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Sep 24, 2014 20:04 |  #1

I was able to shoot a college game this past weekend and the shots came out good, but definitely could have been better had I been on my knees rather than standing. Much like car shots, getting down gives you a much better shot.

I have semi-bad knees, so I definitely need some good gel pads. Can anyone recommend some that they use? I know DEWALT has some good rated ones, but I would feel weird walking around with two bright yellow pads that say DEWALT on them.

Anyone have any recommendations?



  
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Sep 24, 2014 20:15 |  #2

I use these http://www.harborfreig​ht.com …-gel-knee-pads-66124.html (external link) from Harbor Freight that work well. If you have some loose fitting pants, at least loose in the leg, they can be worn under the pants. They have 2 or 3 styles with various prices.




  
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Sep 24, 2014 20:27 |  #3

Awesome we have a store near by. Pretty good price too.



  
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Sep 24, 2014 21:21 |  #4

These are the ones I use, http://www.dickssporti​nggoods.com …dex.jsp?product​Id=4043259 (external link) they are volleyball style knee pads, very stable on the knees. I tried some like those and they were not very stable when kneeled upon.


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Oct 04, 2014 15:34 |  #5

UTgws wrote in post #17176071 (external link)
These are the ones I use, http://www.dickssporti​nggoods.com …dex.jsp?product​Id=4043259 (external link) they are volleyball style knee pads, very stable on the knees. I tried some like those and they were not very stable when kneeled upon.

I agree. If you get those kind that are use by carpenters, they will not be real comfortable. Ironically, I ended up using my daughters old bike knee pads and left the others for tile work.


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Oct 07, 2014 19:27 |  #6

So if you use knee pads that's great! But how do you get up and down? I have more of a problem getting up and down that I do being on my knees.




  
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Oct 07, 2014 19:30 |  #7

ImagesByBill wrote in post #17200222 (external link)
So if you use knee pads that's great! But how do you get up and down? I have more of a problem getting up and down that I do being on my knees.

Bring a (sturdy) monopod? :)


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Oct 07, 2014 21:02 |  #8

I never use kneepads, but get carpenter's gel kneepads if you want some.


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Oct 08, 2014 06:45 |  #9

Thomas Campbell wrote in post #17200427 (external link)
I never use kneepads, but get carpenter's gel kneepads if you want some.

You are young, wait 20 years, you will wish you had! ;)


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Oct 08, 2014 14:02 |  #10

UTgws wrote in post #17200996 (external link)
You are young, wait 20 years, you will wish you had! ;)

I played catcher in HS. My knees have more wear than your average mid-30s shooter. I also will sit on the sidelines more than I kneel, which helps a lot.


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Oct 15, 2014 04:49 |  #11

I bring a foldable camper's stool to sit on.




  
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