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Armour - is it necessary?
« on: April 04, 2024, 09:51:25 am »
Ryan of FortNine's thoughts:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nINIJ1cAbYM

And a reply from John Millbank of Bennetts Bike Social:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOJxubCS0wM

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Re: Armour - is it necessary?
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2024, 10:34:31 am »
I won't be ditching my armour any time soon.

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Re: Armour - is it necessary?
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2024, 10:35:08 am »
The big difference in the messages is that the Fort Nine is a happy, chatty expose that keeps you watching whereas the Bennetts vid is a dry walk through of the technicalities. I know which most folks will listen to and it isn't the one they should be listening to.

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Re: Armour - is it necessary?
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2024, 10:41:39 am »
I think the key point from both is the lack of options available to us, the paying customers. We all have freedom of choice (and long may it stay that way) but I'd like many more options to choose from!
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Re: Armour - is it necessary?
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2024, 11:10:21 am »
I like the fact that John of Bennetts got hold of Paul Varnsverry (probably the top UK PPE expert) so quickly to respond, and add some vital perspective.
Paul was citied in the FortNine video, but somewhat out of context.

Also kudos to David's Old Gits group for spotting both of these - I should have credited them in the first post.
An intelligent discussion!