Wearable body armour

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Wearable body armour

Postby Nazareth » Thu Nov 25, 2010 8:45 am | #1

Yes, you can have armoured biker gear - but how about armoured t-shirts? :)

http://www.dowcorning.com/content/deflexion/

Looks amazing...
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Re: Wearable body armour

Postby thauma » Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:03 pm | #2

if Rukka are using it in their bike gear then it must be good.

Certainly looks innovative - with applications like skiing / snowboarding, football pads & laptop protection.

Not sure how it would fair in the world of MA as it may be too restrictive and bulky, but  I can see that it could be good in certain applications, as you move toward full contact.
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Re: Wearable body armour

Postby wayne » Thu Nov 25, 2010 2:32 pm | #3

From the sounds of their website it's just a fabric (although probably a bit stiffer and thicker than average) with all the flexibility that would imply.

Presumably you could end up with something no more bulky than a Gi - which lets face it can already be quite bulky.
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Re: Wearable body armour

Postby Genghis » Thu Nov 25, 2010 2:57 pm | #4

Something like this?, or for weapons sessions, this?

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Re: Wearable body armour

Postby nz_ROB » Sat Nov 27, 2010 7:19 am | #5

Genghis wrote:..... or for weapons sessions, this?

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OOhhhhhhhh, nice .. does it come in mithril?
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Re: Wearable body armour

Postby ToffeeApple » Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:10 am | #6

A little while back a friend mentioned he'd seen a specification for an armoured exoskeleton passed 'round at work.  I think I'll wait a few thousand years for the kinks to be ironed out.

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Re: Wearable body armour

Postby Genghis » Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:04 pm | #7

nz_ROB wrote:
Genghis wrote:..... or for weapons sessions, this?

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OOhhhhhhhh, nice .. does it come in mithril?


I always rather assumed that mithril was just an old name for a high temper aluminium alloy.

I have got one in steel, which is great, but you really need a heavily padded under-garment (called a gambeson), otherwise every blow leaves a scar on the skin underneath.

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