One of the things that first got Chris interested in doing videos was the fact that when he initially got into biking nobody explained anything to him about the gear he needed. He ended up buying almost solely on price and styling, because he had no idea about what he needed for the kind of riding he did.
Having, over his years in this business, got to understand a bit more about how gear was made and how it worked, it became a bit of a mission of his to share what he had learned with other motorcyclists. Indeed, this ‘educational’ remit was always part of the content of our catalogues, but for a number of reasons video seems a more appropriate medium for communicating such messages.
In this particular review, Chris looks at protective armour. And partly this is because it has become clear that many customers who visit the shop don’t fully understand what armour does and why it’s there. So the chap explains the fundamentals, and then goes on to talk about the CE standards and how armour is tested. He also decodes the markings that are printed on the armour that explain what standard a particular piece armour is, and where it is meant to be used.
But the reason Chris really put this review together was because he wanted to go outside and do some good old-fashioned schoolboy scientific experiments. Chris told us that he was not very good at science at school, and anybody with a scientific bent would probably point out that he still isn’t. But, nonetheless, the experiments are quite illuminating, and although there’s something of the Tommy Cooper about his methodology, watch the video through to the end and you will almost certainly come out the other side understanding more than you did when you pressed the ‘play’ button.
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