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Old 08-21-2012, 08:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,

It is still decent snow here in Australia in Perisher Resort. I mostly go up the slope on the weekend and the last weekend I took a lesson and have the chance to learn parks riding. It is pretty fun going over boards, hills. But I stacked a few times and my butt hurts, also my knee got a few bruises from kneeing down when clipping on the Flow M11 bindings.

These get me thinking that I should invest in knee pads and short. After some research, I thought the POC stuff seem to be worth the purchase? Or any other recommendation for knee pads and padded short?
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I thought the whole point of flows was to be able to put them on standing...?

Then again I put my normal bindings on standing about 90% of the time, but I'm one of these crazy types who doesn't struggle with laces on my boots either...there must be fucking ninja blood in my family....maybe gelfling....
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:08 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I might try that next time doing the binding while standing up. What I am after is sometime I fall and my knees landed on packed snow and it hurts by the end of the session.
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I have had my left knee drained twice and my right knee drained once due to hard falls on the ice coast. So i always where knee pads now. Hind sight If i knew how incredible the difference was(in a good way) for wearing knee pads, I would have done it from the day i began boarding and avoided those injuries. I bought a pair of under armour volleyball pads. V-ball pads are the best because they are soft front and muchhhh less bulky and work perfectly. I dont feel a thing when kneeling on the snow or taking a fall on the knees. just my $.02 here's the link to the ones i got Under Armour UA Rally Volleyball Knee Pads BLACK
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Yeah, I thought about the volleyball shin pads as they less bulky. I went to the bicycle shop and did not find anything l likes. Some restrict bending your knees. I might check out sports department and try out the shin pads.
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I got mine at dicks sporting goods. I thought they might be restricting too. But after riding with them for 15 min I completely forgot I even had em on
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks for the information.

But I am from Australia so I need to such out this brand here or similar brand with decent quality. BTW, is it a gel padding on these Under Armour knee pads?
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I have a pair of Bonfire pants that has pockets that say removable ergonomic pads in the knees & ass.
Didn't know they were supposed to come with them, so I didn't know they were missing.
But I'm sure there are quite a few brands out there that have this feature.
1 less thing to have to worry about forgetting & far less hassle.
If pads are going to cost you $50-? you'd be better off getting brand new pants with removable/or not pads.


I had a pair of Flow bindings before, diff model, but I think they work the same.

When you go to do your bindings up, take your front foot & kick it into the binding, then use your other foot to lift up the high-back & lock it.

I love that about Flow bindings, it's so nice to get your front foot in without having to put your coffee down when you get to the chair in the morning.

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Old 08-23-2012, 01:55 AM   #9 (permalink)
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i think kneepads and bum pads are good buys to make for an enjoyable riding experience. i find that im less afraid to try out stuff because i have paddings
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:56 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Yes I can agree with that Kino.

You are not afraid of getting a sore bum at the end of the day with the paddings. I started to learn a bit of jumps now and landed on my bum once last time and it hurts on packed snow.
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