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Empire - GP Elbow Pads SE Information
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Empire
570 Mantua Boulevard
Sewell, NJ 08080

Phone: (800) 579-1633
Email: info@keeactionsports.com
Website: http://www.empirepaintball.com
We have re-designed our GP series of pads to do what is needed they will keep your knees and elbows from getting trashed as you slide into those snake positions.
 Manual: Submit a manual
 Release Date: 2007
 MSRP: $34.95
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.6/5 stars.
 Reviews: 15
 Rating Summary:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
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  • Currently 3/5 stars.
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Empire - GP Elbow Pads SE Reviews
Empire GP Elbow Pads SE I got these pads at the NCPA Nationals event in 2008. The exterior of the pad is made of kevlar giving it strength when sliding on rough surfaces. The pad itself is made up of Memory foam that,...
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soccerguy243
Air Force Paintball #19
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Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Wichita KS
soccerguy243 owns a Planet Eclipse Geo
soccerguy243 owns a Planet Eclipse Geo
soccerguy243 is an NCPA player
soccerguy243 plays in the APPA D5 division
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $45.00
Pros: Durability Ruggedness Venting
Cons: Arm straps Articulation
I got these pads at the NCPA Nationals event in 2008. The exterior of the pad is made of kevlar giving it strength when sliding on rough surfaces. The pad itself is made up of Memory foam that, after awhile, does start to conform to your arm. The thumb loop is nice and prevents the pad from sliding up on a dive, but I can see it bothering some people, its a matter of personal preference.

i've had trouble with the upper arm velcro being a bit short, and there are some sharp corners that need to be cut. The pad doesn't really articulate well, especially when bending your arm. I think this is due to the kevlar outside which doesn't allow much stretch. Also, after a year, the pads still leave black marks on my skin.

Rugged, durable product. More likely better for a snake player that is constantly diving on all sorts of surfaces - definitely will survive abuse. Not a back player's best friend - though I've gotten bounces off it. Overall decent product but research alternatives.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Empire GP Elbow Pads SE I bought these a few months ago and haven't looked back since. They definately do the trick, dives and slides are barely felt. There's enough padding to make superman dives over the snake a little...
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FatalKitty
I has the awesome
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Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sharpie
FatalKitty is a Paintball photographer
FatalKitty supports Cereal Killerz 2
FatalKitty donated to help Peyton Trent
FatalKitty helped look for balloons
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $35.00
Pros: Low profile, don't slip, thumb hole
Cons: not very flexible elbow
I bought these a few months ago and haven't looked back since. They definately do the trick, dives and slides are barely felt. There's enough padding to make superman dives over the snake a little more pleasant, and the pads DON'T slip at all, up or down. There's this gel stuff on both ends, that grip your skin and don't let the pads slip at all, very nice feature.
One thing I did notice, is that when you bend your elbow, a little bit of the padding kinks, and sticks out just slightly.. this isn't bad, as the padding is plenty flexible and is somewhat pre-formed... but I would like to to see maybe a little cut out to keep the sides of the bend from sticking out.
Overall I think these things are great, fit under your clothing and are VERY comfortable
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Empire GP Elbow Pads SE Before everyone starts bashing me about wearing these; no it's not to avoid paintball impact, it's all for sliding. Ok now that that's cleared up, onto the review. Stars Appearance - 5 stars:...
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PE_pball
 
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Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Warrensburg, MO
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $30.00
Pros: Great protection
Cons: A little hard to get used too
Before everyone starts bashing me about wearing these; no it's not to avoid paintball impact, it's all for sliding. Ok now that that's cleared up, onto the review.

Stars

Appearance - 5 stars: Well......... They're under my jersey............ There's not to much to say..........

Performance - 5 stars: I would give it 15 if I could. I don't know what these other guys are talking about, like the guy that scraped his arm (no offense intended to him by the way; if you're that guy and you have a problem with it, let me know and I'll take this part off) but I don't know how that happened because I got a brick chimney which is gonna do a lot worse than any ground can and I put these things on, walked up to it, hit my arm against it as hard as I could, didn't feel a thing.

Reliability - 5 stars: Well they haven't let me down yet.

Value - 4 stars: Well I never give anything 5 stars in this category because.......... well simply because it's not free. So 4 stars is the best your gonna get outta me in this category if that tells ya anything.

Pros

Great protection - I'll just copy what the performance said for you. I don't know what these other guys are talking about, like the guy that scraped his arm (no offense intended to him by the way; if you're that guy and you have a problem with it, let me know and I'll take this part off) but I don't know how that happened because I got a brick chimney which is gonna do a lot worse than any ground can and I put these things on, walked up to it, hit my arm against it as hard as I could, didn't feel a thing.

Cons

A little hard to get used too - They can be a little stiff in the beginning but you'll get them worked in.

Overall this is a great product.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Empire GP Elbow Pads SE i bought these and immediately felt the feeling of my muscles not being messed up from being bunkered. looks nice but i like the distortion look better, though i have never used eclispe pads. i love...
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getupfront
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Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: McDonough, Ga
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $30.00
Pros: comfy, padded well
Cons: not very much flex
i bought these and immediately felt the feeling of my muscles not being messed up from being bunkered. looks nice but i like the distortion look better, though i have never used eclispe pads. i love empire alot.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Empire GP Elbow Pads SE Overall I am pretty happy with these elbow pads. They stay in place, they are easy to move in, but they could use a little more padding right on the tip of the elbow. I have skinned my elbow a couple...
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DbAl
Yeahhhhhh....
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Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Arizona
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $40.00
Pros: Light / Flexible / Bounces
Cons: Needs more elbow padding
Overall I am pretty happy with these elbow pads. They stay in place, they are easy to move in, but they could use a little more padding right on the tip of the elbow. I have skinned my elbow a couple of times even w/ the pads.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 2.7/5 stars.
Empire GP Elbow Pads SE They are pretty good
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SENOREIDA123
Phillies '08 World Champs
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Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: !302! Delaware
SENOREIDA123 owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $40.00
Pros: Feel and fit nice, Thumb loop
Cons: none
They are pretty good
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 2.3/5 stars.
Empire GP Elbow Pads SE probably the best pads i've ever used so far, it takes a while for the fabric to stretch out and adjust with your arm size, but i'd say about an hour or two later, you barely notice them being on...
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APC Broken Saints
Co-captain (Wes)
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Join Date: Apr 2009
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $40.00
Pros: nice padding, very smooth design, lightweight.
Cons: interferes with gloves.
probably the best pads i've ever used so far, it takes a while for the fabric to stretch out and adjust with your arm size, but i'd say about an hour or two later, you barely notice them being on you. very useful for break-blocking, sliding, and very rough dives...as far as using them with gloves, sometimes they can interfere, depending on the fabric and texture of your glove (if you even use gloves), especially with few makes of the Reds gloves, (because of the palm extension on their gloves). other than that a very well designed product from Empire....very trustworthy
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire GP Elbow Pads SE i got these things right before i went into a tournament. I love them, they keep up with everything i need them too. The only issue i face is the constant undoing of the threads.
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dangerous freak!
Babb #17
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Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: 50 Dorito
dangerous freak! plays in the PSP
dangerous freak! is playing at Living Legends VII
dangerous freak! owns a Planet Eclipse Geo
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $17.00
Pros: very reliable
Cons: not stitched very well
i got these things right before i went into a tournament. I love them, they keep up with everything i need them too. The only issue i face is the constant undoing of the threads.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire GP Elbow Pads SE great pads never feel anything when diving in to snake/dside... love the bounces they make always happy when that happens. snags on my clothing though that gets old fast but oh well
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dirtyTHREE3Oion
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Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: 330
dirtyTHREE3Oion posts videos on PbNation
dirtyTHREE3Oion plays in the APPA D5 division
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $35.00
Pros: fit great
Cons: snags jersey
great pads never feel anything when diving in to snake/dside... love the bounces they make always happy when that happens. snags on my clothing though that gets old fast but oh well
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire GP Elbow Pads SE Best elbow pads I've used. They are going on 4 seasons of hard play and still in decent shape. Pros: great padding, stay where you put them, are very well made. cons: 0
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dragtheOne
Back on the Grind
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Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: SLO, CA
dragtheOne is a Supporting Member
dragtheOne plays in the PSP
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dragtheOne supports Empire
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $0.00
Pros: padding, long lasting, comfy
Cons: none really
Best elbow pads I've used. They are going on 4 seasons of hard play and still in decent shape.

Pros:
great padding, stay where you put them, are very well made.

cons: 0
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
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