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    02-02-2010, 03:38 PM
  #1
Green Broke
Ovation Body Protector... I need info!

As the title says, I need info about the Ovation Body Protectors.

http://ovationriding.com/en/ovation_...prd=1812299773

Does anyone have one of these? I need a new vest, one that is ASTM Certified/Approved and the Ovation is. I would ideally like a Rodney Powell but they are wayyyy out of my price range. I want to be safe for this season!

So, if anyone has any experience with these vests, PLEASE let me know!

Thanks!
     
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    02-02-2010, 08:19 PM
  #2
Green Broke
Bump!!!
     
    02-02-2010, 11:39 PM
  #3
Trained
I have no experience with them, but it looks like an attractive vest & its certified so both good things =]

I should get a new one too, I've had mine [a flexrider] for many years & had a lot of falls in it...
     
    02-03-2010, 01:21 PM
  #4
Showing
I don't but I'd love to hear the experience. All I tried felt like cardboards (flex rider, charles owen and whatever else is in stores around). Those really nice ones (Tipperary and Casel Ultra) were not certified. I wonder how this one feels.
     
    02-03-2010, 01:26 PM
  #5
Trained
^^ in my experience with xc vests they are never comfortable at first, but you get used to them.
     
    02-03-2010, 01:44 PM
  #6
Showing
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Originally Posted by gypsygirl    
^^ in my experience with xc vests they are never comfortable at first, but you get used to them.
That's what I wonder. It's funny I talked to my trainer and she said she still prefers tipperary to any certified. Mostly because it's very flexy, so she has more room and freedom to move from horse's way if something happens. I personally don't have any experience with vests so can't comment on that.
     
    02-03-2010, 02:07 PM
  #7
Trained
You really just have to get used to them, after you've worn one a couple times you don't even notice it anymore & it doesnt affect your riding at all. I think it would be crazy to go out on xc with out a certified vest, I can't believe how many people [esp upper level riders] wear the tipperary vests.
     
    02-03-2010, 05:55 PM
  #8
Green Broke
Thanks for your input! I'm hoping that I can try a Rodney Powell on at Rolex this year but I would really like to not shell out a couple hundred dollars.

It really is all about getting used to a vest. Tipperarys are comfortable but are not certified and that makes me nervous. MANY ULR's still use Tipps and I wonder what goes through their mind. Advanced is the most dangerous level in eventing and they are using something that could possibly not protect them?! Weird.
     
    02-03-2010, 08:49 PM
  #9
Showing
I actually heard that Powell vest is extremely comfortable. I was trying to find it around to try, but noone seems to know about it. Let us know your experience if you'll be lucky to try it!
     
    02-03-2010, 11:48 PM
  #10
Trained
Quote:
Originally Posted by eventerdrew    
Thanks for your input! I'm hoping that I can try a Rodney Powell on at Rolex this year but I would really like to not shell out a couple hundred dollars.

It really is all about getting used to a vest. Tipperarys are comfortable but are not certified and that makes me nervous. MANY ULR's still use Tipps and I wonder what goes through their mind. Advanced is the most dangerous level in eventing and they are using something that could possibly not protect them?! Weird.
i know its insane !!

I guy at one of the places I ride has gone advanced a few times, I saw him school xc with no vest OR helmet....seriously scary
     

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