Shin Guards

Post in 'The Gear' started by Jacktheknife, Dec 19, 2012.

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    I'm home sick today, went out to the walmarts for cough drops and ended up picking up a pair of wilson shin guards for 5 bucks. I've been hit in the right shin one too many times in the past week. I hope the fact that they have soccer players on the package doesn't mean I have to turn in my man card.
     
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    No, but its darn sure a penlty shot! ;) I normally just wear my chaps its been enough padding so far.
     
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    Hoping to get some chaps for xmas.
     
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    I just finished splitting the rest of the elm I had on hand, using the maul of course, and predictably nothing came flying at my shins. If I didn't have the guards on my shins would have been elm magnets.
     
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    I broke my nose with a flying split. I was using an ax...That was over 20 years ago and its still crooked.
     
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    Reading that makes me glad that my brother says he is going to buy a wood splitter before summer.
     
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    Careful with the splitter, either horizontal or vertical. A knot pops just wrong, & some really sensitive areas tend to be in the line of fire. A C
     
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    Thanks cutter, not our first rodeo though. My dad burned wood my entire childhood as did both grandpas. One built his own splitter out of a Chevy big block, the other sold wood for a living. In short, I've spent a lot of time on both ends of a splitter.
     
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    Ahhhhh, then you know to turn a cheek as the wedge enters the round. Experience is a great teacher. A C
     
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    I used to hand split with a 'grenade' cone shape wedge. It flew off one time and hit me solidly on the knee cap. I dropped like a sack of taters. I just knew my knee cap was shattered. Turned out it wasn't but dayumm! That hurt!
     
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    They worked better than you thought!
     
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    Yes, it was amazing. We will see how it goes once I get the rest, aka the majority, of the elm home.
     
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