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Atlas - 2014 Prodigy Neck Brace (Young Teens and Small Women)
Designed exclusively for teens and small women, the Atlas Prodigy neck brace offers exceptional protection, stability and comfort. The track can be a rough and tumble place, but that doesn’t mean your neck has to take extra punishment. With an easy-strap alignment, all-new design for added protection, flexible comfort and the pedigree of Atlas products, the Prodigy neck brace is a great option for both rookie and advanced MX riders. Two colors are available, and you’ll also love the price tag – BTO Sports offers the Atlas neck brace at a drastically reduced rate.
New for 2013, the Atlas Prodigy is our purpose built solution for teens and smaller women. Growing up it can be tough to find proper safety equipment that can fit and protect as it should, and that is where this brace comes in. When kids grow, they move up a machine size... and we think they should also gradute to new, proper fitting protection along the way. The Atlas Prodigy brace is purposely built and designed as a stepping stone for teens, and it is engineered to fit and function exactly like its bigger counterpart, even perserving the innovative features.
- The Atlas Prodigy brace is designed to fit a smaller rider, while performing the same as its bigger counterpart. For the first time, young teens and smaller women finally have safety equipment that will fit properly, and more importantly, function properly. The newly introduced Atlas Prodigy weighs in at a very light 590g.
- The entry and exit system used on the Prodigy also doubles as the Emergency Release System. With the push of a button, a user can enter, or exit the brace very easily, with no loose parts to fall away. This quick release system can be performed in a matter of seconds by people of nearly any age.
- We went to great lengths to create a perfect fit for smaller riders, and simply modifying an existing part wasn't up to our standards. Instead, we decided to start from scratch. The Atlas Prodigy brace uses its own unique frame design, specifically engineered to truly fit smaller riders properly, while allowing them the range of motion they need to perform extreme sports.
- Introducing dual pivoting back supports on the Original brace changed the way people looked at neck protection. Less than one year later, we were able to not only cut the weight of our back supports in half, but add a flex-tip feature to the bottom of each back support making these the most technologically advanced, and largest surface area back supports in existence.
- In addition to new back supports, our new reversible rear mounts offer adjustment without the need for an additional set of mounts. Simply loosen the mounts assembled on the brace, rotate them 180 degrees, tighten, and an adjustment has been made. Two sizes built into one mount allows our amazingly simplistic design to become even more user friendly.
- Brand new optional snap-on strap clips create a free moving, fool proof way to secure the supplied shoulder straps. Best of all, they are completely removable for users who do not wish to use the shoulder strap system. In the event of an impact, these unique strap clips will rotate out of the way to help prevent further injury that static clips can cause.
- With a completely redesigned brace comes a redesigned way to secure it. We created a new chest strap system with more adjustment, and simplified operation... and just like with our Original brace the chest strap is included with each brace at no charge.
- The Atlas Brace™ family is the first non-rigid brace family on the market. By creating a simplified design, and allowing the frame to flex upward and downward in the rear, the Atlas brace™ maximizes comfort, minimizes bulk, and reduces the “trapped” feeling that other products can create.
- Each Atlas Prodigy Brace is packaged with 2 strap systems, 1 draw string brace bag, and a multi-language user manual.
The Atlas Brace™ sizing is based on chest circumference (distance around the chest, measured high on the chest, just under the arms). The sizing is as follows:
Prodigy Brace: 29” - 33” (74cm - 84 cm)
Optimal brace fitment is achieved by selecting the correct rear mount offset, and opting to use (or not use) the optional shoulder padding for height adjustment that suits your body and range-of-motion of your head/neck, as described in the Atlas Brace™ user manual.
While fitting a brace, there are 2 key steps to follow for length and height adjustment:
1 - While standing straight up, the brace should fit snug on your chest and back, and the shoulder padding should be resting on your body. If the shoulder padding does not rest flush on the body, there will be a gap between the shoulder padding and the body. This shows the brace is too tight on the chest and the rear mounts supplied on the brace should be reversed to change the offset, this will add length to the brace to create a better fit, allowing the shoulder padding to rest on the body as it should.
2 - Once the brace is properly fitted for your chest size, determine which height setting is right for your individual body type and neck length so that you will have proper range-of-motion before starting activity. Put on a helmet to determine which setting is right for you, and if you do not feel your range-of-motion is sufficient, remove the optional shoulder padding from your Atlas Brace™ by pulling down on the outer edge of the bottom shoulder pad. The padding will simply “pop” out of the top shoulder pad. Repeat for the opposite side. Make sure the brace still fits snug on the body, and the shoulder padding is resting on your shoulders.