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Re: What is all the gear i need for my son to safely ride his dirtbike
Here's what I wear: Helmet, goggles, mouth guard, EVS neck collar, chest protector, jersey, gloves, elbow pads, pants, knee pads, MX boots with MX socks. Going down is usually in the corners, that's where the elbow pads kick in. The kid should have a neck collar of some sort since little kids have bowling balls on top of a broom stick type heads. You do want him to be able to get up and keep riding, hence the overkill on gear. I've gone down at a pretty high speed wearing all my stuff and I'm always able to keep riding.
Look for last years close-outs on gear. My local shop just about gives away clearance MX kids gear. $6 jerseys, $15 pants, $30 helmets, I'm talking name brand stuff like Fox and Thor.
Also look for package deals for Boots/jersey/pants/gloves combos.