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Unread 07-13-2012, 09:55 AM   #1
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Proknee rebuild?

Anyone done a Proknee rebuild lately? Where did you buy the kit? Looks like you can get the 1 inch for $162+$20 shipping direct from Proknee, it would be nice to find a third party and maybe save some money?

Also, has anyone in the 165-175lb range switched from 5/8" to 1 inch?
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Unread 07-13-2012, 07:58 PM   #2
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I did a rebuild about a year ago. I got it from proknees.

I can't see why proknees would distribute to a third party. I like dealing directly with proknees. Their service is great.
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Unread 07-14-2012, 08:19 AM   #3
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i just switched from 5/8 to 1" last year. im about 140# and i can tell you at first its kind of weird on the knees but now im used to it the difference is well worth the few days of feeling weird. i always buy my rebuild kits from my local supplier since its always a hey i need a rebuild kit now kind of moment.
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Unread 07-14-2012, 08:26 AM   #4
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I rebuild mine with stucco tape works pretty good, and saves a lot of money. I am about 165# and use the 1" couldn't imagine anything less.
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Unread 07-14-2012, 09:23 PM   #5
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Hmm, guess I didn't even know they offered different thicknesses. Need to check what mine are.

My pads last about 2 years and they're garbage. I've had mine rebuilt through my local PFS the last couple of times and it seems like it was less than you guys are quoting. Can't recall for sure though. I'd definitely check pricing through a local vendor for comparison.

That said, love 'em. I'm a bit "ahem" heavier than all you, and they do just fine...
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Unread 07-16-2012, 07:49 PM   #6
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When mine get trashed, ill just buy a new set. The rebulids basically save ya 20 bux compared to a new set which doesn't make much sense to me, awesome pads though...best tool I have!
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Unread 07-16-2012, 09:07 PM   #7
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I got my Proknees about a year and a half ago. Beside being a little dirty they are still I good shape.

When I bought them they were having a special for $200 which included 2 rebuild kits. I haven't used them yet.
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I missed that special... Looks like I'll use ona your coupons, Brian
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What coupon?

They sent me the actual parts when I purchased the knee pads.
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Unread 07-17-2012, 09:39 AM   #10
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Brian, thats an awesome deal!

I did a rebuild 2 weeks ago, my original lasted 1.5 years. I purchased straight from proknees, no time to shop around.

After I bought them my wife asked why I didn't buy a new set and pass my old ones on to my helper. Good advice, just a little late.

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Unread 07-17-2012, 02:13 PM   #11
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I wish mine looked even CLOSE to that good. I got mine about 10 years ago, and it's definitely time for a rebuild!! Hell, I'm holding the padding on with duct tape!! LMAO
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Unread 07-17-2012, 10:26 PM   #12
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Bill,

I admit they weren't that bad, when my 2nd clip/strap broke i couldn't keep them on, I also got tired of customers asking if I built them myself.
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