to try out my new gear. I did not contact my buddies as as was going for an "easy" ride. VERY luckily there was other riders at the track and two of them took me through a new part of the xc track. I would estimate my skill level at basic to medium as I am just getting back to riding at 46. The accident: I was in between the two other guys when I came out of a corner and clipped (that's what I tell my wife and friends) I hit a small try tree that stopped the bike dead. I came off the bike and must have placed my left foot down first as it took all the force. I ended up with class VI tibia plateau fracture of my left leg. After 5 weeks I now know this was a pretty serious fracture. I am laid up for the whole summer. No weight bearing for 3 months. Spirits are good and always have a great attitude, thank god for a great family!!! The IMPORTANT lesson which we all know and I want to re-iterate is under NO reason never ride alone. (Period) For those concerned...the bike is fine . It's driving me crazy that it is dirty and I can't wash it yet . Jeff in Ontario
  21. 0 reviews

    GENERAL INFORMATION FOX champions demanded the most effective full-coverage roost deflector in the world, so they gave them the legendary Airframe: comfortable durable, and stylish. The Airframe uses world-class technology in offering unbeatable coverage in a traditional deflector style. Its tradition lives on. Shock-resistant, Lexan polycarbonate front and rear panels. Lycra-lined Bio-foam with comfort padding. Fully adjustable and removable arm guards. Removable back plate allows rider to wear as chest plate only. Kevlar-reinforced Torsion Hinge with two-piece rear panel. Adjustable shoulder connections for custom fit. The adjustability of the Fox Airframe chest protector makes it easier to fit this chest protector with a neck brace. (Note: Everyone is different and may require slight modification for best fit with a neck brace).
  22. 1 review

    I have never worn body protection, but after a couple crashes last year that left me with bruised ribs I decided I better do something. I considered the soft armor, even tried the Leatt vest, but it all seems like it would be too warm on those long summer rides. I already had an Atlas Neck Brace, so the next logical move was to get body protection from Atlas, too. Their Guardian soft armor looks interesting and not as smothering as some others, but its not available yet, so I opted for the Defender. The Defender is a next generation roost protector, it boasts some features your standard roost protector hasn't had in the past, and the full version also protects your back. It has waterproof padding, is made for use with the Atlas Neck Brace (and looks like it will work well with others) and is configurable in 5 different ways. You can remove the upper back plate and replace it with a clear plastic piece, or you can just remove the upper pads and leave the hard plastic in place. The front has an upper plate that you don't use with an Atlas Neck Brace, but can be added for use without a neck brace or for use with other brands of braces. It is vented quite well, and when moving even seems to accelerate the air through the protector and around your body. As for comfort, well its a hard plastic roost protector that also covers your back, so it's not like wearing a t shirt. The side straps hold it in place reasonably well, but it did have a tendency to ride up on me a little. The elastic straps at the shoulders do a good job of holding the Atlas Neck Brace in place, and the brace fits nicely with the pads going under the armor in the back and into the open area in the front. The GoPro mount that mounts in the middle of the chest is a plus, that POV is much better than a helmet mount if you are inclined to film while riding. All in all, it seems to be a decent product for the money, I found it on sale for under $100. It comes in white or black. PRODUCT INFORMATION WEIGHT 1.65 Lbs (760g) - 2.2 lbs (993g) Depending on configuration PACKAGING DIMENSIONS Depth - 12” (31 cm) Width - 14.5” (37 cm) Height - 4.6” (12 cm) IN THE BOX Defender Hanger GoPro mount Quickstart guide Configuration kit
  23. I know that there are tons of forums about Atlas braces and chest protectors, but I'd like to wear a chest protector under my jersey instead of over it and still wear my Atlas. So does anybody else have experience with doing that or knows for a fact what protector will work like that?
  24. What do you guys do when you trail ride alone, my dad wants me to carry a phone but i can't with my jersey and rants and don't want a backpack.. i thought about a hydration pack and putting it in that but i don't have a chest protector, and most hook to that right? I don't like the bulk though either... any solutions?
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