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Old 12-27-2012, 09:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Knee pads (Help me save my knees)

Here in rocky So cal, knee pads are a must if you do as many adrenalin fueled action dives "tactical face plants " as I do. Wondering what my options are for knee protection. I would be willing to spend up to fifty dollars, but would like to spend less.
So far I've thought about:
Paintball knee pads
army surplus knee pads
volley ball or some other impact sport knee pads
What are the pros and cons?
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Might want to consider motocross pads as well. I have bad knees but I still haven't found anything that is protective and comfortable.
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What pads do you wear?
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I have a pair of smart parts gel knee pads I bought in 07 that are comfortable and they were like $30 new I have heard good things of dye and eclipse but both are expensive
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I wore DYE kneepads (Circa 2002 or 2003) up until this year. Now I wear Kali Aazis pads. A bit more than your budget, but some really good knee pads.
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I've used several paintball and military style. The issue for me is always that the straps behind my knees over stretch the knee when I am squatting. Every pair I've gotten I wore for about half a day then took them off. I would think something like spandex would work better than traditional straps - they're too bulky.
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I wear a pair of JT Skinz with a pair of hard APP knee/shin pads over them. I have been using them for years, the APP pads take a while to break in but they are comfortable and offer a lot of protection.
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Best bang for your buck. Skateboard ramp pads. Amazing protection, can be had for 30 bucks. They do hinder your running speed a bit but its a fair trade for price and protection.
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:17 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I have used the 2012 Planet Eclipse Knee and Elbow pads for all of 2012.

I really like the pads, no major rips or problems and I dive/slide every chance I get.
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I have a pair of eclipse pads. pm me & I'll get you some pics.

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