As a result of POC's collaboration with specialists in spinal cord injuries, skiers and riders of all kinds, and experts in material and construction, they came to the conclusion that many of the protectors on the market have serious weaknesses.
The challenge was to come up with flexible, comfortable protection that really does the work! Many back protectors out there are lightweight, but less good when it comes to shock absorption and really protecting the spinal area.
There are various ways to wear a back protector, this is the option that gives you the greatest flexibility and freedom of movement. Choose how to wear it - with or without the removable waistband. VPD (Visco-elastic-polymer-dough) has amazing energy- absorbing properties.
The material is extremely agile and soft but as energy or force is applied, the material stiffens and becomes rock hard. The back protector is inserted in a washable vest and easily removable.
The construction of the VPD Spine back protector is kept simple in a strict racing spirit. This is the solution if you want to wear the new VPD back protection according to the FIS rules and regulations.
Mom's Thoughts: I am definitely adding this piece of protection to my little racers wardrobe this year. She is 11 years old, and a petite 52" tall. The XXS fits her perfectly.