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#1 Buster Arrieta

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Posted 14 January 2005 - 10:18 PM

Hi all,

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....

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Posted 15 January 2005 - 04:15 AM

Does it improve safe operating? I'll I have to say is it's tough to op with a busted... well, anything!

I wear drywalling kneepads. They are really comfy, and extremely durable. I used to wear rollerblading pads, but they looked dorky... :ph34r:
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#3 Charles Papert

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Posted 15 January 2005 - 01:28 PM

Can't quite figure out elbow pads. 20 years in, and I've never banged my elbows yet. But knee pads are very useful, although I only wear them in situations where there is a possibility of falling (running shots) or having to work from a kneeling position (music videos) etc.
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#4 Frederic Chamberland

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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.
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