New KH Leg Armor

six six ones look nicer and more comfortbale that looks blocky

Eh, I still like my Krusher pads more.

those look alot nicer than 661s

until theyve been tried and tested, i dont think anybody is in a position to say which are better are worse than these.

Yeah, everyone is basing their opinions from a picture. I think they look nice. The old KH leg armor was way cool and this is supposed to be improved. I would like to see some in person.

What are you basing that on, you’ve never seen the Kh, and you’ve only worn the 661s for 5 minutes? Isn’t it a little unfair to malign a product that you’ve never been within a thousand miles of?

Kh makes quality products, and bearing in mind that he is well aware that his biggest rival in the market place is 661, he will no doubt have designed his armour to exceed the 4x4 in terms of quality and performance. Sure it might not match the weight/bulkiness/discomfort vs. protection ratio that some people require, because that’s a personal preference, and it’s impossible to satisfy everyone.

I’ll be getting a pair as soon as I can, my 661s are shot.

Same here. Straps ripping off, velcro ripped apart. Mesh behind the knee ripped Front and sides ripped up. Plastic plates have chunks missing now too. lol

Cant wait for the KH guards.

firstly i have seen the kh dumbass, there was a picture! :astonished: secondly i was trying to be unbiased because both are equally good, and bad. the last comment was, as i stated, my own personal preference.

Your age is showing.

You cant base an opinion off a picture. Well, you can, but its not gonna be very good. Especially when this stuff has only been out for not even a week yet.

Before you go comparing guards, how about trying them for more then mins, really get to test them out, and not just look at a picture and act like you know all about it and what will be better than it. It doesn’t work like that.

Can’t judge a shinguard from its picture…

EDIT: What you said about the 661 breaking on a hard impact, but you not feeling anything, is the biggest lie I have ever heard. Ask anyone with 661s, you get hit, you feel it.

you dont feel it as much as you do with the fox style. ive been hit in the same(ish) spot doing the same trick with both pads. fox style is worse.

to me they look a lot like the 661s. but with a different strap pattern and a bit more calf protection. I’d have to try them, see them in person to say anything more. But from the picture, i’ll stick with the cheaper 661s, especially because i can get those at wholesale, even at retail though i’m not sure it’d be worth the extra money.

I will probably be getting a pair at some point soon.

first thing I though when I saw them was, they look really hot, like temperature wise. There are no ventilations holes like there are on the 661s…it seems from the picture that my legs would get even sweatier than with 661s :astonished: .

i do really hate how the straps rip off on the 661s, though, and I’m sure Kris’s are better in this dept.

I’m the first to order KH armour from UDC!

I ordered the new armour the moment I saw this thread. I should have been wearing armour months ago, and now I’m in a knee brace because I was foolish and fell off my KH 24XC. Old guys need more protection 'cause we don’t heal so fast anymore.

Also ordered the new fusion freeride seat for my Nimbus 36er - hopefully my butt will survive the “America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride” in Lake Tahoe in June. I think there are about 12 unicyclists so far to take on about 3000 bicyclists. Why don’t more of you consider joining the ride?

DonO

gabetheunicycleman obviously have no idea what he’s talking about.
Comparing shinguards that is supposed to protect against pedalbites with bulletproof vests is just silly. 661s won’t break, well maybe if you shoot at them ;).

These new KH shinguards look nice. They seem pretty similar to the 4x4 only these have more straps, I hope this helps them stay in place better than the 661 does, because my 4x4 tends to slide down and expose my knee.

I’ll probably get the KH armor when my 661’s wear out. I’m sure Kris made them better in virtually every aspect.

As to heat the back of the knee is clear for ventilation, so they should be COOLER not hotter than 661’s.

Do you have any dates? It’s road, right? How many miles?

Calling all 36ers - Lake Tahoe 03Jun07

The ride is on June 3, about 72 miles, but you can ride 100 miles like Nathan et.al. or less like John Foss. There are about a dozen unicyclists registered so far. Here’s the website:
http://www.bikethewest.com/AMBBR.html

There is also another thread started by Nathan here:

I hope you can come!

DonO

Even if it is much cooler, I have gotten hit by pinned pedals in the back of the knee, and let me say I’m very glad I had 661 shinguards on. I need some protection back there, even if it is just something to prevent the pins from breaking skin.

I’ve almost gotten bites in the back of the knee from trying to turn too sharply before I could turn very well; I fell off the front and the unicycle went forward between my legs, and my leg got caught by the crank/pedal. Would have gone very badly if not for the shinguards.

u smart u didnt say any thing contiversial and stated that your opiniyon was from the pic.
in other words smart man:D :smiley: :smiley: :slight_smile:

im retarded (somtimes :wink: )

I bought the kh shinpads and will definatly buy another set when theese finaly die (and probably give them a funeral as well) they are excelent i havnt been injured by my uni atall since wearing them and i have been learning to 180 and 360 unispin so i have been getting hit in the shins a huge amount recently, i say BUY THEM THERE BRILLIANT AND WORTH IT :slight_smile: