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    What kind of armor do you guys wear?

    I have been slowly destroying my self over the past year and I've decided its time for a padding upgrade, what i was wondering is, do you guys wear full armor systems like the Fox Launch Suit or just elbow pads and a Leatt or something? (I've got the lower body and head covered)
    Slow is cool too, right?

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    A helmet.

    Cuts and scrapes heal.

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    for downhill/fr - pressure suit and knee/shin pads w/full face.

    I don't like to get hurt and I don't like to be off the bike recuperating.

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    Full suit, my Flak Jacket saved my a** yesterday when I went over the bars and my chest landed on a big rock. Nothing but the wind knocked out of me.
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    '08 Flak Jacket
    Fits well and allows for great articulation. I really don't even feel it when I'm riding.
    Jump it onto something off of something or over something.

    There's more to freeriding than dirt jumps.

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    sweet, like Bad Andy said "I don't like to be off the bike recuperating" I think I'll look into a Flak jacket
    Slow is cool too, right?

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    I use the 661 pressure suit and THE storm knee/shin gaurds if im going riding at a resort otherwise I just wear my full face and thats it.
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    Dainese safety jacket.

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    race face rally leg/arm pads and armor jacket, 661 pro bomber shorts.

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    helmet and gloves

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    I got the Sette upper body suit for a x-mas present last x-mas. I went riding last week and had a crash and the suit totally saved me. I think those big name brands are great but if you want to save some money and aren't a label whore go to pricepoint and check the Sette version out. It has all the features its comfortable and does the job.
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    661 Armor suit & shin/knee guards, Oneil fury helmet and shorts

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    i just picked up an 08 Flak jacket for meself
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    SP2 Pressure suit and Roach FR shins.

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    I own a Flak Jacket, though have never used it... just because I sold my old bike and been bikeless for some time. Gotta wait until i get to CO on August to buy new one. But I use the Rockgardn Shinguards and they are f'awesome!

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    661 Assault Suit
    661 Race Elbow/Forearm
    661 Race Knee/Shin
    661 Pro Bomber shorts
    661 Flight helmet

    I didn't plan on being a 661 whore it just worked out that way.

    For me armor is unconfortable when standing around but I really don't notice it while riding. Until I wreck that is. I recently used a berm as a jump by accident and in order to avoid a large tree I slammed the brakes and somersaulted OTB. Landed flat on my back and hardly felt a thing. If I had no had the armor on I would have been hurtin.

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    I've landed back down on a couple rocks before. I'm fairly confidant I wouldn't have been seriously injured, but they still would have hurt like hell and had me OTB for a couple weeks. I'd rather be riding, so I wear a fox launch suit (although the 661 suit is way nicer and I really wish i'd gotten that). That, and stopping potentially far worse injuries is pretty worth it to me. Never had a serious injury mountain biking and I plan to keep it that way. Saving my money for a leatt or the EVS thing that is supposed to come out right now.

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    I don't care if I look like a goofy ass robocop out there. I love riding and crash enough to make armor a neccessity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by combatkimura
    I don't care if I look like a goofy ass robocop out there. I love riding and crash enough to make armor a neccessity.
    Amen to that....

    I have 661 arm and leg guards (4x4 and 4x2), they are semi ridgid, but love the cool wick thing, it actually works and keeps me comfortable riding (I pedal sometimes too lol), and wear a full face when on specific DH rides, other wise a normal helmet..

    And want to get a 661 core saver next...

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    The Core Saver is really nice. I think would prefer it to the Assault Suit but the my suit is brand new so no sense in getting the Core Saver too.

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    fly helmet

    fly moto knee guards

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    Dainese. Fits like a glove, doesn't move around. Doesn't chafe or rub. You forget you're wearing it.


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    moto fullface helmet
    Fox Launch knee/shins
    RaceFace elbows

    RG Flak Jacket for the days i feel like doing something stupid.

    I'll often wear jeans over my knee/shins for an extra layer of protection. They help protect from the small annoying scrapes on the back of the calves, and help keep the armor securely in place during a crash. The key is to pick jeans made out of softer denim that is light enough and flexes well.

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    Full dainese Jacket. Veeery Comfortable. Expensive but it's worth it. Add roach knee/shin pads to that. They kick ass.
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    That Dainese suit, and all their suits are clearly the best available. Too bad they cost so much.

    Along the same idea as Jeans, Military BDU pants do a great job as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by combatkimura
    That Dainese suit, and all their suits are clearly the best available. Too bad they cost so much.
    I will agree, however my RG flak jacket fits well enough that I just can't justify spending an extra $180 for a jacket that does practically the same thing.
    It's kinda like if you're a car performance enthusiast, you can get a Porsche 997 twin-turbo(i.e. Dianese) for $120,000, but why if you can get a Corvette ZO6 that will keep up with it in every aspect performance-wise, for $70,000-$80,000?

    Along the same idea as Jeans, Military BDU pants do a great job as well.
    That depends on which type pants you are talking about.
    The older style camo pants (the ones with the curvy patterns) came in two types, poplin and woodland. Poplin ones are the paper thin ones (you can almost see a 'graph' of the material/threads in them), then you have the woodlands. They are quite a bit thinker, more geared towards colder weather. They are hard to rip, but since they are thicker, they're going to be hotter.
    The new digital/pixel patter cammies (at least for the Marines) are somewhat in between. They are thick, resist ripping, but also breathe really well.
    Jump it onto something off of something or over something.

    There's more to freeriding than dirt jumps.

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    azonic Z-6 suit.....lite and a lot of ventilation...saved my @$$ a few times
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    661 Riccochet knee/shinguards

    661 Pressure Suit... It's an older one but it still works well.

    Full face helmet

    Yup, I look like Robocop wearing it but it's kept me safe on more than one occasion, so I don't care. Protection is far more important to me than looks!

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    I just hooked up with the RG Flak Jacket on Friday
    Slow is cool too, right?

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    Troy Lee D2 Helmet
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    661 Kyle Strait Knee Pads
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmb_mike
    I will agree, however my RG flak jacket fits well enough that I just can't justify spending an extra $180 for a jacket that does practically the same thing.
    It's kinda like if you're a car performance enthusiast, you can get a Porsche 997 twin-turbo(i.e. Dianese) for $120,000, but why if you can get a Corvette ZO6 that will keep up with it in every aspect performance-wise, for $70,000-$80,000?
    There could be two reasons:
    * CE EN1621-2:2003 Level 2 Compliant Back Protection
    * CE EN1621-1:1998 Compliant Shoulder and Elbow Protection
    Dainese meet those two certification standards. I have checked RG and I have not found that they did.
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    Fox Launch Kneepads
    Fox Launch Elbow pads
    Rock Gardn Trailstar
    Bell Bellistic Fullface
    Raceface Bearclaw gloves

    (one of these things is not like the other, one of these things just doesn't belong...)

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