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Old 02-28-2011, 04:30 PM   #21
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Im shopping for my first pair of boots, and the guy at the store recommended a different sidi that I was looking at because it had ankle protection (a solid bar connecting the top and bottom parts). It was a lot more expensive, but since Im gonna put money into something that's supposed to protect me, Im wondering if it's actually worth it.

Seems like any standard bike boot that is shin high will do... but what do you guys think? Should I be looking for the ones that have that bar or extra mechanism to prevent twisting?
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There is no such thing as gear overkill. I bet those boots are cheaper than a hospital bill!
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I didn't read the entire thread but baditalian is right. Get the best gear you can. I can personally say that I would be missing some toes right now without good footwear, that had ankle protectection btw.

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Old 02-28-2011, 04:32 PM   #22
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What size are you? I have a pair of Sidi Vertigo boots for sale, pretty much brand new.
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:44 PM   #24
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I doubt its overkill, I have seen some photos on Gore's internet with some dudes that had their ankle ground down from a slide, I'd bet they never thought it would happen but sure enough, pavement grinds them bones to dust pretty easily indeed.
As for me, I'm one of those guys who think it wont happen to them and wear vans..... I know, I know.....
our dear friend Street Cowboy (some of you may remember him) lost his right foot last summer because it was ground down at the ankle when he was hit from behind.
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our dear friend Street Cowboy (some of you may remember him) lost his right foot last summer because it was ground down at the ankle when he was hit from behind.
i just found that out today (as you know), that sucks so bad.
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our dear friend Street Cowboy (some of you may remember him) lost his right foot last summer because it was ground down at the ankle when he was hit from behind.
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he showed me the pics when he was over here last night. it was like something straight out of Faces of Death.
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it was actually another biker. guy going twice the speed ricky was. ricky went to change lanes and had no idea the guy was ever there. his wife had to watch the whole thing from her car in horror.
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he showed me the pics when he was over here last night. it was like something straight out of Faces of Death.
I bet. I thought it might have been war related. I assume his army career is over with? Is he back in town for good?
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I bet. I thought it might have been war related. I assume his army career is over with? Is he back in town for good?
hes in san antonio to go to rehab, get prosthetics, etc., but still in the army. he visits houston quite often now and is in town til saturday. they are taking VERRRRY good care of him. i have no idea how much longer he'll be in for tho.
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that's good. glad he is being taken care of
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Before we all get nightmares from "slow motion ride of terror" and "Faces of Death" references , Ill say Ill def get boots, prolly with ankle protection too. Ill be squeaking around in no time

Thanks all for sharing!

Helios, thanks for the offer but they wont fit me, glws
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our dear friend Street Cowboy (some of you may remember him) lost his right foot last summer because it was ground down at the ankle when he was hit from behind.
That the young kid that was rolling with Slam Charger or what ever his name was?
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Yup, I'd say Ankle Protection is high on the list of ToDos
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Prett much the same for me too
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