kas911 wrote:Look at all the gear a motocross rider is wearing. He is doing that so he can push the limits beyond belief. Sure he could ride naked at 5 mph but that would be kind og boring to watch. And by wearing gear the risk of injury is reduced
Love that there are people who are willing to push the limits - and I mean the real limits, the risky stuff!
And if you are to old and broken like me, well then look for a wave or do some air ballet
As an avid MX racer since I was 7, who still rides and wears braces while riding. I don't see any need for me to use my braces on the water. I ride boots, and are able to kite almost every day. For me, the preventative use of braces for kiting are not necessary. For MX, its a whole different ballpark.
I had my first Set of custom CTI2's when I was 14, custom painted and all. They were awesome!
The development of off the shelf braces have come a long way since then, So if you need braces, go out and try to get some good ones before shelling out the $$$ for custom CTI. (If covered by insurance. get the most expensive you can find
Now I ride the PodMX700. Awesome braces too if you are lucky to fit the off-the-shelf models.
If you have a knee injury and are afraid to re-injure your knee. Then go ahead.. get braces..
If you have healthy knees. IMO.. You do not need any braces for kiting, no matter how hard you think you ride. Its only water anyway!
PS: Leatt's new knee-braces look interesting too..