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#1 Vradicar

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:30 PM

Ive been playing paintball for a whole now, an have found I could really really use some protective gear for sliding and diving. I never used to do it so often, but it's definitely become more frequent and I'm kinda tired of scars n scratches etc. so from everyone's personal experience, what slider/knee/elbow pads do you trust?

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:52 PM

Dye makes really good stuff. Also Empire. Have no experience with Sly.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:57 PM

I have been using Dye pads since 2005 and I refuse to go with anything else. I have tried Empire, Sly, and PE and they simply do not compare.
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:13 AM

i got pe kneepads and elbow pads for 40 each so 80 for a full set of pads.. for the price of 1 pair of dye elbowpads which is priced at 80 bucks... hrm... pe stuff so far so good :)

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:24 AM

Love my PE one, they are also the most common around me!

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:54 PM

Old empire/ invert pads ftw. 20 bucks each new
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:54 PM

Old empire/ invert pads ftw. 20 bucks each new
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:00 PM

I really like my dye knee pads, when you hit the ground you don't even feel it. Everything else, I use planet eclipse, which I love. Comfortable and cool while giving nice protection
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:02 PM

As much as I hate their markers, Dye makes some of the best soft goods on the market. They're expensive, but they're the best. Their arm pads and knee pads are amazing. Don't bother with Proto Knee pads as the difference there is actually important. As far as pants go, Proto (again Dye) makes some great pants, and you don't need to go for the more expensive kind.

As with all soft goods, the older versions are almost exactly the same as the newer stuff. If you can find last years gear or even older at a reduced price, I would go for it.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:34 PM

^ I agree, my c6s aren't all that different than c11s and c12s
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:35 PM

Dye if you can afford it, other than that PE or Empire. Dye really is top notch though.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:34 PM

In terms of fit and sizing how well do dye and PE match their size charts? Do they possibly for bigger or smaller?

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:55 AM

In terms of fit and sizing how well do dye and PE match their size charts? Do they possibly for bigger or smaller?


dye runs a little small.

Dye armpads XL are extremely tight on me.
PE XL are too big for m e.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:36 PM

My dye pads are really comfy, and i get plenty of bounces as well. Ive never had any experience with other companies, but ive liked my dye pad a lot.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:42 PM

I used to use Dye pads but have since switched to PE. Dye Elbow pads are pretty good but I find their knee pads to be unbearably uncomfortable.

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