Excessively long and specific, sorry...
So when I was first getting my kit together I had great intentions of going cheap with everything else but getting excellent knee pads... but then panicked at the cost of excellent knee pads, and ended up disregarding everyone's excellent advice on that point. Now, of course, I am kicking myself over that false economy, especially after getting a bruise *through* my knee pad the other day and so having to hastily buy some gaskets to supplement. So now am looking into upgrading, but running into similar worries -- not wanting to spend a bunch of money on the wrong thing, essentially.
I've had my eye on these guys https://www.skatehut.co.uk/brands/deadb ... _black.htm
which sound pretty great and about which I've seen multiple rave reviews, and basically nobody seems to ever have anything bad to say about them -- except that some people don't like the way the straps feel. Which is kind of a big deal, but also entirely a matter of personal preference.
But then when looking at that site in particular, I noticed that these https://www.skatehut.co.uk/clearance_1/ ... d_pink.htm
are currently mega-on-sale, so might be a good option? I haven't seen much about them one way or the other, and hunting for reviews seems to mostly just turn up places to buy them.
Plus then also, there's currently a pair of used large Deadbolts on the Recyclables group! But if one of the features is memory foam that shapes to your own knee, would getting used ones just defeat the purpose of that? Especially as I have somewhat odd-shaped knees -- the tops of my tibias stick out a LOT, much farther than the patella when kneeling, so they are the main concern for me.
So, specific questions:
- Does anyone have any advice re: these two brands in particular, and pros & cons of either?
- Would anyone who wears a size L in either of these be willing to let me try theirs on before practice one day, so I can get a feel of what they're like?