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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by end0boy, Sep 30, 2005.

  1. end0boy

    end0boy Chimp

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    hey guys,im planning to get a new armor. i was supposed to get the 2005 rockgardn flak jacket until i found out that their small was too huge for me.. im 5"6.5 and skinny ..the jr. flakjacket would fit my chest perfectly but it might be too short since its for 5"-5"2 feet people.. im considering the 05 pressure suit or the sp-1. i heard a lot of negative stuff about it but still a lot of people use it (i wonder why??) .. do i have any other options? dainese is too expensive ..
     

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  2. frznnomad

    frznnomad Turbo Monkey

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    i just got one, but i havent had any ride time on it so i cant tell you. talk to bizutch or jeremy r they both own them and seem to love them.
     
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    People use it because it's inexpensive and readliy available. It fits a lot of people, just not smaller people so well.

    661 is coming out with a new model for 2006, very akin to the Dainese, and in XS,S,M,L and XL. I saw one at the dirt demo. Looked pretty good - smaller shoulder pads (for less chance of rolling around) and really nice mesh holding the plastic molding in place.

    When I tried on the 661 armour last year, it was too big for me (shoulder pads rolled instead of staying in place). This new jacket from 661 looks like it would work for me. I'm 5'5", 135#, somewhat broad-shouldered for a small female.
    Another option for you would be Fox.

    Hope this helps :)
    -sunny
     
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    I am 5'3, 125 lbs. and wear an '05 small-medium (that is one size) and it fits me perfectly other than the shoulder cups could be a little closer, but not much.

    Maybe this will help.
     
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    Just get the Flakjacket - if it fits right across the shoulders it will be fine, they wind up feeling short on everyone.
     
  6. end0boy

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    what do you have? pressure suit or flak jacket?? thanks for the help guys. it sucks to buy this stuff online ..
     
  7. end0boy

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    you talking about the flak jacket or the jr. flak jacket?
     
  8. end0boy

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    the 06 pressure suits are more expensive .. i dont have much dough .. sucks! :(
     
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    It seems to me that most armour ends up feeling short, too. The chest, arms and spine are most important anyway, eh?
     
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    If the Rockgardn doesn't fit right, check out some suits from other companies: 661, Fox or Troy Lee Designs. One thing I will tell you, wearing armor that doesn't fit right makes riding pretty uncomfortable.
     
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    Ebay!!!!
     
  12. Gunther

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    Have you tried one on? I just got the flak XXXL and can barely zip it up.
    I put it on and the zippers are about 10inches apart, I say they run way small.
     
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    i have an 04 flat jacket and it works great i have everything they make and they all work the best for you money but if you really really don't want the flak jacket i thinbg race face is coming out with something cheap and fox has one out allready
     
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    oh yeah kona but in not sure if it compete at all with rockgardn