VicSandrin

US Sales Manager for Spank bikes and iXS protective gear.

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VicSandrin mikelevy's article
May 23, 2019 at 10:14
May 23, 2019
Review: Spank's Foam-Filled Spike 350 Vibrocore Wheelset
Take a look at the real data, not a magazine using unscientific methods to test. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2363/5997/files/Spank_VibrocoreTM_Frequency_Analysis_Test_Report.pdf?17652700425391016425
VicSandrin mikelevy's article
May 23, 2019 at 10:12
May 23, 2019
Review: Spank's Foam-Filled Spike 350 Vibrocore Wheelset
If you are technically savvy and understand testing methods you can read this white paper https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2363/5997/files/Spank_VibrocoreTM_Frequency_Analysis_Test_Report.pdf?17652700425391016425
VicSandrin mikekazimer's article
Apr 23, 2019 at 13:30
Apr 23, 2019
Crash Tested: iXS Trigger Knee Pads
@Highgearcyclery: We are going to make them just for you Paul! :)
VicSandrin mikekazimer's article
Apr 23, 2019 at 13:27
Apr 23, 2019
Crash Tested: iXS Trigger Knee Pads
@stikmanglaspell: yeah, I agree that all of these foams these days are pretty darn good. And way,way better than my Hammer pads of 1990! haha I still think plastic pads protect better, but as you know everyone wants the soft pads. Good thing, also, is more people are wearing protection which is making our sport more fun for the beginner coming in, less worry of shredding themselves.
VicSandrin mikekazimer's article
Apr 23, 2019 at 13:04
Apr 23, 2019
Crash Tested: iXS Trigger Knee Pads
@vinay: I think for most people they want protection and comfort. Our soft pads offer great protection, Pass the EN1621 moto standard!, but I feel that overall a plastic pad will protect better. But at the end of the day people will sacrifice slightly to have a pad that is more comfortable. I totally agree the Dagger pads are super comfortable and offer great protection but sales wise we sell way more soft pads because of the comfort factor.
VicSandrin mikekazimer's article
Apr 22, 2019 at 16:00
Apr 22, 2019
Crash Tested: iXS Trigger Knee Pads
curious what you are implying Stick? I know you guys use D3O in your pads, are you wondering if people like what you guys have as opposed to ours? or VPD, RPT, or the others? Do you think D3O is better than what us or others are doing? I know D3O put in a lot of marketing in the early days, but it seems like G-Form has stolen a lot of that thunder they had. Our X-Matter works a little differently than D3O but honestly I think design is what makes the most difference. If the pad doesn't move on falls it will protect best, if it moves on a fall, it doesn't matter what you got it will fail it's job of protecting you. Our pads do a nice job of staying in place in crashes.
VicSandrin mikekazimer's article
Apr 22, 2019 at 14:03
Apr 22, 2019
Crash Tested: iXS Trigger Knee Pads
anyone else remember when health care was reasonably priced! :)
VicSandrin mikekazimer's article
Apr 22, 2019 at 14:02
Apr 22, 2019
Crash Tested: iXS Trigger Knee Pads
We do have hard cup pads but the soft pads sell 40 to 1 over the hard pad. The Plastic will do better in some crash situations but the comfort of soft pads far outweigh the benefits of hard cups.
VicSandrin mikekazimer's article
Apr 22, 2019 at 13:55
Apr 22, 2019
Crash Tested: iXS Trigger Knee Pads
It is made of Kevlar, but sounds like Mike landed in some pretty sharp rocks. Even Kevlar can get sliced but the knee pad did it's job in a bad crash scenario. Not sure what more it could have done. Every crash is different, just because you have never experienced a cut in your pads doesn't mean it can't happen. Sounds like you have been pretty lucky with your falls, hopefully you never have to truly "test" out your pads! :)
VicSandrin mikekazimer's article
Apr 22, 2019 at 13:52
Apr 22, 2019
Crash Tested: iXS Trigger Knee Pads
Curious of your customer service experience, we usually take care of warranties here in the US pretty quickly and without much nonsense. But, like all pads that use a similar foam you need to take care on how they are stored, storing them bent can cause the foam to split.
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