Knee pads and elbow pads
Posted 14 January 2005 - 10:18 PM
Something I've noticed on some ops, some of them wear knee pads and elbow pads, I have some, but... does it improve safe operating?
Just would love to know everyone's opinion on this one....
Posted 15 January 2005 - 04:15 AM
I wear drywalling kneepads. They are really comfy, and extremely durable. I used to wear rollerblading pads, but they looked dorky...
Posted 15 January 2005 - 01:28 PM
Posted 15 January 2005 - 02:31 PM
Call me chicken, I always wear kneepads on rough terrain and as soon as I get to go a bit faster. I do remember the picture of a shattered kneecap posted from an operator a while back... Kneepads are to my operating what my seatbelt is to driving. Forget about the cheap 20$ rollerblade ones, get to a skateboard or mountain bike shop and get what the pro skateboarders use: they are wide, comfortable, thick and most important, they are designed with freedom of movement in mind.
Check those out, My kneepads, that is 50$ well invested.
I do not use elbow pads either.
Use protection and fly safe.