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13 February , 2011, 19:55:26 PM
Come on guys bring some good pads into the country - Protec/tsg/niceones!

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13 February , 2011, 20:23:25 PM
Working on it mate ;)
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13 February , 2011, 22:14:38 PM
661 on just told me that the shipping will cost more than the price of the pads I want to order! Stuff that.
TSG is available here but it's super expensive.

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13 February , 2011, 22:37:56 PM
Why are pads such a huge issue here in sa? Spent lank time googling for local stuff too. Best I could find was protective gear for paintball on bid or buy. Looks quite strong but only has straps, not the elastic part that fits around your leg.
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14 February , 2011, 12:58:59 PM
Because street skaters don't wear protection and longboarding isn't big enough here yet. Boogaloos sells Industrial pads in a set but it's poor quality if you asked me.

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16 February , 2011, 12:30:01 PM
ChainReactioncycles in the UK ship to SA and it is the reason why you cant get any DH (MTB) helmets or 661 pads in SA because the cycling shops cant compete with their prices. And if you bulk order shipping is free!
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17 February , 2011, 13:22:12 PM
Those Industrial pads from Boogaloos are better quality than the stuff you file elsewhere here though :-(

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27 February , 2011, 19:43:50 PM
Well we need someone to start by doing a review on the types of pads available currently and start rating them so at least we know what is available and where to get it.
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27 February , 2011, 20:26:31 PM
Okay, well, let's see...

Industrial Pads: Decent. Not too pricy. Big plastic bits. Sizing seems to include the idea that adults might skate. Not available here anymore:

Guts Pads: Poor. Not too pricy. Plastic sections small and thin. Sizing not good, large size barely a fit for a smaller adult like myself.

Piranaha Pads: Not sure, but they *look* like Guts pads mostly so probably the same...


Right now I'm skating using Guts Pads that I've supplemented using the plastic bits from my old Industrial pads...

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27 February , 2011, 20:37:45 PM
Awesome thanks!  :D

I roll with FOx MotoX elbow and forearm protectors. very comfy, tiny profile, protects well (took a 50km/hr head first bail unto my forearms and into a roll and I was very glad I had the small extra bit of plastic and foam past my elbows) particular model does not seem to be available anymore, picked mine up brand new from 2nd hand shop for a blue note.

I'm keen for someone to check out more MotoX gear to see if any of it is compatible cos there is lots of stuff available on the classifieds! especially in smaller sizes.
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28 February , 2011, 09:45:18 AM
i've seen fairly cheap pads at a place called 'world of quads' here in port elizabeth. plus/minus R200 price range. both the knee and elbow pads have those additional arm and shin protection though that nicolaas is talking about. They look pretty decent, but seems a bit like overkill to me.
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28 February , 2011, 09:51:03 AM
They actually tend to have a much smaller profile and fit alot better than standard pads that tend to be very bulky.
Plus they don't move out the way when you wipe out
And they fit under your clothes nicely which I think is rad.

However, they are not really designed to kiss the asphalt so I dare say longevity is a problem.
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06 June , 2011, 12:08:08 PM
Ive always had a thing for Boneless Pads, Used to use them in the Vert Days of Skating, They are really bulky but they wrao around yor leg and when ive bailed from standup the bulkiness i found protected me far more... especially when doing it in shorts... They cost a small fortune though and I think they have closed down...
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08 June , 2011, 08:35:51 AM
If things go to plan, First Nature should have stock of Triple8 pads soon. I'll keep you updated here and on the FN website.

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08 June , 2011, 11:06:49 AM
hell yeah! any links?
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