Wednesday, 4 November 2009
Go for Broke
Go For Broke are high-quality, cloth-backed, woven patches. Patches are approximately one inch high and two inches wide. The patches have an iron-on backing, but for maximum durability we recommend sewing them on to your gear.
Patrick Leyshock thought up the idea for Go For Broke while laid up with a broken collarbone after an incident during a 2001 practice session at Portland International Raceway. Inspired in part both by Dave Aldana's famous "skeleton" leathers and the tally marks found on the sides of combat aircraft, he began working with local vendors to make his idea reality. The "broken bone" patch has since become a recognized icon worldwide - an icon worn proudly by folks who aren't afraid to take risks.
I've got one of these on my old Alpinestars to commemorate a tib and fib snappage. Patrick says he's earned 16. GI