Draggin Jeans - after

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by DM, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. DM

    DM Guest

    My Draggin Jeans lived up to their name and saved my skin recently. The ambos
    did a good job checking me out too. They cut them from cuff to thigh to get a
    look at my unmarked legs! Not that I'm complaining mind, they did a great job
    and getting checked out quick was worth way more than $200. So was my skin.

    DM, Jul 4, 2011
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    Diogenes Guest

    what ?!?!? No blood ?!?!? How ungruesome !!!

    Every one you walk away from is a good one...


    Onya bike

    Diogenes, Jul 4, 2011
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  3. A traffic cop came along to our club meeting to give a talk on road
    rules etc.
    During the talk he mentioned the method the casualty staff use to remove
    ordinary jeans that become embedded in your legs during an "off slide",
    it would seem that they use a stiff bristle scrubbing brush which
    effectively takes away the cotton material along with the skin.
    I would imagine it could make your eyes water a bit when you came around ??

    Rheilly P
    Rheilly Phoull, Jul 4, 2011
  4. I was wearing Draggins when I had my off last year, my experience was
    quite different. I got thrown and hit the ground pretty hard (left
    front helmet, chest and left leg primarily). I dont think I skidded
    far, but cant remember. My legs didnt get chewed up, but the grazing
    on my knees from impacting the kevlar fabric inside was as bad as any
    grazing I've ever had, they were a mess (but other injuries were far
    more important at the time). The pants I now have also have knee
    armour (yes Draggin do that too but not particularly well).

    Alan Pennykid, Jul 4, 2011
  5. In aus.motorcycles on Sun, 3 Jul 2011 21:47:30 -0700 (PDT)

    It was your own fault, you have skinny legs!

    Those whose trousers hug their nether limbs don't get that problem....

    I've been grazed by the inside of my protective gear, if it can move
    it will, and it won't be fun when it does. (My scars let me show you

    Best method is to avoid falling off. Once I work that out I'll be

    Zebee Johnstone, Jul 4, 2011
  6. DM

    DM Guest

    I'd like some armour on my knees but I've got short legs and the store I
    went to didn't stock the short leg version of the dririder nordic to
    match the coat. I will probably go down to Brisbane and look in some
    bigger stores eventually. Till then the replacement draggins will have
    to do.

    Oh I got a slight graze inside my coat on the left arm. Probably should
    have tightened up the arm adjustments more.

    I need a knee reconstruction too :-(
    Thought I'd got away with it till it collapsed a couple of weeks later.
    On the upside the insurance has come through and I get my bike back in
    time for the weekend.
    DM, Jul 4, 2011
  7. DM

    atec77 Guest

    What sort of reconstruction , after several I know they sorta work
    sometimes but the knee usually is never the same :(
    Good luck with it what ever the outcome
    atec77, Jul 4, 2011
  8. DM

    DM Guest

    Autograft from the tendons in the same leg.
    Something about drilling a hole in the bone to make a conduit for it.
    Bloke seemed to know what he was on about.

    I do (or rather did!) vertical rescue with the SES.
    With my knee the way it is now thats all gone. Hoping to get it back.
    Breaking the leg would have been much easier.
    DM, Jul 4, 2011
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    Yeebok Guest

    My mum would do the same with a toothbrush if I grazed myself with gravel.

    To sum it up.. yes. It did hurt. Dettol didn't make it any nicer.
    Yeebok, Jul 4, 2011
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    Nev.. Guest

    That pic doesn't really provide any evidence that the kevlar provided
    you with any benefit. You need to show a photo of the non-kevlar side
    of the jeans as well. If there isn't any part of the jean which is
    substantially more worn than the kevlar underneath it then they really
    haven't done any more than a pair of Levis at half the price.

    Why did the ambos cut them open? Did your legs feel like they were
    injured? did the outside of the jeans give the impression that your legs
    might be injured? I had the ambos cut the legs off a pair of my jeans
    once before, but that was because you could see halfway through my leg
    through the hole in the knee of the pants.

    Nev.., Jul 4, 2011
  11. DM

    atec77 Guest

    No more climbing on a regular basis , it will work and in time become
    problematic unless you take care , I have no meniscus and most of the
    tendons hold both knees together are like your shredded
    I can still get around but a marathon is our of the question
    University of Qld is making huge strides in cartilage growth being in
    animal testing atm re meniscus , another decade will see effective knee
    repair with biological entirely possible , Check UQ site for more
    It sounds like the Surgeon has a clue but remember when you need more
    work select a recently trained Dr , know what I mean ?
    atec77, Jul 4, 2011
  12. DM

    Nev.. Guest

    Sounds a lot like of talk to scare young blokes into compliance. I've
    heard about the scrubbing brush stories too but never spoken to anyone
    who has actually had it done to them. Although in the versions i heard
    the scrubbing brush is supposed to be to get rid of the gravel, not the
    cotton from jeans. I am not exactly sure how cotton would become such a
    menace that it would require a stiff bristle brush to remove.

    I have had road gravel removed from my knee. That took about 15
    minutes. There were no scrubbing brushes. It involved a lot of water
    to clean the wound, a set of tweezers to pick bits of gravel out, a
    scalpel to remove bits of damaged tissue, and copious amounts of local
    aneasthetic. I watched the whole thing like it was happening to someone
    else. I didn't feel a thing.

    Nev.., Jul 4, 2011
  13. DM

    bruce Guest

    They cut them from cuff to thigh to get a look at my unmarked legs!

    They did that to me at Oran Park when I crashed at the end of the straight...
    my leathers were only 2mths old, **** I was pist 3 days later when I was
    told by the bloke in the crash ute that i walked to the Ambo for a checkup...
    I couldnt figure why they cut them from neck to waist with a nice circle
    to the back too.
    Dont remember any of the day, maybe I asked them too... :(
    bruce, Jul 4, 2011
  14. DM

    bruce Guest

    Why did the ambos cut them open?
    they have shares in the local bike shop that sells new ones.
    bruce, Jul 4, 2011
  15. DM

    DM Guest

    There's one spot where the fabric is worn through to the kevlar. It didn't show
    in the photos I took so I didn't post it. I ended up with a slight burn on the
    hip where that happened, but no skin lost anywhere.
    I thought I'd broken my left leg. Ended up being an ACL and an LCL rupture. The
    leg looked odd through the pants but straightened up again by the time I got to
    hospital. I'm getting a knee reconstruction for my birthday in a months time.

    Apparently standard procedure is to cut both legs of the pants like this for
    motorcycle accidents. Luckily this time it was unnecessary, but they reckon they
    often find injuries the downed rider never knew they had.
    DM, Jul 4, 2011
  16. DM

    DM Guest

    Sounds like a good story, but I got the definite impression motorcycle related
    injuries are treated with less than overwhelming concern by the hospital. Once
    it was determined I had no broken bones the doctor asked if I could stand up.
    When I could (just) he said "good, then you can walk out".
    DM, Jul 4, 2011
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    atec77 Guest

    You realise scooter drivers are considered "doners" util proven otherwise
    I expect he struggled to hide disappoint
    atec77, Jul 4, 2011
  18. In aus.motorcycles on Mon, 4 Jul 2011 12:05:25 +0000 (UTC)
    Glad it isn't....

    I did get mine cut off when I broke my knee, but it was rather

    When I got the footpeg through my leg they helped me get the leathers
    off, rather than cutting them.

    WHen I got the elbow cut from my jacket armour, they helped me get the
    jacket off, and left the trousers alone.

    I'd be damned annoyed if they wrecked bits of gear that were
    surrounding bits of me that didn't hurt! But apparently your bits did.

    Zebee Johnstone, Jul 4, 2011
  19. DM

    Lars Chance Guest

    Cleaning your teeth afterward was pretty yucchy too!
    Lars Chance, Jul 4, 2011

  20. Lucky you didn't get that Russian ambo to get your jeans off
    you know the one

    Ambo Medic Cutchyacockoff
    George W Frost, Jul 5, 2011
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