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Old 09-17-2012, 10:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Mountain biking knee guards for snowboarding?

The normal knee guards like the following one Salomon fsk skate knee pads. Buy Salomon fsk skate knee guards at the best price online.

may move above or below the knee owing to vast movements during a ride. In such case the knee still gets hurt during a fall.



Would the articulated mountain biking knee guards, with an L shape, be better?
For instance this one:

O’Neal Pumpgun MX Knee Guard Leg Protection

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Old 09-17-2012, 10:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm going to get completely fucking lambasted for this but just go ride. Fuck knee pads. I understand some peoples need for a helmet, but knee, elbow and spine pads?? God-fucking-damn, just stay home. Here's the safety gear I wear snowboarding: nothing. Just be somewhat careful.

If you have some fucked up knees or something I apologize. But if you don't then I don't understand why you need pads.
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like riding in a fun park?
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I'm going to get completely fucking lambasted for this but just go ride. Fuck knee pads. I understand some peoples need for a helmet, but knee, elbow and spine pads?? God-fucking-damn, just stay home. Here's the safety gear I wear snowboarding: nothing. Just be somewhat careful.

If you have some fucked up knees or something I apologize. But if you don't then I don't understand why you need pads.
like riding in a fun park?
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Yeah I live in MN so I ride park almost exclusively.
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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My 12 y/o son wears fox armor when learning new tricks on jumps over 30', he started last year after a good slam.... That's what makes him feel comfortable.... He takes them off when he can nail it 4/5 times. No knee or elbow though. I wear knee braces occasionally. I though about getting some mx style braces with protection.. Home page :: Asterisk Knee Protection I never got any though. I have beet hiking and mtn biking a lot this summer and my knee feels a lot better.....
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I busted the meniscus in my knee a little while ago. I wasn't really able to walk for about 4 or 5 weeks afterwards. Since another hit would most likely put me under the knife to have it removed with the associated months out of action, I chose to get some Fox mtn bike knee pads (this was about 2 weeks after I could walk ok again...).

They are pretty bulky and I feel pretty silly in them (they are quite comfy however), but they should protect my knee enough to keep me out of surgery in case of a smaller hit. Especially prudent with early-morning ice about in Aus at the moment too.

I'll probably give up on them sooner or later, once my knee has mostly cleared up.
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I busted the meniscus in my knee a little while ago. I wasn't really able to walk for about 4 or 5 weeks afterwards. Since another hit would most likely put me under the knife to have it removed with the associated months out of action, I chose to get some Fox mtn bike knee pads (this was about 2 weeks after I could walk ok again...).

They are pretty bulky and I feel pretty silly in them (they are quite comfy however), but they should protect my knee enough to keep me out of surgery in case of a smaller hit. Especially prudent with early-morning ice about in Aus at the moment too.

I'll probably give up on them sooner or later, once my knee has mostly cleared up.
Yeah I think they are quite useful for snowboarding firn too, but how inconvenient are they? say 100points for maneuverability in normal conditions and how many points with the pads on your knees?
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Yeah I think they are quite useful for snowboarding firn too, but how inconvenient are they? say 100points for maneuverability in normal conditions and how many points with the pads on your knees?
They do mess with flexibility a bit I guess, but to be honest I didn't notice them over the stiffness/pain from a busted knee :P

On my good leg, I guess no worse than about 75%... depends how low you want to get. I mean, they are designed for use on a bike, so they are pretty flexible, just really fat.

The ones I got have a hard outer shell/bubble about an inch out from the knee, with a big fabric-backed air-gap behind that, so there's room for the knee to move. The main constriction actually came from the straps, which bunched up and pinched a bit when bending really low.

I guess it makes it a bit harder to actually bend the knee too (like bracing it or something), but that was good for me in the circumstances. Have to remember that I had two big compression bandages on under the guard too.

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Im a dad learning park and getting better. I'm starting to ride rails a bit more. I was using knee pads when I was trying to learn spins. I will be wearing/getting a spine protector this season too. I ride in WI and our hills are hard packed and icy mostly ma made stuff that is HEAVILY riden.
I need to support the family and make the mortgage. A little more protection until I'm comfortable with the new trick or every time I ride. It's a small price to pay to have fun and still be able to meet my family obligations.

As most attitudes of snowboards seem to be F'in do, wear, be who you are. Ignore the people with the mind set of "God-fucking-damn, just stay home" gear up and go have fun. Most people don't even know I'm wearing impact shorts and I don't care if they do. It doesn't hurt as much when I crash, I'm learning new park tricks safely and having a blast riding with my teenage sons.

McBee makes a low profile knee pad for football that is pretty comfortable
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