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Back Protector : Forcefield Pro L2k "Large"
Suit : Alpinestars Atem One
Stats : 6'1 210lbs Athletic Build

I recently switched from a back protector insert to an individual strap on Forcefield back protector. The issue i'm having is the back protector keep sliding up on my back and actually starts to rub on the back of my lower neck when doing chicanes/direction changes. So far I have tried all configurations of tightening and loosening the straps and I have also had someone keep it pushed down while I put my suit on, but nothing has worked. My next step is to exchange it for a size smaller and after that switch to a vest style back protector.

Before I go through that headache, has anyone had this issue and is there an easy solution?

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I've got the same back protector and it slides up a little bit on me as well. I just thought that maybe I bought one that was a little too big. It doesn't ride up and rub on my neck but I can feel it trying to push itself out of my suit. The one thing that I do is just before I zip up I pull it down (the waist strap) to my belt line and then make sure that the strap is tight. Its only a problem on the session after lunch when I'm full of food. I'm not sure if that made any sense or helps but good luck.
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Thanks for the reply. I think my issue is more so that I have a deep back arc and the specific back protector has a tailbone protector that gets pushed up by my protruding butt when I am not in a full tuck. I am exploring ways of possibly securing the protector to the top of the suit itself.

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Just to follow up if anyone has this issue..... Buying a smaller size fixed my issue.

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Just to follow up if anyone has this issue..... Buying a smaller size fixed my issue.
It fixed your sliding issue? I would imagine your coverage has been reduced also, no?

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No I think the other one was just too big and was pushed up by my lower back, especially when changing direction. The smaller protector covers plenty including the spine.

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