Knox Motorcycle GlovesBritish impact protection specialist, Knox, has developed a dual compound version of its patented, the Scaphoid Protection System (SPS).
Constructed from a combination of LDPE (Low-density Polyethylene) and TPR (Thermo Plastic Rubber), the new version offers more flexibility, extra cushioning and comfort and provides superior sliding ability, increasing protection of the vulnerable scaphoid bone.Experienced motorcycle racer Ian Lougher, who not only has 10 Isle of Man TT victories to his name but also won the NW200 nine times, is one of many riders to experience the positive benefits of Knox SPS first hand (pardon the pun):Ian Lougher says: “The Handroid gloves are something else, fantastic to wear, and with their specially built in plastic skid patch on the palms helping to lessen the risk of a broken scaphoid. If you’re unfortunate enough to suffer a highside from the motorcycle, they really do work.“I must admit I was very sceptical initially when I was first told about this, but when it happened to me at the Ulster GP, where I came down from a great height landing on my hands, I am sure the gloves saved my wrist after such a huge highside.”A fractured scaphoid is one of the most common wrist injuries and is usually caused by a fall onto an outstretched hand. Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to scaphoid fractures, due to the “grab” effect: the gloved-hand contacting the road surface and dramatically slowing, allowing either compression or hyperextension of the wrist. Painful and notoriously difficult to heal, a broken scaphoid can put a rider out of action for weeks.The patent protected Knox Scaphoid Protection System consists of two low-friction pads positioned on the palm of each glove, developed to eliminate the ‘grab’ effect of traditional leather-palmed gloves. The SPS allows the hand to slide forward at the same speed as the wearer, reducing the risk of breaks and fractures.Knox’s innovative new Dual Compound SPS uses both LDPE (Low density Polyethylene) and TPR (Thermo Plastic Rubber) to increase protection and comfort considerably. The new dual compound structure has several benefits, with an increased ability to slide – LDPE has a self-lubricating property which helps reduce friction and it’s also resistant to heat and is able to maintain structure up to 95 degrees Celcius – giving constant protection even during long, high-speed slides. The TPR section offers more cushioning and the softer edges means they are more flexible and less stressful on supporting seams and materials.The new Knox Dual Compound Scaphoid Protection System is now available for OE fitment. Knox’s range-topping Handroid glove is expected to be the first in the market to feature it.
Suzuki V-Strom 1050 DE + Scott Casey – Living with PTSD and the Rolling Barrage
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends, a weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
The new Suzuki V-Strom DE has just been announced, and Avery Innis, Training and Publications Manager from Suzuki Motor USA, is just the expert to explain its nuances to us. The V-Strom has always been a superb, yet inexpensive platform, and the new DE variant gets more serious about ADV riding. I find out from Avery whether the new upgrades are worthwhile; and the place that the new V-Strom has in the current market.
Our second segment covers a subject that’s a little more serious than usual.
Many veterans and first responders suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, aka PTSD.
Scott Casey—himself a sufferer—decided to try and help his fellow vets, and started a cross-Canada charity ride in 2016 called the ‘Rolling Barrage’. It was—and is—incredibly successful.
It’s not just a tremendous ride. The Rolling Barrage is a place for like-minded sufferers and their supporters to ride together. They get some serious “wind therapy” whether it’s on just a stop, or a leg of the ride, one day, a weekend, or even the whole ride. Scott opens up with Associate Editor Teejay Adams about his personal history, and how he came to create such a brilliant and worthy real-world event that truly helps.
The Rolling Barrage is a supportive network of brothers and sisters. To quote Scott Casey: “this is the family you never knew you had”.
It was a Nation exploding into civil war. In 1992, the collapse of the former Yugoslavia triggered an international armed conflict that would last more than 3 years and eventually see nearly 100,000 people killed. Canadians were thrown into what was declared a peacekeeping mission, but it wasn’t. They were going well beyond the rules of engagement that were provided by the UN. Told by Scott Casey, Former Canadian Peacekeeper.