Can I get Left Hand Side Body Armour?

Crashed the BMX again today. Only my third crash of significance on a BMX, but by far the worst. This time we were out practicing at Park Orchards and I was trying a few new things.

In the mix of working on new skills I decided, rather late, to attempt jump the third straight table top. This is something I can do, but I am not great at it. Since I had changed my mind from manualling it to jumping it as I was half way around the berm, I probably wasn’t in the right frame of mind. I tried too hard to boost and went a bit crooked in the air at which point I got rather concerned. My front wheel came down first and hard. There was no chance to recover and it was all over.

No major injuries, just some missing skin and a sore knee. However I think I have finally learnt my lesson (third times a charm)…it is time for some armour. Can I get left hand only armour, I don’t seem to crash on my right! (touch wood)


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#1 Jon Colenso on 07.30.09 at 8:50 pm

CG. I saw the whole crash! You just did not listen to what I said. Practice the manual first…..all the weight on the front wheel doesn’t work dude….(Everyone, it was a great crash)
Anyway, I crashed at lilydale 2 weeks ago, so I know how you feel. I had armour, but came out of it very bruised and battered. Pushing it toooo hard I was….knew I should be going up a division…
See ya at the track.

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