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Dayoldy Saturday, September 27th, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
Only tested1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

3 months
Products Used:
I've tried JT e-Motions on, but haven't used them in battle. The Reavers are not as heavy or hi-tech, not do the offer as much padding; but they are lighter and cooler in hot weather. Provides about as much unrestricted motion as the e-Motions. Probably not as much protection if you're sliding into rocks, but quite adequate.
Marker Setup: Stock Piranha TS Pro G3 with J&J Ceramic barrell. 20 oz CO2.
Strengths: Light, strong, durable, comfortable, decent protection, great customer support
Weaknesses: None noted
Review: The Reaver pads from Flurry are a good product! They're not as padded or hi-tech as the JT e-Motions. They aren't as bulletproof as the Reds (with that Kevlar), but they are very effective nonetheless.

The design works very well. There are four velcro straps in the design - 2 are on the calf, 1 on the ankle, and 1 just above the knee. The bottom three have buckles, making them quite secure. The top is pure velcro with no buckle. I was concerned that the top wouldn't hold well, but on my first day out on the field with them, they did just fine. I was grindin around on my knees, in the 100 degree Arizona desert dirt all day, and all straps held exceptionally well. It didn't restrict my movement at all. The straps were very comfortable - no digging...

I got shot on the knee once, and I also ground my knee down on some unbroken ball paint, which made my pads quite a muddy mess in places. When I got home I just hosed them of with a spray nozzle and they cleaned right up fast. They dried quickly and there wasn't a hint of a scuff (the front is made of a nylon fabric, like the JT Skins). So it looks like they'll last a good while, and theyíll keep on lookin good. They are very lightweight and definitely cool to wear in hot weather. I wore them all day and didn't even notice they were on. My buddy had to remove his JT e-motions quite a bit between games, because they were so hot.

It's another one of those "one size fits most" deals. They fit my 5' 10" and 175 lbs frame perfectly. Seeing how the bottom section came down and stopped before reaching my my ankles, I would say they would work for someone 4 or 5 inches shorter, and certainly someone taller.

I purchased mine on sale. I got them directly from the flurry industries website for $29. Not only that, but that day they had a special on shipping (free)... Can't beat that!

Oh, one other thing... Customer support was awesome. Chris in the sales support department, was very helpful. I'd never actually worn, or even seen this product before. I first found out about it on eBay lookin for a pack (Flurry makes a great pack BTW...). Chris quickly answered all my pre-purchase email inquiries. And get this... He even got the website changed to give me a better idea how the product worked. I was impressed. Seeing this attention to customers made a difference in me deciding to purchase that product. Once I ordered the Reavers, they came in a few days. Unfortunately, I noticed one had a defect. Now the test was on...! What had I really purchased?... Well, I emailed them describing the problem, and guess what - Chris sent a replacement out immediately, no questions asked. He assured me that they are working hard to prevent occurances like that. The way they handled my situation, I believe him. It shows me that one way or another they are all about pleasing the customer and getting better. I'll definitely buy from them again. Now I just gotta figure out how to wear the suckers out ;o)...
Conclusion: By these if you want a good, lightweight, and comfortable knee and shin protection
10 out of 10

Review Comments
kingman89 Monday, December 15th, 2003 | 2:22 pm PST
why would u want to protect your legs? do u think it hurts when u get shot?

Dayoldy Monday, December 15th, 2003 | 8:57 pm PST

Originally posted by kingman89
why would u want to protect your legs? do u think it hurts when u get shot?

Cute comment. You aren't serious I hope...

Yeah, sometimes it DOES hurt when I get shot; but getting shot (especially in the leg) is the last thing I worry about when playing paintball. In fact I usually play with short sleeves here in AZ. The reason I bought the knee pads is this - I don't particularly enjoy slamming and grinding my knees and shins into sharp rocks when I slide into cover.

BTW, My Reavers are still workin great.


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