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#1 nicecow

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 09:51 PM

hey guys. looking for my first pair of knee/elbow pads. around $90 in total for any pads. already got a nice pac from NXE so no pacs. thanks, you guys rock!

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 09:54 PM

Eclipse Overloads. They are so comfortable, haven't tried Empire Knee pads yet but have tried on a lot of Forearm pads and Planet Eclipse overloads are by far the most comfortable and doesn't get itchy when you sweat like a pig.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 09:56 PM

Dye are absolutely worth the price. That said, Planet Eclipse are good too but I don't really care for them despite the price difference. You will get more durability out of the Dye pads so really I see it as the Dye ones paying off the difference themselves over time.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 10:29 PM

like they said already, dye or eclipse. best pads out.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 01:47 AM

Eclipse Overloads or Dye pads. I'd avoid empire, and HKarmy kneepads are good if you play in tougher terrain.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 08:13 AM

Eclipse Overloads or Dye pads. I'd avoid empire, and HKarmy kneepads are good if you play in tougher terrain.

I know about that whole empire thing. My friend thats got me into paintball has a pair of grind elbow pads and he really doesn't like them.

How are vulcan pads? I here there good and in my price range. and if I can only have one pad, elbow or knee?

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 10:38 AM

Honestly, Valken arm pads are great! They have held up a whole year for me with playing every weekend. And the are super comfy. I'm not so sure about the kneepads but I imagine the quality will be good.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 01:37 PM


Eclipse Overloads or Dye pads. I'd avoid empire, and HKarmy kneepads are good if you play in tougher terrain.

I know about that whole empire thing. My friend thats got me into paintball has a pair of grind elbow pads and he really doesn't like them.

How are vulcan pads? I here there good and in my price range. and if I can only have one pad, elbow or knee?

Go with the best, Valken's aren't nearly as good as Dye or Eclipse. If you could only go with one, go with kneepads.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 05:43 PM

Valken n knee and elbow or dye knee?

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 05:44 PM

Dye knee


You are paying for the protection.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 05:45 PM

K how much are dye knee? I might be able to get some cheap elbows.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 05:50 PM

Dye knees are $60/.



The way I look at it is:

Is it really worth it to go with the cheapest option to protect yourself. I understand buying a cheap marker or a cheap hopper but in the end they do not protect you from injuries that can show up later down the road like bad knees, a messed up forearm or bad elbows all because you did not spend top dollar on protection.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 05:53 PM

jurzy I'm not saying your wrong at all, but I noticed that Eclipse pads and Dye Pads are near the same Quality, sometimes with Dye you pay for that Brand recognition.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 05:58 PM

Thanks guys but don't fight on my thread. I just don't wanna attract any negative attention if I might get some eclipse elbow and knee just because I see what jersey is saying.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 05:59 PM

I say it is $10 for brand and $10 for the extra padding.


I did a finger test on the Dye's and I liked how it was harder foam which means that I could use them harder. I do agree that the Dye or the Eclipse are very close to each other protection wise. I will always be a PE arm pad guy.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 07:41 PM

Valken pads suck.

Dye fits much better for me as it wraps around and doesnt just protect one side of my arms/knees. That might be because I'm really thin though too.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 07:27 AM

Go Planet Eclipse Overload really comfy nice pare of pads

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 06:44 PM

I would try on each at the proshop if you can but i love my dye elbow pads and my valken knee pads never had a problem.

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