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Knee braces....who's the best ?

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I was curious to see how many out there were

wearing knee braces, and to see which were the most comfortable.I have narrowed it down to 2 different braces, the EVS rs6 and the

XO-skeleton. The XO weighs in at $750 dollars and the EVS is about $400 buckaroos.

Which is the best ? I have no injuries, but I would like to avoid any with the best that technology has to offer. I'm looking mainly for protection.

Thanks, Jason

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I used to be into freestyle skiing / jumping and blew out both knees. My left had reconstruction in '88 and my right I blew out in '95. Obviously that was it for downhill! I got into x-country skiiing in a big way after ( mostly skate ) and I use a Carbon fiber / stainless brace from Innovation. It is worth about 1500.00 canadian. I refuse to use this brace for moto as I want to keep it it working order for skiing. Please let me know hat you find / decide on as I will be purshasing a set ( left / right ) in the spring when snow melts. I think weight training / stretching is a must also, especially for those of us in their 30's on up.

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For Dirtbike riding I have heard great things about the Fox setup. I know that it runs around $100.00. I had a cutom one made for me by the local Physical Therapy/Sports Doctor that cost me around $2000.00. But it fits perfect. But here is a pic of the fox one. It is called the Fox Exoflex Kneebrace.

FOX_KNEE_EXOFLEX.JPG

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XO-Skeleton without a doubt. It is by far the best off the shelf knee brace you can buy.

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jaybird67k & Hugh LePage

If you guys want some testing info on the XO-Skeleton, I did a review on their product last month.

Check it out here: http://www.fastbydesign.com/rage_brace.html

I am also in the over 30 age group, and would not ride without knee braces.

I have also tried the Fox Exoflex Kneebrace

and its a good product for the price, but like many other things in life, you get what you pay for.

Hold it Wide...

Smitty

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I sure appreciate it guy's

Thanks for all the info. I guess I'd better go work some overtime to get those braces.

Thanks, Jason

Beaumont, TX

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I have a pair of the EVS braces and I love them. They are a bit tough to fit under standard riding pants though. They have become a part of my gear like a helmet. .. After you get used to them you feel vulnerable without them. Must be an age thing. The older I get the more gear I feel is necessary!

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Thanks Smitty, I went on ahead and ordered a

set of EVS RS6's for now, but if I dont feel

comfortable with them I'll try to sell them at a reduced price and get the XO skeleton's.

Later, Jason

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