S k a t e L o g     F o r u m
Inline Skating and Quad Roller Skating
Forum Hosts: Jessica Wright | Kathie Fry

FOLLOW US: Our Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Email    


Home - Forum Index - Africa Skating - Asia Skating - Europe Skating - Oceania Skating - Pan America Skating - Roller_Rinks - Friend the SkateLog Forum in Facebook - SkateLog Forum on Facebook

Forum Administrators: Jessica Wright and Kathie Fry | Email Us
Access code for buying and selling subforums: "skates"
How To Get a User Account and Posting Privileges in the SkateLog Forum
Use Google to Search the SkateLog Forum

Go Back   SkateLog Forum > Special Interest Skating Forums (sorted by number of posts) > Roller Derby Forum
FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Roller Derby Forum Discussions about banked-track and flat-track roller derby events, teams, skaters, and training methods.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old June 24th, 2014, 09:44 AM   #1
EvaLittleThing
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 28
Default Knee Pads

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?
EvaLittleThing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 27th, 2014, 10:10 PM   #2
Daveho
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 243
Default

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.
Daveho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 30th, 2014, 11:50 PM   #3
llama of death
DIY nutter/Gearhead
 
llama of death's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Washington State (eastern)
Posts: 336
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Daveho View Post
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.
__________________
'A Ferrari won't make you a Grand Prix driver, but a pinto won't even get you to the finish line.' - unknown
llama of death is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 26th, 2014, 12:52 PM   #4
The Skating Skier
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: MA
Posts: 21
Default

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
The Skating Skier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 26th, 2014, 09:36 PM   #5
Daveho
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 243
Default

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
Daveho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 4th, 2014, 08:21 PM   #6
llama of death
DIY nutter/Gearhead
 
llama of death's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Washington State (eastern)
Posts: 336
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Skating Skier View Post
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.
__________________
'A Ferrari won't make you a Grand Prix driver, but a pinto won't even get you to the finish line.' - unknown
llama of death is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.