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Old 04-22-2012, 07:56 AM #1
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Keep knee pads from falling down?

I have a pair of Empire Grind Knee Pads, and when I make long runs to corners or make a run-through, they like to fall down. I got some nice rug burn a few weeks ago, because just as I was going to slide into a corner bunker, my pad fell down, making it so it was my knee directly touching my pants when I made the slide.

Does anybody have any ideas of anything I can do to keep them in place? They're pretty knew so maybe they're still getting broken in?
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:06 PM #2
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Get smaller pads or get bigger knees.
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:28 PM #3
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Yea I had that problem with those pads too, bought some PE knee pads and they stay in place fine
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:36 PM #4
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get some athletic tape and run a wrap or two just below the knee. unless you have the knee version of cankles it should keep the pads from sliding down your calf.
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:41 PM #5
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Haha! No kankles, but I do have hairy friggen legs, so the tape might be a little painful, but I'll keep it in mind. They actually did really well today, I'm wondering if they just need some break-in time.
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:31 PM #6
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Haha! No kankles, but I do have hairy friggen legs, so the tape might be a little painful, but I'll keep it in mind. They actually did really well today, I'm wondering if they just need some break-in time.
the tape doesn't touch your legs. run it over the pad, tight enough to hold in place. too tight and you'll cut off circulation. after a try or two you'll get the hang of it.
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:36 PM #7
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the tape doesn't touch your legs. run it over the pad, tight enough to hold in place. too tight and you'll cut off circulation. after a try or two you'll get the hang of it.
did this for years with my hockey pads.will def work
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:43 PM #8
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Haha! No kankles, but I do have hairy friggen legs, so the tape might be a little painful, but I'll keep it in mind. They actually did really well today, I'm wondering if they just need some break-in time.
Go ahead and just tape over the top of the knee pads at the top and bottom to tighten it up like they are straps.

If they are still an issue look for better fitting pads. Don't the grinds have straps to help hold them in place?
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:20 AM #9
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the tape doesn't touch your legs. run it over the pad, tight enough to hold in place. too tight and you'll cut off circulation. after a try or two you'll get the hang of it.
I definitely didn't read it that way, I was thinking the tape was a point that the pad would hold better to. Great idea, I'll grab some to toss in by gearbag today. Thanks guys!
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:58 AM #10
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hockey tape is a sliders best friend, I tape my wrists as well.
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I picked up a newer pair of the dye knee pads. They were a little pricey, but i've used them twice and not only do they not slide around at all, but my knees felt awesome after playing in the snake for most of the day. Completely worth every penny.
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:27 AM #13
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Tube Socks had the same problem but knee high socks did the trick! hope this helps!
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:01 PM #14
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I'm going to go with the athletic tape. Like I said, they did pretty well this past weekend, so I think maybe they needed to get broken in a little, but I'm going to wrap the bottoms in tape as a backup.
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:08 PM #15
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My Protos tend to slide down. As far as I know, there isn't really a good way of fixing it without getting pads that fit better.

My legs are way too hairy to ever try tape.
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:41 PM #16
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Dye knee pads never slid down for me. They are amazing.
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:38 AM #17
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+9999999 on hockey pad tape. works for hockey, works for paintball. Gonna start calling it paintball tape.
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:22 AM #18
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i have the same problem with the same pads...ill have to try the tape idea too
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Tape

This tape works the best..slightly stretchy so it moves with you.

http://www.amazon.com/3-Pack-Polyeth.../dp/B00415UNWK
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:58 AM #20
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I just went to Play It Again Sports and they have all kinds of tape. It worked great this weekend, I didn't have to adjust my pads once.
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Bit of a Necro, but I have Sly's and the bottom on my knee pads don't slide down, just the top???

I'm a little tired of the top of my knee being raw lol, I would figure tape the tops, but IDK if that would work and still be comfortable. I'm a dorito player, so I basically bend my legs a million times per point, and something that stiff around my thigh might not work
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