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Poll: Using pads (57 member(s) have cast votes)

Which knee/elbow pad configuration do you think would be best for sniping?

  1. Just knee pads. (17 votes [29.82%])

    Percentage of vote: 29.82%

  2. Just elbow pads. (3 votes [5.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.26%

  3. Knee AND elbow pads. (22 votes [38.60%])

    Percentage of vote: 38.60%

  4. No pads. (15 votes [26.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.32%

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#1 User is offline   Brainshot 

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 01:53 PM

Just curious to see what everyone thinks. Let me know!
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Posted 09 July 2008 - 01:55 PM

They arn't a neccesity for all but I reccomend buying whatever pads you can afford. Knee pads first then elbow. If you can afford them both, go for it!
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Posted 09 July 2008 - 02:34 PM

I can't play without kneepads. I do lots of sliding and playing on my knees though. Protect them...you've only got one set of knees. I've had both meniscuses torn, and I'm not messing around with my knees any more.
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Posted 09 July 2008 - 04:17 PM

I generally don't wear the elbow pads unless its a fairly cool day but I use my knee pads all the time. Sliding or even crawling on a woodsball field can get rough on the knees. If I had some elbow pads that were not quite so warm, I would use them constantly too.

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 04:30 PM

Knee pads are recommend to save your knees, especially if you kneel on hard surfaces a lot. I personally don't use any, my pants have double fabric on the knees which helps enough - that and I'm young.

It really an individual opinion though, only you will know though experience what pads you should be using.
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Posted 09 July 2008 - 04:44 PM

I don't use any..but I tend to stand up and play. So far, I haven't needed to spend too much time crouching or low-crawling...I do just as well as the guys I play with without doing all of that. But, I can see myself doing it if I ever go somewhere besides my cow pasture.
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Posted 09 July 2008 - 05:03 PM

I use my knees more than anything. Having knee pads buys you the ability to knee on almost anything you want right then right there and not worry about much of anything. I have some cheap knee pads too. 15 bucks from Lowes and I wear them under my camies velcroed in place.

So for me it's knee pads.

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 05:16 PM

I personally dont use pads. But once I get paid friday I might run out and buy a pair of knee pads, since I play woodball and crawl alot.
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Posted 09 July 2008 - 05:21 PM

I've never worn elbow or knee pads as I find them to be cumbersome , besides the fact that I really don't need 'em. Don't get me wrong, there's been a few moments when I wish I did have some on. To each his own though, you know?
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Posted 16 July 2008 - 11:56 AM

i own a set of redz knee/shin guards and i wouldnt play a day without them, or gloves. those are the 2 things i would reccomend EVERYONE own and use. for crawling and spending your time on the ground, a set of elbow/forearm pads would probably up the comfort scale by alot. i dont own any, but will be buying some. i also own one of those empire padded shirts and that beast is GREAT for traveling through thick and gnarly bushes... especially the spiky ones. even with my full hammer kit on i can go places most other payers wont because of the added protection. it may seem a little sissified that i have all kinds of padding (headwrap, neck protector, shin/kneepads, gloves, soon forearm/elbow pads, empire padded shirt,) and even a football cowboy pad to protect the back of my neck and shoulders (for my scuba straps), but you gotta remember ive been in multiple gunfights with over 100 players shooting at nothing but ME. slider shorts are a must as well.

if you armor up, you'll be so much more impervious to insects, scratches, welts, and even cold temperatures when it comes fall. so i say the more protection the better. you'll feel like masterchief or something. and who knows, you might be able to make a play you wouldnt have before.
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Posted 16 July 2008 - 12:21 PM

Pads come in alot of handy and can save you from getting hurt while you are laying on the ground for a long period of time.
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Posted 16 July 2008 - 12:30 PM

I don't play with pads, the only time I tried it they slipped all over the place and got in the way of my holster, so I don't use pads, though I see a purpose in them of course. I'm just careful about where I put my knees and elbows, so it doesn't matter to me.
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Posted 16 July 2008 - 12:49 PM

View PostRevenant, on Jul 16 2008, 12:30 PM, said:

I don't play with pads, the only time I tried it they slipped all over the place and got in the way of my holster, so I don't use pads, though I see a purpose in them of course. I'm just careful about where I put my knees and elbows, so it doesn't matter to me.


Well then they were probually a size or 2 too big.
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Posted 16 July 2008 - 01:26 PM

As of now, I just wear elbow pads.
I'm gonna start playing speedball a lot more here soon, so I'll probably end up buying some knee pads eventually.

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 04:37 PM

No, my holster is too long for my legs, and I'm looking into getting a new one. In general pads and I just don't mix, so it's not a major problem.
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