Advice: Motocross vs. Hockey?

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Advice: Motocross vs. Hockey?

Postby Aaron G.P. » 06 Oct 2012 05:47

I'm looking for opinions on basic protective gear for nylon and light steel sparring. My group practices Fiore dei Liberi's unarmored dagger and longsword style. I'm looking for elbow and knee protection right now, with chest protection a possibility in the future. Should I be focusing on hockey pads or equipment made for motocross? Thanks.
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Re: Motocross vs. Hockey

Postby Magnus Hagelberg » 06 Oct 2012 05:53

I use motorcross for knee and lower legg.
rollerhockey girdle for susp.

Jacket and elbow are SPES gear so HEMA specifik.

It's a mather of articulation and defense. You want to be able to feel the hitts, but not get hurt from them. motorcross can be too much at times, hard shell is sometimes unabling you to feel hits.
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Re: Motocross vs. Hockey

Postby Aaron G.P. » 06 Oct 2012 18:28

Thank you for your feedback. I appreciate it.
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Re: Motocross vs. Hockey

Postby admin » 07 Oct 2012 08:45

Hi Aaron, I definitely recommend a proper HEMA jacket like the one from SPES. Also their arm guards and other bits. Shin and knee guards could be of any type you like, but the lighter the better. Gloves are more tricky - have a look at our equipment page on WWW.fioredeiliberi.org
http://www.antique-swords.co.uk/

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Re: Motocross vs. Hockey

Postby Aaron G.P. » 07 Oct 2012 14:09

The SPES equipment is very nice looking. Unfortunately their prices for shipping to the US are often more than the items themselves cost.
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Re: Motocross vs. Hockey

Postby admin » 07 Oct 2012 17:14

There are plenty of other options for US customers, for example:
http://www.afinternationalsporting.com/ ... hiss618vo2
http://www.antique-swords.co.uk/

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Re: Motocross vs. Hockey

Postby Aaron G.P. » 07 Oct 2012 17:38

I'll take a look. Thanks.
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Re: Motocross vs. Hockey

Postby Joeli » 08 Oct 2012 06:59

Aaron G.P. wrote:The SPES equipment is very nice looking. Unfortunately their prices for shipping to the US are often more than the items themselves cost.

Purpleheart Armory should start retailing SPES in the US soon. They do sell AF gear too, seems like a one stop shop.
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Re: Motocross vs. Hockey

Postby Aaron G.P. » 10 Oct 2012 03:48

Thank you for the information.
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