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Old 05-30-2009, 11:12 PM #1
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Which pants have the best knee pads in em?

I have some JT Teams, but are too small. I have Dye Hybrid C4s, but they kill my knees as I am a sliding mamajamma.
Other than JT Teams, what pants are padded well? I hear Evil ones have crap padding, but what others are padded well?
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Old 05-30-2009, 11:37 PM #2
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Planet Eclipse have more than enough padding for you...same with the new empire's
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Old 05-31-2009, 12:15 AM #3
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Old 05-31-2009, 04:35 PM #4
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Any Dye C4,5,6,7,8,9 will be good
Empire pants are nice too
The new Eclipse pants look like they have nice kneepads but they run $160.
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Old 05-31-2009, 05:43 PM #5
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the empire ltd pants have built in triple layer kneepads. can't beat that
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Old 05-31-2009, 06:38 PM #6
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Any Dye C4,5,6,7,8,9 will be good
Empire pants are nice too
The new Eclipse pants look like they have nice kneepads but they run $160.
See, I have C4s, they have 0 padding in the knees whatsoever, and the Eclipse ones are pretty expensive.
Do '08 Empire Contacts have GOOD Padding? What About like Proto Pants 08?

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Old 05-31-2009, 11:12 PM #7
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yea c4s have no padding but the ones after that have more padding. don't bother with Eclipse they're way over priced and i've seen quite a few fall apart fast. my buddy has some 08 contacts they have pretty decent padding, protos not so much. if you don't want to spend too much, get some dye C6s or something along that line
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Old 05-31-2009, 11:38 PM #8
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kind of hard to tell from the pictures I've seen, but how are the Invert pants?
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Old 06-01-2009, 06:34 AM #9
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I know the older Inverts, I guess 07s, have no real padding to speak of.
I really want some 08 contacts though, I guess if the 08 protos don't have much padding.
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:40 AM #10
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best pants ever made for padding would be the old xsv pants, i got a pair now and theres no point for knee pads. but seeing how there not made anymore it be hard to get a pair. i'd go with empire but thats just me.
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Old 06-01-2009, 08:06 PM #11
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See, I have C4s, they have 0 padding in the knees whatsoever, and the Eclipse ones are pretty expensive.
Do '08 Empire Contacts have GOOD Padding? What About like Proto Pants 08?
I have 08 Empire Contact pants and they are great. Padding is very good, especially on the knees.
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Old 06-01-2009, 08:08 PM #12
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/\ Im gonna probably go for those ones.
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Old 06-01-2009, 09:12 PM #13
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Old 06-01-2009, 09:20 PM #14
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Yeah, after I sell my JTs then I am definitely FOrum-searchin
I really Wanted some NEW Empire 08 contacts off ebay or Ansgear, as I have always had used and beaten stuff, but I dunno if it's worth it to buy it new..
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Old 06-02-2009, 01:53 AM #15
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if you can find a pair of hybrids, you're set. WAY better on the knee aspect than my c7s and look stylish as hell. Also extremely rugged. Fudgin c7s ripped after about 10 uses, but the hybrids are going strong for over 2 years of consistent use.
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Old 06-02-2009, 07:17 AM #16
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Dang, well then now I know, look into some Hybrids.
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Old 06-02-2009, 08:08 PM #17
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See, I have C4s, they have 0 padding in the knees whatsoever, and the Eclipse ones are pretty expensive.
Do '08 Empire Contacts have GOOD Padding? What About like Proto Pants 08?
I have 08 Empire LTD pants and they have the most ridiculous knee padding ever. Lots of padding, it is "pre-curved", and is kevlar reinforced... can't beat the pants for the money.

I also still have my 05 Protos and they are good in the knees, not great, but good
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Old 06-02-2009, 08:52 PM #18
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Dang, well then now I know, look into some Hybrids.
Yeah, def go for it if you can get the 07's. They're extremely rare. And the places that sell the 06s charge way too much. I should say, don't spend more than $40-$50 on a pair of hybrids if you find em.

Other than that, I def think that spending a bit more money than you normally would on pants is a wise investment. About anything in the 100s should be a worthwhile pant. Don't get me wrong on my opinion of the c7s. I love em, but because I play snake pretty aggressively, I somehow tore the knee part about 3 inches wide. Plus I got them new from paintballgateway for 50 bucks so I'm not so angry. I think the reason why the hybrids are better on my knees is because my c7s are a bit bigger on me...so the knee protection tends to sag towards my shins a bit.

Good luck finding a new pair of pants, whichever you choose. BTW, do you have dye hybrids? or actual dye c4's? I dont think there is a "hybrid c4", just an 04 hybrid. If you do have the hybrids, they're garbage. Much like my 05 proto pant which has 0 knee protection and like a handful of cotton for the groin
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Old 06-02-2009, 09:08 PM #19
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AH! Dye Hybrids, not C4s, my bad. They have a little fake groin protection(I know, shot there 3 times in one day) and 0 knee protection. Im about to sell my JTs and extra Dye Pants and Trauma Jersey, so I will have about $60-ish to spend on the pants, after shipping and such.
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Old 06-03-2009, 06:49 PM #20
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I'll Say "CLOSE" for this, because Im about to post another question, who wears Volleyball pads for knee pads.
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Old 06-03-2009, 07:18 PM #21
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