JT¹s e-motion knee/shin guards are the most advanced protection available. The sliding rail sytem (patent pending) is the key to holding you in place. When you move, they move, keeping your knee and shin securely covered while your running, jumping or sliding. Constructed of our compression formed puncture-resistant Rhino-Hyde, coupled with non-slip inner pads to keep you secure, finish it off with elastic hook & loop closures and what you¹ve got is the only floating-knee protection of it¹s kind.
The JT e-Motion Knee/Shin Guards are newer, so they should be commonly available, both new and used.
I just got the these kneepads a while ago. I loved the looks and designs of the whole thing and the sliding rail system seemed awesome. I used to use pro-tecs, designed for skating but these are one of the best kneepads out. Through this review, i will be comparing the Pro-tecs to the JT e-motions and what advantages they have in a paintball situation.
First with the good things :
The JT emotions looked good, stuck good with your body's motions, create more bounces than the protecs, and came from a good company u can trust (not really in this kneepad case).
They protect from the knee down to the ankle and are very very very good looking. These are probably better than the renegade but the Raven's look a little more secure.
The Pro-tecs look alright, they offer the best protection from impacts, they are great for sliding due to the plastic cover, and don't even hurt if u just jump in the air and land of yur knees, they stick to your knees very very well due to the neoprene retension sleeve and velcro straps that go over the neoprene. i like these. These don't move at all all day if u have them on right. The cushioning between your knees and the plastic skid plates are about 1 and 1/2 inches thick. very comfortable and very protective. U can probably get all this stuff from other skate kneepads.
Jt E-motions were a waste of money for me. They seem like the only thing they protect me from is the pain of a hit on the legs. they are pretty good while running and jumping because they move with your body well. I hate these alot, since i slide alot on my knees (its like a habit i have now to stop running), the rhino hide or whatever sticks to the ground more than they stick to you, in one situation, i ran , slid, and the pads stuck to the ground and my knee slide out of the pads onto the pain full ground, scraping my entire knee, i was really pissed off since such an expensive kneepad from such a good company has really disappointed me. Even if the pad did stick to me in that situation, the impact itself would hurt because the only cushioning this pad provides is the thin rhino skin thing, and one layer of neoprene, That's it! Another thing is when u bend yur knee all the way with this thing on, the top back of the shingard area pinches the pit between yur inner claves and inner thigh, but u don't really notice the pain of that in a game situation.
Pro-tecs are pretty wide, creating a bigger profile. Another bad thing about protecs is they're designed for skating, so the front is covered with a plate of plastic, resulting in a sure paintball break, no bounces, They also have no shinguaurds. They are pretty expensive for skate kneepads ($30) but cheaper and comfier then the JTs, if u plan to get skate kneepads though, don't get the ones from RollerBlade (the company), they are cheaper but thoughs don't stick to yur body.
Overall, the Pro-tecs won out. But now i look goofy because i have to wear knee high socks or soft shin pads to protect my shins because i play wearing shorts, not pants.
I totally recomend the Pro-tecs but totally don't reccomend the E-motions, unless u just want to look cool (cause the JT's look hella cool).
Other stuff: The e-motions will probably work for really big, fa......ummm.......big boned people because i saw a f.......big boned guy at the field wearin these and they seemed to fit him pretty well. He worked alot of people (big-boned guys are good at this sport.
Rating: i would vote a 1 on the E-motion's rating but because all the other reviewers love these, are having a good time with these and because the pads look cool, i give them a 5. i think the reviewers voted a ten because they never really tried pro-tecs or other skate pads, but what do i know. If u have any questions, email me and ask.
Great protection, I never tried sliding into bunkers previously, but these make it easy. I've never been hit on the legs, so bouncing isn't a factor for me. I decided to purchase them when I started to land hard on my knees. With these I can play even harder than before, and never feel any rocks, trees, etc... It's awesome
Well, After a few games they tend to stop sliding if I don't adjust them. BUt I really don't care if they slide or not, I just purchased them for knww protection.
Great kneepads, rhino skin is a great material, and it won't puncture, so long as you don't go skidding on a rock and scratch them the heck, but cloth would do the same. JT has a winner with thesem I reccomend getting them.
Ok, first let me say that I have a big cut on my knee cuz my other knee pads slipped as I slid into a rock.
These pads are wonderful cuz they dont slip outta place. When I saw the design I fell in love
I hate anything this hard on me. They dont take bounces and I am sure they will split soon. I would much rather have a good, thick soft pad with the same design
Good first shot at a great design
If you dont care about bounces and dont slide that much, go for it.
For you advanced people who slide like I do, dont go for these. Although a wonderful idea, the hard shell doesnt cut it as you know.
They provide good protection and they are comfortable even when running. The sliding rails makes it easy to go from a kneel to a stand quick and comfortably
They were different to get used to at the very begining, and they dont have any protection on the back of the leg (not really necessary and i dont care), they dont wear very nicely over a pair of coveralls, they become very uncomfortable unless your wearing a pair of trackpants underneath of the coveralls, You basically have to be wearing a pair of pants in order for them to be comfortable
You have to wear these pretty tight to keep them from sliding on your legs, they are worth the money get them
Great pads. I suffered from dings like a SOB from sliding into bunkers and diving to avoid hits. Had to get them to keep playing tourney level ball. I was worried about comfort... damn was I surprised when I played with these for the first time. They stayed put and took some serious abuse, all without any defects or problems with sliding up an down or twisting around. I have even caught a few bounces. Once again these pads are great and well worth the price.
As mentioned above these pads are cofortable to wear and well worth the cost. Sometimes I wear shorts due to heat, but these pads offer more than enough protection. These things are great and are a great deal
i picked these up due to "bad knees". i had surgery on both last year. until i had these puppies, my game was limited to moving up slowly and not too far. now my problem is i get too far down the field. i take a running start and slide nicely and comfortably for about 15'. these are GREAT for knee protection and advancing yourself downfield.
they come with little velcro pads that you can position on the inside of your pads so you can make them as comfortable as you like.
i wear them under my pants, and they still move great - [2 piece protection], and it doesnt allow my competition to see i am going to be one of the move up guys.
i sweat alot- i mean i get drenched after playing, but these pads made my knees and legs feel a little warm and uncomfortable. wasn't a big deal because the protection and my ability to move downfield was awesome.
1- great price
2- very comfortable to wear
3- made well
4- clean up easily
5- DEFINITELY recommend to anyone- especially to folks with 'bad knees'