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Old 03-15-2009, 10:16 AM   #1
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Hip pads ...

Do you really need them in your track/race leathers? Are hip pads standard in all leathers or just the more higher end ones?
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Old 03-15-2009, 10:22 AM   #2
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Hip pads are not standard, but are a good idea. That seems to be one of the first things that hits the ground when I lowside, and is how I broke a bone in my hip on my first get off.

Hip pads are not a requirement, but I think they are a good idea to have.

If your leathers do not have them, I think they make shorts to wear under your leathers that have padding in the hips.
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Old 03-15-2009, 11:01 AM   #3
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my fieldshear suit has them, and its not highend. I would think that most suits should have them.
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Old 03-15-2009, 11:05 AM   #4
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Makes sense to have them but most leathers don't but Komodo does. Like mentioned above, in a lowside situation it would seem that hip armour would/could be effective. With my AGV leathers I had I felt a little under protected in the hip/thigh area so I wore Bohn Adventure pants under my leathers. They are basically a lycra pant with padding in the hip, tailbone, thighs (removeable), and knees/shin.
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