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Old 12-02-2012, 06:20 PM   #1
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Stunt Armor

What kind of armor do you stunt guys wear? Icon Stryker vests? Knee protection?
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:19 PM   #2
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:53 PM   #3
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No I'm thinking about buying stunt armor and wearing it underneath clothes. Like armored underwear and knee pads.
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Wear a jacket. It has more protection. But do wear shin/knee guards
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:26 PM   #6
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Wear a jacket. It has more protection. But do wear shin/knee guards
I'm talking about when it's 95+ outside
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I'm talking about when it's 95+ outside
Honestly that vest is hotter than a mesh jacket. Try kevlar it breaths better
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Honestly that vest is hotter than a mesh jacket. Try kevlar it breaths better
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I have the Fox version of this but it's falling apart. I may try this out.
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I have the Fox version of this but it's falling apart. I may try this out.
Never tried that
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Never tried that
So do you wear shin guards when you ride? It just seems uncomfortable, although I've never tried it.
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Yea i do, and i feel more comfortable
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Alright I'll have to try them out
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:59 AM   #13
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Alpinestars also makes a couple different ones. I have the vest version. Cycle gear has them in stock usually so u can try it on.I didnt like the full arm version.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:39 PM   #14
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Im sure ill get some heat for this. Those knee guards everyone wear that are used for bmx will not protect anymore than blue jeans. They simply give you a false sense of security. As soon as your knee comes into contact with pavement they will just spin around and not be functional. Shin guards are a waste of money because your knees, elbows, hands, back and head are what get rashed. We wear minimal gear because most of us have already learned how to fall without getting rashed up for the most part. Now the long stoppie guys will look almost like a football player just incase they happen to flip one because the danger level is alot greater than doing a few circle wheelies in a parking lot.

Now keep in mind you asked what the stunters wear. This doesnt mean you shouldnt wear stuff because of something I said. To each their own. If you plan on doing 100mph wheelie on the freeway and wreck any extra bit of gear will help. You just have to decide whats worse. Sweat or being miserable while your body leaks random fluid out that scabs and heals to your clothes when you sleep.
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p.s. I use to ride with one of those upper body vest they are no protection in a high speed crash unless your wearing a jacket over it.. The spandex will stretch and tear apart as soon as the pavement eats thru your shirt. Best bet is get some kevlar riding jeans and a jacket that breathes pretty well and call it a day.
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I wouldn't write off the knee/shin pads completely. They will not work in EVERY crash, but I'm sure there's plenty of riders whose knees/shins were saved because of them.
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I wouldn't write off the knee/shin pads completely. They will not work in EVERY crash, but I'm sure there's plenty of riders whose knees/shins were saved because of them.
More or less talking about the bmx knee pads from walmart that people roll up to starbucks wearing. The Icon and alpine star ones arent held on with a 1/2" piece of velcro.
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I put on my knee/shin guards tight enough that wont spin. And i wear them under my jeans to hold them better
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Yea i do, and i feel more comfortable
Yup just feel naked with out them. And i dont care if its 95 + outside ill still wear my leather. Saved my before.
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I wouldn't write off the knee/shin pads completely. They will not work in EVERY crash, but I'm sure there's plenty of riders whose knees/shins were saved because of them.
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