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    Downieville Full Body Armor?

    Going to be heading up to Downieville for the first time with some buddies next month. Just wondering if you guys suggest wearing full body armor? Full face, compression suit, knee/shins? Thanks for your input!

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    naw you don't need it. maybe go knee and shins if you wanted. Some people rock a full face but I personally think you'd be really hot over the long haul. Never seen anyone in a comp suit.

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    No.

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    No reason not to if you have it. I typically ride with the full face and light armor when only going downhill (Shuttle + Butchers, 3rd and 1st.

    For the race, regular helmet and maybe light pads.

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    Go skin suit so you can hit 50mph on 3rd divide!

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    Nah, jsut light arm and leg guards and a vented helmet. It's fun and technical, but its not a like many lift-op DH/FR courses setup today with huge drops, giant hucks, etc... great fun though! I've done it on a full rigid 29er, and I'm going back out soon on the same bike with just a 80mm fork on it... if that tells you anything.

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    A skid lid and your set. Although if you feel comfortable rocking that go ahead.

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    There are one or two places were a parachute might be wise!

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    I was thinking of wrapping myself in bubble wrap for my trip to d-ville.
    Look, whatever happens, don't fight the mountain.

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    Freeball it dude, that fresh Sierra air on your derriere... theres nothing like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichiganMat
    Freeball it dude, that fresh Sierra air on your derriere... theres nothing like it.
    lmao!!

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    In all seriousness, I'm gonna bring knee/shin and elbow and both of my lids. I'll make a last minute choice as to which helmet I wear, FF or not.
    Look, whatever happens, don't fight the mountain.

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    Thanks for the advice guys.....will the trail conditions be ok the first weekend of June?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichiganMat
    Freeball it dude, that fresh Sierra air on your derriere... theres nothing like it.
    This is what happens when you bring Grappa from the old country

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    If you are goingthe first week of June, consider taking a snowboard.

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    Got that right!

    LOL
    Quote Originally Posted by LWright
    There are one or two places were a parachute might be wise!

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