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eventerdrew 02-02-2010 04:38 PM

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!

eventerdrew 02-02-2010 09:19 PM

bump!!!

gypsygirl 02-03-2010 12:39 AM

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, ive had mine [a flexrider] for many years & had a lot of falls in it...

kitten_Val 02-03-2010 02:21 PM

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.

gypsygirl 02-03-2010 02:26 PM

^^ in my experience with xc vests they are never comfortable at first, but you get used to them.

kitten_Val 02-03-2010 02:44 PM

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Originally Posted by gypsygirl (Post 541446)
^^ 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.

gypsygirl 02-03-2010 03:07 PM

you really just have to get used to them, after you've worn one a couple times you dont 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 cant believe how many people [esp upper level riders] wear the tipperary vests.

eventerdrew 02-03-2010 06:55 PM

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.

kitten_Val 02-03-2010 09:49 PM

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!

gypsygirl 02-04-2010 12:48 AM

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Originally Posted by eventerdrew (Post 541664)
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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