Knee and/or shin pad and wrist pad reccomendations needed

Ok, Had my first bloody spill in a parking lot last night. So I decided I’m
going to start wearing knee pads and wrist pads. Any suggestions will be greatly
appreciated. Brian Berlin Santa Fe, TX

Re: Knee and/or shin pad and wrist pad reccomendations needed

For road riding on the Coker I’m using Salomon FT knee pads. They are designed
for inline skaters and have a hard cap. You want a hard cap for pavement spills
becaue a soft pad will stick to the ground when you crash and slide off your
knee. The hard shell will slide on the ground saving you from nasty road rash.
The Salomon pads are light and allow good freedom of movement for unicycling.
Other inline skate pads that I tried didn’t have the necessary freedom of
movement necessary for comfortable pedaling on a unicycle. However, the Salomon
pads do start to chafe and rub after more than about 25 miles of riding.

I can attest that the Salomon pads do work. I have had one fall on my Coker
where the knee pads and my gloves got some good use. Only injury was a small
scrape on my arm since I wasn’t wearing elbow pads (and a blow to my pride
because a bicyclist saw it happen).

I did a very quick web search and found the following site that has a picture
of the Salomon pads. I have not purchased anything from this site so I cannot
say if they are good or bad. http://www.1888wwinline.com/ and look under
protective gear.

Anyone have other hard shell pads that are comfortable for long Coker rides?

john_childs

>From: “Brian & Michele Berlin” Ok, Had my first bloody spill in a parking lot
>last night. So I decided I’m going to start wearing knee pads and wrist pads.
>Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Brian Berlin Santa Fe, TX


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Re: Knee and/or shin pad and wrist pad reccomendations needed

Here are some direct links to the Salomon FT knee pads I’m using. I’m only using
the Salomon knee pads, I don’t have the wrist guard so I don’t know if the wrist
guard is any good.

http://www.worldwidesports.com/picpages/rollers/recreationalpadpacks.shtml
http://www.worldwidesports.com/picpages/rollers/padssalomonft2pack.shtml

They also have some other Salomon pads that look promising
http://www.worldwidesports.com/picpages/rollers/kneepadssalomongel.shtml They
look like they might be comfortable. But it’s not clear if they have a hard
cap (shell).

john_childs

>From: Jack Halpern Greetings
>
>In message “Re: Knee and/or shin pad and wrist pad reccomendations needed”,
>John Childs wrote…
> >I did a very quick web search and found the following site that has a
> >picture of the Salomon pads. I have not purchased anything from this
>site
> >so I cannot say if they are good or bad. http://www.1888wwinline.com/ and
> >look under protective gear.
>
>Thanks for this information. I had a look but was unable to locate
>it. Could you please tell the exact model number? I am interested in both the
> knee pads and elbow pads, as I had a pretty bad spill recently.
>
>
> >Anyone have other hard shell pads that are comfortable for long Coker
>rides?
> >
> >john_childs
> >
> >>From: “Brian & Michele Berlin” Ok, Had my first bloody spill in a parking
> >>lot last night. So I decided
>I’m
> >>going to start wearing knee pads and wrist pads. Any suggestions will
>be
> >>greatly appreciated. Brian Berlin Santa Fe, TX
> >
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Re: Knee and/or shin pad and wrist pad reccomendations needed

— “John Childs” <john_childs@hotmail.com>
>
>Anyone have other hard shell pads that are comfortable for long Coker rides?
Last fall I picked up a pair
of “rollerblade” kneepads
from a large sporting goods
superstore “Jumbo Sports”
that have now gone out of
business. They have held up
well and are so comfortable
you can wear them all day.
They have two straps that go
around the back and they have
a contoured shape that fit me
knees perfectly. I looked at
rollerblade.com , but I
didn’t find the same model
that I bought. -Mark
P.S. I use harbinger wrist guards and elbow pads.


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Re: Knee and/or shin pad and wrist pad reccomendations needed

Greetings

In message “Re: Knee and/or shin pad and wrist pad reccomendations needed”, John
Childs wrote…
>I did a very quick web search and found the following site that has a picture
>of the Salomon pads. I have not purchased anything from this site so I cannot
>say if they are good or bad. http://www.1888wwinline.com/ and look under
>protective gear.

Thanks for this information. I had a look but was unable to locate
it. Could you please tell the exact model number? I am interested in both the
knee pads and elbow pads, as I had a pretty bad spill recently.

>Anyone have other hard shell pads that are comfortable for long Coker rides?
>
>john_childs
>
>>From: “Brian & Michele Berlin” Ok, Had my first bloody spill in a parking lot
>>last night. So I decided I’m going to start wearing knee pads and wrist pads.
>>Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Brian Berlin Santa Fe, TX
>
>________________________________________________________________________
>Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com
>
>
>

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Re: Knee and/or shin pad and wrist pad reccomendations needed

I’d recommend getting wrist guards that have the plastic inserts. That way your
bones are protected as well as your skin. I’m using Harbinger 110G skate
gloves/guards, which also cover up to my first knuckles. There is a 3" wide
leather wrap that straps the plastic insert to your wrist. This makes for less
wear and tear on your wrist when hopping. My only complaint with them is the 3/4
finger length part of the glove is really only about 2/5 finger length.

Chris

forearm, thereby hey Brian & Michele Berlin wrote:
>
> Ok, Had my first bloody spill in a parking lot last night. So I decided I’m
> going to start wearing knee pads and wrist pads. Any suggestions will be
> greatly appreciated. Brian Berlin Santa Fe, TX

Re: Knee and/or shin pad and wrist pad reccomendations needed

I have been using the Harbinger 110G skate gloves/guards as well (John Drummond
sent them to me). I have used several types and these are the best quality ones
I have used. My one comment would be the protection is not quite where I need
it. Having broken my wrist I am very sensitive to the exact position that I need
protecting, the Harbinger guards plastic protection is further towards my pinkie
than other guards (away from where I need protecting). This is not to say that
they do not work - I have tested them, they have given me great confidence. This
gives them an advantage over other guards when gripping the seat as more of the
fleshy muscle next to the thumb is exposed underneath the plastic.

Roger


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pad reccomendations needed

> I’d recommend getting wrist guards that have the plastic inserts. That way
> your bones are protected as well as your skin. I’m using Harbinger 110G skate
> gloves/guards, which also cover up to my first knuckles. There is a 3" wide
> leather wrap that straps the plastic insert to your wrist. This makes for less
> wear and tear on your wrist when hopping. My only complaint with them is the
> 3/4 finger length part of the glove is really only about 2/5 finger length.
>
> Chris
>
>
>
> forearm, thereby hey Brian & Michele Berlin wrote:
> >
> > Ok, Had my first bloody spill in a parking lot last night. So I decided I’m
> > going to start wearing knee pads and wrist pads. Any suggestions will
be
> > greatly appreciated. Brian Berlin Santa Fe, TX

RE: Knee and/or shin pad and wrist pad recommendations needed

> Had my first bloody spill in a parking lot last night. So I decided I’m going
> to start wearing knee pads and wrist pads. Any suggestions will be greatly
> appreciated.

Of course, the original suggestion is to wear safety equipment before this, but
I don’t think many of us started to wear it regularly until after having our own
personal major owies!

I bought my first set of kneepads and gloves when practicing for the 1980
Nationals. Hardly anybody wore them at the time, but I suppose I had already
ground my palms and knees into the pavement enough times by then to warrant the
protection.

I wear a simple pair of volleyball kneepads for most riding, but they only offer
light protection. I don’t crash much (knock Formica). But I’m thinking of
getting a set of the Roach body armor that Kris Holm wears, to make me more
fearless on the rocky stuff.

For cruising on a big wheel you probably want something in between. A hard shell
kneepad that’s comfortable is what you need. Hopefully people have suggestions.

For gloves I wear simple bicycling gloves. Again minimal protection. For riding
faster on a higher-up wheel, I’d recommend wrist guards. Again, comfort, and
ability to grip your seat if that’s how you ride, are important.

Stay on top (band aids and all), John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone
http://www.unicycling.com

“It’s never too early to be Friday” - John Foss

Re: Knee and/or shin pad and wrist pad recommendations needed

From: “John Foss” <john_foss@asinet.com>
> For gloves I wear simple bicycling gloves. Again minimal protection. For
> riding faster on a higher-up wheel, I’d recommend wrist guards. Again,
> comfort, and ability to grip your seat if that’s how you ride, are important.

I agree about the wrist guards, I now wear them when ever I am riding now.

Roger


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Re: Knee and/or shin pad and wrist pad recommendations needed

I wear wrist guards sold as roller blading equipment. They offer pretty good
protection and I have no problem holding onto the seat with them on. I always
wear them on Muni rides and while riding my coker. I wasn’t wearing them in the
Davis Picnic Day parare 33 days ago and I broke my wrist on a simple,
unspectacular fall. I have fallen on Muni rides in a much more violent and
spectacular fashion (usually forward - going faster than I can run) without
injury. I will wear them all the time from now on.

John Hooten

John Foss wrote:

> > Had my first bloody spill in a parking lot last night. So I decided I’m
> > going to start wearing knee pads and wrist pads. Any suggestions will be
> > greatly appreciated.
>
> Of course, the original suggestion is to wear safety equipment before this,
> but I don’t think many of us started to wear it regularly until after having
> our own personal major owies!
>
> I bought my first set of kneepads and gloves when practicing for the 1980
> Nationals. Hardly anybody wore them at the time, but I suppose I had already
> ground my palms and knees into the pavement enough times by then to warrant
> the protection.
>
> I wear a simple pair of volleyball kneepads for most riding, but they only
> offer light protection. I don’t crash much (knock Formica). But I’m thinking
> of getting a set of the Roach body armor that Kris Holm wears, to make me more
> fearless on the rocky stuff.
>
> For cruising on a big wheel you probably want something in between. A hard
> shell kneepad that’s comfortable is what you need. Hopefully people have
> suggestions.
>
> For gloves I wear simple bicycling gloves. Again minimal protection. For
> riding faster on a higher-up wheel, I’d recommend wrist guards. Again,
> comfort, and ability to grip your seat if that’s how you ride, are important.
>
> Stay on top (band aids and all), John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone
> http://www.unicycling.com
>
> “It’s never too early to be Friday” - John Foss