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I recently had a incident on the street where I was injured fairly significantly. I was wearing a full gear, including a full leather suit, so I did not suffer from any external injuries (road rash, etc.). Nevertheless, I broke a two lumbar vertebrae and a rib, as well as suffering from traumatic herniation of the lower abdominal wall ("handlebar hernia"). I'd like to start riding again, but track only. No racing, just casual track days as few times a year.
I am about to buy a new suit, and I'd like to get some information on what I should put under that suit. All race suits come with body armor built in, but what would be recommended for additional armor? Can you have too much protection? Back, Chest, Lower Body, Neck, head to toe protection, Michelin man suit
I am sure that I will get a back protector (Knox Contour or Aegis possibly).
I realize that safety starts with using that thing inside your helmet, but it never hurts to have a back up plan. Additionally, I don't know whether armor would have helped in my situation or not. Still, I'd like to mitigate as much risk as possible while still being able to move and flex and enjoy what I love to do as safely as possible.
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