Knee pads - Paintball Forum - Paintball guns and gear forums

Reply

Old August 29th, 2011, 09:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 24
Post Knee pads

I keep seeing recommendations for them, but from what i can tell, the paintball ones are just overpriced. i was looking at some "sliding' (baseball) ones, or maybe volleyball, do they really need the hard plastic shell?
__________________
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication
-Leonardo DaVinci
10LawnGnomes is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old August 30th, 2011, 09:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
Authoritah!
 
martix_agent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Lafayette, Indiana
Posts: 23,645
paintball knee pads don't have a hard plastic shell (the good ones at least.)

I tried using voleyball kneepads that my little sister replaced, but they never stayed on right and kept moving around.
I've come tothe conclusion that unless you're always diving or playing on hard ground you really don't need them; find a pair of pants with padding on the knees and you'll be good to go.

As I get older my viewpoint is slowly changing, Spending time talking with older players is making me realize that eventually they're going to be necessary; for now though, I'll go without.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
martix_agent is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old September 15th, 2011, 01:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
Super Moderator
 
huckduck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 3,797
i dunno why people slide on their knees anyways. tends to ruin their knees quicker
huckduck is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old September 22nd, 2011, 08:51 AM   #4 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Santa Clarita CA
Posts: 39
Since all the fields around me are dirt and rocks I wear knee pads. I wear Alta knee pads over my BDUs, and the stay in place most of the time, but aren't always right where I need them. I'm not 100% sold on this setup and think about PB pants and PB kneepads sometimes. The price for the pants is enough to make me not want to do it though.
socialleper is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old September 22nd, 2011, 04:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
Super Moderator
 
huckduck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 3,797
Battle Tested Pro Pants*- Empire Paintball Markers & Gear* | Battle Tested Pants
huckduck is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old September 22nd, 2011, 04:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
Authoritah!
 
martix_agent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Lafayette, Indiana
Posts: 23,645
i would never pay even half of that for a pair of pants.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
martix_agent is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old September 22nd, 2011, 05:43 PM   #7 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Santa Clarita CA
Posts: 39
I have to agree with Matrix here. I looked very closely at that pair and really liked the design, but $140 is pretty out there. I've never used PB pants so I don't know if I'm missing out, but its hard for me to wrap my head around the price of ALL the better pants out there.

If I had the cash to blow, those BTs would be on my list of things to try out.
socialleper is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old September 22nd, 2011, 05:55 PM   #8 (permalink)
Authoritah!
 
martix_agent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Lafayette, Indiana
Posts: 23,645
you can find used pants for a reasonable price over on the b/s/t of pbnation.com It's where i picked up almost everything I own.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
martix_agent is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old September 22nd, 2011, 06:06 PM   #9 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Schnelly611's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 558
I heard that the knees come apart on them pretty easy- is that true?
__________________
CQB:
Quote:
picture the slowest, most boring speedball game you've ever seen, with morons stacking on doorways.
Schnelly611 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums
Copyright (C) Verticalscope Inc Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc. Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1