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  • 10 2
 One thing is kind a funny to me. In DH people are buying lots of expensive stuff like Leatt brace, TLD helmet, knee pads, to get more safety. They do it often triggered by seeing some PRO riding it. Some of buyers definitely have this playing in the back of their head: "must have, looks cool, I look Pro, I will be safer". So well DH folk gets safer when it wants to look cool in a way. I don't mean it's everybody's principle but nontheless more ppl get safer regardless of the reasons, and that's just good. Like the poor fellow on this POD.

Now let's look at the opposite: BMX, eventualy even 26" dirt/street scene: what are the pros wearing? jeans, a belt, a belt chain, old skate shoes, and... a hat (did I forgot the tatoo?): what inspiration do kids get to buy and wear any kind of safety gear in these "disciplines?"
  • 2 1
 I used to BMX and wouldn't have dream t of wearing any form of protection other than some sun glasses. In BMX people wearing protection are f*ggotts and p*ssy's. Even after seriously hurting my head, I still rode with no helmet. I'm so glad that I now ride DH, where people wearing as much protection as they can, and looking like power rangers, are 'cool' and the people risking the sport (more serious injures =high risk for insurance companies= not enough money and eventually tracks being demolished) are the f*gs. I currently do not own a neckbrace, but will hopefully have one soon.
  • 9 1
 I'm glad to say that Itay is OK
and will be racing this weekend
the neck brace did its job... (broken)
and probably save Itay from a big injury
  • 6 0
 a split second later- www.pinkbike.com/photo/5011527 -it doesn't look real but i know it is
  • 2 0
 AHAHAHA ^

This guy is relentless, he never breaks his biking posture!
  • 1 0
 ahahah is a dummy !!
  • 3 0
 Whats with the people knocking neck braces. I don't think anyone buys a Leatt Brace to be trendy. There is no proof that they work? Go to Leatt's website, they have a bunch of Dr. testimonials endorsing their braces. The Leatt brace was invented by Dr. Chris Leatt!

3 weeks ago I fell directly onto the top of my head when I overshot a jump, and thought I was fine. My helmet was damaged, and definitely saved my head.

3 weeks later I was still in a lot of pain, so I went to the Dr. I ended up getting x-ray's and an MRI. Turns out I compressed my T3 Vertebrae in my back. I had compressed my head towards my shoulders so hard, that I fractured a vertebrae 3 bones below my neck. I really think a Leatt brace could have prevented this compression injury from happening. That being said, It's going to be hard for me to fork out $400 for something that is going to make me less comfortable while riding.

I could not imagine anyone spending that kind of money on something that is going to impede comfort, for any reason other than personal safety. Granted, people say they are very comfortable once you get used to them, but I guarantee it's not as comfortable than not wearing one. I will find out in 3 months when the Dr. thinks I MAY be able to ride again...
  • 3 2
 Oh yeah, saved by neck brace, but everyone must think about elbow protections!?

Is FASHION ride without elbow protections??

Every one that uses neck brace think that are super heroes, and are fully protected!!!

If you dont break your neck, and u break your elbows, is the same shit... u can`t ride anyway...

nice pic, pod.
  • 7 1
 Elbows? Neck? Yeah. Same thing... 6 weeks in a sling or 60 years as a quadriplegic. Pretty much the same.
  • 1 0
 I've broken my elbow (needed surgery). as long as it heals well it really is not a big deal, but its still not fun.
  • 2 1
 Too bad elbow pads don't stop you from breaking your elbows haha. There more for skin
  • 1 0
 no, dude, 2 months later i was racing my dirtbike ( i wasnt supposed to for another month), and if i wasnt wearing elbow pads i know for certain i would have broken my elbow again. I toughed it up and raced the 2nd moto still Razz
  • 6 2
 ouch........ i give huge credit to the person who invented neck braces.
  • 2 0
 it makes sense, but couldn't the braces put a lot of strain on your spine? like compressed discs and whatnot? kinda like how wrist guards saved people's wrists, but ended up just breaking forearms instead.
  • 4 0
 Yah but the higher up a spine fracture is its generally worse, better to break your back then your neck. And its also better to break for forearm sine it can heal better. Breaking a bone near or on a joint is bad news. P.S. Sick shot
  • 2 1
 that guy has talent! is there a video of this breakdancing???!!!!
  • 7 0
 Leatt Braces are designed to protect against compression fractures also. I think the impact is actually transferred into your collarbone. I've been researching these braces a bunch since I sprained my neck and compressed one of my vertebrae in my back, in a fall similar the one above. I wish I had a Leatt brace on when I fell. Now I will definitely have to wear one since I will be more susceptible to re-injuring my back. I fell directly onto the top of my head, and the force traveled all the way down my neck, and fractured a vertebrae 3 bones down. If I had a neck brace on, that force would have been transferred from my helmet, into the brace, and onto my shoulders. I probably would have broken my collarbone, but I would rather have a broken collarbone than a broken back. I was lucky, my fall could have easily broken my neck and left me paralyzed. This whole experience has scared the piss out of me. I will definitely be rocking a Leatt when I get cleared to ride again in 3-4 months.
  • 1 0
 Good luck to you, sir.
  • 1 0
 hmmm wear a ?100? doller brace idk price or die hmmmm such a tough question
  • 1 0
 cool, makes sense.
  • 1 0
 _*edit
  • 4 2
 Send it into Leatt asking to pay $100 for it, say they can use it for advertisements.
This has really convinced me I need to get one soon! If only they were cheaper!
  • 3 1
 Cheaper than hospital bills.
  • 3 1
 Canada has Health care Big Grin . Now if only we got free health care without all the taxes
  • 2 1
 Check out a company called EVS. They make one and I have been using it this season (150 USD). It may be a bit heavier than the Leatt but I can't really tell. Last race I did it was 90° F outside and it wasn't noticably hot with the brace on. Plus it has collarbone protection. The Leatt can sometimes act as a cantlever in a crash and break your collarbone (so I've heard).
  • 6 2
 ZOMG HIS NECK BRACE SAVED HIS LIFE IM GOING TO BUY ONE RIGHT NOW.
  • 4 10
flag yesok (May 10, 2010 at 5:15) (Below Threshold)
 and you will also look SUPER DUPER TRENDY THE HEIGHT OF MX WANNABE FASHION just make sure you wash your pyjamas.
  • 7 1
 What's with the people saying "mx wanna be fashion?" MX and Bikes are unsurprisingly similar, two wheels, they both go fast, both capable of killing you, except your legs are the power to propel one, and an engine to propel the other.

Stop being such fashion police and start riding!! You're sounding like a bunch of, oh, I can't even say girls, because they don't betch about it!!!
  • 4 4
 Hahaha I was just baiting to see how many negative props I got Smile I don't have a problem with MX kit really, I just don't have that much money to spend on a neck brace. And, medicaly, no one is convinced they are safer than not wearing one, so I'll hold out on that...
  • 4 5
 agreed, to me its just another trend. Prove they have actually significantly reduce risk and ill be more inclined to drop a retarded amount of cash on a molded piece of plastic. Ive fallen like this twice last season, full face broke my nose once and the other i got a mild concusion, both times there was no injury to my neck.
  • 3 0
 Oh you're a tricky one Mr. Haydendmorrison. They are a little over priced, but I've seen a few other companies bring out their own version, so here's to competition.

fallen55: They do significantly reduce risk, imagine if you hadn't been wearing, say, your helmet, what would have happened to your skull, nose, cheek, jaw, face then? Just because it hasn't happened YET, doesn't mean the chance doesn't exist. Of course, your style of riding should be a consideration when it comes to purchasing a neck brace. If you're riding like a barbarian, chances are you'll fair better with a brace, than without.

To each their own.
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flag BrUiSeR2bOi (May 10, 2010 at 13:14) (Below Threshold)
 what a dick still he looks fit i would do him
  • 1 0
 thats not going to hurt as much in the morning he will be glad he had a brace on and a lid come to think of it that could of gone allot worse people should learn from this pic! PROPS TO THE RIDER ! Big Grin
  • 1 0
 I am 9 days into recovering from a dislocated collar bone incured while wearing my neck brace. It did its job. Without it I would probably have a collar bone injury and a neck injury. Ill keep wearing the brace.
  • 1 0
 Neck Brace hard at work.
Maybe this could be their selling point.

have this featured in a magazine with a caption like...

"When shit hits the fan.... depend on (INSERT COMPANY NAME/PRODUCT)
  • 1 0
 i had an accident like this sept cuz i was young and thought i was cool, i had no helmet/ brace and ended up in a coma for 6 days, how joyfull. as well as my face gettin f**ked over. ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET!
  • 1 0
 i work for leatt brace and i spoke to this guy who was in a wheel chair cuz of a crash. he said he hated him self for leaving his brace at home.. and now hes never gonn be able to ride again
  • 4 0
 thats y u wear a helmet
  • 4 2
 If this photo is worth POD then have a look at this!!! Razz

www.pinkbike.com/photo/4638636

Pure FacePlant!!!! Razz
  • 3 0
 when neck brace comes in handy this is
  • 1 1
 Youre doing it all wrong! haha... At least he knows how to fall, ontop of wearing the brace. Dont! put your hands down in a case like this, thats how we snap wrists. Awesome.
  • 1 0
 Sometimes it's worth breaking a wrist to save your neck though...
  • 1 0
 Mother ass!!! Is he posturing from the impact or is it just the way the pic came out? Regardless, that looks like it sucked big ones!!!!
  • 3 0
 does a bear sh*t in the woods??
  • 4 0
 Stop. HAMMERTIME.
  • 2 0
 at least he was on the ball and had a full face and neck protection....what about an armour suite???????
  • 1 0
 That's exactly why i bought a leatt 3 days ago... And lovemyride, an armor suit is sometime annoying wth a neck. I dont know if im gonna put my body armor this season too.
  • 1 0
 leatts are good. i love mine.
  • 1 0
 A really bad crash, OOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRR upside down flying scissor kick after he threw a dissapearing smoke bomb in the backround! That shits ninja
  • 2 0
 Thank god for neck braces after this photo I think I am going to get one Smile
  • 1 0
 excellent shot you should upload the next shot ass-well by the way how is the rider ???
  • 4 2
 You're doing it wrong. Smile
  • 1 0
 pipe doing that i dont like neack braces but if that was me id be glad for it
  • 1 0
 I did that about a month ago : / Shitty
But great job on wearing the neck brase Smile
  • 2 1
 Is it just me or does his helmet look deformed because of all the pressure on it???
  • 2 0
 lol nice full extention of the arms i give that a 9out of 10
  • 1 0
 wuffy27, you are not a good grammar nazi. `me... failed'
this is a nice photo.
  • 1 0
 People defending neck braces: You don't know which way the momentumm is going it could be horizontal doubt it's vertical.
  • 3 0
 ouch! man
  • 2 0
 this guys a great break dancer
  • 1 0
 Head first into the ROCKS! Without the brace we're talking wheel-chair for sure. Worth every penny!
  • 3 0
 he got fucked over
  • 1 0
 NECCCKKKKBBRRAACCEE !!!!!!! WAAAAAHOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! . congrats on pod.
  • 1 0
 just bought a new alphine stars neck brace...worth the money after this picture
  • 1 0
 is crashing his head just because is not wearing gloves and he wants to save his palms...smart guy!
  • 1 0
 ops he is wearing them.............sorry......
  • 1 0
 burned yourself?
  • 1 0
 "You put your right foot in,you put your right foot out, you do the hokey pokey..."
  • 1 0
 OOOOooooouuuuuuuccchhhhhh ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Crap ! Not agaaaaaiiiiiinnnnnnn ! ! ! ! ! !
  • 1 3
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  • 1 0
 whats with all the eights and lines
  • 2 0
 neck brace testing. take one.
  • 2 0
 save the legs and arms, take the impact on the head, smart boy Smile
  • 2 0
 looks like sheeeeeeeeeeeet.
  • 1 0
 He's practicing gymnastics for the next olympics. But seriously, he's screwed only to be saved by the brace and helmet.
  • 2 0
 leatte brace to the rescue
  • 3 2
 That looks bad...... good thinking wearing the brace tho
  • 3 2
 props for neck brace! thumbs up!
  • 1 0
 LoL of the day Razz must be painfull as shitt though!!
  • 2 1
 sick pic! looks like gta 4 dummy crash :p
  • 1 0
 ouch ! it happens .. sh33t !
  • 1 0
 Ouch! Saved by the neck brace!
  • 4 3
 HOLY SHIT U GUISE, HE CUD BE DED LETS BUY A NECKBRACE
  • 3 1
 OH SHIT DUDE! that must hurt a little..
  • 2 1
 I have landed like that before on top of me head..
  • 1 0
 Because you're not dead I'm 1781% certain you must have been wearing at least three neck braces. Thank god you were!
  • 1 0
 You try taking a fall like that and not put your arms out
  • 1 0
 Neck brace is quite nesseserly here Wink
  • 1 0
 Yeaaahhh B-Boy, great hip-hop move on the dirt
  • 1 0
 hole shit that sucks for him
  • 1 0
 thats what happens hen you try to ride an imaginary bike with one wheel
  • 2 1
 breakdancing and mtbiking never mix
  • 1 0
 can you wear neck braces with a pressure suit?
  • 1 0
 Looks like he's doing a sadplant - great shot.
  • 1 0
 Look mum, No Hands! Nice POD
  • 1 0
 Now that's using your head when riding.
  • 1 0
 lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 ooh shit!!! hahaha nicely done man
  • 1 0
 neckbrace are worth the money
  • 1 0
 neck brace or body armor?
  • 1 0
 I like all the crashes that have been getting POD lately
  • 1 0
 thats a good start for a bad day
  • 1 0
 AND HE EATS SH!T AAAHHH tight POD
  • 1 0
 tuck & roll...tuck & roll!
  • 1 0
 his neck is fucked thank god for neck braces
  • 1 0
 think you forgot sumthing buddy
  • 1 0
 is he riding a bike or break dancing
  • 2 0
 GNARWHAL
  • 1 0
 oh shit i do the same thing when i forget something up topp yanno
  • 1 0
 there's a rock there just soo u no.
  • 1 0
 I tighten my wheel axles for that reason. Git R Dun!!!
  • 1 0
 ....the 'dome-roll no footer', haven't seen that one in a while!
  • 1 1
 Whats a neck brace gonna do in this situation ? Blank Stare surely its gonna compress and hurt regardless. ?
  • 1 0
 stupid quick sand... always making bikers crash and swallowing bikes.
  • 1 0
 That's going to hurt a lot more once he hits that rock!
  • 1 0
 nice rage doll effect. thank god for brain buckets.
  • 1 0
 "MUM" ..... thats anther reason why you should by be a neck brace
  • 1 0
 288 props to the guy up top. wow
  • 1 0
 Ouch... That's going to leave a mark... Thank God for neck braces!
  • 1 0
 he looks like hes break dancing kinda
  • 1 0
 dont know if that technique wud work to good
  • 1 0
 i think he broke his neck.is he in hospital? or graveyard?
  • 3 0
 no.. he wears a neck brace, he came out with a few scratches and a broken neck brace
  • 1 0
 great i'm glad he is alive Smile
  • 1 0
 he never saw that one coming xD
  • 1 0
 holy crap thats gunna hurt
  • 1 0
 This is the best time to say "I love my helmet"
  • 1 0
 Oh man, that's gotta hurt.
  • 2 1
 Holy shit
  • 3 3
 Good job for wearing neck brace - i must get one
  • 1 0
 hellyeah!!!!
  • 2 1
 save by neck brace.....
  • 1 0
 ouch!
  • 1 0
 rough haha
  • 1 0
 ouch looks like it hurts
  • 1 0
 LOL!!!!
  • 1 0
 gutted..
  • 2 1
 i love doo doo
  • 1 0
 worst headstand ever.
  • 1 0
 OMFG! pod
  • 1 0
 Heh ;d Like me xD
  • 1 0
 ouch! !
  • 1 0
 haha the guy got smashed
  • 1 2
 see that brace right there? with out that, his neck wouldve compressed and he wouldve died. end of story.
  • 1 2
 cause we all know your a Dr.
  • 1 0
 What, and you are? How can you look at this picture and not think that his brace is helping in some way. I suggest you study this picture again. Look how tight his helmet is to his right shoulder. Looking at this picture, I see a brace working exactly as it was designed to. His neck is fully supported, and is not being allowed to bend in any direction. His neck brace did break during this fall, and I have to think it would have been his neck if he wasn't wearing the brace.

*This statement coming from a guy who compressed a vertebrae during an insane bike wreck directly onto the top of my head 3 weeks ago. I was not wearing a brace, and this will cost me a lot more than $400!
  • 1 1
 lol@ PB readers...I ride with a Leatt btw bro...I sell em and try to get all my friends to wear one.

People make really bold statements without having a clue of the situation...These braces don't guarantee full support of your neck nor does it keep your neck from bending in "any" direction...it helps for sure I am guessing but in every single situation it won't...more of a "I hope it works so I will wear it but if it doesn't at least I tried to prevent it with some protective gear."


Stay real if you can people.
  • 1 0
 Agreed, Now I understand your post above. I just thought you were completely discounting the idea that Leatt braces might work like some other posts on here.
  • 1 0
 OUCH
  • 1 1
 i smell a broken collarbone
  • 1 1
 or not coz he has a neck brace dumb asss
  • 1 0
 Ouchy!
  • 1 0
 one word... OW !
  • 1 0
 nice Kopftschprung
  • 1 0
 the best POD EVER!
  • 1 1
 yeah mate you're kinda doing it wrong...
  • 1 0
 de lav
  • 1 0
 sweet
  • 1 0
 this guy can read ^^
  • 1 0
 OMG!! Good health...
  • 1 0
 ALE URWAŁ!!!
  • 1 0
 that must have hurt
  • 1 0
 he ment to do that... :/
  • 1 0
 ohhh good
  • 1 0
 what a fucking digger.
  • 1 0
 wish his neck is fine...
  • 1 0
 Street Dance!!! lol
  • 1 0
 i love crash pods
  • 1 0
 nice break dancing!
  • 1 0
 POD wear a leatt Wink
  • 1 0
 terror,crash............
  • 1 0
 new helmet....
  • 1 0
 nice dude...POD for sure
  • 1 0
 thatl leave a mark....
  • 1 0
 q caida tan hp pobre men
  • 1 0
 ouch!!!1
  • 1 0
 Lid Skid!
  • 1 0
 chilin
  • 1 0
 To the face to the face
  • 1 0
 ...
  • 1 0
 auch sick
  • 1 0
 GET SOME!
  • 1 0
 mad break dance skills!
  • 1 0
 it comes with the sport
  • 1 0
 watch he lands it
  • 1 0
 ouch!
  • 2 2
 WIN Big Grin
  • 2 2
 oooooooooooo!!Smile
  • 6 7
 Shit that must have heart
  • 1 4
 no shit buddy.
  • 6 0
 neckbrace,fullface....he was thinkin!
  • 2 0
 Yeah, but not thinking about the right line Razz
  • 1 1
 Thats gotta hurt!
  • 2 2
 pod!!!
  • 1 1
 fucked in the forhead
  • 1 2
 im gonna show mi dad this and tell him to buy me a helmet
  • 3 0
 your dumb.
  • 2 2
 ye good one dick head
  • 3 0
 telling the truth man.
  • 1 1
 ouch!!
  • 2 4
 head spin Big Grin good he had a neck brace Smile
  • 1 0
 if you saw the rest of the sequence he actually did headspin
  • 1 2
 Ahh!
  • 1 2
 Hammertime....
  • 1 2
 NIGGA U DEAD
  • 2 4
 OMFG POD
  • 1 3
 thats a neat trick
  • 1 4
 epic fail.
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