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Old 02-06-12, 09:21 PM   #1
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my thoughts on g-form pads

so, i've been riding around with a pair of g-form pads http://g-form.com/ for the past few weeks (i've been wearing the knee pads)....

i like em. they are super light, not bulky at all, hardly anything there, they can fit under loose jeans and you can't tell you have them on. I havne't had to "use" them yet, really, but i gotta say, they are great for a minor spill.

if you haven't seen them or know of them, they are these thin, lightweight magical substance that is soft and pliable, until impact, then it becomes a hard shell and protects you. apparently some roadies are using them in crits.

they are light, as i said, and so they are comfortable. they aren't bulky or heavy and don't leave your knees and shins all sweaty after a ride. they provide decent protection for the casual to moderate (whatever that means) rider.

racing super d? no.

want "armor" so you don't get all scraped up or broken but you ride conservatively enough (be honest with yourself) that you probably won't need armor, but you wanna be safe? hells yes.

as always, these are just my opinions, they are free and not really worth the price.

anyone else use them or tried them?

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Looks to be similar in function to SixSixOne goods with the D30 material. Supposed to be the beesknees and if I was looking for more 'trail-riding-oriented' armor, I'd probably overlook the added expense and give 'em a try. When I have 'close encounters' though, it tends to be at high speeds vs. sharp, hard rocks; I'm a bit old skool in wanting the insurance of that hard, plastic outer shell for those instances.
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...it tends to be at high speeds vs. sharp, hard rocks...
Yeah, I've noticed you like to gravitate towards the big pointy rocks when crashing. I guess regular crashes just aren't exciting enough for you!
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I think POC utilizes a similar system with their vpd pads. Stuff is pretty cool. My friend has some of 661 D30 pads and i put one on my hand and beat it with a hammer. No pain and no bruising. Def sold me.
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i put one on my hand and beat it with a hammer. No pain and no bruising. Def sold me.
Yeah, that's how I test my gear too.
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My first body armor was a nice set of Easton hockey pads. First thing I did when I got 'em on was go slam my shoulder into a doorway - - bounced right off. That was cool.
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