Post Master General
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Bowling Green, VA
I Ride: '09 ZX6R
About the only thing I look for in gear, is layers and armor. Spine, shoulders, elbows, fore arms, hips, knees...... Using a belt sander on any of those points sucks in the extreme. Having an artificial knee cap with padding spreads the load so your bones don't break as easily, when you go flailing and tumbling.
If it protects you, it looks cool.
I've done that flail and tumble in shorts flip flops and a tee shirt. Age 14.
Graduated to a helmet, blue jeans, sneakers, sunglasses..... Age 23.
Gloves, boots, armored jacket, helmet, jeans.....Age 43.
At 57, it's pants boots gloves, hearing protection, eye protection, jacket, helmet..... Now, when I crash I walk over and pick up the bike.
"Basic stuff fellas. Use your head for something other than to break your next fall." Words to live by