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Number of Reviews: 6
Average Rating: 6.7 / 10
Manufacturer Website: Click here
Suggested Retail Price: $40

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Completely redesigned from the ground up for 2005, the all new Proto knee pads have the answers you're looking for.

Features:

-Abrasion resistant ballistic nylon can take the beatings that are dealt

-Internal padding only adds to the long life span and your comfort level

-Four-way stretchable backing helps keep your cool and keep your pads on lockdown so they stay where they need to be
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The Proto 05 Knee Pads are older, so while they may be available used and in a few cases new, they are not commonly available anymore.
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Msabercr Tuesday, April 17th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
2 years
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
none
Marker Setup: Angel Speed 04, Evolve Kit, Sly 14" barrel kit with .689 barrel back, CCM Clamping lowrise feedneck, sidewinder regulator, tadao musashi 7 board, 05 tpr grip cheaks, system x push button on off, system x centerflag tank with nxe cover, redz neoprene barrel condom, anti chop bolt, halo with victory board
Strengths: Good padding
Weaknesses: Dumb design
hot
sized weird
don't stay where you put them
Review: I have to say these pads aren't completely worthless they do provide a fair amount of padding, but thats prietty much where the pros stop. they have no ventilation the actual shape of the pads is meant for sumo wrestlers or something because there is alot of extra material that just bunches at the side of the knee's. after any remotley long dive they will fall to your ankles which is fine if you aren't a front player since you do most of your sliding sideways anyways. but for anyone trying to make 50 off the break your gonna lose your pads. it doesn't annoy me as much as some people around here but the fact is that the knee pads, most of the time will stay on, if you aren't too hard on them. if your looking for something that will stay on you no matter how hard you play these aren't it. get something that has velcro and covers your whole lower leg.
Conclusion: Good enough for rec play but not much elsei give them a 6 because they are mildly mediocre at best.
Rating:
6 out of 10
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hotboypnoy Saturday, January 27th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month
Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
raven knee pads - way better
Marker Setup: Planet Eclipse 05 Ego
-Silver With Blue CCU Kit
-Dart Bolt
-Empire Revolver Barrel Kit
-Crossfire 45/45
-Air America Messiah Regulator
-Empire Reloader B With Speed Feed
Strengths: Comfortable(When They Stay On)
Weaknesses: Don't Stay On!!!
Review: When I first bought these proto knee pads, I was pretty stoked because they were so comfortable when i tried them on at my local shop. After playing my FIRST game with them on, I HATED them. These knee pads never stay on! They are comfortable at the beginning of the game, but I play mid/front, so everytime after my FIRST slide into my FIRST bunker, they slide straight down to my shins! These knee pads are horrible! And it's not only me that this happens to. My friend bought these knee pads also and the same thing happens to him!
Conclusion: From my experiences with these knee pads, I give this product a 2. I gave it a 2 because Proto did a good job of fooling us into buying these knee pads because they feel so comfortable when you try them on, but in an actually game, THEY SUCK!
Rating:
2 out of 10
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mxmtl Wednesday, September 6th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
3 months
Paintball
Experience:
3 months
Similar
Products Used:
None
Marker Setup: Eclipse 05 EGO
+ STAR Trigger
+ Dye Ultralite
+ Viewloader VLocity
+ Dye Throttle 45/4500
Strengths: Thick Padding
Soft on Skin
Weaknesses: Hot in warm weather
After 2 months, knee pads became too loose
Review: I bought these after I tried sliding one day without knee pads. I got the smallest pad at the pro shop, an M/L.

I played almost ever weekend for the past three summer months. I've always worn them under Proto pants or Dye C6 pants. The padding is excellent. I did not feel the ground at all when on my knees, and felt totally protected when sliding.

For the first 1-2 months, they were really tight. In warm weather, my knees felt very hot.

After 2 months, they felt great, but eventually one knee pad would keep working it's way down, and I had to keep pulling it up.

At the 3 month mark, I slid on my knees into a bunker, and they both came off my knees.
Conclusion: I don't recommend this product for someone who plays aggressive airball and plays as frequently as once a week in warm weather.

However, for rec or woods ballers, the padding on this product was awesome. My knees felt totally protected and helped me focus more on my game than on the pain of kneeling on rocks or hard dirt.
Rating:
7 out of 10
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Atom Sunday, June 25th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
3 months
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Craftman
Marker Setup: A-5 with progressive barrel
Strengths: Comfort
Weaknesses: Price
Review: All in all these pads are great they are very comfortable and do not restrict your movement in any way. They do get a little warm sometimes when playing but they do not slip or turn any what so ever after you put them on. I used to use a knee brace but these fit so good that they work as a brace also for me.
Conclusion: Over all a very good product
Rating:
9 out of 10
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drunkenMonkey Monday, May 1st, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
6 months
Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
cheap, crappy volleyball kneepads
Marker Setup: Ion, ndz prolock feedneck, cp roller trigger, 06 hybrid grips, ndz on/off w/rail, sp qev, Halo B w/rip
Strengths: Comfortable
Protect knees well
Weaknesses: One of the knee's on mine has been sliding down on me
Review: I have been using these kneepads for about 6 months and I have not yet regretted buying these.
These kneepads are very comfortable. They are a little tight when you first put them on but after breaking them in a bit, they feel amazing. You start to forget you have them on throughout the day, when you are playing.
They protect very well, and I'm happy to be using these, rather than sliding with bare knees. They are cushioned and you hardly feel anything when you are sliding into your bunker. My knee's have been saved countless times using these.

EDIT: These pads have been working my nerves lately. They protect well, but EVERY time I slide on my knees, they fall down, which forces me to stop and pull them up mid game. I can't slide or dive anywhere with out them moving. It's really annoying, and effecting my playing.
Conclusion: These are awesome kneepads. I reccommend these to anyone looking for high quality pads for a relatively decent price. Definitely consider these when shopping for pads.
Rating:
6 out of 10Last edited on Sunday, July 2nd, 2006 at 2:00 pm PST
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Ultraraptor Monday, September 26th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
6 months
Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Similar
Products Used:
JT Skinz
Dye C4 pants
Marker Setup: Proto Matrix, CIP Uni-Mount, Reloader B, Evil Pipe, Ignition 68/4500, CCM No-Pro, NDZ Venom Roller Trigger, HT Bolt Guide
Strengths: Stay where you put them
Breathe well
Great padding
Weaknesses: Wish they covered the shins
Review: This are great pads. I've used JT Skinz (good padding, but slide off easily), and I wear Dye C4's, but these knee pads blow them away. As soon as I got them, I went outside and slid and dove like a mad man. These pads are amazing. Great protection, great padding, you barely feel the differences in the ground when wearing them. Because they're made of neopreme, they get tons of bounces which is a plus. Another great thing, is that they stay where you put them. I hated having to constantly pull my JT Skinz up game after game because they kept sliding down. With the proto's, I don't have to worry about them until I have to take them off. My only wish is that they covered the shins more, but because most paintball pants today have padding from the knees down, it's not a big problem.
Conclusion: If you want knee pads, get these. Absolutely amazing. Great quality, stay where you put them, cheap, and they work extremely well. $37.15 is a small fee to protect your knees from going bad when your in your 50's +. Get them.
Rating:
10 out of 10
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