What ourAthletes Say

“Your DBX 5.0 Helmet and 5.5 Neck brace saved my life.”

Thought that I would write to you and tell you my story of how your outstanding products saved my life. On April 10 this year, I was heading out for a mountain bike ride at my local park of Skyline Queenstown as I had done many times before, first run I came off before I …

Liam Keenan, Queenstown, Australia
2017-10-09

“You chose a good neck brace, you better thank the company. Your neck has zero damage, and all the scans look perfect.”

“You chose a good neck brace, you better thank the company. Your neck has zero damage, and all the scans look perfect.” At that moment, I knew I was a Leatt brace customer for life. I am writing you to say thank you, from myself, my wife and my four daughters. My name is Steven …

Steven Toutant, Ohio, USA
2017-09-16

“I reckon the side protection from the HD PRO 5.5 could have even saved a broken rib or two.”

I did the Powasol Dragonsback Xtreme event recently and there was a steep, long downhill. I was pulling the front brakes as hard as I could (without locking the wheel), and I hit quite a big rock and went flying off the bike. I slammed into the rocky ground, and the bike came crashing down, …

Jason Barry
2017-09-14

“If you think you’re invincible and incapable of getting seriously injured, you’re wrong.”

If you think you’re invincible and incapable of getting seriously injured, you’re wrong. You will fall, that’s how you get better and learn, it’s the fact of riding. The questions no one can answer is when, how hard, and how extensive the injuries will be. It’s been three weeks since I was practicing for a …

Madison Marie Tippetts, Wyoming, USA
2017-07-31

“I cannot thank you guys at Leatt enough”

I cannot thank you guys at Leatt enough for the neck braces you make. On Saturday, July 8th, 2017 I was racing my TRX450ER ATV at a local cross country series called AWRCS when I hit a kicker in 4th-5th gear at an estimated 50-55 M.P.H. when I began to roll. I rolled over six …

Austin Weller, Pennsylvania, USA
2017-07-31

“I am more than amazed at how well the neck brace protected me”

I want to thank you for making safety equipment that not only saved my life, but I believe played a critical role in me functioning properly today. I have been wearing the DBX neck brace since 2014, due to how comfortable and light the brace is. Over the years I took a few spills, nothing …

Michael Grischenko
2017-07-27

“I have never needed it…until a couple days ago”

I’ve been racing motorcycles since I was five years old and I now have 20 years of experience. I race pro mx1 in the local area. When I was 16 and just turned intermediate and bought the KTM edition carbon fiber Leatt moto GPX neck brace. I’ve worn it religiously all these years and I …

Tyler Hildebrand, British Columbia, Canada
2017-06-20

“I want to thank you for such a well-made product”

I want to thank you for such a well-made product. I recently purchased a GPX 6.5 helmet after a crash last winter damaged my previous 6D. The fit out of the box was great and I appreciated the light weight and how well the goggles fit. At the first race of the summer, this new …

Will Durdik, Alaska, USA
2017-06-02

“…they were worried about blood on my brain.”

My name is Kyle Zirbes, I’m 18 years old and live in central Minnesota. On June 28th I was racing in Mora Minnesota, at Berm Benders Raceway. It was the first moto of 250c (we were the 19th race of the day the track was very rough), and I was in 6th place passing for …

Kyle Zirbes, Minnesota, USA

“The Leatt Brace saved me from a broken neck.”

The Leatt Brace saved me from a broken neck in 2010! I was racing Ponca City the week before Loretta’s and went over the bars in a small rhythm section. I went over so fast that my knees trapped by arms behind the bars and I couldn’t put my arms out to break my fall. …

Matt Tedder Sr, Ponca City, USA

“The Leatt C-frame knee brace has undoubtedly changed the way I am able to enjoy Kite Surfing!”

I injured my knee for the first time roughly ten years ago, which resulted in an complete ACL reconstruction. Then, three years ago I did further damage to the same knee while I was playing action cricket. This resulted in an operation, as my meniscus had to be stitched. During this operation, the doctor noticed …

Jean-Paul Friederich, Cape Town, South Africa

“If it wasn’t for my Leatt protection, the crash would’ve been a lot worse.”

I was racing at the WORCS Race at South Point Casino, Las Vegas on February 27th in the Pro 2 Lites class until this happened. I hurt my back and got bad road rash. I was in a lot of pain but my doctor said everything is fine. I just got a little bit banged …

Collin Elliott, Las Vegas, USA

“His Leatt neck brace saved his neck.”

My 12-year-old son was racing at a Loretta’s qualifier in Richland, WA. He blew through a turn and was flipping through the air. He landed on his head first and then flipped onto his side. His Leatt neck brace saved his neck. The brace broke in four different places, but he didn’t have any neck …

Travis Christensen, Richland, United States

“I broke three vertebrae and had major surgery.”

This is a big message of thanks! I recently had a huge motocross crash at the Bridgestone British nationals. I broke three vertebrae and had major surgery only ten days ago. I want to thank Leatt because, if it was not for the fact that I was wearing my Leatt neck brace, doctors suspects that …

Joshua Hope, UK

“Without Leatt, I don’t know if I would ever have been able to ride again.”

I crashed hard during a jump run at a bike park, went OTB and onto my head. When the EMTs arrived and got me loaded onto the vehicle, they said if it wasn’t for my Leatt DBX neck brace I would have broken my neck for sure and have had to be airlifted out. The …

Ben Azoulay, NJ, USA
2016-05-14

“I am now a believer by experience”

I am not particularly the best rider on the planet but I am not too bad for a girl. I can keep up with most of the guys. My bike is an 07 Kawasaki KX250F (with a 270cc bore kit). Recently my husband and I were waiting for some moisture to happen and when it …

Zoe Verbauwhede, British Columbia, Canada
2016-05-27

“if it was not for their products I would be in a wheel chair…or worse”

I am writing to tell all of you at Leatt that I am grateful that I am still alive. Approximately two years ago (2014), I made a $300 investment and I can honestly say that it saved my life. If you are thinking about buying a Leatt neck brace, DO IT! Let me tell you …

Michael Williams, Louisiana, USA
2016-06-18

“the chest protector he was wearing protected his vital organs and saved his life”

I’m writing to deeply thank you guys for making such a good product. My husband was in a horrible freak accident on May 19th, with a stuck throttle on a dirt bike and him pinned under it. His left arm was sucked into the rear tire and pinned between the swing arm and the tire …

Adam and Kim Gray
2016-07-06

“I was told that I lied there motionless for a few seconds”

I compete in the ATV Triple Crown race series in Alberta Canada. This is a MX race series for ATV and UTV’s. This incident happened at Round 5, July 23rd 2016, White Ridge MX Park. It was the last lap in the last moto in the Junior class (same as production C). I was fighting …

Jonas Alm, Alberta, Canada
2016-07-23

“I want to thank Leatt and the staff for their magnificent work “

On the 2nd of July, my ten-year-old son Angel Maria Blanco suffered a serious accident.  His kart went through the air, and he unfortunately fell on his head with his kart flipping over for several meters. I want to thank Leatt and the staff for their magnificent work and for “saving lives from a distance” …

Francisco Blanco Alvarez
2016-07-02

“Life is slowly returning to normal and I have the whole Leatt company to thank for that”

On July 30th 2016, I was riding at my private practice track in Minnesota where I had a substantial MX accident.  I was going over a 40’ step down jump in 3rd gear and went off the lip. I’m not sure what happened. I looked over at the bike in the superman position and knew …

Chris Heppding, Minnesota, USA
2016-07-30

“If it weren’t for my Leatt shin guards, I probably wouldn’t have walked away unharmed that night”

I had purchased a pair of Leatt Dual Axis knee and shin guards to wear under my Kevlar riding jeans for added protection while riding my ZX-10. On June 8th, my Stepdad hit a deer head-on and completely shattered everything from his knees to his toes in both legs, leaving him unable to walk for …

R.P, Wisconsin, USA
2016-11-25

“I honestly believe that I’d be in a different situation if I wasn’t wearing it”

I was lucky enough to be wearing one of your leatt neck braces during my fall – and I honestly believe that I’d be in a different situation if I wasn’t wearing it. I was at my local scadson freeride park, building my confidence to jump again after years of being away from it. I …

Scott Bathard, UK
2017-01-30

“I know that it prevented me from breaking my neck”

On a downhill mountain bike run at Kalmunda Farrell Grove, I had a bad landing after a jump that sent me face first into a tree. My head whipped back and my full-face helmet thankfully stopped upon contact with my Leatt DBX 5 .5. I did the same thing in July 2014 and punctured my …

Geoff McFadden, Australia
2017-02-05

“My family are all very thankful for your safety gear”

To whom it may concern, I wanted to write a note to thank everyone at Leatt for making products to help protect my son when he is racing his dirt bike.  Hunter has been racing motocross for the past 5 years and is currently a factory Yamaha 85cc racer. Hunter has always worn both Leatt …

Kari Cross, Texas, USA
2017-04-07

“I would like to personally thank the entire Leatt company and design team for this wonderful piece of safety equipment which I can credit to saving my life”

I am writing this letter to thank the owners of and the design team at Leatt. I was practicing for an upcoming race on Easter Sunday when, for some unknown reason, my bike flicked sideways badly. I was unable to correct it, and when I landed I was high-sided off the bike which in turn …

Steve Goody, Australia
2017-05-22

It was the worst crash I’ve ever had in 10 yrs of riding downhill mountain bikes

The take off felt fine but as I was approaching the landing I noticed I was drifting to the right and I was gonna come up short.

John Rowan, USA
2014-07-17

I got thrown over the bars at speed, and hit the ground head first

This track was brand new and no one had ridden it before so it wasn’t ready to take the beating of one of the biggest turn outs for a NSW State event in years. 

Matt Staggs, Sydney, Australia
2014-07-27

Right after the first impact I was knocked out

For the next 30 minutes I just had a few short moments of recollection as I was passing in and out of consciousness.

Hannes Slavik, JBC 4X Revelations 2014
2014-08-14

…When my throttle stuck wide open.

Nobody (myself included) could believe that I had walked off the track.

Elijah Hovorka, Newaygo, Michigan, USA
2014-08-03

Instantly I was sent into a state of shock

I came off the bike in the opposite direction and smashed head first straight into a thick tree

Elliot Davis, Queensland, Australia
2014-07-06

A big thank you!

I just wanted to write to Leatt to tell you about how highly I rate your products.

Kierin Brogan
2014-09-11

I should have been dead! But I could tell my collar was busted

I went off the lip two inches too far to the left and missed the landing by about 3 feet

Sterling Petersen, Springville, Ut
2014-09-07

…tossed from the bike resulting in the bike and myself cartwheeling down the finish line hill

Second lap of the second moto, from what I hear I went sideways in the air, came up short and was tossed from the bike resulting in the bike and myself cartwheeling down the finish line hill.

Heather Boschert, Johnstown, PA, USA
2014-08-24

People behind me were saying, ‘I think he’s dead’

Brooks Weyandt knew his efforts were in vain, even as he braced himself for impact.

Steve Surber, Dover, USA
2014-10-03

I thank God that I had my Leatt Neck Brace on

I hit the tree full speed and it took my front wheel right out from under me sending me flying head first into the ground.

Nick Purdy, Danville, Indiana, USA
2014-10-18

My daughter is living proof they work

As I finally approached Chelsy I had a huge sigh of relief because she was sitting up and holding her arm. Wow! Went thru my mind. The Leatt neck brace just saved my daughter’s life.

John and Chelsy Wisniewski, Wheeler, WI, USA
2014-10-29

“My Leatt neck brace saved my life”

I was in the home stretch of a 250 mile off-road race this past Saturday, as it was the first race of the new season defending last year’s SCORE International Off-Road World Professional Motorcycle Championship. About one mile from the finish, a spectator drove their truck past the police barricades and onto the racecourse heading …

Paul Thomas, Julian, CA, USA

I am still here because of your outstanding product.

The major injuries included: broken Back at the L-1 vertebrae, broken Ribs, a torn Spleen and a bulging Aorta. A stent implant saved my heart, and no spine damage occurred so I have full feeling and motion. I suffered no spine damage!!! I suffered no neck injury!!!

Eric Larson, California, USA
2015-04-30

…my Doctor and Physio team were amazed…

I want to thank Leatt Protectives for their great support! I crashed hard 2 weeks ago at the second round of the UCI BMX Supercross WorldCup in my semi.

David Graf, Switzerland, UCI BMX Supercross WorldCup
2015-05-24

“I am so thankful for the leatt neck brace and protective gear”

May 10th, 2015 started like any other race day, this time we were in Odessa New York for Round 6 Of the GNCC Cross Country Series (Dunlop Tomahawk). My Son Ryon McManus competes in the Open B class, (currently in second place in points) and has been riding dirt bikes since he was 5 years …

Scott McManus, New York, USA
2015-05-10

“….I wouldn’t be here today”

I was riding in the mountains of Montana with my two buddies Jason Lavigne and Eric Nelson. It was almost dusk and I was clipping along pretty good and the next thing I know I get knocked off my bike backwards. I got up and I felt light headed. Then Jason and Eric show up …

Todd Breth, Montana, USA

“I am a firm believer in the safety of Leatt products after my incidents”

My name is Kameron Barboa and I am 17 years old. I qualified for the 2015 Amsoil Amateur National Arenacross Championships. Weeks of mental and physical preparation went into the event. Practice went well on May 2nd. I qualified fastest in two classes. Everything was seeming to click. Prior to race day I was extremely …

Kameron Barboa, USA

“if it wasn’t for the leatt neck brace and chest protector, he would have been severely injured”

On August 15 2015 my son, Chase, who is 13 was racing at Appalachian Fair Grounds in Johnson City TN. He hit a double and didn’t clear it. He flew off of the bike and his helmet hit first therefore making the rest of his body fly over his head. The CRF 150R landed on …

Phil and Chase Miller, Johnson City TN, USA
2015-08-15

“The medical team at the hospital praised his protective equipment”

My son too had an accident that made for lesser injuries because of his Leatt Neck brace and other safety equipment. The accident happened at The Bridgestone Nationals at Penybont, during the 3rd lap of the second race on Saturday 1st August 2015. Lloyd was pulling through after a bad start and was in around …

Tracy Thomas, South Wales, uk, United Kingdom
2015-08-02

“…if it was not for my Leatt Brace and Helmet I would not be here to tell the story.”

Hi there I wanted to let you know about a serious accident I had on the 11th of July in Morzine, France. I was riding my Downhill bicycle down a steep trail when I somehow crashed and fell down the mountain – before falling 40ft off a cliff’s edge and being caught by a tree. …

Adele Woodbridge, Morzine, France

He did no damage to his neck or spine

Last weekend my son, Mathew Callaghan # 152 Verde Sports Racing motocross rider, had a very unfortunate accident whilst competing in the Pro Fastest 40 class at the MX Nationals event at Culham ,near Oxford ,UK.

Janice Callaghan, Bolton, UK
2014-04-24

I was able to walk away from a severe crash

I’d just like to thank all at Leatt for the brilliant support provided by the STX neck brace, as it meant I was able to walk away from a severe crash at Scunthorpe Speedway with only a broken wrist, despite taking a massive blow to the head and neck (enough to seriously damage my helmet!).

Reece Downes, Sheffield, UK
2014-04-17

See how much the Leatt can help prevent your child from serious injury

As a parent I just happened to catch my youngest son, Cole Coker #7 50CC 8 years old, crash on video and thought we should share so other parents can actually see how much the Leatt can help prevent your child from serious injury.

Erik Coker, Alameda, CA, USA

Deterred his head from moving like a bobble head

It was Sunday March 30, 2014 at Milestone MX for the Ultimate Amateur Series, Round 2. We registered for the true beginner 4-6 year old class.

Anthony, California, USA
2014-04-02

Leatt ultimately saved my life

It was the first race meet of the season (9th Feb., 2014) at AJS motorcycle club and the first race of the day.

Harley Wyatt, Australia
2014-03-12

“I thought he was dead”. That is how bad the crash was.

On Feb.1st, 2014, on his third ride at a practice day at North King County MC Club, Joshua cartwheeled off the bike (lucky he was wearing his new Leatt vest), but this was not all…

Ms Waller, New Zealand
2014-03-28

The rider behind me couldn’t believe I got up and walked away.

On my first ride out, with the neck brace on, I came off head first over the front of my bike and went head on into a bank cracking my helmet (darn it!) and knocking me out briefly.

Rocky, New Zealand
2014-03-20

I can’t understand how you are not paralyzed.

I felt my shoulder dislocate and explode, the noise was so loud that I thought that I had died. A second later I picked up my head and realized I could feel my fingers and toes.

Jake Middleditch, Nelson, B.C., Canada

…head and shoulder first into the face of the next jump

We, my family, and his doctor, firmly believe that the equipment Max had on, and has had on, saved his lifestyle, and perhaps life, namely the “Leatt brace”

Jay Williams, Walton Raceway, Canada
2014-03-14

6 broken bones in his back

… and yet he walked away from the accident, and has nearly made a full recovery.

Anita Bell, Leybourn, Queensland, Australia
2014-01-31

30 years in the Emergency Medicine and Sports Medicine field

The frustration as a medical professional in these situations is paramount as we prepare for the worse and hope for the best but sometimes there is nothing we can do despite all our efforts.  Along comes the Leatt Brace…

Rick Bahr, Many Cities, Worldwide
2014-01-17

Over the drop and head first into a rock

Having had a back crash without a neck brace and slightly slipping my C1 and C2 before I always ride my downhill bike with a Leatt so it’s nice to be told by a doctor that it worked!

Andrew L, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
2013-12-19

Thank you Leatt Brace. You saved my life.

I had a severe concussion and was unconscious for about a minute. I also had about 8 fractures in my spinal column and a severe tear in my left knee. But I swear by my Leatt neck brace.

Shawn, Canada
2013-12-18

Marvin Musquin talks about his crash before the Toronto Supercross

During the crash, my head went all the way back but my Leatt stopped it before it went too far back.

Marvin Musquin, Toronto, Canada
2013-03-23

I used to say ‘I don’t need a Leatt brace; I don’t ride fast enough.’

…“magically” a giant rock, about knuckle high, appears out of the right side of the trail and at full sprint, I smash my fist right into it. It immediately kicks my bars 90 degrees to the right, full stop.

Heather Baroody, B.C., Canada
2014-05-01

I remember thinking to myself, as I stared at the ground, “This is not going to be good.”

The sled and I tumbled for a bit and after the snow settled, I was able to get back up, close up my sled, and continue the race.

Craig R.
2014-05-02

I hit the ground with great force and was knocked out immediately.

 There is a 110 foot gap jump on this track that I was hitting perfect all day and the next lap around my foot fell off the peg on the take off, 15feet in the air, I was bounced off the bike. 

Tyler Wiggins, Utah, USA
2014-05-05

I am writing you as many riders do, thanking you for a great product

I had a crash on my quad at DT1 MX track in Tulare, CA. While jumping a double, I had done many times before, the rear tires caught the lip of the landing and sent me over the bars

Jared V., Fresno, California, USA
2014-05-04

I threw the bike away from myself and closed my eyes.

I very clearly remember thinking I was in big trouble and suddenly felt myself slam headfirst into the hard dirt, followed by my left hand shoulder and side.

Joneen Houghton, Perth, Western Australia

The front tire was still wedged in a rut and I started to go over the handlebars.

Some of the spectators and the medics said that I would’ve been in worse condition if I hadn’t had my Leatt neck brace on.

Ethan Folkmann, British Columbia, Canada
2014-06-01

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