Thread: Knee pads
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Old June 3rd, 2016, 02:20 PM   #3
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I've only seen those from a distance. My initial question is what is the surface? There is a rule (in WFTDA) that states " - Wrist guards, elbow pads, knee pads, and helmets must have a hard protective shell or inserts." The reasoning is probably partially that soft knee pads (like volleyball) will not slide. If your knee goes to the ground and "sticks" while a large body pushes you from the top you risk a tear or dislocation aside from the direct impact.

The version of this I saw appeared to be squishy, which would lend itself less to sliding than a single plastic shell.

Even if you are convinced they fit the rule, do you think that a ref might have a problem? The rule says "a hard protective shell", and this design, even if it is hard on each individual surface may not fit that.
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