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Old 08-25-2006, 10:00 AM
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i have had to dig gravel out from under my skin before with a knife point and i would still rather have to do that again than wear long pants.
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Old 08-25-2006, 11:16 AM
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Another thing I forgot to mention with the chapps, is that when wearing shorts, they completely cover the top and front of the boot, so you get no grass down in your boots. No more green socks, musty boots, or grass all over the carpet and clothes chute.
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Old 08-25-2006, 07:24 PM
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Well guys I tried today and man ho man i love my shin covers. Was a very active day whit a lot of small rocks and they was bouncing against this things.

I know that we are suppose to be man and suck it up, but, and is just my thinking, if I don't need to have pain in my shins, why have it then?

But I appreciate ur comments a lot.

Have a great weekend guys
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Old 08-25-2006, 07:33 PM
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how do u guys that work on shorts protect ur shins?

I do and i was thinking to start using this shin guards(this ones are to play softball) and I like any opinions about how do u guys protect ur self against rocks and debris when using the weed eater.

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Learn how to control your trimmer. you'll still get hit sometimes but you learn to take it. But if like others have said, your'e whacking some serious brush, wear long pants.
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Old 08-25-2006, 09:30 PM
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Well guys I tried today and man ho man i love my shin covers. Was a very active day whit a lot of small rocks and they was bouncing against this things.

I know that we are suppose to be man and suck it up, but, and is just my thinking, if I don't need to have pain in my shins, why have it then?

But I appreciate ur comments a lot.

Have a great weekend guys
Sorry ut I don't think the rock should be your image if you can't take rocks.
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Old 08-25-2006, 09:36 PM
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Quit wearing shorts when yellowjackets went up 'em couple years ago. Now it seems insane that I ever went without long pants.
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Old 08-26-2006, 12:22 AM
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i can't believe that this is an actual question. Even further, i can't believe someone would were shin protectors weedeating...to each his own i guess
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Old 08-26-2006, 06:25 PM
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Sorry ut I don't think the rock should be your image if you can't take rocks.


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Old 08-26-2006, 07:24 PM
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In the spring and sometimes in the summer, I wear long pants. Some days though, I work in shorts. Yes, getting hit with rocks and crap sucks but it comes with the job.
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Old 08-26-2006, 07:28 PM
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I use the chaps by W.E.Chapps. They work well, but contrary to what I thought for a long time, there IS a difference between the right and the left. If I put them on a certain way, they tend to twist and sag. If I wrap them the other way, (to the outside), the stay on just fine. The shinguard things for sports seem like they would be real hot. The thing about the chaps is that they wrap around and fasten quickly with velcro.
How are these things when walking or getting off the mower? Would you have to pull them back up or readjust them? How hot are they and do they hold up to washing? I just hate carring the grass and dirt into the truck or house. Do they brush off easily or does some of the grass still stick to them?

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