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Safety Equipment (1172 Posts)
Product Review
SKIN helmet
On 9/28/1998 Mark Westfall wrote in from ()

Just bought a Large Skinn helmet last week and they are excellent.
They are the same style as Protec, but they have better padding with a sweat band material glued to the foam so it doesnt itch your forehead. The place I bought it from said protec actually made the helmet. Its a real comfortable helmet,and they come is red,blue, gray, white and silver. They only cost 30.00. Just by looking at the helmet and not even trying it on, you can tell its way better than protec and Flyaway. the Flyaway ones fit loose and they used to crack and cut people if they fell.
Lets all help bring back the bright colored helmets and pads. I'm so tired of seeing dark blue or black.

 
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Pro Designed Pads
On 9/17/1998 dem wrote in from ()

After my little elbow break I dug around for my old blue and yellow Rectors. (anyone remember those?) Couldn't find em so it was off to the shop. Looked at a bunch of pads and chose the "Pro Designed" elbows. They're big and beefy. Lots of padding and they cover more of your arm than the tiny Rector pads. The plastic caps are twice as big and the padding extends comfortably up the arm. There's a pivot point right where the elbow bends. I wear them even when I'm just going for a cruise cuz I'd rather wear pads just while I skate than wear another cast everywhere I go.
(The doctor said that skateboarders are putting his kids through college....wear your pads)

 
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CliffSlider Gloves
On 9/14/1998 Dan wrote in from ()

As far as I've heard, Cliff does not have them in production yet. But word is he will soon.

 
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Cliffslider Gloves
On 9/12/1998 Ogre wrote in from ()

Anyone know where to get a pair of cliffslider gloves?

 
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protec
On 8/25/1998 kevin wrote in from ()

its a greatall around helmet 40bucks
and you dont look like an ass

 
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protec
On 8/25/1998 kevin wrote in from ()

its a greatall around helmet 40bucks
and you dont look like an ass with a bike helmet

 
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Bell Skateboard helmet
On 8/16/1998 tc wrote in from ()

Just found this helmet at a local sporting goods shop for $35. It looks the same as the Pro-tech , but the padding in the shell is the same as that for a bicycle helmet. It's made to take impact at speed. I don't think that most skate helmets (including pro-tec) are. These Bells have a "rating" on them which I have never seen on any skate helmets. Different kind of material/construction too. Just thought you should know.

 
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Crash Pads (in OZ EXTREME BRAND)
On 8/6/1998 Rich @Souled Out wrote in from ()

I go with Scheckey here ... they are great and if you wear them under baggy longboard surf bordies then you can't even see them. They do sweat like hell on hot days though !
Saved many a road rash though :-)

 
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Crash Pads
On 8/5/1998 Scheckey wrote in from ()

Duane,I Got me some crash pads. they go on under your shorts, (or pants)and are padded like hell. They add a size to you, so get big shorts. They saved me many a time. I havent had a hipper in over a year. Didnt pay for mine but i think 20 or 30 bucks is close. Get some, and youll never leave home without them.

 
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Padded Shorts
On 8/5/1998 Duane wrote in from ()

Does anyone have any recommendations for good, thick, padded shorts? I'm seeing them advertised more and more in skating/snowboarding catalogs. Specifically, anyone know anything about 'Butt Tux' or 'AssFault' (I know, clever names, huh?) products? Thanks!

 
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bike helmets
On 7/22/1998 Bluntking wrote in from ()

Bicycle helmets are good because they let air out and they're light. They only cost about $15

 
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Protech helmets
On 6/18/1998 Chris wrote in from ()

My mom makes me waer a helmet.In hot weather I sweat like a dog and
and I over heat any tips or a v helmet that dosen'thave thick pads.
E-mail me or post something
Keep it rollin'-chris

 
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harbinger knee pads and elbow pads
On 4/15/1998 jd brown wrote in from ()

i have had a pair of these knee pads for a long time and they have saved my knees many times when falling at high speeds

 
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???
On 3/24/1998 Kale wrote in from ()

Anybody have any advice on which skate pads and helmets to get? Feel free to e-mail me.

 
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Flyaway Helmets
On 12/15/1997 Adam wrote in from ()

Well made skate helmet. Thicker shell than Protec and much better fit for my size L head. Good straps and closure, too.

 
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Dyno BMX Helmet
On 12/15/1997 Matt wrote in from ()

I got a Dyno full face bmx helmet for bombing the hills around my college. Luckily I haven't found out well it works but it seems pretty tough and will protect my face from getting hamburgered. Motorcycle or snowboard goggles fit right in it also so your eves won't water when you get going fast. It's nice and light too.

 
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stack helmet. ROSEBANK
On 11/2/1997 Sim wrote in from ()

Matt, you nob. you never show your face in town anyway. I KNOW THE TRUTH. p.s., you owe me 5 bucks.

Spose i'd better add something. O.K, buy pads and your smart. don't buy them and your in pain. or not. I DON'T CARE.

 
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Stack Hat
On 11/1/1997 Matt Gardiner wrote in from ()

This is a big, fat and bulky helmet that restricts head
and neck movement by about 40%. They come in a variety of
wicked colours like flouro pink and green. Although these
setbacks apply, they only cost about 10 bucks. Oh, and
make sure noone sees you with one because you will not
be able to show your face in public again.

It will protect your head, though...

 
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Helmets
On 9/23/1997 chuck b wrote in from ()

I would like to get a helmet and was thinking of a pro baseball batters helmet. I havent compared the protech at all but seems like a lightweight solution and better than a bicycle helmet. Why are protechs any good anyway?

 
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?
On 9/9/1997 Cory Pratt wrote in from ()

Hey what is on the gloves that you wear? What I use is just leather gloves wraped with Duct Tape (works for anything) it is pretty cool but I want something that doesn't need constant rewrapping.
Visit www.geocities.com/Yosemite/7563 it is my own longboarding page that needs some work but is cool

Cory

 
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pads
On 8/29/1997 Sidewinder82 wrote in from ()

Hey, I was wondering if anyone knew of some good quality knee pads that aren't real expensive.Please help me out.Also....good elbow pads that are cheap are hockey elbow pads...they work like a charm.Later

 
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NOT YET
On 8/29/1997 WAYNE wrote in from ()

read my crash...concussions suck...get a helmet

 
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Looking
On 8/10/1997 Alan wrote in from ()

Hey, whats up? Im totally cool about wearing a helmet and all, I was just wondering where on the internet I can view some helmets. If any of you know of equipment sites please e-mail me now. I like to look good when Im skatin, so Im lookin to see if theres any stylish looking helmets. Please e-mail me, thanx!
everetts@willinet.net

 
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Any helmet
On 8/5/1997 Nater wrote in from ()

Always wear a helmet, no matter what!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
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Pro Tec helmet
On 6/28/1997 Mark Westfall wrote in from ()

I was looking at the Pro Tec helmets in a local skate shop and could'nt believe that as the helmet size increases, the padding inside the shell gets thinner. How thick should the padding be? I know that wearing a helmet is better than none at all, but I feel like I'm not getting a good deal if I buy the XL.Are all the brands this way?

 
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