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Old 10 December 2019, 15:07   #1
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Impact absorbing cushions ?

So far my old spine has not been complaining too much about sudden hits but guess its only a matter of time, sometimes the G forces must be tremendous....

How about this material :

https://bgashop.co.uk/cart/index.php...product_id=148

Used by gliders to protect for hard landings, would that help in a rib?
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Old 10 December 2019, 15:33   #2
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https://impactgel.com/collections/motorcycle
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Old 10 December 2019, 15:37   #3
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I have these in my baja race truck and they help a ton with the fatigue of getting smashed around inside for hours on end.

https://www.amazon.com/Coccyx-Orthop.../dp/B01KP4L2IE

This is coming from a 44 year old guy with 6 bulging discs and 2 mild herniations in my lower back and neck from my dirt bike racing days. I guess being a human lawn dart isn't healthy for you
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Old 10 December 2019, 16:17   #4
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Anything that increases the time / distance over which the shock is distributed will be of benefit so yes it would work. Obviously it won't give the same level of mitigation as a suspension seat but it will help.

The RNLI are using inflatable cushions which you can pump up to suit your weight.

There are a few posts on here about seat foams.
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Old 12 December 2019, 02:19   #5
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I’ve been looking at some options for myself.

Not sure if anyone on here has this Omega system fitted?

https://www.shock-wbv.com/omega-series-5-c.asp
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Old 12 December 2019, 06:46   #6
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Also padded impact shorts might be of assistance.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F18 3173441591
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