Originally Posted by mjp5
Just get padded gloves (although honestly any armor seems overkill for NASTAR). Forearms are one thing, but there are zero instances where you should aim to hit the gate with your hand/wrist in GS. I've always used unpadded gloves and never had a problem in racing more serious than NASTAR (SL & GS). Forearm guards would be nice though.
Seriously? Do you hit the gates softer when the flags say Nastar on them? I'd love to just get padded gloves like I used to have but it appears that Reuch seems to be the only one making a long cuff glove with a forearm protector any more, and $280 for a set of gloves isn't really an option.
Might not be good form, but the reality of the way that I ski the courses that they set around here is the outer gate gets hit about 50% of the time, either with my fist, forearm or shin and outer arm (when I get too close).
I did find these, which look like they would work