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  1. #1 Protective gear anyone? 
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    Hey everybody,

    So I know helmets and protective gear don't look cool... but I wear them. I wear a helmet and wrist gaurds under my gloves, I use a football girdle that protects my tailbone, hip bones, and knees. My fear of injury outweighs my desire to be fashionable on the mountain- although I don't wear any protective gear that's visible on the outside besides my helmet.

    What protective gear do you guys wear? I was chatting with a friend about it and his impression was that very few skiboarders wear protective gear at all. With the influx of injuries this past year, I would hope we'd look into it.

    I wonder if Greco would be interested in putting some protective gear under the "protection" portion of his site. I know we can buy protective gear on other sites- but I'd prefer keeping money in the "family." Keep SBOL funded instead of other snowboard and ski sites (they already have a lot of people buying from them)

    Just curious as to your thoughts on the matter. I saw that thread about injuries and it just reinforced my concerns.

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    Also- I've got a hook-up with Fox, and they've got really extensive protective gear for motocross. I was thinking about buying a setup and wearing it under my jacket Shell instead of a warm liner. Anybody every try this? Does it limit your movement too much?
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    Contacted my hookup- I can probably get a group-buy discount on top of my discount if there was a larger order- that's if people were interested in the motorcycle protection I was going to get. I will post some pics for you all.
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    I've got my helmet, and that's all I use, though I might be throwing on my one wrist protector under my gloves if I session rails for a day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manlig View Post
    Contacted my hookup- I can probably get a group-buy discount on top of my discount if there was a larger order- that's if people were interested in the motorcycle protection I was going to get. I will post some pics for you all.
    Dude, that looks like the armor from Crysis. Can I wear it on the outside of my jacket?
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    I don't have any yet, but you bet I'll be buying a helmet! (Today, actually, at the Ski Chalet Dilly in Chantilly)

    After that, chances are good that I'll go ahead and get wrist and/or tailbone protection. I've broken double-digits worth of bones in my life along with a ton of other injuries, so I'm starting to think it'd be best to play it safe now that I'm "aging".
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    Outside the Jacket? I guess you could if you got one large enough. I've never seen them over a jacket, they're mostly used for motocross- and so it's hot out- and the riders are trying to stay cool- so it's usually over just a t-shirt or something. You'd have to get your measurements over your jacket to get the right size I would assume.
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    I've got helmet, wrist protector, Skeletool jacket and pants.
    I found skeletool through this forum (someone, i think mark, was selling his gear)
    I took out the shoulder pads since they make you look like you have a football gear on. but this jacket and pants saved my ribs and hips when i was falling on the rails. it makes you little chubby but i think it's worthy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoKudo View Post
    I don't have any yet, but you bet I'll be buying a helmet! (Today, actually, at the Ski Chalet Dilly in Chantilly)

    After that, chances are good that I'll go ahead and get wrist and/or tailbone protection. I've broken double-digits worth of bones in my life along with a ton of other injuries, so I'm starting to think it'd be best to play it safe now that I'm "aging".

    Haha- Aging.... please.... we're in our prime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by koneco View Post
    Dude, that looks like the armor from Crysis. Can I wear it on the outside of my jacket?
    Nice- though the Crysis armor would be a bit overkill. I think the dianese ones would suit you better if you're looking for the fully armored look-
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    Quote Originally Posted by JPARK View Post
    I've got helmet, wrist protector, Skeletool jacket and pants.
    I found skeletool through this forum (someone, i think mark, was selling his gear)
    I took out the shoulder pads since they make you look like you have a football gear on. but this jacket and pants saved my ribs and hips when i was falling on the rails. it makes you little chubby but i think it's worthy.
    I like it, very similar to what I had in mind. Do you find it restricts your movement much? They're on sale for around 100 bucks- which is good. But I'm looking at around 40 bucks for the Fox ones.

    Cool, I think I'll go for it- I've seen JPARK's videos, and you don't look like it's slowing you down any
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