andre_74 Posted June 1, 2017 Share Posted June 1, 2017 (edited) Last year, about August time, I landed in a field, disconnected my wing and knelt down to take my paramotor off my shoulders. As I did this, I knelt on a stone which went right under my kneecap and caused excrutiating pain. To cut a long story short, what followed was months of physio an physical training to recover from a stupid injury from kneeling on a stone! It is obviously highly possible to kneel on something a lot worse, or bash your knee quite hard on any landing if it goes wrong. I have many fiends who BASE jump and they always jump with knee pads because they are usually landing in hazzardous areas. I decided to get some knee pads to fly with, so I tried all the usual options: DIY store, decking knee pads, skate knee pads, etc, and all were either uncomfortable or they slipped down whilst running. After reading several reviews online, I came across the 'Fox Launch Pro knee guards' and everyone raved about them. Designed for downhill mountain biking, they are designed to be comfortable for cycling all day and to never slip down. So I ordered a pair. They fit on underneath a pair of trousers no problems and they are SUPER comfortable. I have been flying with them for about six months now and I usually put them on just before take off. Yes - some people on here have witnessed me taking my trousers off to put them on just before take-off, and although they thought WTF initially, most then thought 'what a good idea' once they had a look at the knee pads! Once they are on, I usually leave them on and even drive home with them on. I even wore them all day at the Bore Chasers' Fly-In and totally forgot they were there. If you have injured a knee, you will know how long they take to heal. If you haven't, trust me - it is the most annoying injury and will cause you a lot of pain. And something as simple as kneeling on a stone whislt taking your gear off will do it. Anyway, if you are interested, here is a link to the Fox Launch Pro 'knee guards'. I thoroughly recommend them and £55 is a good investment for one of the most complicated joints in your body. https://www.evanscycles.com/fox-clothing-launch-pro-knee-guards-EV143611 Size Small/Medium is the best fit for most people. If you are a 'big unit' though, probably best to go with the Large/XLarge size. Edited June 1, 2017 by andre_74 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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