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    Need Armor to protect my new hip! Suggestions Please.

    Hi Guys,
    I got a new L hip in November. Yeah! I'm now 2 months into healing and PT and doing quite well. So now I'm starting to really look forward to riding again, even though I know its months and months away.
    Before the operation, I normally wore a undergarment in which you slipped light hip padding into pockets, along with some 661 knee leg armor. (I've also had 5 knee operations; I'm a mess ) but now I'd like someone to suggest something substantial which would protect my hip. I ride some pretty rocky and moderately technical trails so I need something good.
    Please suggest something I can look into.
    Thanks very much!
    Sbob
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    Check out the Rock Gardn CYA short.
    I fell on my right hip pointer years ago and it took 6+ months to quit hurtin'.
    Been wearing armored shorts ever since.
    The first pr. of CYA shorts I bought(a few yrs. back) had a poor chamois in them. I griped to Rock Grdn.
    They listened! The new pair of CYA shorts that I bought have a nice chamois.
    They're lycra so they'll stay in place. I wear a vented short over mine.

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    Thanks Shrek1. They look good. Now to find them in person to check the hip joint coverage and quality.
    Bob
    We told you 650b rocks! Riding converted RFX for years!

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    POC makes high quality armor. I don't have any experience with their Hip shorts, but I do have their long knee and elbow pads. I love it.

    Here's a link to their Hip shorts.

    Hip VPD 2.0 Shorts - POC Sports

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