While out in Utah, Pussanee, Kevin Bailey and I came across some incredible body Armor called G-form. All 3 of us purchased elbow
and knee pads on the spot. G-form uses Reactive Protection Technology which is soft and pliable, but stiffens instantly on contact
and absorbs impact like a hard shell pad. It is very light and comfortable to wear and works great. Pussanee took a very hard fall trying to
muscle up and over a slab of slick rock and landed on her elbow. She would have surely broke her arm without the G-FORM protection.
Info here: http://g-form.com/our-products/athletics/
To demonstrate how effective the material is when used in their I-Pad Case, they drop a 12 pound bowling ball on it.
See demonstration here: http://g-form.com/technology/
Because the sleeved pads are so light, you are much more likely to use them. Cost us $100.00 for the whole set of knee and elbow pads. I first saw this
RPD Technology at the Spyder booth at a ski show several years ago. They were developing it for ski racer protection, but it was very expensive back then.
I highly recommend it.........cheaper than stitches
Mountain Bike Coordinator
Elmhurst Bike Club
Naperville Bike Club