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Old 12-28-2012, 12:31 AM #1
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What are the best pads I can get?

I am starting into tournament paintball and I need pads! I have about $120 - $140 to spend on pads. What are good ones to get?
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:34 AM #2
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i like planet eclipse pads. Well, the arm pads. I use volleyball kneepads - paintball kneepads never fit well. I don't use slider shorts or anything, but i'd imagine you could get any, even non-paintball ones (lots of folks wear baseball slider shorts).
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i like planet eclipse pads. Well, the arm pads. I use volleyball kneepads - paintball kneepads never fit well. I don't use slider shorts or anything, but i'd imagine you could get any, even non-paintball ones (lots of folks wear baseball slider shorts).
I was thinking more paintball pads rather than volleyball or baseball pads. I will be wanting slider shorts as well.
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It really depends on preference. Empire's most recent arm and knee pads are up there as some of the toughest pads you can get and are super adjustable. Planet eclipse, however, also makes excellent padding that almost molds to your arms.

But by far, the most comfortable (for me, at least) are Dye's elbow and knee pads. They are also obviously the most expensive
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It really depends on preference. Empire's most recent arm and knee pads are up there as some of the toughest pads you can get and are super adjustable. Planet eclipse, however, also makes excellent padding that almost molds to your arms.

But by far, the most comfortable (for me, at least) are Dye's elbow and knee pads. They are also obviously the most expensive
Would the core or perform knee pads be better? The core pads are cheaper.
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I use core, mainly because I got them when they came out and are still going strong. Performance pads are newer, so I would assume that they would have improved.
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Just get the best pads you can afford, since you've got 100+ to spend you should be good..
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Just get the best pads you can afford, since you've got 100+ to spend you should be good..
Or he could get the pads he really likes and save a few bucks to go play
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Or he could get the pads he really likes and save a few bucks to go play
Thanks. I will be going up to a local store to try some pads on.
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I ended up going with Dye tournament pads. They cost me $189!
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I got the dye pads and I love them. My jersey always slides up when I superman slide. Does anyone know a way to solve this?
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This one offers the most protection but mobility is an issue.
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I got the dye pads and I love them. My jersey always slides up when I superman slide. Does anyone know a way to solve this?
You're wearing your podpack over your jersey, right? The elastic waistband of the podpack should keep the jersey nice and snug.

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You're wearing your podpack over your jersey, right? The elastic waistband of the podpack should keep the jersey nice and snug.
Yes I do wear the podpack. But that isn't the part that slides up. The arms slide up whenever I do supermans.

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This one offers the most protection but mobility is an issue.
A little late, but thanks anyway.
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