In the ever changing dynamics of the game, hip protection is always essential. The DYE Slide Short is designed to provide you protection from hip bumps and bruises, and has become a popular undergarment of professional players worldwide. The Slide Shorts™ thick elastic waistband and stretchable lycra will keep them in position throughout the day. The soft, adjustable front pad will help keep the most important of areas protected, while the comfortable athletic cut will allow you to quickly forget you are wearing them. Thick side padding helps defend against bunker rash and bruises when making that grandiose slide into your sweet spot. Anti-bacterial vented crotch area will help keep you cool and clean. Your wife will thank us.
The Dye 05 Slide Shorts are older, so while they may be available used and in a few cases new, they are not commonly available anymore.
Main: 98C with Palmer's Stabalizer, remote line, Dead on Rocket Cock , and custom made air-thru carbine stock with palmer's stabalizer
Padding in the front, Comfortable
a bit pricey
Front padding could be a bit lower
First off they are a bit expensive. However how much are you willing to spend to keep the are below the belt protected? If you play the sport long enough you will either have several close calls, or you will eventually get shot there. Myself I have had several close calls and decided it was time to get me a pair. At the time the C5 Slider Shorts were the only ones available in my area.
There isn't a lot of padding on the legs, but that was not my main concern. They have a thin high density foam insert for the front. In my opinion it is almost too thin. Even so they have saved me a few times now.
These slider shorts also have some padding in the rear to help out with some of the awkward dives needed to get behind the bunkers.
The C5 shorts are older and you may not be able to find them in too many places now. Dye has come out with a newer version of slider shorts.
If you are looking for something that has protective padding that you can wear under your paintball pants these are a great buy. However I would look into the 2007 slider shorts. It gets a 9 out of 10 since the 07 shorts are on the market.
Dust Blue with Dust Silver Accents DM5 with UL Frame, Blue UL Grips, DM6 Virtue Board, Dust Blue CP 2k5 Direct Mount On/Off, Dust Silver Evolve X95 Bolt, Blue Predator Laser Eyes, Dust Silver 688 and 692 Barrel Ul Backs, Dust Blue 14 Ul Front
on the way:Silver Critical Raze Trigger
Blue Halo B with Shocktech Spring, Speed Wheel, Drive Cone and Rip Knob
Black Egg 3 with Z Board
ACI 68 4500 Low Pressure
Crossfire 68 3000 High Pressure
Both Tanks have blk/blue 05 Dye Tank Covers
03/04 Silver Dust Angel Speed with Predator Eye Upgrade (Blue Eyes installed)
SS Back Full Freak Barrel Kit
Check-it Silver Dust Clamping Feedneck, Kapp Blue Polished Breech Knob, Warped Sports Silver Back Plate, Warped Sports Silver Dust Iron Cross Detents, Blue Grips, Silver Cobra Flat Blade Trigger, JAM Bolt, Silver Dust DYE Volumiser or Silver and Blue Polishes Twister Volumizers, Silver Dust CP Direct Mount On/Off and Dust Silver CP Shorty Reg
2005 Dust Black Ego
Dust Silver 05 CCU Kit, Kila Dust Silver Magnetic Detents, Dust Black 05 Star Frame, Tadao M7 Board with White LEDs, Dust Silver STAR Trigger, All Black EGO Grips, Planet Eclipse Cure Bolt, Warped Sportz Function Titanium Rammer, New Designz Silver Ram Adjuster, Dust Silver SL66 Style OOPS on/off, Redz Pepperstickz Barrel Kit
Comfy Lots of Padding Nice Cup
Well i got these slide shorts when my team got our dye sponsorship. They are very comfy and have lots of padding and the cup is nice and thick to protect important male parts. I wear them everytime i play and i absolutely love them. I couldnt think of playing without them. if you want the very best in protective equipment buy dye.
SpecOps A-5A-2 airthrough setup
SpecOps F.O.G. shroud
Opsgear 18" Interceptor Fluted Sniper barrel
Tasco 42mm Red Green dot scope
V-Force Shield w Amber lense
SpecOps Broadsword 6 Vest
32 Degrees remote line
Pure Energy 68ci 3000psi HPA
Tippmann A-5 w super RT
and other goodness....
Padding could be better
SO i got these because i switched from regular BDU's to the SpecOps Ultralites. Love the Dye shorts. The cost is a bit inhibitive, and i think the padding in the legs could be a little thicker as well as the front doesn't seem to hold the kind of cup i have well, but my friend owns these too and his cup fits fine. i think the cup section could come lower between the legs so there is more lower region protection b\c if i'm flat out and shooting i could still take one in the family jewels...no fun. As for the ability to wick moisture...no doubt. these things keep me cool even with sweat running. i live in SC so the humidity is wicked bad, but these keep away the ol' "swamp crotch" sensation. there have been times i've even felt cold from the wicking effect. so that is a super nice attribute to them. they are a bit much but then again it's got dye's name on it so what do you expect.
Overall nice shorts. saved me from some bumbs and bruises but could use some improvement. Pricey but will keep you cool. if you live in a hot environment, consider them.
When I first bought it the padding on the behind area was ok but after a few washes it feels thinner. Maybe I washed it wrong? Apart from this there pretty good. The fit is good and doesn't move around. I also had some bounces off of my upper leg area. Not alot but every little bit helps :)
Custom Pro with milling of letters and cut off front grip.
A5-A2 grip adapted to a 98
Rocket cock II
APE ramage board
APE PRO-E magnetic double trigger.
Tiger stripe paintjob
Stiffi Barrel 16"
BT sight rail
Cyclone feed system
Protects from thigh hits
cant even feel them on
Can get a bit hot or uncomfertable
I tested the for a day, and i couldnt even feel them under my pants. They were a bit hot, but it didnt last long. I was suprised that they didnt restrict my movement at all. I also crawl alot (alot!), and i didnt et the bruises i usually get from bad dives.
Overall pretty good, but i wouldnt really reccomend it.