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    Knee / Shin pads for shorter people? Fox Launch SM or Fox Launch shorty?

    Hi, I am Anybody have the Fox Launch shorty knee shin guards? Sizing only shows one size fits all but what I am keen to know is the length of the shin guard and specifically if it will protect against the pedals (flats with studs) messing up my shins?

    Reason why I am considering the shorter version is I worry the full length is too long for me (even the small/medium size) but maybe the shorter version will offer enough protection given my height? I am 5.5ft (165cm) with a shin length of 30cm (11.8inches) measured from the bottom of my knee cap to the top of my foot.

    Thanks!

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    you can go to some motorcycle/motocross shops that have Fox stuff in stock, and try them on, thats where I picked up some Fox Titans shin guards for $17.00 and they are short.. best to try them on though.. good luck

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    No clue where would stock Fox guards in Switzerland so ordering online. Will try find somewhere but if anyone on the forum knows general sizes, would be helpful! Thanks

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    I had the fox launch shorty pads. The protection was fine but I found they slid down on my legs more than the full length ones.

    I now run the fox knee sleeves with moto guards tucked in and they don't go anywhere.

    Also, my wife has the TLD Lopes setup which Is similar to what I run and would be a good length for you

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    I am 5'5.5" with a 30 inch inseam. The lizard skins knee shin combo are too long. They dig into the front of my ankles when pedalling. Ive resorted to knee only pads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toast33
    This chart is useless. It does not say how long the shin guard is. The pair I ordered fits my legs and runs into the top of my foot. No good. I had not seen the shorty version and I bet its sizing chart is just as bad for length. I will probably have to cut mine somehow to shorten them, then you run into the lower strap that is right there.
    So it goes when u order online.

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    Sucks to say but you should really go and give them try, that's the only way you'll know for sure

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