Posted 25 December 2008 - 02:21 AM
I have also been looking at the Arc'teryx knee caps, because they look light and not hot.
what do you wear? hard caps or foam only?
thanks for the info
Posted 25 December 2008 - 12:07 PM
I have two sets of hard knee pads; one set is your standard Home Depot plastic / cordura version and the other are larger full plastic outers that cover well above the knee down a few inches below with interior padding. These are my running on concrete / asphalt and operating in rough gravel / rocky desert landscape respectively knee pads.
At times I'll wear all three pairs at once to lessen the pain when dealing with Production over rates, kit rental, insurance certs and getting paid. ;-}
Posted 25 December 2008 - 01:01 PM
Posted 26 December 2008 - 06:47 AM
I know they look big, but I figured if they can protect a skateboarder's knees from a big half pipe crash, then if i take a spill on stairs they should do me well.
Posted 27 December 2008 - 02:22 AM
Edited by Jess Haas, 27 December 2008 - 02:24 AM.
Posted 03 February 2009 - 01:10 PM
Good idea from Robert, to use different types for different work. I would sometimes use the hard-shell pads for kneeling during hand-held and it was not ideal.
They were there to protect the knees and career. Spend $ 25.00 or $ 200.00, but get some and always have them in the kit.
Posted 03 February 2009 - 02:17 PM
Choose which ever you want but just be warned, practice falling on them without the gear a few times before you wear them on a shoot.
I played a lot of volleyball and those pads are/were made with a fabric surface. They don't slide, (they also don't protect your knees a lot).
I then got some skater pads (big plastic fronts) and found out to my huge surprise they slide like mad. I hit the ground, without the rig, and kept going enough force to hit my face on the ground. I have a badly cracked front tooth to prove it.
They work but are scary.
I like the Goodwill idea.