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Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Sidney, BC
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I do foredeck on a J24 and my knees are getting absolutely battered. Good job we have 2 weeks between race days as it takes me that long for the bruising to go down to the point where my knees work properly again. I don't really fancy not being able to walk by the time I'm 45 so I'm looking for some recommendations around knee protection.
Seems that you can spend anything from $10 in a hardware store, up to $80+ for special fancy schmancy sail racing ones. I don't mind paying the bucks for something that is really going to be perfect, but if there is a non-marine alternative that works then obviously I'd rather do that and spend the left over cash on liquid refreshments of the beer variety.
I need comfortable and flexible, but with good protection from impact. If they are something that would be equally at home under a set of foulies when it's pissing with rain and blowing a gale, or on a warm summer evening (which up here is usually then also pissing with rain and blowing a gale, just without the wet weather gear on), then that's a bonus. Chicks love bruises and all that, but they aren't so keen on guys hobbling round like they shat themselves.
1974 C&C27 MkII
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