Author Topic: That's it- I'm getting shin guards.  (Read 4050 times)

Offline froghammer

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That's it- I'm getting shin guards.
« on: May 29, 2010, 08:05:27 PM »
Good god- my shins look and feel like a couple of midgets beat the ever-living crap out of them with crowbars. Have any of you tried the Lizard Skins ones from FF? I'm assuming that by "in-house", either Pat or somebody he knows makes them and I like the thought of supporting him or another small business.

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Re: That's it- I'm getting shin guards.
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2010, 09:53:22 PM »
Dans has them too for 39.99 with free shipping to save you a few bucks.

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Re: That's it- I'm getting shin guards.
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2010, 02:01:17 AM »
Dans over Flatfuel? F that.

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Re: That's it- I'm getting shin guards.
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2010, 02:22:26 AM »
I wear them.  Too many cuts to the bone on my shins.

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Re: That's it- I'm getting shin guards.
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2010, 04:44:10 AM »
Dans over Flatfuel? F that.
Im unemployed and no money tree in the yard.....so yes....Dans with free shipping for the win.

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Re: That's it- I'm getting shin guards.
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2010, 05:22:43 AM »
haha man I HAD to buy some, I was getting so worried I would get a build up of blood and end up with a blood clot from all that hitting, and my bones feel weak : o

Anyway man I brought some cheap ones called 'Shin Savers' and they live up to their name! Light and comfortable xD

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Re: That's it- I'm getting shin guards.
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2010, 05:43:35 PM »
Do shin guards interfear with riding at all?
Do they get in the way or anything?
Just wondering.
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Re: That's it- I'm getting shin guards.
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2010, 06:06:19 PM »
Nah, not at all. They don't stick out like knee pads. Then again, I haven't done many tricks that require lots of shin clearance.  ^_^
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Re: That's it- I'm getting shin guards.
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2010, 07:00:52 PM »
I don't wear them unless I start working on something and I'm really getting beat up, then ussually a pad goes on and I'll keep it on untill I got the trick a little better. I've really only had to put one on at this point but I'm sure there will come a time when I'll throw them both on......not long either, maybe a few session deppending.

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Re: That's it- I'm getting shin guards.
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2010, 08:12:35 PM »
I was wearing them for a while but the thing I find is it just gets too hot with them on, feels like I have blankets wrapped around my shins, so having to choose between being uncomfortable the whole time I'm trying to ride or getting a little beat up (or alot depending on the day) I chose to just add to my scar collection and deal with it. So far it's actually not that bad, most of the time I get popped doing something clumsy or not paying attention so not wearing them has actually helped me focus a bit more.

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Re: That's it- I'm getting shin guards.
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2010, 08:16:45 PM »
Do shin guards interfear with riding at all?
Do they get in the way or anything?
Just wondering.

They do for me. I hate them. I'd rather take pedals in the shins then wear those ugly bulky things.

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Re: That's it- I'm getting shin guards.
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2010, 09:00:19 PM »
I was wearing them for a while but the thing I find is it just gets too hot with them on, feels like I have blankets wrapped around my shins, so having to choose between being uncomfortable the whole time I'm trying to ride or getting a little beat up (or alot depending on the day) I chose to just add to my scar collection and deal with it. So far it's actually not that bad, most of the time I get popped doing something clumsy or not paying attention so not wearing them has actually helped me focus a bit more.

FUSE shin guards FTW.

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« Last Edit: May 31, 2010, 09:01:55 PM by Furball (gone riding) »
Remember, grammar is the difference between "I helped my uncle Jack off a horse", and "I helped my uncle jack off a horse".

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Re: That's it- I'm getting shin guards.
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2010, 09:46:35 PM »
shin beatings are like a whip to the back. learn how to do sh*t right and you wont get too f'd up!

Of course I want to do things right. Do I? Hell no- I'M LEARNING.  ^_^
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Re: That's it- I'm getting shin guards.
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2010, 09:50:08 PM »
They do for me. I hate them. I'd rather take pedals in the shins then wear those ugly bulky things.

And I'd rather be able to ride a few days in a row without feeling like the pain from one more knock to the same spot on my shin will make me pass out.
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Re: That's it- I'm getting shin guards.
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2010, 10:00:42 PM »
Are you under the impression I don't hit my shins or something lol