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Re: It seems that a neck brace does save necks.
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2018, 01:10:27 pm »
I srtopped wearing mine want dis 'n moere shlep om op te sit en af te haal veral in Lesotho as jy dik aangetrek is.teen reen en koue.... will most probably start wearing mine again if I look at these statistical info.....
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Re: It seems that a neck brace does save necks.
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2018, 01:20:55 pm »
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Re: It seems that a neck brace does save necks.
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2018, 01:37:09 pm »
One day in a boardroom they decided to sell more margarine.
So they put the word out there with plenty RESEACH...BUTTER IS BAD for you...Eat margarine.
Some years later ..Some more RESEARCH... Margarine is one molecule away from Plastic... Eat butter.  :laughing4:

I do not believe in all these statistical RESEARCHES that are done.

Wear one of you want to do it.  But at sixty years young and plenty of motorcycle miles in my butt I will not wear one.

My take on it.

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Re: It seems that a neck brace does save necks.
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2018, 01:40:26 pm »
One day in a boardroom they decided to sell more margarine.
So they put the word out there with plenty RESEACH...BUTTER IS BAD for you...Eat margarine.
Some years later ..Some more RESEARCH... Margarine is one molecule away from Plastic... Eat butter.  :laughing4:

I do not believe in all these statistical RESEARCHES that are done.

Wear one of you want to do it.  But at sixty years young and plenty of motorcycle miles in my butt I will not wear one.

My take on it.

Did you read the info and the context wherein the information was gathered?

No one can force anyone to wear a brace. It just becomes more evident that wearing one, is a wiser thing to do than not...

PDF attached for those that want it in that format....
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Re: It seems that a neck brace does save necks.
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2018, 01:43:31 pm »
Did you read the info and the context wherein the information was gathered?

I really don't care how they "SAY" it was gathered.  In these times I cannot believe anything anymore.  Die wereld is mos in sy glory. Almal lieg en bedrieg om die REGTE antwoorde te kry.  :laughing4:

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Re: It seems that a neck brace does save necks.
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2018, 01:46:51 pm »
I purchased a leatt in about 2013.Wore it a couple of times.Made my neck and upper back seriously sore and restrictive in movement.I stopped wearing mine and gave it away.
Like everyone I have heard the good and bad.I have had several back ops including neck fusion.I have multiple T series disc failures as well.

A well known ex SA MX champion said it was the biggest money making racket in his view and refuses to wear one as well.

I take my chances at the moment.

 

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Re: It seems that a neck brace does save necks.
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2018, 01:47:55 pm »
The study is likely fatally flawed, since it doesn't put the numbers in perspective with regards to the numbers of competitors wearing neck braces (or not). If, of the total number of competitors, 10% wear a neck brace, and 90% not, then the guys with neck braces are statistically more likely to be seriously injured.

Not trying to say anything for or against neck braces (I have no idea what the pros and cons are in reality), but the study does not present "normalised" data, and hence is probably meaningless.
 
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Re: It seems that a neck brace does save necks.
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2018, 01:53:18 pm »
I purchased a leatt in about 2013.Wore it a couple of times.Made my neck and upper back seriously sore and restrictive in movement.I stopped wearing mine and gave it away.
Like everyone I have heard the good and bad.I have had several back ops including neck fusion.I have multiple T series disc failures as well.

A well known ex SA MX champion said it was the biggest money making racket in his view and refuses to wear one as well.

I take my chances at the moment.

Then you for sure either had the wrong size or didn't have it adjust correctly/it was interfering with some other piece of kit. I literally can't even tell mine is on, and have had a moment of "Shit! I forgot my Neckbrace!!" once or twice even though it has been on.

I don't see any cons to wearing one, but quite a substantial possible pro, so I wear it.
 

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Re: It seems that a neck brace does save necks.
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2018, 01:58:51 pm »
...."No one can force you to wear a brace"
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But they can if they set their mind to it, and that's what bothers me. :deal: :-\
 

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Re: It seems that a neck brace does save necks.
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2018, 02:07:05 pm »
Just to add I wouldn't wanna force anyone to wear anything.  I think helmets should be optional.
 

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Re: It seems that a neck brace does save necks.
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2018, 02:08:01 pm »
I purchased a leatt in about 2013.Wore it a couple of times.Made my neck and upper back seriously sore and restrictive in movement.I stopped wearing mine and gave it away.
Like everyone I have heard the good and bad.I have had several back ops including neck fusion.I have multiple T series disc failures as well.

A well known ex SA MX champion said it was the biggest money making racket in his view and refuses to wear one as well.

I take my chances at the moment.

Then you for sure either had the wrong size or didn't have it adjust correctly/it was interfering with some other piece of kit. I literally can't even tell mine is on, and have had a moment of "Shit! I forgot my Neckbrace!!" once or twice even though it has been on.

I don't see any cons to wearing one, but quite a substantial possible pro, so I wear it.

Agree , all those that I have come across that have problems invariably have them adjusted/set up incorrectly
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Re: It seems that a neck brace does save necks.
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2018, 02:20:59 pm »
Pull out the Ray-Bans... cos the neck brace debate is Polarised   8)


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Re: It seems that a neck brace does save necks.
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2018, 02:29:47 pm »
The study is likely fatally flawed, since it doesn't put the numbers in perspective with regards to the numbers of competitors wearing neck braces (or not). If, of the total number of competitors, 10% wear a neck brace, and 90% not, then the guys with neck braces are statistically more likely to be seriously injured.

Not trying to say anything for or against neck braces (I have no idea what the pros and cons are in reality), but the study does not present "normalised" data, and hence is probably meaningless.

Darn!!!!

I bet myself the word "flawed" would be in the first 5 posts, not only at #8!   >:D
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Re: It seems that a neck brace does save necks.
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2018, 02:34:48 pm »
Like all things, neck braces do not operate in a vacuum and in certain cases they may actually help avoid serious injury.

In other cases it may actually cause injury and accidents. The way ppl perceive risk is an interesting field of study.

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Re: It seems that a neck brace does save necks.
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2018, 08:46:02 pm »
I will rather wear mine than wish i had. I agree it is a personal choice as to wear it or not. Each to their own
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Re: It seems that a neck brace does save necks.
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2018, 09:29:46 pm »
you guys are going full monkey now that Danie is wearing a gag?
 

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Re: It seems that a neck brace does save necks.
« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2018, 04:55:50 am »
MX boots are all just a money making story. A lot of guys broke their ankles while wearing MX boots. And the research was done and funded by companies making boots, so should be flawed anyway.

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Re: It seems that a neck brace does save necks.
« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2018, 05:04:58 am »
Same as seatbelts, there are cases where it took lives as well  :peepwall: