Took the course at PRS in May, and low-sided due to gravel on a sharp corner a month after graduation. Came to my senses 30 mins later in the ambulance with fractures in arm, leg and bruises all over.
I had spent $1300 on my gear(fabric jkt, fabric pants, boots, gloves, helmet) and had thought that this would allow me to walk away from most crashes, but the jkt's and pants' armour were not in their correct places when I hit the ground. So aside from the fractures, I had bruises all over (shoulder, elbow, knees, etc.) where the armour was pushed aside.
I was thinking of getting armour shirts/pants (e.g. Knox or Bonn Armour) that could be worn under a Cordura jkt and pants in the hopes that they would stay in place should I (heaven forbid) have another accident.
But looking at the pictures in the websites, I would think that with enough force, their armour pading would also move during an impact (they only seem to be held together by mesh that would allow movement, me thinks)...?
Could anyone (who has crashed in them) pipe in with their results? Did they work better than just a jkt/pants with built-in armour?
Instead, would an air-bag type of jkts (e.g. Hit-Air) have been better? I realize that the Hit-Airs primarily protect the chest/neck/back so I would still need knee and elbow protection.
I suspect that my third choice would be to get leathers and make sure that they are tightly fitted, but given the hot weather we've been having the past week (lots of fun if you have casts, BTW) , I figure that they are going to be much more uncomfortable in the heat.