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    Knee Pads

    Looking for advice/reviews on kneepads for tele.

    My ancient ski pants with kneeedpad pockets are being replaced ... and suitable ski pants with kneepad pockets aren't made anymore (I found one, but the quality of the zippers was poor). Would think pockets for knee pads would be great for boarders.

    I reluctantly need traditional kneepads now (rather than the simple foam ones I slipped into the pant's pocket).

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    BLack Diamond
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    I use black diamond... for tele, alpine and snowboarding.

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    Black Diamond or Voile

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    BD. Wear them even when alpine. They keep my knees nice & warm.
    Gravity. It's the law.

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    Hardware store special.

    Or, it might also be worth checking out some of the mountain bike knee pads on the market, especially the ones that use foam that hardens when impacted, like the POC VPDs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maximusj View Post
    Hardware store special.

    Or, it might also be worth checking out some of the mountain bike knee pads on the market, especially the ones that use foam that hardens when impacted, like the POC VPDs.
    Just don't get the shitty Troy Lee Designs, they slip down your leg even when riding.

    I wear my BD knee pads inbounds early season to keep my knees safe from sharks and stumps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnjam View Post
    Just don't get the shitty Troy Lee Designs, they slip down your leg even when riding.

    I wear my BD knee pads inbounds early season to keep my knees safe from sharks and stumps.
    This.

    Don't buy hardware store crap designed for something else either. My BD pads are at least 10 years old and have many years left. I don't even notice them when skiing.

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    Knee Pads

    Crushed a stump at high speed w my voiles two seasons ago. My knee cap would have exploded without them. Held strong + warm and comfy. Skied away pain/injury free.
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    I was skiing with a guy who caught a stump in the crotch. That wasnít pleasant.

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    I don’t tele but got the Arc’teryx knee pads for .mil use a few years ago and they stay where they’re supposed to, are comfortable, light and don’t get near as sweaty as anything else. Worth the $80 I paid, and have kept my knees in much better shape than the rest of my body despite impacts on rocks and concrete.

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    My ixs flow mtb knee pads do double duty for snowmobiling and skiing sometimes, work well IME

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    I like the g-forms winter in skis summer on the bike, easy to move in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maximusj View Post
    Hardware store special.

    Or, it might also be worth checking out some of the mountain bike knee pads on the market, especially the ones that use foam that hardens when impacted, like the POC VPDs.
    I made this mistake of buying some of the VPDs. Huge, bulky, and uncomfortable. My BDs are on their 9th season, and they’re still going strong. They stay in place too - more than I can say for the POCs.
    Gravity. It's the law.

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    Arcteryx are the best

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    Arc'teryx are known to crack in the middle. At least they used to.

    BDs don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LightRanger View Post
    Arc'teryx are known to crack in the middle. At least they used to.

    BDs don't.

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    Yes they do. Crack on the bottom middle. Reliably ...

    however I still use them when cracked. Iím sure their acute force protection is diminished but overall pro is still good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmedslc View Post
    Yes they do. Crack on the bottom middle. Reliably ...

    however I still use them when cracked. I’m sure their acute force protection is diminished but overall pro is still good.
    True. But still BDFTW.

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    My BDs are cracked but still fully functional ~15 years in. Lightweight and stay where they should. Prevented dozens of knee injuries over the years.

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    Who knows how much surgery that hit prevented?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmedslc View Post
    Yes they do. Crack on the bottom middle. Reliably ...

    however I still use them when cracked. Iím sure their acute force protection is diminished but overall pro is still good.
    If they crack you are tightening the straps too tight I suspect, or you hit something. One of the great things about the BD design is that you can run the straps fairly loose and they still stay in place. I have seen people crank the straps down way tighter than I have ever run them. Mine are well over 10 years old with no cracks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MakersTeleMark View Post
    Who knows how much surgery that hit prevented?
    Same here. I slammed a rock at Sugar Bowl hidden in the bank of a traverse track at speed. I think there's a good chance I would've broken my patella. And that was upright in an alpine stance too (on tele bindings).

    Since I switched to alpine I haven't been wearing them. Lost one of them around the time I switched. This thread is a good reminder that I should get some again.

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    Last edited by LightRanger; 03-08-2018 at 08:50 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ernest_Hemingway View Post
    I realize there is not much hope for a bullfighting forum. I understand that most of you would prefer to discuss the ingredients of jacket fabrics than the ingredients of a brave man. I know nothing of the former. But the latter is made of courage, and skill, and grace in the presence of the possibility of death. If someone could make a jacket of those three things it would no doubt be the most popular and prized item in all of your closets.

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