Proposal 35: [TRIALS] Leg protection refinement [ Revision 1 ]Committee: Trials and Jumps
Submitted on 2016-12-27
Status: Failed on January 15, 2017
It doesn't really quite make sens to me that shin guards are enforced while knee guard or optional. The logic behind shin is that if you miss the object you scrape your shin, but that is only true if you are front footed. If you are jumping towards your back foot, you're more likely to hit your calf, or butt.
To a lot of riders, knee protection is more useful for them, all depending on their technique for trials, and their falling habits. For others, shin guards are more useful, and for other riders are full knee/shin once piece movement restrictive protection gives the mental motivation to attempt your hardest lines.
All riders must wear a helmet, shoes and leg protection (shin guard or knee pads or combination of both) as defined in chapter 1D.1.
All riders must wear a helmet, shin guards, and shoes as defined in chapter 1D.1. Gloves and knee protection are recommended.
To make it fair for everybody, hence not totally removing protection on leg for organizers and worried parents, I think it would be fair to keep the choice to the rider which kind of leg protection they use... either shin guards, knee pads, or a combination of both. That being said, having one item would be mandatory.
Votes on this proposal:
12 out of 14 voting members have voted.
Agree: 7, Disagree: 4, Abstain: 1.