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1 minute ago, steve454 said:

Every time I watch one of your videos, I keep thinking how much safer it looks to have the knee and elbow pads.  Think I'm going to Amazon and order some.  @meepmeepmayer thanks for reposting the link.

I don't where everything 100 percent of the time, but I do where my helmet 99% of the time. Usually when I'm going to the store, etc. I'll just throw my helmet on. But when I'm going for a dedicated ride (which is most of my riding) I put everything on. Everyone is different though.

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1 minute ago, Marty Backe said:

I don't where everything 100 percent of the time, but I do where my helmet 99% of the time. Usually when I'm going to the store, etc. I'll just throw my helmet on. But when I'm going for a dedicated ride (which is most of my riding) I put everything on. Everyone is different though.

I just ordered them.  They'll be here 3 July.

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Going to work there's just the helmet and my hand and wrist guards. I know it is stupid, but I'm very disappointed with my current elbow and knee guards. They slip around and are not very comfortable.

There's a militaria shop a few blocks away, where paintball people buy their stuff. They seem to have some really good protective stuff. I am planning to go there soon. I'll try to find knee-pads with fast lock and no velcro. The knees are very susceptible to damage in biking, skating and EUC accidents according to my rehab-specialist.

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@Marty Backe Did I misunderstand the situation? Don't you use wrist guards with splint-protection?

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1 hour ago, Marty Backe said:

I researched this for quite awhile and finally pulled the trigger after my last crash. They aren't cheap, but they may be the best. Of course I haven't used them yet so I can't attest to their quality or comfort (I can probably do so during the upcoming weekend).

Demon Flexmeter Double-Sided Wrist Guard

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I was about to buy them from Amazon when I saw that REI had them on clearance, $25 cheaper: REI Clearance Link

Just an xray of your wrist would cost 5Xs that amount. Great investment!

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1 hour ago, Marty Backe said:

I researched this for quite awhile and finally pulled the trigger after my last crash. They aren't cheap, but they may be the best. Of course I haven't used them yet so I can't attest to their quality or comfort (I can probably do so during the upcoming weekend).

Demon Flexmeter Double-Sided Wrist Guard

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I was about to buy them from Amazon when I saw that REI had them on clearance, $25 cheaper: REI Clearance Link

Yup, those!

I've been looking at them too, my current ones are not that comfortable, and have no protection for the backside of the hand and wrist. I'll probably order mine from GB though, to avoid the customs problem.

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18 minutes ago, litewave said:

 

These knee and shin guards by Troy Lee Designs (TLD) are lightweight, barely noticeable and stay put. I sometimes wear them under lightweight jeans all day long. They are a bit pricey on Amazon due to popularity, but I've seen them for $50 a pair not long ago. TLD also make a matching set of elbow guards, but I didn't buy them as some reviews cited concerns about the fit. I have been wearing these Leatt elbow guards instead. They fit well and are super easy to slide on or off. They are also small enough to wear under long-sleeve shirts or pullovers.

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They look comfortable. But what I need, is something that I can snap off in seconds when I get to work. Those look brilliant for a day out wheeling :) 

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9 minutes ago, Scatcat said:

They look comfortable. But what I need, is something that I can snap off in seconds when I get to work. Those look brilliant for a day out wheeling :) 

The elbow guards slide on/off in seconds. You can wear them under/over clothing. The knee/shin guards slide on/off very easily under the pant leg, but you will have to remove footgear.

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2 hours ago, Dingfelder said:

Which ones did you get?  I'm not liking my hillbilly ones as much as I'd hoped.  I can't use my hands for anything but crashing with them on.

Me too, except for the crashing part:P   I feel safer with the hillbilly gloves, but I don't like them as much anymore.   I have to take them off to work the phone, pull out the e-cig, and feed the turtles.  And just found out today, even with them on, the fingers can be hurt when falling off the wheel trying a quick transition backwards, but at least not as much.  I am thinking the hillbilly ones are not as good as I first thought.

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58 minutes ago, steve454 said:

Me too, except for the crashing part:P   I feel safer with the hillbilly gloves, but I don't like them as much anymore.   I have to take them off to work the phone, pull out the e-cig, and feed the turtles.  And just found out today, even with them on, the fingers can be hurt when falling off the wheel trying a quick transition backwards, but at least not as much.  I am thinking the hillbilly ones are not as good as I first thought.

The Triple 8 wristsavers are lower-cost ($15-20) than the fancy D3O Demon guards (see above) and offer good protection. My pair has lasted over a year and can be worn over lightweight gloves in cooler weather.

 

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15 minutes ago, litewave said:

Triple 8 markets a lower-cost wristguard ($15-20).

The Triple 8 wristsavers are lower-cost ($15-20) than the fancy D3O Demon guards (see above) and offer good protection. My pair has lasted over a year and can be worn over lightweight gloves in cooler weather.

What I like about the Demon guards is the more thoughtful design that reduces the chance of transferring the energy up your arm and injuring your shoulder. In safety gear I do think that in general the more money you pay the better the product.

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2 hours ago, Scatcat said:

@Marty Backe Did I misunderstand the situation? Don't you use wrist guards with splint-protection?

No, I've only worn gloves to prevent road rash, etc. My negligence which I'm trying to correct.

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Just now, Marty Backe said:

What I like about the Demon guards is the more thoughtful design that reduces the chance of transferring the energy up your arm and injuring your shoulder. In safety gear I do think that in general the more money you pay the better the product.

Agreed. But for Ninebot speeds, the basic model seems adequate.

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After getting a massive sun burn, i bought 6 pairs of uv protection arm sleeves!! Lol

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Just now, Sven said:

After getting a massive sun burn, i bought 6 pairs of uv protection arm sleeves!! Lol

Oh and a butt pad! Hopefully this will make my monster riding more enjoyable while seated

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3 hours ago, Marty Backe said:

Good topic for a video. When I get them I think I'll post a general video on all my safety gear.

I look forward to this. 

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8 hours ago, Marty Backe said:

I researched this for quite awhile and finally pulled the trigger after my last crash. They aren't cheap, but they may be the best. Of course I haven't used them yet so I can't attest to their quality or comfort (I can probably do so during the upcoming weekend).

Demon Flexmeter Double-Sided Wrist Guard

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I was about to buy them from Amazon when I saw that REI had them on clearance, $25 cheaper: REI Clearance Link

They look a lot like the hillbilly style in terms of a rigid, back-leaning palm plate making it impossible to lean against anything without either catching yourself on and potentially dangerously hyper-extending the fingers and thumb (I'm nursing an injury from that now) or landing with a whack on the palm plate.  They feel to me like they'd be good for a hard impact, but for nothing else.

I was so afraid to damage stuff by coming into contacting it that I was constantly catching myself on my fingertips and wound up making my thumb quite sore all the way down to the wrist.

When you get yours, ,please let us know if you can still, say, lean against a wall or still use your hand in an ordinary way ... or something close to that.  Thanks!

 

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5 hours ago, litewave said:

 

The Triple 8 wristsavers are lower-cost ($15-20) than the fancy D3O Demon guards (see above) and offer good protection. My pair has lasted over a year and can be worn over lightweight gloves in cooler weather.

 

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Can you grip anything with them?  Can you cruise lightly into a vertical surface and catch yourself gently ... or do you wind up spiking a surface like I do with my hillbilly gloves? 

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32 minutes ago, Dingfelder said:

They look a lot like the hillbilly style in terms of a rigid, back-leaning palm plate making it impossible to lean against anything without either catching yourself on and potentially dangerously hyper-extending the fingers and thumb (I'm nursing an injury from that now) or landing with a whack on the palm plate.  They feel to me like they'd be good for a hard impact, but for nothing else.

I was so afraid to damage stuff by coming into contacting it that I was constantly catching myself on my fingertips and wound up making my thumb quite sore all the way down to the wrist.

When you get yours, ,please let us know if you can still, say, lean against a wall or still use your hand in an ordinary way ... or something close to that.  Thanks!

 

Now you're making have second thoughts about buying these :blink:

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On 6/23/2017 at 6:20 AM, electric_vehicle_lover said:

I stopped using hoverboard after 5 days because I understand was not safe to ride at more than 10km/h.

I rode hoverboards for a little less than a year. They are pretty rideable if you use the kind with 10-inch inflatable wheels. I would ride about an hour at a time. However, they are much harder than EUCs for riding distances (vs. spinning around, etc. in a small area) because even 10-inch wheels are too small, and the separately controlled left and right wheels are hard to control for riding straight at higher speeds over distance.

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7 hours ago, Sven said:

Oh and a butt pad! Hopefully this will make my monster riding more enjoyable while seated

Depends? 

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What happened to your Msuper @Marty Backe? bring it to the GTG I want to try and see what the oscillation is, might just be a normal thing. I dont take curbs at 20mph. I slow down a great deal in fact before I take dips or sudden inclines. 

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On 6/24/2017 at 4:33 AM, Trey Lewis said:

Buy a OneWheel+, I really want to try one and I have you have enough one wheeled device experience I would trust your opinion on it.

One thing I noticed in the video was the board tends to scrape the ground on hills.

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