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Old 05-21-2008, 10:27 AM   #1
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Knee Pads

Where can we get good knee pads from? I am not looking for cheap ones. MY knees would appreciate the help.
All info always welcomed. Thanks Dan
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Old 05-21-2008, 11:02 AM   #2
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I got mine (have to check the brand) at Menard's (think Home Depot, if you don't grok Menard's). They have a flat "sole" like a work boot and a nice molded gel inside. Comfy and stable.
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Old 05-21-2008, 12:19 PM   #3
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Pro Knees, look em' up and buy them. You will be glad you did...

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Old 05-21-2008, 07:00 PM   #4
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I second Pro Knees

http://proknee.com/ -- I've had a pair for about 5 years or so, they're the best knee pad ever.

I see that they make some new models though, might have to interest myself into buying a new set.

One good thing is if anything needs to be replaced it can be ordered easily or picked up by a supplier.
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Old 05-21-2008, 08:31 PM   #5
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Here's a third vote for the Pro Knees. They transfer most of your weight onto your shins and off your knee caps. Very comfortable. I have a pair of their '07 model with the 5/8" padding.

They are absolutely worth the price paid.
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Old 05-21-2008, 08:48 PM   #6
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Go with the Pro Knees.

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Old 05-21-2008, 09:48 PM   #7
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A fifth for Pro Knees! They are expensive and worth EVERY SINGLE penny!!!

I've used mine for a variety of things. There's nothing like kneeling in perfect comfort on a open joist 10 feet over a concrete floor to make you appreciate them. Or working on your knees doing some electrical work for several hours in an attic with 3 feet of headroom. (I.e. you can't stand up!) And, of course you can use them to lay tile!

Just to be clear, I have two pairs of gel knee pads and two pairs of non-gel knee pads. All of them are PURE GARBAGE compared to Pro Knees.

Oh, I forgot to mention... I'm 61 years old, and have bad knees and a bad back. I would be a cripple without these things.

Although mine have about 150 kneeling hours on them, I've considered buying the new version (http://proknee.com/model07.html) just to get the new features. If I could figure out even the most remote rationalization, I'd buy the new model in an instant.



p.s. I have 5/8" pads and think that is more than enough. I believe the 1" pads are for very heavy guys.

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Old 05-24-2008, 01:20 AM   #8
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At around $200, ProKnee's are a bargain compared with a knee replacement! I'm close to 300lbs. and I can be on concrete all day with very little discomfort.

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Old 12-07-2010, 07:48 PM   #9
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Platinum Knee Pads

Been looking for a better kneepad with a reasonable price tag.I found these at Midwest Trade and was wondering if anyone tried or uses them.It says they work well for people with sore or bad knees.

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Old 12-07-2010, 08:14 PM   #10
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Do your self a favor get proknees.well worth the money
your knees will thank you.
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:36 PM   #11
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Michael, I have had them and they aren't bad, but the padding does break down fairly quick.

I will second the notion to splurge and buy a pair of proknees. Well worth the $200. My meniscus is shot in both knees and I can set on slab all week with my proknees with little pain.
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:13 PM   #12
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I l;ove my platinum kneepads, the padding does go down a bit faster than a standard kneepad, but I keep buying them.

Not crippled YET, but I'm sure someday I'll need proknees.

Get the pads. It's a small investment in yourself.

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Old 12-07-2010, 09:32 PM   #13
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I used the Platinum pads for a few years and loved them but then I got some pro knees and probably won't ever go back. I still use the Platinums sometimes when I'm in a tight spot (3 x 3 shower). The proknees don't exactly turn on a dime.
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:38 PM   #14
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I don't mind the platinums and keep a pair around but haven't used them in years since getting my proknees. I had a hard time justifying the cost but I tell you it is worth it! Treat yourself to a nice christmas present.

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Old 12-08-2010, 01:34 AM   #15
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Never tried the platinum kneepads. They look like a decent upgrade over standard knee pads.

I started using proknees in 1999 and can't work without them. If I didn't have them I would probably give up tile and put my law degree to good use.

Proknees seem expensive at first, but in reality they are cheap. How much would you loose not being able to work for a few weeks and paying for knee surgery someday?

When the pads and straps wear out you can send the frames back to them and they will rebuild them as good as new for less than a new pair.

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