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HampsterFist Thursday, May 5th, 2011
Period of
Product Use:
More than 5 years
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Marker Setup: SP Ion XE - Virtue Board, TechT lvl.7v2 Bolt, 360 QEV, CP Shorty Reg, CP Sling Blade Trigger, CP Clamping Feed neck, CP Barrel .689, 8" Custom Drop Forward, Empire Reloader-B, ACI Bulldog 68/4500

WGP - Black Magic Sniper 2 Pump - bone stock
Strengths: Durable, and offers maximum protection to your knees and shins
Weaknesses: Bulky, hinders mobility, no bounce capability
Review: These knee/shins were the first knee/shin system I purchased. They've withstood the test of time and a great amount of abuse, however I no longer use them. My current JT Paintball Pants have ample padding in the region where one would normally wear this knee/shin system, and my pant pads will actually bounce shots often enough to be noticable.

Starting with the good

This knee shin system is very robust, and despite having used plastic for the free floating slide hinge system they have with these knee shins, the system has proven itself very sturdy. Also due to the rhino skin materials that these pads were constructed from, these pads provide maximum protection against hot shots, as well as general impact damage that can occur while running around on field.

Going to the bad.

Very bulky, and hinder's movement. Despite being advertised as a highly mobile knee/shin system, you'll find that wearing them makes you anything other then mobile. The plastic slides they have which allow the knee to free float and slide as you move only afford you the ability to squad, then stand, however side to side movement is awkward. The rhino skin, despite being very durable, is also very hard, and will not bounce a shot away like many other knee/shin systems on the market. In fact the strong materials will actually give the ball a greater chance to pop on you when shot on the knee shin + surrounding area. Also these pads are very awkward to slide with.
Conclusion: For the occasional rec-ball player who's looking to protect themselves from experiencing pain on the knees & shins, this knee/shin system is excellent. For the rest of us who are looking to use pads that afford us bounces, and that do not intrude upon mobility this is not the system for you. I'd only recommend these to rec ballers. I score this as a 6 due to the following -1 hinders mobility -1 no bounce factor -1 very bulky creating a higher chance of being shot by creating a larger target -1 uncomfortable
Rating:
6 out of 10
 

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