Body Armor by Beee • January 8, 2013 Body armor is the protection of other body parts such as your back, chest, hips or shins. Back protector Your spine is a vital body part. More and more freeride organizers realize that as well and are obligating the use of a back protector for stand up riders and rollerbladers. Crash pants A ‘crash pants’ is a pair of shorts which you wear underneath your clothes with reinforced parts on hips and your tailbone. Shin guards Shin guards can be worn seperate as well as attached to a knee pad or an ankle guard. Very useful in case of a crash and boards roll everywhere. Mouth guard It’s not used a lot (yet), but some riders wear mouth guards while riding. Not only does it guard your teeth, it also helps in preventing a concussion (if you happen to crash).