Hello. Let’s talk today about the safety of riding a snowmobile. Snowmobile rides take place in the snow and more often in soft snow. Many will think that falling in the snow does not hurt at all. But there are times when you fall on hard snow, or when you fall, you hit a snowmobile. In general, this is a very extreme sport, so the issue of safety and good equipment is very important. What you need to know about equipment? Personally, I ride in a full set of equipment for motocross. This is a helmet, this is Acerbis cosmo mx body protection, Leath elbows, Alpinestars safety shorts and Thor forceboot lap protection. On the knees, I would like to dwell in more detail. For many years I rode in different knee protections and for many reasons they did not suit me. Three years ago I stopped at the Thor force. This is such an average protection without good fixation of the joint. Just shields that protect the knee from any direct blows. They do not fix the joint. Very quickly, I came to the conclusion that it was still more important to fix the joint than to protect the knees from direct blows. I began to collect information about professional knee braces. It became clear to me that you need to either take expensive standard braces and they may not fit under my legs. Or order custom braces, which are made individually according to your leg and usually carbon and titanium. I decided to buy custom ones because they fix the knee joint and well protect against knee injuries. I compared the products of several manufacturers. I studied all the information about their braces and chose Yami Customs braces. Link in the description. Not so long ago I received ready-made braces and actually this is a work of art. It may show that they look heavy, but in fact they weigh a little. Of course, a little more than standard plastic braces from many manufacturers. It uses carbon fiber and titanium. The hinge is accordingly made of titanium. There are seals, lining that would be comfortable. Protection of the cup joint made of carbon. Due to the wide belts on such serious velcro protection is very tight to the foot and does not slide anywhere. I would also like to note that the inner part of the protection is made of soft enough non-slippery neoprene, pleasant to the touch. Brace fit perfectly. It is important to note that the braces are made on the molds from my legs. Therefore, they are comfortable. Nowhere does not press, does not hang out, does not stick, and does not bother me. The most important feature of these braces is that it protects the knee joint. The titanium frame fixes the joint tightly and does not allow the joint to unbend or rotate in unacceptable parameters. In brace, the legs at the knee are always slightly bent. This is done in order to load the legs from top to bottom, for example after landing after a jump, the joint worked on flexing reducing the load, and did not receive a direct blow, like a stick. Accordingly, the angle of extension of the knee here has limitations and the leg cannot be bent in the opposite direction at the knee. The brace is very torsionally strong and protects the knee from twisting. All these protection options for snowmobile riders are very important. When moving, it happens that the leg gets into the stirrup of the snowmobile, either between the snowmobile and the tree, or it clings to the branch that turns the leg. These braces well protect the legs from injury. As for the price, of course, the braces of such a high level and made individually, can not be worth the same as standard ones. These braces cost 1,600 euros per pair. And similar in quality in Cti and Ortema even more expensive. See it. How much do standard Pod MX, EVS, CTi, Asteriks cost? About 800 euros. Perhaps you will be comfortable in them, but they will not protect the knee from high loads. It turns out you do not save, and expose yourself to the risks of injury for 800 euros. Of course it is better to have any braces than to ride without them at all. Therefore, I recommend these individual, very comfortable and strong braces to anyone who wants to improve their security. This is not the size of S, M, XL, These are your individual knee braces on each leg. A few words about the company Yami Customs. It is in Slovakia and a factory in Moscow. Measurements and casts of your feet are made by company employees who can come to you anywhere in Europe. Measuring and taking impressions is a separate important process. It lasts about 1 hour. They study all the features of your legs, analyze the work of your knee joints, determine the axis of your legs from the hip to the foot, take measurements and then make molds. For me it was an interesting and new process. I also saw how employees take into account all the individualities of my legs, how well they treat clients and how they love their work. I was glad to make sure that I made the right choice and ordered these braces. Eventually. I strongly recommend not to save on the protection of my knees and to purchase individual knee braces. This will definitely increase your safety, comfort and quality of riding a snowmobile. Remember that knee surgery is much more expensive. Bye everyone.