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Offline gpzrocker

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Re: Anyone try this body armor
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2011, 02:21:52 pm »
After years of looking at Bohn, I finally got some. great quality stuff, you should not be hesitant to buy.

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Re: Anyone try this body armor
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2011, 03:27:30 pm »
I'm looking forward to the replies on this one. Not to hijack, but have you seen the "soft armor that hardens on impact?" First Gear has it. Saw that on YouTube and a client had some they were selling for rib protectors for quarterbacks. Amazing stuff.
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Offline Outback_Jon

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Re: Anyone try this body armor
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2011, 04:07:46 pm »
I'm looking forward to the replies on this one. Not to hijack, but have you seen the "soft armor that hardens on impact?" First Gear has it. Saw that on YouTube and a client had some they were selling for rib protectors for quarterbacks. Amazing stuff.

Is that the D3O stuff?  I saw some videos when they first introduced the material.  There weren't many products available for it at the time, but it looked ideal for motorcycle armor.
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Re: Anyone try this body armor
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2011, 06:39:35 pm »
I've been wanting to get the underpants, but just too cheap to let loose of the bucks. :-\

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Re: Anyone try this body armor
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2011, 07:45:53 pm »
D3o armor, yes. 

FIRSTGEAR d3o Demo - Soft armor that hardens on impact.
    This video was posted by FirstGear last year.

 I saw a video on YouTube of a guy getting whacked in the ribs with a baseball bat and no problems. I also saw on the video a guy wrap a piece around a finger and whack it with a hammer. Same result. But I never saw what was said about abrasion. It is supposedly not a permanent hardening that required replacement but returns to it's shape. Wonder what it costs?
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Re: Anyone try this body armor
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2011, 07:07:51 am »
I like this video of the stuff:

Smack Me On The Head With A Shovel!


There are a bunch more videos on YouTube, if you search for d3o.
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Re: Anyone try this body armor
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2011, 12:18:34 pm »
I don't believe this is the d30

Offline rick3foxes

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Re: Anyone try this body armor
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2011, 08:13:29 am »
Yes, I bought the Bohn pants earlier this year.
It's true that it fits under the jeans you normally wear.
There is very little bulk at the waistline.
But I removed the thigh pads - I only use the hip and knee pads.
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