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Unread 07-15-2005, 01:40 PM   #1
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Knee Pads anyone ?

I never have come across a set of knee pads I like. Most of the time, they're designed for guys with legs like a elephant or the straps just bind on your leg. Or Straps that take like 2.5 loops to make it stay on.

Has anyone found a gem in the jungle.....the Custom Builing Products one looks interesting
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Unread 07-15-2005, 01:54 PM   #2
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We have been wearing the new custom pads for a couple months now and like them a lot. Take some getting use to due to the size. (kind of feel like a hockey goalie at first) but once you get the hang of them they are great.
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Unread 07-15-2005, 02:09 PM   #3
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What was the price on it ? Been checking out the Patellas also...no one carries it locally though.
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Unread 07-15-2005, 02:11 PM   #4
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I dont use knees pads I use pads on wheels. My dad calls them the MONICA LOweski shoes lol
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Unread 07-15-2005, 02:31 PM   #5
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I've been using ProKnees for about a year and a half now. I know in their promo literature they have quotes from people who say that "my knees feel better than when I started." I can vouch for that statement.

They look like goalie pads, but aren't real heavy, don't have straps that bind and get all that pressure off my ankles and lower back. I REALLY like them, though they are pricy. I figure if they add a couple years to my career (if it can be called that) they are worth the cost.

My only gripe/suggestion would be for them to manufacture a left and right so the buckles and extra strap length hangs on the outboard side of your leg.

...my two cents on the matter.
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Unread 07-15-2005, 03:52 PM   #6
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What Airborne said.
I've had my pair for 8 to 9 yrs. Best investment I've ever made.

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Unread 07-15-2005, 03:53 PM   #7
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Just bought a pair of the kind with the gel in it. Paid 40 bucks. They're great when you have pants on but when you wear shorts they wrench the back of your leg. It's been in the high 90's for the last 10 days, can't wear pants. The back of my legs really hurt! I think next ones I get will be the pro knees.
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Unread 07-15-2005, 04:12 PM   #8
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im with airborne and jim ..... my pro knees have helped me feel as good as i can. i don't reely have trubles with my knees ..... thank God !!

anyone heard of a company making pro hands , shouders or lower back ?? :d
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Unread 07-15-2005, 04:26 PM   #9
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I have to agree with Airborne also, I love my pro knees.

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Unread 07-15-2005, 05:56 PM   #10
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What Airborne said also,

I'm new to the "Pro-knees" cult and have only had them about a month. They take some getting used to if you're used to a conventional knee-pad, but man do they make a difference.

I can be on my knees all day, and it doesn't even feel like I've been on them for 15 minutes. No more hot-spots/burns, swelling, Stretch-Armstrong esce poke a dimple and it slowly returns to it's original puff.

They weren't cheap though, approx $175.00'ish, but replacement knees are much more.

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Unread 07-15-2005, 06:02 PM   #11
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pro knee pads

ive had mine a few months worth every cent.justin
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Unread 07-15-2005, 06:24 PM   #12
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Another pro guy here. Two years ago I was about to give it up and now it's not even a concideration. I will tell ya they are meant for the installer not the helper. They don't hang straight will walking constantly, well at least with my skinny legs, I have calfs the size of a peanut, but they get the job done.
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Unread 07-15-2005, 06:35 PM   #13
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pro knees.
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Unread 07-15-2005, 08:58 PM   #14
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I have just (today) bought a pair of KneePro ultra flex 2 - knee pads they are an American made two peice hinged set i suppose that they arnt the same as the pro knees that every one is raving about here. Unfortunatly the range here in NZ isnt as good as in the US of A and most of the pads available seem to be for the handyman market and fall apart after a week or so, has anybody either heard of them or have some i would appreciate some feedback.

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Unread 07-15-2005, 09:47 PM   #15
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...the "Pro-knees" cult...
Funny you say that Mark, I ran into a trim carpenter today, who made fun of my ProKnees right after I got them; well, he was putting on base shoe...wearing ProKnees! He was real sheepish-like and conceeded that they were better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick....another convert to the PK Kult (not to be confused with Thrill Kill Kult for all you headbangers).
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