b0ardski last edited by b0ardski
cheapest health insurance money can buy,
I did a lot of Rollerblading in the 90s. early on I was just standing there talking to a fellow blader and got off balance hit the pavement at 0 speed and got a minor concussion; wrist, elbows, and knees were protected but hadn't bought a helmet yet. The point being, I've had a long history with saftey gear and it only takes that one time to break a hand or shoulder or head and the time it happens WILL BE that one time you skipped the gear. I truly feel naked and hesitant with out it.
yesterday I took my wristgaurds off to better control the mower went to take a quick spin down the road but felt vulnerable and turned around to get protection on my money makers.
RonZon last edited by
Has anyone tried something like the armored hoodies for protection? They have built in shoulder and elbow pads. Seems like a nice way to go... https://www.ssgear.com/product/152/run-with-the-bulls-armored-hoody-cotton. Maybe not in summer, but now that it will be cooling off a bit. I wish they had something lightweight like that with waterproofing too :-)
Kielanders last edited by Kielanders
I really like those, especially the armored heavy flannel shirts - but the price point got to me since I couldn't try them on without ordering, with round trip shipping to where I live being expensive.
In the end, I went with a $40 set of motorcycle guards because I knew they'd work:
Let me know if you get the hoodie, I'd love to know if they're as good as they look.
@Kielanders Great minds and all.
@Glyph Well, it finally happened - I tested the shoulder armor I made. Direct hit on concrete.
And it worked PERFECTLY. No pain whatsoever. I wouldn't call it PLEASANT, there's still a shock when you hit, but I kept waiting for the pain and there just wasn't any. D30 is good shit.
Now feel 100% safe recommending this solution to anyone looking for cheap, lightweight, cool-temp, easy-on/easy-off lead shoulder protection.
Kielanders last edited by
I sort of lost track of this thread.
What solution did you use for shoulder protection?
I'm glad it worked for you!
@Kielanders - it's in that link in my comment - D30 motorcycle armor, in a shoulder brace similar to yours. FYI, if you want to make something similar, Amazon no longer sells that exact same D30 piece pictured, but this appears to be basically the same, and is more ventilated to boot (make sure to clip the 10% coupon):
This is the brace:
Get you some heavy-duty velcro to close up the pocket to hold the armor in place:
Kielanders last edited by
Hey, thanks, I have the should brace and pad, and have been using it - I just haven't wiped-out on my shoulder yet.
. . . but now since I've mentioned it . . .
I'm really glad to hear that it saved yo' bacon, I haven't been looking forward to testing it, and I've been off my board since winter started.
Thanks again for the update.
Sponge315 last edited by
The real question is, If I get this thing will I look like that guy?
Or do I need the Tattoo as well?
@Sponge315 Please do not link to that photo of me again. That was for your eyes only.