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  Quote joker1124 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Knee Pad Recommendations
    Posted: Apr/12/2010 at 12:27pm
You should ask Rider, he is an expert in kneepads that can hold up in an alley.
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  Quote Chris1015 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/12/2010 at 12:29pm
like wrist guards, always helpful
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  Quote wpiass Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/12/2010 at 12:32pm
what bout elbows?
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  Quote dalijoky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/12/2010 at 12:33pm
i got volleyball kneepads because they are cheap

but i feel it is a little too tight.

i would defiantly try buying snowboard kneepad if they are cheaper
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  Quote taid_87 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/12/2010 at 12:37pm
I current knee pad that i have is the sessions thermal d30, i think they are very comfortable to wear
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  Quote tkdyoda Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/12/2010 at 12:40pm
I use the volleyball knee pads that you can get at Sports Authority. Give them a try, it works wonders. I have great confidence now in having my knees protected when I fall forward. The fit is flexible, so for me, it's fine to wear them w/out issues.
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  Quote Hydrosonic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/13/2010 at 3:50pm
I've used the volleyball pads as well as the one's for skateboarding
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  Quote rripo007 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/15/2010 at 6:27am
Protec makes a pad that is a half inch thick and very soft and flexy.  I have still sustained slight bruising but it has saved me some injuries.
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  Quote dxiver Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/15/2010 at 7:24am
I rarely fall on my knees?? But then again my toeside turning is like the best part of my snowboarding skills. For my ass I were my football Tailbone pad.
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  Quote solocreep Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/15/2010 at 7:28am
I got some Nike vollyball knee pads that work just fine.
is it just me? or is common sense not that common.
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  Quote 360faceplant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/15/2010 at 7:33am
This site has a bunch of good stuff.
 
 
I have the Triple 8 Second Skin ones.  They work really well.
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  Quote pimpasaurus JR Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/15/2010 at 7:34am
I got the Sessions d30 thermals also... works like a charm, keeps you warm, has knee pads, hip pads, and a tailbone pad.  Got it from this site while it was on sale.
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  Quote jkats Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/15/2010 at 7:38am
I got the RED knee/rail guards. Knee guards are good - hard shell and they strap on (not slip ons). Once you start riding, you don't really notice them much, unless its a warm day, then they can get pretty hot. They don't inhibit movement at all. The rail guards are a bit sketchy - don't really fit nicely w/ the knee guards, and they tend to shift.
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  Quote Marumm Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/15/2010 at 7:38am
I just picked up a pair of 187 knee pads for learning longboarding.  The folks at the longboarding forum were gaga over them, and I can attest to their quality.  Did a hard knee drop to asphalt and didn't feel a thing.
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  Quote not-ewrx Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/15/2010 at 7:54am
I could use some that don't put pressure on all the tendons in the back of your leg.
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  Quote je6ch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/16/2010 at 12:54pm
do you need knee pads and shin pads if you're just riding on slopes and doing small jumps?

Or are they just for rails and pipes
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Knee pads are a great investment. Got mine from the nike store and they are wonderful. No more bruised knees. Also thinking about getting some hip pads as well. I dont wanna break my tail bone!
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  Quote Angry Midget Yo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/21/2010 at 2:11pm
Knee pads and wrist guards are good investments especially on icey days.  You don't really fall on your elbows so you don't need elbow pads.
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  Quote shred_head Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/22/2010 at 2:20pm
Maybe wrist or tail bone pads but unless you gunna be taking huge halfpipe slams the worst your gunna get are brused knees. Anyways it teaches you not to fall over again. Quit whinning and go board.
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  Quote squeezied Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/24/2010 at 12:08pm
is sierra out of knee pads as well as other protection?
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  Quote wdi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/26/2010 at 2:04pm
Don't know that I've seen knee pads on Sierra actually, but doesn't look like they have any right now anyway.  I also like using volleyball knee pads (kind of funny since I never wore knee pads when actually playing volleyball competitively all those years, but got some for snowboarding), and have an old pair of pants that actually have built-in/removable knee pads.  The pads in the pants are pretty thin and don't offer that much cushioning on a fall, but they're great as padding/insulation if you're kneeling in the snow a lot.  I don't know how easy/difficult it is to find pants with the built-in knee pads these days, but I have a friend that sewed knee pad pockets into a pair of pants and cut up some football pads to slip into them.
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  Quote Darkstang96 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/29/2010 at 4:36am
I use knee pads, they are truly a necessity.  I feel that that reason people think they fall more is not cause of the knee pads directly, rather because u feel more confident and safe as you go down the mountain I find myself trying harder things and pushing myself more than I would without pads.  For this reason I fall more as I am progressing but the knee pads do not cause this at all, in fact they only help.  I have the Triple Eight Undercover Knee pads, and to make then more comfortable I cut off the straps and just let the knee pad and my thermals hold them tight, works like a charm!!
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  Quote audfred Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/14/2013 at 6:11pm
Brilliant idea about putting them under thermals. I'm nursing an enormous knee bruise from falling on concrete-like snow last weekend and need some sort of gear to help protect my knee this weekend. I'm going to try under my thermals so hopefully I can still move easily.
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  Quote audfred Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/03/2013 at 11:43am
I used the "kneepads under the thermals" trick for the rest of last season and did pretty well. That big bruise I was nursing was due to dislocating my kneecap. Now it's been surgically fixed and my ortho doc said kneepads are an absolute must as it prevents the kneecap from dislocating so easily.
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  Quote JDiggidy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/03/2013 at 2:09pm
Time to heal up Fred!  The snow is flying!Big smile
 
But seriously, I'm still nursing a sore knee from where I cracked mine against a rock in February.  Last season sure beat me up.
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