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Which Kneeguards (not kneebrace)

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Want something that protects well & breathes well too. I've not tried any yet, but would like my knees to last, & don't want anything that extends so far below my knee that it's touching my Tech 8's.

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i use 'knee gaskets' from evs. they are made from neoprene and support your knee more than they seem. they also have a padded donut ring at the kneecap and are very comfortable. velcro closures and they also have 2 chain link rods running up each side for side protection. quality stuff,and not too expensive. they've been tested by a few rocks that would have laid my knee open without them :naughty:

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rectors are good. made for skateboaders but very functional, reasonaby priced

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Thor Force here. They strap on above and below the knee, are very comfortable and come up high on the thigh for those times when your leg gets slammed up into the bottom of the bars.

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Go to a skateboard/rollerblade/bmx/general sporting goods store and try a whole bunch of them on. I haven't been impressed with the quality of the motorcycle related stuff i have seen.

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:naughty: I have a pair of Thor Force Knee Guards, for the money, you cant go wrong, they have saved my knees many times now. :naughty:

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Thor Force here. They strap on above and below the knee, are very comfortable and come up high on the thigh for those times when your leg gets slammed up into the bottom of the bars.

Excellent choice :naughty:

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I like the look of the Thor Force Kneeguards but am concearned about them fitting wierd with my boots. You guys that use them have any issues? I wonder if they're available anywhere in the L/XL size for less than $60?
They worked great with my old Fox boots, my T30's, and my new Tech 6's. I can't vouch for any others. They sit a couple of inches down into the top of the boot which gives great protection from sticks, rocks, trees, get-offs etc from your toes to about half way up your thigh.

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I like the look of the Thor Force Kneeguards but am concearned about them fitting wierd with my boots. You guys that use them have any issues? I wonder if they're available anywhere in the L/XL size for less than $60?

I have a pair of tech8 boots, and the Thor Force Kneeguards feel fine. They go into your boot just a little bit. Lots of protection. Very comfortable :naughty:

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I have the Thor Force and the SIXSIXONE Ricochet. Both are great for about $50.00. The main difference about the Thor Force is it's thick at the shin guard area. If you have real big calf's that are taking up a lot of area in your boot you may want to look into the 661 Ricochet. It's much thinner in the area that slides into the boot. I'm built like a sea gull so I can wear either but normally wear the Asteriks cell knee braces until they get painfully uncomfortable then switch over. :naughty:

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...The main difference about the Thor Force is it's thick at the shin guard area. If you have real big calf's that are taking up a lot of area in your boot you may want to look into the 661 Ricochet. It's much thinner in the area that slides into the boot...

Thanks for the info DD, that is exactly the type of report I was hoping for. :naughty:

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rectors are good. made for skateboaders but very functional, reasonaby priced

I agree with Canuck. I use the Rectors with my Tech 8's and EVS PP05 Padded Shorts, and everything works well together - good freedom of movement, and those Rectors can take a hit - I know they have gouges in them but my knees don't!

Jim

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