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    Fox Racing Launch Pro Knee Pads - though shins not protected?

    Hey guys,

    I need some advice on how to protect my shins, I got these knee pads and used them on a few trips so far. They are pretty comfortable for me, but I've ended up with a few busted shins because of the lack of protection there (I probably got the wrong guard) but I'm wondering if there are any options that I could just throw on a shin protector as well as using this knee pad? Anyone have any suggestions on which shin guards to get if so?

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    should I just scrap these and get something with knee and shin protection (not as cost effective obviously)?

    I only use the pads for resort riding so climbing isn't a issue on them.

    Launch Pro Knee Pad

    Thanks for the help in advance.

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    Ya i mean obv that type of pad will not protect your shin lol .. I would say hold onto them for some extra or back up pads?

    There is nothing but POSITIVE reviews about these http://www.amazon.com/FOX-Launch-Kne...=vglnk-c587-20 and they will get the job done for sure

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    yea i was thinking for a quick ghetto fix to find some soccer shin guards to put on as well?

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    i was waiting for some backordered race face knee/shin protection and scraped up my shin pretty bad from my platform pedal screws. so i went to academy to look for an inexpensive temporary solution. i found some shin guard for $4.99 made by wilson...only problem was that there is only one fastening strap. went to jo-ann's and bought a strip of elestic material and made two other fastening straps (it was $2.xx a yard). i already had some veclro from home depot...but i saw velcro straps for super cheap at jo-ann's. $1.99?

    after waiting for a month or so...amazon cancelled my race face knee/shin order due to lack of availablity.

    i'm going to try these out for a while until i find some knee/shin proection. keep in mind, i'm using these to keep the pedal screws out of my flesh; i don't think they will help much in a crash.


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    i don't want to turn this thread into a stomach turner...so here is a link of the scrape i took to the shin the other week. it was pretty deep...i saw white flesh in the shower; still waiting for it to heal.

    http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/...B/IMG_3117.jpg

    but yeah, i found this thread because i was considering the fox launch knee/shin guard.

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    what about some pads that cover the calf? any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Urbansniper View Post
    i don't want to turn this thread into a stomach turner...so here is a link of the scrape i took to the shin the other week. it was pretty deep...i saw white flesh in the shower; still waiting for it to heal.

    http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/...B/IMG_3117.jpg

    but yeah, i found this thread because i was considering the fox launch knee/shin guard.
    With or without pants? Just got some MG-1's so that makes me a bit nervous lol.

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    Hi Guys - FYI. Fox makes a Launch Pro Knee/Shin which is the Launch Pro plus around 4 inches of shin protection extending below the knee guard. Think Launch Pro plus a shin guard. It's about $10 more than the regular launch pro. I can't find a photo of the Launch Pro Knee/Shin on the Fox site. Huck has them, as do we. They're a nice guard if you like the Launch and you want some shin protection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ej63090 View Post
    With or without pants? Just got some MG-1's so that makes me a bit nervous lol.
    ? was just wearing shorts.

    not to scare you...but check out this thread i started about riding with shin guards or not:
    Usefullness of knee/shin guards?

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