Back pro­tec­tion. Use it!

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Wear­ing a Jit­sie Dy­namic back pro­tec­tor saved young Joe Spivey from life in a wheel­chair af­ter a re­cent tri­als ac­ci­dent.

Com­pet­ing in a trial, he lost con­trol up a steep river bank and jumped 25 feet off his ma­chine – which re­sulted in three bro­ken ver­te­brae when he landed on his back! Without the back pro­tec­tor, which re­duced the im­pact, he would have shat­tered them. Af­ter get­ting up and walk­ing, he soon re­alised some­thing was wrong; his mother di­alled 999 and an am­bu­lance ar­rived, along with the East Mid­lands air am­bu­lance with a trauma doc­tor on­board. They put him on a spinal board and the paramedics and his rid­ing bud­dies then car­ried him to the back of a van and to the wait­ing am­bu­lance. On ar­rival at Ch­ester­field Royal Hos­pi­tal he was X-Rayed and had a CT scan to check for in­ter­nal bleed­ing.

Thanks to his Jit­sie Dy­namic chest and back pro­tec­tor he was left with just a short re­cov­ery and no last­ing dam­age, and so was able to ride in the Scot­tish Six Days Trial just 11 weeks af­ter the crash.

Some rid­ers may think back pro­tec­tion is un­nec­es­sary but if it takes ev­ery­one to wear one and it still only saves one per­son for be­ing in a wheel chair for the rest of their life it has to be worth it.

Joe: “I’d just like to say a mas­sive thank you to Jit­sie for sup­port­ing me, through the Splat Shop team. And I’d also like to thank County Con­vey­ors where I work for sup­port­ing me through my time off work, and not to for­get Andy at Ac­tive Phys­io­ther­apy in Tot­ley. All the lead­ing tri­als cloth­ing man­u­fac­tur­ers in­clud­ing Hebo, Mots and Wülf­s­port pro­duce ex­cel­lent body pro­tec­tion. Use it!

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