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#1 Gameboy

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 06:10 PM

I want durability,comfort and breath ability
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Posted 23 September 2013 - 06:47 PM

I have owned both the eclipse and dye elbow pads, and both are great. But the dye ones are the ones I still have. They fit nice and snug, but breathable. Mine have No durability problems, and I play with them exposed, no jersey or shirt over them. They are the most expensive, running about $60, but are well worth it to me.

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 07:06 PM

Ok thanks, I'm going to wait for more opinions though
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Posted 24 September 2013 - 09:47 AM

Anyone else with opinions?
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Posted 24 September 2013 - 10:16 AM

I've worn eclipse knee and elbow pads for the last two or three years. They're just now starting to tear apart from heavy use. The stitching around the padding on the knee pads is coming loose. So I'll have to re-stitch them, or buy a new set of knee pads pretty soon. 

 

The elbow pads look like they've been through a natural disaster, but they've held together great for how rough I am on them. Even after tearing through the layer above the padding, they've held their shape and form and still do their job perfectly.

 

I'll continue to wear them until they're completely trash, but I'll be getting some Dye or GI pads for next season. I love Planet Eclipse padding though. They've served me well and were well worth their price.


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Posted 24 September 2013 - 12:11 PM

IMO Dye pads are well worth the price. You will NOT be disappointed with how they perform for the price.

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 06:01 PM

I have dye elbow pads and PE knee pads.. Love both, super comfortable and very breathe able. I have played every weekend for 2.5 months with my dye elbow pads exposed and they are holding up great. I play snake so I dive a lot. I tried to save money and pick up PE elbow pads but they didn't fit me quite right and the dyes were perfect.

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 12:08 PM

My friend has the Dye C8 and he has loved them from the first day he got his.  I have the Valken Impact which are $10 cheaper and work just as good as all 3 of those elbow pads.


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Posted 27 September 2013 - 01:04 PM

My friend has the Dye C8 and he has loved them from the first day he got his. I have the Valken Impact which are $10 cheaper and work just as good as all 3 of those elbow pads.


You say they work as well but have you really worn any of these other pads for extended periods of time to compare comfort and durability?

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 01:30 PM

How do the GI Sports knee pads stack ?       Also with knee pads I am worried about them sliding down.  I have worn knee braces in the past for my knees and I hate how hard it can be to find one that doesn't slide.   I don't want to pay for a knee pad that slides down my leg.



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Posted 28 September 2013 - 02:00 PM

If you get pads that fit you they will not slip off.

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 08:19 PM

How do the GI Sports knee pads stack ?       Also with knee pads I am worried about them sliding down.  I have worn knee braces in the past for my knees and I hate how hard it can be to find one that doesn't slide.   I don't want to pay for a knee pad that slides down my leg.

They're fairly similar to Dye in construction.

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 06:41 PM

i have the PE 2013 elbow pads and i always get bounces off of them. they are great



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Posted 13 October 2013 - 04:03 PM

If this makes you feel any better,

 

I've never had a problem with my PE pads, and I've been shot 8 times in my forearms and they all bounced.


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Posted 22 October 2013 - 08:01 AM

Ive been using Dye pads since 2005 and I refuse to use anything else.  They have always stood up to the punishment of diving and sliding.  They fit very well, breathe well, and are a quality product.  My current pads are about 3 years old and they are just now showing signs of wear and tear.  Dye pads are the best in paintball, hands down. 


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Posted 16 November 2013 - 01:38 PM

eclipse elbow pads are the bomb. the never rip or tear. they dont make me sweat, and i completely forget that i am wearing them during games.

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