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Body Protectors [message #2619404] Tue, 10 April 2012 14:18 Go to next message
  abigail123  is currently offline abigail123  
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Hi,

My body protector getting a bit short so I'm on the hunt for a new one, what does everyone recommend?

I currently have a Tipperary but i'm not sure if I'll go one of them again or another brand.

Thanks Smile
Re: Body Protectors [message #2619651 is a reply to message #2619404 ] Tue, 10 April 2012 17:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  rissa_rida  
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Tipperary ftw. Smile
Re: Body Protectors [message #2619724 is a reply to message #2619404 ] Tue, 10 April 2012 18:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Tipperary as well Smile


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Re: Body Protectors [message #2619824 is a reply to message #2619404 ] Tue, 10 April 2012 19:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  Shadyoak  is currently offline Shadyoak  
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Anything BETA Level 3. They are the safest rated Body Protectors available.
RACESAFE are a great brand. Put a Point Two Vest on over the top and you're as safe as you can be.


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Re: Body Protectors [message #2619872 is a reply to message #2619404 ] Tue, 10 April 2012 20:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Another vote for the Tipperary Smile

I love riding in mine, its so comfortable that I always forget I have it on Laughing
Re: Body Protectors [message #2619887 is a reply to message #2619824 ] Tue, 10 April 2012 20:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Shadyoak wrote on Tue, 10 April 2012 19:57

Anything BETA Level 3. They are the safest rated Body Protectors available.
RACESAFE are a great brand. Put a Point Two Vest on over the top and you're as safe as you can be.


I was looking at them, can you get them in Australia? Or only on the UK? Smile
Re: Body Protectors [message #2619907 is a reply to message #2619404 ] Tue, 10 April 2012 21:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  Shadyoak  is currently offline Shadyoak  
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My back protector came from Saddle Up in Ringwood (i think).
Point Two vests from Southern Stars Saddlery (MacedonSportHorses) on VH


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Re: Body Protectors [message #2620130 is a reply to message #2619907 ] Wed, 11 April 2012 07:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Shadyoak wrote on Tue, 10 April 2012 21:19

My back protector came from Saddle Up in Ringwood (i think).
Point Two vests from Southern Stars Saddlery (MacedonSportHorses) on VH



Is saddle up the same as saddle world?

I'm looking into getting a racesafe, and would love to try it on before buying one, but have only found them online.
Re: Body Protectors [message #2620176 is a reply to message #2620130 ] Wed, 11 April 2012 08:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  acacia  
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Treehouse Sporting Colours sell Racesafe. I got mine through them. I actually ordered & tried mine on in the UK...then got it posted home. By the time you subtract VAT, it works out favourably pricewise.

Point Two vest is definitely the next purchase.

Re: Body Protectors [message #2620219 is a reply to message #2620176 ] Wed, 11 April 2012 09:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks everybody Very Happy

Racesafe looks to be the best option. Smile
Re: Body Protectors [message #2621145 is a reply to message #2620219 ] Thu, 12 April 2012 06:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Highly reccomended the Tipperary!


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Re: Body Protectors [message #2621197 is a reply to message #2621145 ] Thu, 12 April 2012 08:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Love my HOY vest Very Happy
Re: Body Protectors [message #2621233 is a reply to message #2621197 ] Thu, 12 April 2012 08:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I was looking at the Hoy aswell, might go try one on Smile
Re: Body Protectors [message #2621242 is a reply to message #2621233 ] Thu, 12 April 2012 08:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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littlemiss wrote on Thu, 12 April 2012 08:50

I was looking at the Hoy aswell, might go try one on Smile


They mould to your body I love mine but when I first tried it on in the shop I was a bit Rolls Eyes so glad I chose it (after many people reccommended them) Very Happy Very Happy
Re: Body Protectors [message #2621261 is a reply to message #2621242 ] Thu, 12 April 2012 09:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Porge wrote on Thu, 12 April 2012 08:54

littlemiss wrote on Thu, 12 April 2012 08:50

I was looking at the Hoy aswell, might go try one on Smile


They mould to your body I love mine but when I first tried it on in the shop I was a bit Rolls Eyes so glad I chose it (after many people reccommended them) Very Happy Very Happy



A few people have told me that they mould to your body after a while. I do like the look of them, are they long in the back though? I can't seem to find anything about the back measurements.
Re: Body Protectors [message #2621274 is a reply to message #2621261 ] Thu, 12 April 2012 09:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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littlemiss wrote on Thu, 12 April 2012 09:02

Porge wrote on Thu, 12 April 2012 08:54

littlemiss wrote on Thu, 12 April 2012 08:50

I was looking at the Hoy aswell, might go try one on Smile


They mould to your body I love mine but when I first tried it on in the shop I was a bit Rolls Eyes so glad I chose it (after many people reccommended them) Very Happy Very Happy



A few people have told me that they mould to your body after a while. I do like the look of them, are they long in the back though? I can't seem to find anything about the back measurements.



Ummm not sure of measurements...I can measure mine if you want?
Re: Body Protectors [message #2621279 is a reply to message #2621261 ] Thu, 12 April 2012 09:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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littlemiss wrote on Thu, 12 April 2012 09:02

Porge wrote on Thu, 12 April 2012 08:54

littlemiss wrote on Thu, 12 April 2012 08:50

I was looking at the Hoy aswell, might go try one on Smile


They mould to your body I love mine but when I first tried it on in the shop I was a bit Rolls Eyes so glad I chose it (after many people reccommended them) Very Happy Very Happy



A few people have told me that they mould to your body after a while. I do like the look of them, are they long in the back though? I can't seem to find anything about the back measurements.


That's the problem with my Tipperary, it fits perfectly everywhere else except to to short!!
Smile
Re: Body Protectors [message #2621291 is a reply to message #2619404 ] Thu, 12 April 2012 09:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I personally do not recommend a VIPA. very little protection IMO.

I would prefer a bulkier uglier looking vest that is sure to protect me than a "modern" flimsy vest.
Re: Body Protectors [message #2621293 is a reply to message #2621274 ] Thu, 12 April 2012 09:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Porge wrote on Thu, 12 April 2012 09:11

littlemiss wrote on Thu, 12 April 2012 09:02

Porge wrote on Thu, 12 April 2012 08:54

littlemiss wrote on Thu, 12 April 2012 08:50

I was looking at the Hoy aswell, might go try one on Smile


They mould to your body I love mine but when I first tried it on in the shop I was a bit Rolls Eyes so glad I chose it (after many people reccommended them) Very Happy Very Happy



A few people have told me that they mould to your body after a while. I do like the look of them, are they long in the back though? I can't seem to find anything about the back measurements.



Ummm not sure of measurements...I can measure mine if you want?


Thanks that would be great Smile
Re: Body Protectors [message #2621299 is a reply to message #2621279 ] Thu, 12 April 2012 09:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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abigail123 wrote on Thu, 12 April 2012 09:13

littlemiss wrote on Thu, 12 April 2012 09:02

Porge wrote on Thu, 12 April 2012 08:54

littlemiss wrote on Thu, 12 April 2012 08:50

I was looking at the Hoy aswell, might go try one on Smile


They mould to your body I love mine but when I first tried it on in the shop I was a bit Rolls Eyes so glad I chose it (after many people reccommended them) Very Happy Very Happy



A few people have told me that they mould to your body after a while. I do like the look of them, are they long in the back though? I can't seem to find anything about the back measurements.


That's the problem with my Tipperary, it fits perfectly everywhere else except to to short!!
Smile


I tried on the tipperary i fitted into a childs large but it was too long for me, and i couldn't go down a size as im gifted in the boob department Embarassed. Being a short ass sucks Evil or Very Mad
Re: Body Protectors [message #2621613 is a reply to message #2619404 ] Fri, 13 April 2012 12:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I have one of the older Dublin ones (manufactured in 2006)
It's Beta level 3, but is bulky and unattractive, and stiff as anything and feels like being wrapped in cardboard. Dad gave it to me as a Xmas present, hence it was purchased for its safety rating not wearability.
I haven't worn it in years, but that being said, I CAN ride in it and am pondering as I head off to Mansfield HT tomorrow should I wear it for XC?
I'm lucky enough as it isn't too long being an XS, and so fits me reasonably well.

I have contemplated getting a new vest, but it will be a while before I can afford one so am wondering if I should give the old one a run.


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Re: Body Protectors [message #2634823 is a reply to message #2619404 ] Fri, 27 April 2012 10:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Rodney Powell back protectors are great. They're BETA level 3, breath really well and once I'm up on the horse I forget it's even there.
Re: Body Protectors [message #2634897 is a reply to message #2619404 ] Fri, 27 April 2012 11:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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RACESAFE - definitely best and Castlefin sell in Aus

http://castlefin.com.au/products/brand/16


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Re: Body Protectors [message #2635131 is a reply to message #2619404 ] Fri, 27 April 2012 14:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I know a lot of people don't like VIPA because they're not Beta Level 3, but I just recently purchased one and am very happy.

Before buying my own, I rode XC in my instructors VIPA vest. My horse threw me into a trakhener which was obviously not fun but I definitely felt wearing the protector gave me a better outcome pain and bruising wise than if I didn't wear one.
Another time wearing it my horse acted up jumping down a bank and I found myself over his shoulder. When wearing heavier stiffer protectors it's very hard to prop yourself back up as you have limited movement, but in the VIPA as it's flexible I was able to get upright again quickly.

Depends what level of riding/jumping etc you are doing but I do recommend the VIPA Smile
Re: Body Protectors [message #2635510 is a reply to message #2635131 ] Fri, 27 April 2012 20:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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dwebber wrote on Fri, 27 April 2012 14:57

I know a lot of people don't like VIPA because they're not Beta Level 3, but I just recently purchased one and am very happy.

Before buying my own, I rode XC in my instructors VIPA vest. My horse threw me into a trakhener which was obviously not fun but I definitely felt wearing the protector gave me a better outcome pain and bruising wise than if I didn't wear one.
Another time wearing it my horse acted up jumping down a bank and I found myself over his shoulder. When wearing heavier stiffer protectors it's very hard to prop yourself back up as you have limited movement, but in the VIPA as it's flexible I was able to get upright again quickly.

Depends what level of riding/jumping etc you are doing but I do recommend the VIPA Smile


ggggrrrrr totally disagree try a Beta 3 racesafe they ARE flexible and safe! sorry gets annoying this topic has been done to death, but you wear these for safety and they have come along way they should not limit your movement I somehow dont think the 4 star Badminton eventers find they have "limited movement" in there body protectors!

Get beta 3 and make sure it fits and you'll be fine if you want maximum protection.


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Re: Body Protectors [message #2635978 is a reply to message #2619404 ] Sat, 28 April 2012 12:57 Go to previous message
  hf15  
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i have a vipa. i only use it when competing cross country (i dont train in it), getting on naughty brakers or riding trackwork. i hate back protectors as i feel respricted in them all but you wouldnt find me wearing any other brand.
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