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 Post subject: Re: KNEEPADS: YOU NEED GOOD ONES
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:53 am 
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I'm having some trouble finding kneepads which fit.

I've tried on the Smith Scabs in L/XL and they fit great, problem is the price. Does anyone know any that do that size but for a slightly lower price? I know safety isn't something to be cheap on, but it is a case of I cannot afford almost anything and my current kneepads are starting to get dangerous for me.


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 Post subject: Re: KNEEPADS: YOU NEED GOOD ONES
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:28 am 
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Smiley wrote:
I'm having some trouble finding kneepads which fit.

I've tried on the Smith Scabs in L/XL and they fit great, problem is the price. Does anyone know any that do that size but for a slightly lower price? I know safety isn't something to be cheap on, but it is a case of I cannot afford almost anything and my current kneepads are starting to get dangerous for me.



try second hand - at least you know what you're after :) Check out the FB group UK roller derby Recyclables (or something like that). Lot of people selling gear on in good condition simply because they didn't like it etc... to be honest most decent kneepads are in that price range.

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 Post subject: Re: KNEEPADS: YOU NEED GOOD ONES
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:19 pm 
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Smiley wrote:
I'm having some trouble finding kneepads which fit.

I've tried on the Smith Scabs in L/XL and they fit great, problem is the price. Does anyone know any that do that size but for a slightly lower price? I know safety isn't something to be cheap on, but it is a case of I cannot afford almost anything and my current kneepads are starting to get dangerous for me.


I can sell you mine if you like. They're S/M though, but have been worn for a while so the elastic straps are a bit stretched and they will probably fit you. Let me know if you're interested and I can try to get them to you for a test drive.

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 Post subject: Re: KNEEPADS: YOU NEED GOOD ONES
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:33 pm 
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I have some spare Medium 187's which again, have been stretched over time so they are now bigger. They have been worn for just over a year and a half though.

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 Post subject: Re: KNEEPADS: YOU NEED GOOD ONES
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:37 pm 
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the other option is to get someone to buy them in the US for you and bring them back. I use Rector Fatboys - to buy them here is about £80, but I just got a brand new pair while I was at regionals for $65 - £40, half the price.

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 Post subject: Re: KNEEPADS: YOU NEED GOOD ONES
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:38 pm 
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Smiley wrote:
I'm having some trouble finding kneepads which fit.

I've tried on the Smith Scabs in L/XL and they fit great, problem is the price. Does anyone know any that do that size but for a slightly lower price? I know safety isn't something to be cheap on, but it is a case of I cannot afford almost anything and my current kneepads are starting to get dangerous for me.


I have a pair of fatboys I might be getting rid off. Worn for about a month, size is M.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:38 am 
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What's the current thinking on the best (and best value) brands of kneepads? My three-year-old 187s are on the verge of biting the dust; I was hoping I could hold out a bit longer but they're currently very threadbare...

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