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Empire 2009 Grind Pads Because ANS Gear was having a sale...

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 12:43 AM

So after the failure of the 2011 Sly Pro-Merc pads (Thread Here), I began looking for other pads.
My 2007 Empire Grind pads, even being 4 years old at this point, are still holding strong. The only issue is they tend to slide down when I slide because 1: They are stretched out and 2: They utilize a very small velcro closure.

Then I see ANS Gear is having a sale for Memorial Day! So I check it out, casually browsing, and find the 2009 Empire Grind pads. At their discounted cost ($27.95), I thought to myself, "Self, I should get these. Worst case, they last me a little longer than the Sly pads. Best case, they last me 4 more years like my last Grind pads." So I bought them.

First Impression
They come in a nice bag. That's cool. I guess if you don't have a big gear bag or something then you can carry them in it. Or use it for other stuff. So that's cool. I go to put them on and SWEET ZOMBIE JESUS they're tighter than... nevermind. They're just really tight. Like, cut the circulation off from my foot tight. So hopefully they stretch a bit. They're also big. I feel like I'm wearing Cricket pads (Yes, I know how those feel). They fit under my jeans (I wore them to Taco Bell to break them in), so they aren't massive, but the knee pad is a little large. The big plus for them is that they are one, solid pad. Not like the Sly pads I tore to hell that were made of multiple small pads. So I feel like they will be able to hold up to some abuse, especially with the past performance of their older version. They use a longer/larger velcro strap, so combined with their tightness I feel like they'll stay on when I slide (I slid around in the living room a bit, and they stayed on so that's good).

I'll update when I get to use them. And maybe take pictures and stuff.

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