Author Topic: Knee Pads  (Read 139 times)

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Knee Pads
« on: February 21, 2019, 04:46:25 PM »
http://www.skatingforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=7470.0
Following up on this, I am a new ice skater, trying to learn as quick as possible as I fall alot, mostly on my knees.. I have bought a volley knee pads for some reason at the very beginning but they are kinda useless, alot of pain still with them. So I am looking forward to buying suitable kneepads that work on well on the ice, and give me 100% protection. I have went to different stores, tried different ones there but none of them seem to give 100% protection against falling impact, expect the hockey ones.

The hockey shin guards that cover both the shin and the knee seem so protective, but they are made for hockey lol, I do not need shin cover, just the knee. Would I manage to find the same material that is used for the hockey, one that gives 100% protection for my knee but excluding the shin part? I do not really get why can not they make the same and kinda divided into 2 halfs, one for the knee, one for the shin.

Thank you in advance

PS: I skate in a public rink, so I wouldn't really feel comfortable wearing shin guards, otherwise I would've got them, I do not mind the price when it comes to safety.
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Re: Knee Pads
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2019, 03:27:41 PM »
I have an assortment of knee pads for public skating. My favourites are made by Xion and have d30 inserts. They do not prevent pain, but they do prevent bruising, and serious pain. They are expensive but seriously well made. That said they are not as protective as hockey pads. I have have some ForceField knee tubes but I do not recommend them. They are too hard, and when I fall, I get bruises from hitting the pad inserts! Some people wear softer pads offering some protection, basically removing the nastiness of a fall. The best are probably skate board pads with hard plastic covers and thick foam inserts, but they are big and not conspicuous. I've worn hockey pads but they are too bulky and look silly.

There are many pads with d30 and lookalikes such as POC and G-Form. The last one offers less protection, but they are still worth having and they are discreet and cheap. I have G-Form elbow pads which cost 35 including postage, and although they don't offer much protection, they offer enough to take away the worst of the pain, you know the kind you get when an elbow hits a solid surface! I guess you can Google to find reviews of knee pads, then find the best deal. The last seasons model is usually cheaper. Of course a problem is finding a good fit. I had to return some G-Form elbow pads as the sizing chart was wrong.