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Old June 24th, 2014, 09:44 AM   #1
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Hey,

I got Smith Scabbs knee pads and they have been great, occasionally slipping even with gasket but generally great, except the cap cracked. Now I heard you can get caps to go over them so I tried using them but they are stuck on with double sided sticky pads which after a few sessions meant they fell off.

Don't want to have to buy new knee pads everytime my caps crack, any idea if this is avoidable for my scabs?
Should I just get new pads?

Maybe I should try a different brand, everyone seems to have 187s but I hear they slip really easily.

I have smith scabs gaskets, would I need to replace them too if I went with 187s?
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Old June 27th, 2014, 10:10 PM   #2
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you shouldnt have to replace your gaskets if you go to 187 pads, the 187 seem to be most popular but ive seen a lot of cracked caps however us boys are all over the 90kg mark so that might have more to do with it. deadbolts are another good option.
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Old June 30th, 2014, 11:50 PM   #3
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you shouldnt have to replace your gaskets if you go to 187 pads, the 187 seem to be most popular but ive seen a lot of cracked caps however us boys are all over the 90kg mark so that might have more to do with it. deadbolts are another good option.
Has Demon sorted their crummy canvas issue yet? I have the gen1s and have been getting warranty replacements, as I bust the seams on the pads every few months. But they are as soft as the day I bought them and the caps are intact.
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Old July 26th, 2014, 12:52 PM   #4
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I would also like to know if the seam issue on the Demon pads have been fixed because I am considering ordering their Skate knee/elbow. llama, does the Demon pads stay in place? Are they comfortable and not bulky? Thanks
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Old July 26th, 2014, 09:36 PM   #5
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not sure, im not really loving my deadbolts though ive had to sow them alot more then should be necessary when u pay that kinda coin for pads, i defiantly wouldn't buy them again
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I would also like to know if the seam issue on the Demon pads have been fixed because I am considering ordering their Skate knee/elbow. llama, does the Demon pads stay in place? Are they comfortable and not bulky? Thanks
They are excellent in every way, ignoring the tearing issue and the knee cap likes to fall off if you remove it too often (velcro wears out eventually, 187 and tsg do not have that issue)

Demons are mid size IMO. They are very protective, comfortable and stay in place well for me.
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