Re: [UberChris] body armor
I wear as much armor as I can on any given jump, which means I wear full armor unless I'm doing a bigwall wingsuit jump. My armor set consists of:
Giro Helmet (don't remember the model, not full face)
RockGardn Flak Jacket (with shoulder plates removed)
RockGardn LandingZone Knee/Shin Guards
RockGardn FATE Gloves (with index and middle fingers cutoff just after the knuckle plates)
I used to also jump with the CYA Shorts, but I didn't feel like they were really doing much, so I stopped using them until I can find some better ass armor. As for boots, I have some hand-me-down hanwags (thanks Jaap ), but they don't really fit me very well, so I just use some cheapy costco adidas boots. I've been thinking about getting some of those new carbonfiber ankle inserts that 661 just came out with, but I haven't ordered them since I don't know anybody that has even seen them.
If I were to get all new armor, I think I would go with some heavier duty knee/shin guards and a VOZ brand helmet, but the Flak Jacket and FATE Gloves would still be on my list.