I'm not sure if this is the right place for this thread, but I put it here because it is ultimately about carry methods. Background: I was reading a thread on another forum about carry while riding a motorcycle. There was much discussion about carry locations that could cause injury in case of a fall.
My question is: where is the best place on the body to absorb a blow with minimum chance of injury? From my martial arts experience, I feel that the abdominal area, in the general area of the (technical term here) belly button, seems to be as good a place as any. I base that thought on having taken some pretty good whacks there with no ill effects. However, I realize that the severity of the impact may differ between a kick or a punch and a 60 mph belly flop.
I realize there is probably no right answer as to the best location to carry if falling off a motorcycle. I'm just wondering if we might be able to locate a place that's "less worse."