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Old 11-27-2013, 03:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What are the "better" knee and elbow guards out there?

I'm sure some will say "you don't need it" but after my wrist surgery which could have been easily prevented if I wore good wrist quads I'd rather spend some money on protection gear than having to go through surgeries and recovery times again.

So for wrist I'm going to get Demon Flexmeter (unless you have something better to recommend)

What about knee and elbow protection? I don't mind paying extra $$$ for something that's really worth it, not looking to save a few bucks here and regret it later.

And yes, none of this equipment is "idiot proof" and it's better to be careful and not fal and if you do fall there's a right vs wrong way to fall....I know that and agree with it but let's face it - when sh1t happens it's now up to your equipment.
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Old 11-27-2013, 03:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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For knees I really like the Black Diamond TeleKneesis pads. They are really low profile with a hard shell and stay in place very well.
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I use Gform knee and elbow pads. I forget I am wearing them because they are so slim and comfortable but if I hit the ice (usually from some trick I'm trying to perfect or learn) I have no damage or pain later.

Look up Gform knee pads on YouTube.


For anyone who buys them, buy them larger then you normally would. They fit tight.

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Are the GForms that good? Just not confident rubber/soft tech can replicate the hard shells. But then again I'm not an engineer
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Are the GForms that good? Just not confident rubber/soft tech can replicate the hard shells. But then again I'm not an engineer
Watch the bowling ball M&M test on YouTube. Or the Hammer and Skittles.

I've had some seriously hard falls, and not one time did I have pain or bruising. Now your muscles and joints are another thing. lol

Research the impact foam and its impact capabilities for yourself.
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Watch the bowling ball M&M test on YouTube. Or the Hammer and Skittles.

I've had some seriously hard falls, and not one time did I have pain or bruising. Now your muscles and joints are another thing. lol

Research the impact foam and its impact capabilities for yourself.
Cool. I just want something to wear for low low low boxes and rails. 10-20 foot jumps. Nothing crazy. These look comfy enough where I'll wear them vs. having hard shells that stay at home or in the car.


EDIT: OK I'm sold
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I've used them for two years now and washed them twice (I hang out to dry, not use the dryer) and they fit in a pocket if need be. Not only are they low profile and go right under even base layers but they protect your knees/elbows like crazy. I don't like the crash shorts design tho.

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[QUOTE=Vital;1285185]

So for wrist I'm going to get Demon Flexmeter (unless you have something better to recommend)
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Flexmeter is about the best wrist protection I have found, get the double sided ones. They are big so you will need a larger mitten or glove. A dakinke XL titan will barely fit over mine so I went with some HJC SNOWMOBILE STORM MITTENS.

Good luck on the wrist, been ten months for me and its still not 100%
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For knees I really like the Black Diamond TeleKneesis pads. They are really low profile with a hard shell and stay in place very well.
I agree 100% easy to use, light weight and you will forget your even wearing them. It's what teleskiers use - that says something.. Check out the review and then buy a pair currently 20% off at Backcountry.com http://mtnweekly.com/black-diamond-t...s-review-11012
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So for wrist I'm going to get Demon Flexmeter (unless you have something better to recommend)
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Flexmeter is about the best wrist protection I have found, get the double sided ones.
I like the zone IV mitts with integrated wrist guard. I didn't care for the flexmeter. The ones I tried, (...the dbl sided.) were a pain to get on under my gloves and after a few minutes started to irritate me. For me, they felt conspicuously "There" the whole time I hade them on. Might just b personal preference but the IV wrist guards worn in their gloves, I don't even notice them.

Supposedly, they are designed to minimize the occurrance of fractures higher up the arm as many regular wrist guards are prone to causing. That's their claim anyway. Have a shitload of swedish research or some shit to back it.

The Gloves are warm, they have removable liner for warmer days. Lots of choices /w integrated wrist protection. I nelieve I got them from XSports. I'll dbl check that after work.

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