Who still wears a kidney belt?

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10/11/2018 9:14 AM

Red Bulls video got me thinking about this. I still wear one, a Kevco Stubbs. So who else still wears one?

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10/11/2018 9:17 AM

I do. Out of habit I guess.

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10/11/2018 9:20 AM

I still wear one. I have lower back problems and I feel like I could break in half when I ride without it.

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10/11/2018 9:22 AM

I only wear it when I'm riding Lommel. I get pain in my back from standing the whole lap, lol.

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10/11/2018 9:23 AM

AlexR26 wrote:

I still wear one. I have lower back problems and I feel like I could break in half when I ride without it.

I'm on the younger side(just turned 28) and grew up wearing one. I stopped for a while until I had back surgery in 2014. Once I started riding again, I started wearing a kidney belt again. The one I wear adds some support for my lower back. I also feel more comfortable wearing it.

Which brand do you wear?

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2017 RMZ450
2005 YZ250
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

80% of the time it works every time
IG @hamdaddyof2 & @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, O'Neal, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

10/11/2018 9:32 AM

I wear a Thor and I love it. I’ll be 18 in a month, arthritis sucks.

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10/11/2018 9:33 AM

Been thinking of going back to one. My back was flaring up all year after riding moto or the mtb.

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10/11/2018 9:33 AM

I grew up racing in the 90's and everyone wore one..Today I still carry one in my bag, but haven't worn it in many years..

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10/11/2018 9:38 AM

Squirrelings wrote:

Been thinking of going back to one. My back was flaring up all year after riding moto or the mtb.

Check out a Kevco Stubbs. It was invented by a team of doctors. Best one I've found after my back surgery.

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2017 RMZ450
2005 YZ250
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

80% of the time it works every time
IG @hamdaddyof2 & @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, O'Neal, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

10/11/2018 9:39 AM

Brad460 wrote:

I grew up racing in the 90's and everyone wore one..Today I still carry one in my bag, but haven't worn it in many years..

Crazy how we haven't seen a pro wear one in how long?

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2017 RMZ450
2005 YZ250
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

80% of the time it works every time
IG @hamdaddyof2 & @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, O'Neal, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

10/11/2018 9:41 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/11/2018 9:41 AM

Haven’t worn one since the late 80’s. With 12+” of suspension, I don’t feel it’s necessary (for my kidneys), although I can see why some might use it for back support !

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10/11/2018 9:45 AM

mattyhamz2 wrote:

Check out a Kevco Stubbs. It was invented by a team of doctors. Best one I've found after my back surgery.

Thanks, I'll have a look!

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10/11/2018 9:46 AM

I do. ?

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10/11/2018 9:47 AM

Always have , just wear it under everything now

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10/11/2018 9:50 AM

wideopen198 wrote:

I only wear it when I'm riding Lommel. I get pain in my back from standing the whole lap, lol.

That's probably all I'd be good for at that track

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2017 RMZ450
2005 YZ250
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

80% of the time it works every time
IG @hamdaddyof2 & @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, O'Neal, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

10/11/2018 9:50 AM

I can't ride without one, I actually wear a back belt as a kidney belt. I also have lower back problems...I can barely stand up straight the day after riding, I'd hate to find out how sore my back would be I didn't wear one.

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10/11/2018 9:54 AM

Yep. Not sure why. But it cant hurt.

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10/11/2018 10:09 AM

I use it every time I ride. I don’t understand why people don’t. Fox racing makes a few, forget which one I have.

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10/11/2018 10:15 AM

I do, helps my back.

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10/11/2018 10:22 AM

Me.
Been wearing the same Answer one since the mid 90's.

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10/11/2018 10:28 AM

Always have, feel naked without. Kevco-Stubbs is the best thing since sliced bread! Get the lower back support without the restrictive feel in the front. Have always had back issues being tall, and compressed T4,5,6 in 85'- but it's mainly for lower back support. My Chiro dude says stomach muscles are key, my guess is pro's so fit they don't need it, but I always shake my head thinking about them riding that hard and not utilizing one!

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10/11/2018 10:47 AM

How else can you hold your fat stomach in?

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10/11/2018 11:00 AM

i wore one all the time. i think people went away from them due to stigma of back belt being over used to the point of weakening ones back but if you work out then only use during riding it helps a lot

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10/11/2018 11:11 AM

I do. It helps me personally.

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10/11/2018 11:16 AM

I run the Leatt kidney belt since it helps support by lower back and provides real impact protection (most chest protectors don't cover the lumbar region).

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10/11/2018 11:17 AM

Zachintosh wrote:

I run the Leatt kidney belt since it helps support by lower back and provides real impact protection (most chest protectors don't cover the lumbar region).

I didn't even know they made one

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2017 RMZ450
2005 YZ250
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

80% of the time it works every time
IG @hamdaddyof2 & @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, O'Neal, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

10/11/2018 11:35 AM

Another vote for a Kevco-Stubbs. Since I don't get to ride as often since I am usually dad-mechanic it keeps my back from killing me afterwards. the nice thing is these can fit under jersey so you don't even notice it when riding.....

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10/11/2018 11:58 AM

I quit wearing it a few years ago. The third ride or so I crashed and injured my coccyx... Man it sucks when that bone hurts. Worse than broken ribs...
Never rode without one after that

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10/11/2018 12:02 PM

I have been racing for 45 years and have never raced without one.

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10/11/2018 12:03 PM

I still ride with one on the bike or on my O-turn mower. When you get older, you do what it takes to help save your back.

Paw Paw

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