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Old 2017-08-11, 02:53 AM   #31
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Finally have all my safety gear! My KH Percussion Armor came in mail today...3 days later than postal service told me it would be here. So now, I get to start riding
I have a helmet, elbow pads, and the shin/knee protection. For now, I'm homebrewing (making something up myself) tailbone/back protection.
The safety gear that comes in to play for me the most are my Kris Holm gloves/wrist guards. I seldom hit my head, my shins or my knees but I catch myself with my hands on 95% of my serious UPD's.
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Old 2017-08-11, 03:27 AM   #32
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Finally have all my safety gear! My KH Percussion Armor came in mail today...3 days later than postal service told me it would be here. So now, I get to start riding
I have a helmet, elbow pads, and the shin/knee protection. For now, I'm homebrewing (making something up myself) tailbone/back protection.
Just take it easy you'll be alright Oldfatguy. Don't try and hold on to it for too long when you start to lose your balance.
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Old 2017-08-11, 08:02 AM   #33
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This list is ok but where is the most important thing: glove and wrist guard?
Like DaUniGuy said you'll catch yourself with your hands 95% of the time.
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Old 2017-08-11, 08:37 AM   #34
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This list is ok but where is the most important thing: glove and wrist guard?
Like DaUniGuy said you'll catch yourself with your hands 95% of the time.
100% agreeing with my fellow forumists!
I only got a helmet the day I upd'ed in the woods, ran it, tripped and slid and stopped 5" away from a tree. Later that day, I was in a bike shop.
The risk is more about running and crashing into something than falling directly on your head.

Agree with the full-face, that's only necessary for crazy downhill, as it will limit your vision - which at first will also be limited by the tension in your neck.
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Old 2017-08-11, 05:27 PM   #35
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My bad everybody. Yes, have gloves, KH gloves/wrist guards.
I also have a pair of sixsixone wrist guard wraps, but wanted actual gloves.
Thanks everybody for concern and making sure I had/got some

btw, I broke one wrist years ago and had to have it pinned together to heal, so I know the importance of the guards.
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Old 2017-08-12, 08:20 AM   #36
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Old 2017-08-12, 09:55 AM   #37
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Fynger's post reminds me of this guy.
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Old 2017-08-12, 05:44 PM   #38
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fynger and song, thanks
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Old 2017-08-13, 08:24 AM   #39
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Old 2017-08-15, 05:08 PM   #40
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I placed two old mouse pads into a huge zip-lock bag. Stuffed one pad down the back of my jeans and the other pad was next to back (under my shirt). Sometimes it slides out from behind my shirt and then just folds over the back of my jeans.
I had an UPD this morning and abruptly landed on my butt. However, with the old foam rubber mouse pads, there was no pain at all. They really absorbed the shock. Due to those, along with KH gloves and elbow pads, I just jumped back up and started riding again.
The mouse pads worked so well that I'm going to be searching for something tougher and permanent to put them in instead of the zip-lock bag. Something like canvas or maybe old jeans pant leg.
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