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Planet Eclipse 2013 Overload Knee Pads Vs. Empire 2011 Grind Knee/Shin ZE


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#1 TeAreOhWhy

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 12:25 PM

Same price, both good companies, but empire offers the shin protection too. Does it get bothersome, or is it helpful? What is the better buy



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 01:17 PM

Go woth Eclipse. All the Empire pads I see get ripped up and I have never felt the need for shin protection.

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 04:41 PM

Go eclipse they make awesome pads. I still have my 2011s. I also looked at Empires but the shin protection seemed unnecessary and bothersome to me.

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 05:58 PM

The 2012 Overloads were great. I've never had any issue with shin protection, so I'd go with the Overloads if I had to buy new again.



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 09:16 PM

Rolling the new overloads. Pretty awesome. Good protection, molded for flexibility, and they don't slip. I have heard that Empire Padding is kind of shoddy in comparison to Dye and Eclipse Padding.


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Posted 11 December 2013 - 10:07 PM

Eclipse gets me, I tried empire… they are simply too small. Mine is going on about a year now, with what looks like minor wear
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Posted 22 December 2013 - 03:25 AM

Since most of these people never trying the grinds they can not tell you how they actually feel. I bought the knee/shin pads back in 2010, and the have never ripped, are very comfortable, and saved my shins from pegs many a time. The one complaint I have is that they do get pretty warm after a while. but that's to be expected with the extra padding.


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