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Old 12-09-2010, 10:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Talking knee/shin guards.. help!

Hey guys
Im looking for some good knee/shin guards for this season since last winter i fell on the rail n the boxes a few times and its no fun;/ got a couple of nice looking bruises lol so... i found a couple that i really like but since i never seen them or touch them or had them on i have no idea which one i should get.. i thought maybe u guys ever tried any n could give me some feedback? or suggest any other ones that r good
thx a lot!!

these are the one i found...

1) Race Face RF Dig Knee Guard - GEAR.com

2) No Fear Division Adult Knee Guard Motorhelmets.com Library

3) 661 DJ Knee Guards 2008 | Buy Online | ChainReactionCycles.com

4) Knee Shin Guard - 661 PRO DJ KNEE GUARD SM Jazz Motorsports

5) Pro-Tec Gravity Knee Pad - Knee/Shin Pads - Reviews, Weight, Specs, Price - Vital MTB

6) Pro?Tec IPS Rail Guard : Knee Pads

I kinda like # 4 and 5
what do u think??

THX a lot for help
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Old 12-09-2010, 10:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Unless your wearing them over your pants avoid stuff with a hard shell. They do protect more but will tear a hole in your pants fast. Ideally you want something to protect the shin as much as the knee. This happened to my friend when a messed up lipslide put his shin into a rail. Repacking my Incision on Vimeo
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Old 12-09-2010, 10:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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ewww are u serious? hes got a freaking hole in his shin! I never thought about that.. and i deff dont want to have a piece of a broken plastic in my shin neither a hole like that!... so non of the pads i found are good then? cuz i belive all of them have hard stuff inside
thx tho i will keep that in mind
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i came off a box last year and opened up my shin in almost the same spot, mine was a little lower. cut wasnt as bad but that all looked way to familiar. i have a football shaped scar still and dont really have feeling on the skin on a large area of my shin. i never hit my knee but my shin got wrecked 3 times last year. im thinkin about looking for some shin gaurds for soccer or something and cutting them to where they would start of top of my boot.
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Old 12-10-2010, 06:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The crazy thing about what happened to my friend is that it wasn't even busted open from the impact. The tissue under the skin was damaged and it had to be cut opened and cleaned out. http://stlrolling.com/images/shinbash/DSC_8857.jpg Thats what it looked like right after it happened and this is what it looked like right after getting it cut open. http://stlrolling.com/images/shinbash/shinbash_005.jpg
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holy S*^ heh thats weird, it didnt look that bad to cut a frakin hole in it.. he went to the hospital rite? dont tell me he did it himself LOL
same thing happend to me it looked like a second knee cap but i never went to the doc, i put the ice on it and it went down in like 3 days leaving a huuuge bruise on my whole shin... but since then im really careful of what im doing... so i need some good protection
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:50 AM   #7 (permalink)
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That is beyond disgusting. I cut my shin pretty bad last season but it luckily healed on its own (with some nerve damage). I went and bought some R.E.D hard shell knee and shin guards the next day. They're not the most comfortable, but have saved me when I hit th exact same spot the next time out. As for ripping my pants, I feel that the velcro does more damage to my inner lining than the hard shell, but I wouldn't hit another rail without protection.
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Old 12-13-2010, 09:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I just bought a set of these
Fox Racing Launch Knee Shin Guards Reviews

I haven't tried them out yet but I test fitted a friends pair. They allow full articulation of the knee/leg joint. So if you were to kneel down on the snow, the pad will flex the full range. They have designed it so there are no velcro strapping on the back of the knees and the straps are secured by a snapon device. . the strapping around the leg are velcro though.
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