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Post by Bill Walker » Tue Oct 22, 2002 12:26 am

Among the many features of Pro-Designed, Inc. products they are washable, repairable, variety of animial skin prints, custom sizing, breathable open back system, appoximately 12 different styles of knee pads, 3 different styles of elbow pads, wrist guards, and a variety of products are available at http://www.prodesigned.com.

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Post by Wes Eastridge » Tue Oct 22, 2002 5:24 am

Will ProDesigned make custom pads with fabric of the customer's choice (other than choosing from animal prints)? A choice of at least color would be welcomed.

I've emailed this question to PD a couple of times in the past but have yet to get a reply.

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Among the many features of Pro-Designed, Inc. products they are washable, repairable, variety of animial skin prints, custom sizing, breathable open back system, appoximately 12 different styles of knee pads, 3 different styles of elbow pads, wrist guards, and a variety of products are available at http://www.prodesigned.com.

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Post by Adam Trahan » Tue Oct 22, 2002 5:38 am

Wow, I need a new set of knee pads as I am using my old Rectors from the early 90's. They are BIG and bulky but do a great job. But for slalom skateboarding, I think a better application would be a little less bulky pad. A pad designed for falling sliding from street level instead of bailing from the lip of a pool...

Mr.Walker, can you perhaps suggest a really flexible and trim pad that will protect my knees from seldom minor impact and slides from street level?

From what I have seen at the Pro Designed web site, these look good, but there are many to choose from...

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STREET STYLE "Q" KNEE PADS

And perhaps this elbow pad...

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STREET STYLE ELBOW PADS

What about those "open back" pads?

I'm pretty basic, but the fact that you can get these in colors and prints is cool.

Tell me if these would be good for slalom or a better choice in lightweight, trim padding that will seldom be used but still needs to protect.

Thanks in advance.
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Post by Bill Walker » Tue Oct 22, 2002 6:34 am

Yes gladly. Customers from time to time send in their favorite printed material and putting them on the P.D., Inc. pads of your choice is no big deal (this includes all knee pads, elbow pads, shinguards, and wrist guards). Please bear in mind that the animal skin prints are the types of prints that P.D., Inc. carrys in stock. This does not mean you are limited to what P.D., Inc. offers on the web site. Talk to me (call 713-957-0341)) or email me and I will do my best to answer all your questions as realistically and as quickly as possible.

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Post by Bill Walker » Tue Oct 22, 2002 7:14 am

The P.D., Inc. street knee and elbow pads are the absolute minumal I would suggest to anyone who wants lightness, flexablity, comfort, and reduction to getting scuffed up. The most popular knee pads that are being sold and used by slalom skaters is the P.D., Inc. Mini Ramp Knee Pads. Its 1" thick and impact reduction is greatly reduced yet the pads are not so big you are not restricted from its size. The open back system you are looking at ("Q" knee pads) is the only breathable open back system on the market. No more rashes or infections with this system and can be put on almost all P.D., Inc. knee pads. The "Q" knee pads come stock with the open back system, 1" thick foam, and is a narrowed down pad (tight and compact). There are all sorts of trick things that can be added onto almost all P.D., Inc. pads. Give me a call 713-957-0341 and I will be more than happy to explain them to you.

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Post by Adam Trahan » Tue Oct 22, 2002 6:54 pm

Alright then, I will give you a call.

I want to tailor a set of pads to match my need and also, I'll match my colors as I have a new helmet. Might as well try to look a little co-ordinated, even when I am walking back uphill.

:cool:

Thanks for the tip.
Bill Walker wrote:The P.D., Inc. street knee and elbow pads are the absolute minumal I would suggest to anyone who wants lightness, flexablity, comfort, and reduction to getting scuffed up. The most popular knee pads that are being sold and used by slalom skaters is the P.D., Inc. Mini Ramp Knee Pads. Its 1" thick and impact reduction is greatly reduced yet the pads are not so big you are not restricted from its size. The open back system you are looking at ("Q" knee pads) is the only breathable open back system on the market. No more rashes or infections with this system and can be put on almost all P.D., Inc. knee pads. The "Q" knee pads come stock with the open back system, 1" thick foam, and is a narrowed down pad (tight and compact). There are all sorts of trick things that can be added onto almost all P.D., Inc. pads. Give me a call 713-957-0341 and I will be more than happy to explain them to you.

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Post by Jeff Goad » Mon Jan 27, 2003 4:49 am

Bill made my pads custom with the thinnest pad possible just .25 in. thick. Just right for my slalom needs flexi, light weight, and most of all not bulky. Bill is a real nice guy and will do anything possible to make your pads right for you. In my case he combined two different pads together and custom sized. What more can you big boys ask for. Pads that fit now that's a concept.
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Post by Gary Holl » Thu Jan 30, 2003 8:04 pm

Adam, did you order the ProDesigned pads, looks like Jeff ordered a custom pair. I believe that 3 friends of mine now use PD wrist guards. One friend slammed real hard last weekend slaloming and the results...no injuries and the PD wrist guards took the fall with little wear! I'm still using the same PD knee pads and elbow pads that I purchased well over a year ago. I know if I was using one of those "other" pads I would have worn out several pairs by now.

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Post by Adam Trahan » Thu Jan 30, 2003 9:33 pm

Yup, I ordered and received mine and I like them. One thing, they do take some time to "break in" but after that, they are bomb proof.

I have a set of light weight Q pads on order and will give a report on these after receiving them.

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Post by John Gilmour » Sat Feb 01, 2003 2:16 am

How about Knee pads sliding down- we all hate that. What are the best protective inner gaskets people have found?

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Post by Gary Holl » Tue Feb 11, 2003 5:38 pm

Hey John, Smith Knee Gaskets are the best.

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Post by Shihan Qu » Thu Apr 17, 2003 10:25 pm

I have these kneepads and elbow pads. It seems like they are pretty good relative to the others that I've seen around but isn't there Anything i can do to make it more comfortable? When I put on my elbow pads my viens buldge from the lack of circulation. I'm pretty sure that they aren't on too tight becuase even they are loose enough to slide off (which is so loose that it defeats the purpose of pads), they still feel terribly tight. I'm always afraid that the blood in my viens will burst or my arm will fall off or something. Isn't there something I can do to make it less blood restrictive but not sacrafice safety?

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Post by Gary Holl » Wed Jul 02, 2003 6:04 pm

I've never heard of that...if they are so loose that they fall off it seems strange they would be causing the veins in your arms to be uncomfortable. A friend of mine takes some tube socks and cuts the ends off and wears them under his elbow pads.....try that maybe it will help?

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Post by Wes Eastridge » Wed Jul 02, 2003 6:41 pm

If they can't be made to stay on then just forget about them - Get a different kind.

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Post by Adam Trahan » Thu Nov 27, 2003 6:43 pm

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whoa, since I broke my wrist running TS, I'm going to return to the sport using PRO Designed Wrist Guards. I've never used wrist guards before and I think I'm not going to skate ever again unless I have them on.

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