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#1 Pyeuwnie

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 12:13 AM

What are the best padding for the price? (Something not too pricey since I'm not gonna be playing tournaments although I still like to be competitive)

What Ive been considering :
Exalt thrasher slide shorts
Exalt thrasher elbow pads
Eclipse 11 Overload knee pads

Or just all eclipse overload 11/gen 2s

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 02:52 AM

I have heard bad things about Exalt pads sadly. Very thin/unsubstantial padding and allegedly poor durability. Have NOT used them myself but I wouldnt be surprised if theyre having first version issues like HK did.

You cant go wrong with Eclipse pads.

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 04:23 AM

Eclipse for the price, Dye if you can spend a bit extra. Love my dye pads



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Posted 28 December 2013 - 05:25 AM

Eclipse pads all the way.


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Posted 28 December 2013 - 08:08 AM

I have heard bad things about Exalt pads sadly. Very thin/unsubstantial padding and allegedly poor durability. Have NOT used them myself but I wouldnt be surprised if theyre having first version issues like HK did.

You cant go wrong with Eclipse pads.

 

I can second the bad news about the Exalt pads. They separated from the compression sleeve after one day of play when my friend used them. He hasn't used them since (obviously). I can vouch for PE and Dye, they make amazing pads. The most comfortable pads are the Dye Core series, IMO they are the best pads on the market. I've had mine for going on 2 years now and they are still in pretty good shape. 


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Posted 28 December 2013 - 01:50 PM

Eclipse pads all the way.

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Funny thing is I've been playing for years and just this year I have used padding...adds a nice bounce factor..

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 02:21 PM

And what's the difference between the overload/gen2s? Is it worth it getting the gen 2s? (For PE)

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 03:06 PM

I've had no problems with my exalt pads, and I've had them since September.
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Posted 28 December 2013 - 08:35 PM

Dye elbow pads if you can afford and don't have massive arms. And yea the xxl barely fit

Eclipse pads if you have larger body parts. This was the case with my thighs, so I got xl

And I would like opinions on sliders as well, personally I feel that the 2011 empire ones are lacking in the groin department.
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Posted 28 December 2013 - 09:38 PM

For sliders I truly think baseball and football mkdels are way ahead of paintball versions. For groin protection I wear a foam cup in a jock strap over the sliders. Way easier to crouch a d move around than with a plastic one in the pocket of slider shorts.

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 03:24 PM

Arm pad wise, I use my lacrosse arm pads, NOT ARM GUARD. If you get a cheap Brine arm pad, it works amazingly, and no arm guards because they have solid plastic in them, reducing the likelihood of getting bounces.
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Posted 30 December 2013 - 01:42 AM

I like empires 2013 line of pads. I only paid $190 for elbow, knee, slide shorts, and chest. But I also agree with Playdoh on the sliding shorts, I used my Nike baseball sliding shorts and they worked phenomenal.

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 10:17 PM

my exalt elbow pads work great. the mesh on the top is a under armour material. my only complaint is that the half gloves feel very weak to me but I play back so I am looking more for bounces than impact protection. but they still have very good padding and are very breathable.






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