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pads and helmets
« on: September 16, 2022, 08:39:05 AM »
people who wear pads and helmets, what are your idiosyncrasies when it comes to the circumstances in which you will wear them?

for me i pretty much have my knee pads on at all times when skating a ramp. i need my knees to be healthy for work and i've gotten into the habit of kneesliding, even on mini ramps sometimes, so i pretty much can't go without them at this point. the helmet comes out when i'm skating big tranny. i don't wear elbow or wrist pads (yet).

don't skate too much street but when i do hit curbs and stuff i don't wear any.

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Re: pads and helmets
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2022, 10:40:31 AM »
I pretty much only wear pads when I'm about to skate large transition and I want to try learning a new trick. This rarely happens because I don't skate large transition very often and when I do I'm usually only doing slash grinds. If my wrist is fucked up I'll wear a wrist guard pretty much the whole time I'm skating, even skating street.

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Re: pads and helmets
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2022, 11:43:58 PM »
Is there such thing as a good ambidextrous wrist guard? I could use one if so.

I also need one elbow pad for my left elbow that isn't super bulky but moderately protective still. Have this weird issue where my ulnar nerve glides across my elbow of when I bend it and experience weird nerve pain and definitely don't want to fall on it and mess it up anymore.

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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2022, 09:05:03 AM »
Big transition, deep bowls if I am trying anything beyond the basics I'll pad up.

But there is little  point to wearing knee pads unless the surface is smooth enough to knee slide.

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Re: pads and helmets
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2022, 09:50:23 AM »
no pads allowed on my ramp >:(

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Re: pads and helmets
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2022, 12:06:17 PM »
Pads and helmet when I skate transition at the park, but usually nothing when I skate flat ground. But I was skating at the park this morning without pads because I haven't fallen in a while, and sure enough fell on my knee hard enough to end my session.

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« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2022, 01:58:28 AM »
Both wrists have wristguards. I fall hard to my wrists, then tumble. Usually a left elbow pad too. Fallen on it too many times.
I値l fully pad up to skate the mini bc I知 learning. Full pads also if I am trying something I feel I could get broken off on.
Zero fucks given on how lame I look with pads on. I知 bald and overweightI already look silly as-is. Adding some pads makes no difference.

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Re: pads and helmets
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2022, 05:16:41 AM »
Both wrists have wristguards. I fall hard to my wrists, then tumble. Usually a left elbow pad too. Fallen on it too many times.
I値l fully pad up to skate the mini bc I知 learning. Full pads also if I am trying something I feel I could get broken off on.
Zero fucks given on how lame I look with pads on. I知 bald and overweightI already look silly as-is. Adding some pads makes no difference.

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« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2022, 07:11:04 AM »
Please, fellow old dudes, do not stick your hands out and lock your arms when you bail. Tuck and roll. Use that front elbow pad if you have too.

 Let your your upper arm and shoulder take the impact and roll, I beg of thee.

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Re: pads and helmets
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2022, 03:37:10 AM »
Please, fellow old dudes, do not stick your hands out and lock your arms when you bail. Tuck and roll. Use that front elbow pad if you have too.

 Let your your upper arm and shoulder take the impact and roll, I beg of thee.
Not a big arm-locker when it痴 fall time, but if I知 going down while cruising at 0.5mph on a kickflip, I land in an almost push-up like position. Then of course I bang out a few push-ups while I知 down there before getting up.
I didn稚 mention before but when I do fully pad up to try something I may eat serious shit on (frontside board sliding the park flat bar most recently) the pads come off after I am comfy doing it. I知 eyeing the 4 stair at the park for an olliefirst go will probably be fully padded.

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Re: pads and helmets
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2022, 06:40:48 AM »
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I only wear pads when skating vert, which rarely ever happens, since vertramps are not available around where I live. Eventhough I can't really kneeslide properly. But I had an accident on a vertramp once and smacked my head on the flat bottom. Was so lucky that I wore a helmet.