4 whls good 2 whls better
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Rep Power: 1
Hell, yes. My crash reduced my lightweight mesh Olympic to tatters, holes in 7 out of 10 fingers, one glove completely open, but not a mark on my hands.
Of course, if I'd had to slide another 10 feet, we were down to skin, but I bought a pair of (better) Olympias on the grounds that they did their job well.
Nothing like seeing shredded-up gear to put its cost into perspective. Is $200 too much to spend on pants with knee armor? If your answer is "yes", you're doing the wrong math.