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Old 05-08-2005   #1
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Rib protection on Astral vests?

I have an Astral vest and love it, but when im rolling or in a high brase, my upper ribs are exposed. I recently bruised the top three, is there any kind of padding for protection that can be added or worn to protect this area?


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I just got my new astral the other day and like it too.. you might already know this but you can adjust the shoulder straps and raise the vest to cover those ribs.. so it's not sittin' around your stomach. there's 2 little pull straps on the back sides..or if it's last years vest they might be on the front..

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Astral has the best rib protection on the market. Quit highbracing so high. You're going to dislocate the shoulder if you keep going above the shoulder with your hand.

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