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phree
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Postby phree » Fri May 10, 2002 3:42 am

Banged up knees are a hassle! :cry:
Has anyone seen knee protection pads for kiteboarders? Check this out:

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Here is the address:
http://www.flysurf.com/frontblocks/shop/fiche_simple.asp?ID_BB_REFERENCES=406


Unfortunately, I only speak English and cannot read the product description. I don't know whether I'm looking at a knee pad or a bathing cap!! :razz: Can someone point me in the right direction to find knee protection products in the USA? Has anyone here tried such a product? How did it do? Maybe I have to try wet suit with really good knee pads, I don't know. :roll:


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Postby Andres_Santacruz » Fri May 10, 2002 5:24 am

This neoprene hood is for those who are willing to brave the cold for the love of the sport.

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Postby phree » Fri May 10, 2002 7:31 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Okay so I'm an idiot! But still my banged up knees cry for relief. :cry: Anybody got leads on maybe a wetsuit that features killer knee pads? I really KNEEd to find something!

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Postby Guest » Fri May 10, 2002 10:31 am

--> Keep it simple and get yourself some rollerblade or skateboard pads

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Postby RickI » Fri May 10, 2002 1:46 pm

It is tough having higher winds and banks of shallow reefs to drag over. Your story reminds me of a friend's experience in Maui almost three years ago getting dragged at speed over one of those shallow dead reefs. As to knee pads as long as it doesn't stop you from being able to easily swim or if they can be easily popped off there are lots to chose from. Rollerblading pads as has been suggested may work fine. Also you can take your wetsuit to most wetsuit fabrication shops to have knee pads sewn on. However the wetsuit pads will be soft and easily torn up by coral. You could also check out the knee pads at:

http://www.copquest.com/12-2100.htm

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Postby TheRob » Fri May 10, 2002 4:12 pm

look at barefooting wetsuits. they have extra padding in the knees and elbows and stuff.

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Postby Johnny TBKS » Wed May 15, 2002 2:02 pm

Goto Home Depot or some other similar store that will carry trade tools...or, if you have one local to you, goto a Ceramic Tile store. They will have knee pads, some of which are actually made of something VERY similar to neoprene, and covered in rubber. I am thinking that these would be WAY more comfortable than rollerblade pads, less obstructive as well.

My two pennies worth for ya...

Johnny


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