Having used to play goalie in hockey, I tend to think the 661s are a piece of cake to put on and take off. There’s nothing like doing a half hour of carefully sequenced dressing just to realize you forgot to use the restroom and the game starts in 10 minutes…
I don’t wanna go making my own thread about this, so i’ll stick it in here. It seems appropriate.
So… here goes.
I consider these guards an equivalent to the 661 4x4s. They are strong, durable, and they have these awesome form-fitting pads on the inside. They are comfortable and restrict the knee movement very little, but you still can’t bend your knee all the way, which i don’t see as a large problem.
The pads cover the entirety of your shin and knee, and they prevet pedal bites very well.
These guards are actually superior to the 661s… the 661s don’t offer hard shell kneecap protection, whereas the Fox North Shore guards have a bombproof shell that’s lined with some open cell foam for impact absorption. They’ve saved my kneecaps from certain pulverization!
the pryme guards definitly look better in terms of front protection, expecially with the knee guards, but what does the back look like? the sixsixone’s atleast have a littl bit of covering on the back of the leg.