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I just wanted to thank Joe Rocket for saving my arm. :D Well, somewhat. Lets just say if I didn't have the gear on, I would have a dislocated shoulder. OUCH!

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Gear is pretty important. Minimal gear for extreme riding should be helmet, pads, gloves and a long sleeve. I cash aot form dumb stunts but i'm always sure to wear gear. You never know when a crash is about to happen. Gear up & be safe.
 

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I didn't know jackets held your shoulder joints together! How did it prevent a dislocated shoulder? I thought the jacket's greatest function is to resist abraision and punctures.
 

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Wearing proper gears along with riding gloves is important because they will save your hands from getting bang up. With busted hands you can't use the brakes properly.
 

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i think with busted hands after a fall it would be kinda hard to use them at all...
let alone the brakes...

wouldnt it?
 

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Joe Rocket Phoenix Jacket.

They are good. That is what I wear right now. For pretty much the same price you can get a Fieldsheer mesh jacket and it has a little better armor. Both are a good choice for the hot days though.
 

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9Nails: Well it doesn't help a shoulder from popping out but it does soften the blow. I was just trying to show how important a jacket can be and the shoulder pads in particular. :)

Thanks guys!
 

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u only fall on ur shoulders when playing superman, right waleed:D Are you guys coming out on sunday's BBQ?
 

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BTW u can find thsoe jackets on Ebay for 40-80 bucks. Thats last yrs model so they sell pretty damn cheap.
 

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jsigone said:
u only fall on ur shoulders when playing superman, right waleed:D Are you guys coming out on sunday's BBQ?
Hahah! Yeah, over the bars will do that. Thanks HP! :D I'll be there on Sunday. Oh and I got my jacket for $48 shipped to my door.
 

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Isn' tthat how many people break their colar bones? I thought I heard on a motocross track that 99% of the crashes involving a broken colar bone, the rider had their arms out like superman, and the shoulder was jamed when they hit the ground in a stiff arm fashion.

But I'd agree! Riding with out at least a mesh jacket is asking for trouble. And I've seen them under $99 - so there isn't any good excuse not to have one. Save the skin, wear a jacket!
 

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Actually it is just the impact to the ground. Speaking from experience :eek: I have landed twice on my left shoulder while crashing on a sportbike. My hands were still on the handle bar and my butt was still in the seat. It's just the impact can't be cushioned very well. Both crashes were in a leather armored jacket and I broke my collar bone both times.
 

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breaking the colar bone is a combonation of the impact and rolling over it. I know from experience too. I was skateboarding down a hill, started to rain, at the bottom where the groud was smoother, I slide out back wards, flew prolly 10-15 barwards landed on my upperback/sholder and rolled over the left side...snap the freaking "cast" is f---ing WEAK it's like backpack strap thingy.
 
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