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View Poll Results: What safety equipment do you use regularly?
Nothing, I'm unbreakable. 22 17.05%
Wrist guards only, I'm a hand model. 12 9.30%
Shin guards only, I dont like pedal pin holes in my leg. 33 25.58%
Helmet only, I'm a genius and need to protect the goods. 39 30.23%
Everthing, Im more armored than the popemobile. 41 31.78%
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Old 2011-03-23, 12:35 AM   #76
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Depends where and what I do.

Trials = Helmet + Shin Pads

Street = Helmet + Shin Pads (even tho I don't really do street anymore)

Freestyle = Nothing
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Old 2011-12-19, 05:12 AM   #77
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Does anyone else tare up their shin guards because of the unicycle frame? I ride a Nimbus trials and the square topped forks have torn in to my shin guards. Or am I just developing a bad habit?
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Old 2011-12-19, 07:20 AM   #78
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I most often only ware a 661 helmet for 24" and my specialized road helmet for long 36 rides.
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Old 2011-12-19, 08:10 AM   #79
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Helmet and gloves for everything. And I add leg armour for trials or muni.
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Old 2011-12-19, 04:21 PM   #80
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helmet gloves and shin pads for everything
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Old 2011-12-19, 04:59 PM   #81
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Helmet for everything except freestyle. Would wear shin pads but don't have them
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Old 2011-12-19, 11:19 PM   #82
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Not read all of this yet (but I will - useful stuff).

I learnt to ride wearing no protection at all (unless padded bike shorts count - I found it made a big difference to my confidence having some testicle protection!) I found I was landing on my feet all the time so didn't need anything. Then after the first time I didn't land on my feet - when I could just about ride, but trying to do a bit more - I started wearing DH MTB gloves, no wrist protection though. Got some KH gloves when I bought my muni - had been doing a bit of off-road with my 20" learner and jarred my (bad) wrist one time. I now wear KH gloves and a helmet for muni - though it's far more softcore than what most of you lot do, without many big sharp rocks around. Nothing else yet, though I have some shin pads ordered, as I got tired of shredding my shins and have lost a bit of confidence in trying new things after a particularly bad day. I have elbow and knee pads from inline if I feel I need them.

For "commuting" on my 26" muni, doing the school run I only wear gloves - and will probably drop them when it's a bit warmer. Not trying anything new and confident of landing on my feet if I do UPD. Strange as I wear a helmet when doing it on a b*ke, and I don't really feel the need on the uni.

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