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Decent knee pads?

Any recommendation for decent knee pads?

I wear a knee brace, so i'm not really sure what could fit over. Maybe something with straps, but i seem to be able to find only pull overs.
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I wear the IPS protec knee pads and I couldnt imagine anything better. As far as fitting over a knee brace they are stretchy but the brace would have to be low profile.
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Its somewhat low pofile. Neoprene or something like that, but with two steel rods on the sides, which makes it a bit bulky
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I wear these, they're stretchy neoprene pull on's with an elastic/velcro strap top and bottom to secure them. They're really comfy and stretch out quite a bit after the first couple of days wearing them so would pay to make sure they're pretty snug at first.
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How is side protection? One of the worst hits to my knees was from a spinning/tumbling fall. Straight on pads work great but **** does it hurt if you hit the non padded side.
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The padding's concentrated over the kneecap area and is 4-5 layers of 3mm neoprene shaped so it doesn't restrict movement of the knee. The rest of it is a single layer of 3mm neoprene. I don't think the extra layers could really extend much more around the knee without getting too bulky and limiting movement? I've only managed one bail spectacular enough to bruise the side of my knee through them, I'm pretty sure my season would have been over if I hadn't worn them that day.
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I think i need to order something in the next couple of days in order to get my equipment mule to haul it overseas (first of i can't find anything here, and if i do it usually costs twice as much than in the US).

I know this is the tiniest picture, but i cant seem to find any other. This is the brace that i have:





I found these two

Troy Lee Designs T Bone Padded Knee Guards

Fox Launch Pro Knee Protection

While they both seem pretty awesome it also seems like they would be total overkill for snowboarding, i presume this is mostly intended for bikes?


I think ill try either the pro-tec IPS or gravity. Gravity seem better, and they're not much expensive. With the straps, i figure i can stretch the one with the brace and stil use the straps if it becomes less secure.

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i just noticed that gravity have extra padding maybe thats the way to go?

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I ordered the gravity last week online after bruising my knee really bad the week before, but i wont get them til january 4th if what fedex is telling me is accurate. it looks well padded and stretchy though. i got them cos of the straps too, just seems more secure than an elastic band (still got a lovely black and blue mark btw)
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These may fit over your brace. They also provide protection for your shins, right under the knees.

Black Diamond Telekneesis Kneepad from Backcountry.com
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