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Old 07-02-2013, 08:58 AM   #1
Jerol Roberts
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rocktape shin skinz

I tend to beat up my shins from time to time when doing cleans,snatch, etc and was wondering if these shin skinz offer anymore protection than a tall pair of socks...any body have any helpful opinions?
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:08 PM   #2
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Re: rocktape shin skinz

Jerol, I want to preface my response with the fact that I teach Fascial Movement Taping seminars to other professionals and those classes are sponsored by Rocktape, however with that out of the way they do not expect me to promote their products unless I want to and I do not receive any sort of compensation for saying I like something they make or sell. Whew! Now...

I have a pair of Shin Skins and I LOVE them. I've had a couple run-ins with the bar where I didn't even feel it through the SS's but it hit my knee and cheese-grated me, so they DEFINITELY work.

They are basically a fortified version of the leg warmers a lot of cyclists use on cool days. The back side of the SS's are a single layer of what I would consider pretty heavy duty feeling Lycra (or something along those lines)... definitely thicker and more substantial feeling than most bike shorts I've owned.

The front of the Shin Skins that protect your shins seem to be the same material doubled up in thickness for extra padding. They don't contain extra padding but they are thick enough to definitely give you cushion. Bar slides right off them and I'm lucky that I haven't tested what it feels like to smash into a box edge on a failed jump with them, but the padding is nice without feeling like you're wearing soccer/football shinguards.

I highly recommend them and would even if another company made them. I think you'll be happy with them!
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:11 PM   #3
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Re: rocktape shin skinz

PS, because they seem to be Lycra or something similar they wick moisture away from your skin, so I haven't gotten "hot legs" from wearing them. I've worn mine probably 10-15 WOD's and haven't tossed them into the wash yet and they look and smell fine, no funk. Just air them out completely after the WOD and you should be OK. They are pretty substantial on their own and they also have that rubbery material that arm/leg warmers have for cycling, so I have had no problem with them shifting/sliding around, either. I forget they are even on when I wear them, which is a nice thing on a piece of kit like this.
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:14 PM   #4
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Re: rocktape shin skinz

Going to bump this up to the top.

I scrape my shins on occasion during deadlifts but today climbing ropes I received some nice rope burns.

Any other options besides these $50+ skins?
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:36 PM   #5
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Re: rocktape shin skinz

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Going to bump this up to the top.

I scrape my shins on occasion during deadlifts but today climbing ropes I received some nice rope burns.

Any other options besides these $50+ skins?
Soccer socks work pretty dang well for me.
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:45 PM   #6
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Re: rocktape shin skinz

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Going to bump this up to the top.

I scrape my shins on occasion during deadlifts but today climbing ropes I received some nice rope burns.

Any other options besides these $50+ skins?
I'm a big fan of the Spun Performance compression socks.
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:40 PM   #7
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Re: rocktape shin skinz

Used a pair of Shin Skins for the first time last week. WOD had Dead Lifts and Rope Climbs. They worked great. Well worth the money to not have the scrapes and rope burns. I had tried tall socks but they did not protect as well, in my opinion.
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Old 02-18-2014, 12:13 PM   #8
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Re: rocktape shin skinz

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Going to bump this up to the top.

I scrape my shins on occasion during deadlifts but today climbing ropes I received some nice rope burns.

Any other options besides these $50+ skins?
These nike shin guards (sleeve + insert) are going for $15:

wfs - http://store.nike.com/us/en_us/pd/me...9/pgid-1295806
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