THE WAVE BACK PROTECTOR : THE CHOICE OF THE CHAMPIONS
23 July 2003 | News
Come and see the new Wave Back Protector, now available at all Dainese’s stockists.
Wave is a fourth-generation back protector which exploits the latest developments in the three-level composite protection concept:
EXTERNAL SHIELD: the outer layer comprises a set of plates which are connected together with a joint that perfectly adapts to the position of the back. The plates disperse the energy generated by the impact by evenly distributing it over the entire structure. They feature a corrugated structure with an internal mesh stiffener. This system improves shock-absorbency without increasing weight.
CENTRAL INSERT: a honeycomb sheet of aluminium is fitted between the inner and outer layers. This honeycomb aluminium absorbs shock in a gradual and controlled way and weighs 20% less than other similar shock-absorbent materials.
BASIC SUPPORT: The part touching the rider's body performs the extremely important task of keeping the protector in contact with the back. This is the only way for the structure to effectively distribute the shock deriving from the impact. This is why the support is carefully contoured and made from very high density foamed polyethylene.
As well as performing its main role as a shock-absorber, the back protector must also be able to effectively protect the rider's back from prolonged abrasions.
The materials must therefore be able to withstand the temperatures that develop during long slides. This is why the quality of the materials and their heat-dissipating capabilities are essential. Also in this case, the corrugated structure and ventilation system of Wave projects back protector technology well into the future.
Protecting without limiting natural body movements. Thanks to its exclusive and complex articulation system, Wave perfectly copies the movements of the rider's back. This result is achieved thanks to the combined action of three factors
PLATE ARTICULATION: adapts to the vertical movements of the rider.
WAIST JOINT: allows Wave to stay on the protected area even during lateral back movements.
FIXING SYSTEMS: the waist band and removable braces ensure Wave adheres perfectly to the back.
The entire structure of the Wave back protector is designed for optimum air circulation along the rider's back.The three back protection elements, in fact, are open structures offering sufficient heat dispersion and optimum comfort.