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Old 01-11-2011, 04:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, I was wondering what the thoughts were on hard (plastic) shelled kneepads like the black-diamond telekineses ones as compared to soft (gel-filled/padded) ones like the protec ips or volleyball kneepads? I'm riding on solid ice, rarely ever powder, and I'm afraid of hitting a rail with my knee as well, and was wondering what'd be best for those two situations.

EDIT/P.S./Another Question: Can anyone attest to the difference between the pro-tec gravity and the pro-tec ips? Also, any help with sizing or should I just go to Dick's and try some on?

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Old 01-11-2011, 07:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The soft ones are really thick, i just cant see how you can bust your knee on a rail with that kind of padding. That being said, i never tried it, the only thing i used was a really thin soft pad. I ordered a pair of pro-tec gravity, but havent got them yet.
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Old 01-11-2011, 08:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I wear soft pads. Hard pads absolutely protect better. I hit my knees on a rail with my soft pads and it still hurt like a mother fucker. I hit hard enough to leave pant from the rail on my pants. Why don't I have hard pads? If I had I would now have holes in my very expensive pants. My knee bruise is annoying but will heal for free. Pants don't do that. Back in the day when I went to a skatepark that required full pads I destroyed about 3 pairs of jeans wearing hard pads under them. Once I took the hard caps off my jeans lasted a lot longer.
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I don't give a crap about my pants, but should i go for black-diamond telekenesis or pro-tech gravity? Those are the two I've narrowed my choice down to... Pro-tech for 30, tele for 40.

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Which ever one come furthest down the shin.
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I had the exact same doubt and even a thread which was active until a few days ago you might want to check it out. BTW where did you find the gravity for 30?
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I had the exact same doubt and even a thread which was active until a few days ago you might want to check it out. BTW where did you find the gravity for 30?
Found it for 33 actually, but it a lot of places... google search it.
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small probably?
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Old 01-11-2011, 11:27 PM   #9 (permalink)
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probably... i think the telekneesis ones look like they do more shin protection, which'll help me... so i'm trying to find a better price somewhere in this series of tubes.
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sry to double post... I looked at the other thread... with the knee brace, I'd get something from a site like backcountry that does returns... If you need support, the tele's don't look supportive, but idk if you'll be able to fit a big sleeve over that brace... You could always get both from backcountry and return one!

EDIT: I just found a pair of telekneesis pads on geartrade for $23 + $7 shipping. Said it was from backcountry, I'm assuming it was a return, since it had just a minor scuff on one pad... Figured it was a deal and got it. Good luck finding some pads! I'd ask whoever is doing work on your knee for advice... like whoever the guy is that gave ya tha brace in the first place... could help you determine what will really prevent re-injury.

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