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Old 06-25-04, 06:26 PM   #1
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Pads from Freeride/Downhill

I'm ordering these pads ASAP so I need a quick reply or some advice, with links to the website. I'm trying to order everything off jensonusa.com.

Heres what I'm looking at:

661 Knee/Shin Guards '03
http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product.aspx?i=PG707B05

661 Race Elbow Guards '04
http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product.aspx?i=PG702C00
(On these I need forearm protection)

Not sure what I want on upper body stuff. Any ideas?
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Old 06-25-04, 10:03 PM   #2
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661 fits me like a dream. I think the stuff is made for big riders cause it fits better than most. My suggestion to you is to try what you can on. Everything fits differently.
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661 stuff is total junk, stay away from it.
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ummm...ok...I like it...and I loved the fact I was wearing it today...Saved my ass 3 times...although now my shoulder is killing me...
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well I ordered the stuff I posted ^^up there, hopefully my helmet will arrive at the same time.
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I'm ordering these pads ASAP so I need a quick reply or some advice, with links to the website. I'm trying to order everything off jensonusa.com.

Heres what I'm looking at:

661 Knee/Shin Guards '03
http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product.aspx?i=PG707B05

661 Race Elbow Guards '04
http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product.aspx?i=PG702C00
(On these I need forearm protection)

Not sure what I want on upper body stuff. Any ideas?

If its not too late I would suggest dedicated knee pads. I have injured my knee twice now within the last 4 months due to the pads slipping off my knee. I know each pad is different and fits each rider differently, but theres no question that dedicated knee pads will work the best for protecting your knee.

IF your wondering whats left to protect your shin as I was Hoots does a dedicated knee pad and a seperate shin pad that connects to the knee pad. Im going to order some up and unfortunately I havnt had a chance to see them yet so Im hoping for the best. But keep in mind that you can cut your leg as much as you want and still ride, but if you mess up your knee youe looking at some downtime from riding.

http://www.hootsgear.com/armor_goods.html

For upper body armor I would reccomend the hard plastic shell style. Not only do they vent better than the jackets, but they have more coverage than most of the jackets do. Check out fox's roost armor, or even go to a motorcycle shop and look into some motocross armor. Keep in mind that youll need additional arm pads for full coverage. The pressure suit that I have forces me to drink 3 times as much water as I normally do because it sucks it out of me faster than I can drink it which is why Im getting the plastic style.
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Old 06-26-04, 12:19 AM   #7
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well I ordered the stuff I posted ^^up there, hopefully my helmet will arrive at the same time.

Too late I guess.... Anyway, I hope it fits well so when those trees and rocks come alive and jump out in front of you, the armor will do its job and save your butt.
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For upper body armor I recomend the Rockgarden Flak Jacket

The Flak Jacket has a bit more protection then the 661 and I have found that the stitching is a bit stronger also. I even prefer the rockgarden stuff over my dainese.

I have had mine now for 2 years and it is holding up great.

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