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Who here wears a tek vest when there riding.

I don't but would like to but there to much money. Does anyone have a cheaper idea that would keep me safe??
 

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I will be wearing one for water-x next season.
 

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I did most of last season and plan on doing so again this season.
 

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I probably should the way I ride sometimes, but I never have and I don't know anyone who wears one and doesn't race. It's also hard for me to afford one on my college student budget[xx(]
 

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Originally posted by MNSLEDNECK56308
[br]Tek vest, trail pro for me! No price on safety, lots cheaper than medical bills or worse!!! Feel naked without it!
Agree 100%. It and my shinguards have saved me much aggrivation more than once.
 

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Originally posted by ripperd
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Originally posted by MNSLEDNECK56308
[br]Tek vest, trail pro for me! No price on safety, lots cheaper than medical bills or worse!!! Feel naked without it!
Agree 100%. It and my shinguards have saved me much aggrivation more than once.
I'm with both of these guys, broken ribs are much more expensive the a Tek Vest!!!

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I can't afford one and wont beable to for a few years I think. I'm not doing HUGE jumps though so I don't really thinnk its necesary.
 

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I wear a vest called B Wear. IMO, higher quality then Tek and a cheaper price to boot! They go for around $250.00.
 

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Originally posted by ripperd
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Originally posted by MNSLEDNECK56308
[br]Tek vest, trail pro for me! No price on safety, lots cheaper than medical bills or worse!!! Feel naked without it!
Agree 100%. It and my shinguards have saved me much aggrivation more than once.
yup, i feel the same way too. it's part of my layers for keeping warm too.
 

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I got a trail pro last year,its a good investment.
 

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I wear a Tekvest Trail Pro I think. You don't need to be taking huge jumps to have a reason to use one. There are many other dangers like deer, other riders, cars that pull out of driveways, etc. Not only do they offer protection, by I also found that it does a great job at keeping me warm in cold temps. They are pretty thick but not heavy. I think it was an investment just as important as a helmet now.
 

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by the way, as far as the price. i got mine used for like $130 or something. look around, people sell them and you can get a good deal on one.
 

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Originally posted by mackinsaw
[br]I can't afford one and wont beable to for a few years I think. I'm not doing HUGE jumps though so I don't really thinnk its necesary.
You could fall off your sled and strike a tree with your ribs. So the size of a jump don't mean squat.
You don't need to be doing jumps to get hurt.

You can get a compression suit from thor for a few hundred dolllars. That is what my brother wears. I don't feel it is a safe as a tek vest but it is something.
 

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I would if my wife would buy me one. duh.
 

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Ive never worn one and dont know of anybody around here that does. If i had one i probably wouldnt wear it anyways.
 

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If I had one I would wear it, but I dont and have no money. Probably some time in the future. I know it ould have saved me from a few injuries. It seems I get hurt on the sled at least once a season in one way or another.
 

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I have the Tekvest Supersport. I wouldn't ride without it. You can find them for cheap on eBay.
After seeing my buddy break his back. I decided to buy one. We protect our head, why not our chest and back?
 

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Originally posted by MonsterJay
[br]Ive never worn one and dont know of anybody around here that does. If i had one i probably wouldnt wear it anyways.

Exactly. I need lots of other things before I fork out a couple hundred for something I probly wont wear anyways. Doesn't it get in the way?
 
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