…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”
My son Max has been racing motocross for about 10 yrs. We have used your brace since the time you have had them out. Never had an issue at all.
Friends have said try the Atlas brace, but like our oil, “tested and true”. This past MX season Max had a crash that ended his season very early. Max was in contention to finish in a championship position in the schoolboy class.
It happened on a hot humid June 23rd afternoon at our national track, Walton Raceway. Out for a couple sprint laps with his trainer during a practice day, they came around and hit the well known “natural double”. There is a tight rough corner after the jump heading towards a roller. At the top of the roller the dirt was slippery, and Max’s rear tire broke loose. This in turn swapped his bike sideways sending him over the handle bars, head and shoulder first into the face of the next jump.
This knocked Max unconscious. He had multiple injuries, including broken shoulder in two spots, concussion, lung and kidney issues, and a fractured T1 vertebrae, just below his neck. Max was taken to Seaforth Hospital, which is fairly local to the track, then down the road to Stratford, which is a little bigger and a more advanced hospital, (CT Scan).
After the results came in, he was then sent to London Health Science Center, where Max and his Mom would spend the next four days. 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” So I guess what we are saying is thank you. His brace did end up cracking across the back, but did it’s job. We did purchase another one, and will continue to wear it. Max has pretty much fully recovered, and getting stronger for this up coming season. We already put “Thanks to Leatt” on our sponsor list as Max continues to chase his goal to become a Canadian pro motocrosser.
Jay Williams, Canada