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Title: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on February 11, 2010, 04:30:04 PM
ok - this question kind of relates to how much would you spend on a thigh pad set. The new Aero Strippers are about £50, the buchanan set with Hawk is about £65, the Remfry set is (with current exchange rates) in the region of £100. The top of the range kookaburra set are about £30 - but then the Kookaburra (and most other) pro's use Remfry

The Ace thigh pads are, I have now found out somewhere in between the Buchanan and Remfry in price. They do look pretty good - and are custom made, but would you spend the money?

Up until now I have been using the original Obo strippers, but after 3 seasons mine are fit for the bin. I have bought a cheap Kookaburra pair for nets and pre-season practice and have found them more comfortable than my OBO set. so am thinking of returning to the old school inner and outer thigh pad combo.

If i didn't go for this, what should I go for? Personally I think more than £50 is a bit punchy. 
Title: Re: Ace thigh pads
Post by: Talisman on February 11, 2010, 08:36:16 PM
I had and sold the Buchanan set as they were nice enough pads but I so rarely use them it was a waste of coffin space, kept a bog standard Newbery thigh pad but would rate Aero as the most comfortable and best option.
Title: Re: Ace thigh pads
Post by: procricket on February 11, 2010, 08:40:06 PM
Not a fan of obo/strippers although i did use them for 2 years i found them bulky i have got a set of buchannans coming i have used them before there good i also have a ace feet in motion which is to be fair as good as i have seen i have desided on getting a pair of REMFRY to top my kit off for the season
Title: Re: Ace thigh pads
Post by: Buzz on February 12, 2010, 08:52:06 AM
Thanks - I think I will probably go with the buchannans - I don't have to face too many 85+ mph bowlers (!) so don't see the point is spending the extra £30!

Having gone back to the old school thigh pad set, I am not sure I will go back to the Obo's - as good as they are.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on February 18, 2010, 09:03:06 AM
Further to the above, the time is now right for me to expand in a bit more detail about my quest for a thigh pad...

I have been surfing this forum since January and I have see an understandable fetish with bats of all shapes and sizes, I have also witnessed various fetishes with “top hats” on people’s mum’s and dad’s.
Fortunately I managed to source a majestic weapon from Norbs (rebranded as SAF bats now I see), this machine gun of a bat caused chaos in the nets last night, which has meant that my kit concerns moved to my thigh pad. I have no idea why. Have I really lost sleep over an effing thigh pad? – well no that will be Baby Viv’s fault.
During the past 3 seasons I have been using (with some success) the OBO strippers (the forerunner to the Aero model) and as good as they are, to be honest I have got bored with searching for the hip protector in various parts of my kit bag just before I am due to bat and the fact that they are pretty bulky.
Instead I have embarked on a mission to find a replacement, actually it turns out at some expense so we better keep this between us and not mention my troubles to the long suffering Mrs Buzz. My self-imposed mission was to find a value for money thigh pad set (inner and outer) that was the right size for someone who is 6’ft 1, comfortable and that wouldn’t get in the way of my trademarked moo over cow corner. So far I have expended enough capital that I could have bought a custom made “ACE Feet in Motion” set – without buying one, what a muppet.
So that none of you make the same mistakes as I do, I thought I would publish my findings. I have used links to serious cricket because of the pictures, I am not attempting to endorse them. I looked at various different options in shops and online and have come up with the below... feel free to disagree!

1.   If you want a cheap set of light weight thigh pads that are pretty protective (but probably will not last forever) The Kookaburra Ice set is pretty good (see http://www.seriouscricket.co.uk/shop/section.php/232/0 for an example) the main thigh pad is about 40 cm (ideal for someone 5ft10-6ft) and could do with being shaped a bit better but that should come with wear. I have worn a couple of bowling machine balls during the last few weeks and the protection is excellent. For about £20+postage – you get value for money.

2.   The new Aero strippers look much better designed than the old ones and I expect them to be excellent – they will have their devotees, for about 45+postage, I am sure they will be good value http://www.seriouscricket.co.uk/shop/product.php/1105/361/   

3.   Ace/Buchanan thigh pads are at the higher end price wise (£85 or £65 + post respectively) I am sure these will be excellent. The Remfry ones are more expensive, but most test players use them for their whole career – that suggests that they are value for money. Matt Prior uses the ACE version, not sure what other pro's go for them.

pics here... (http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/thighpadheaven.jpg)

4.   There are other types of thigh pad such as the shark one I have on sale here (sorry for the plug -  http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=4528.0) my view is that this type of thigh pad will do a job for a lower level player and represents decent value because they will last longer than that Ice set as above for a similar price – but I wouldn’t choose to use them. Mainly because they are 40 cm and too small for my slightly lanky frame.

5.   In the end I called up hawk to ask them about the Buchanan set (http://www.hawkcricket.com/ProtectiveWear.cfm) and ended up buying the Hawk X-Pro thigh pad and inner (http://www.hawkcricket.com/Details.cfm?ProdID=45&category=14) which although they are 5mm thicker at 15mm offer excellent protection and value for money. By phoning them up to discuss the purchase, it turns out that they do the X-Pro in 46cm, 43cm and 40cm. After getting the tape measure out I went for the 43cm – so the 46cm ones will be great for someone who is 6ft 3+. The fit on me is excellent, they are very light weight, well made and again after wearing a few (not deliberately) on the bowling machine I am very happy with them. (£38+post)

see(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/hawkthighpads-1.jpg)

As an aside - it seems that a few of the pro's are using the G and M Original LE set - these look pretty good, although I haven't tried them on.
So the moral of the story is... I don’t care that Wisden says the Bradbury one is better, it is wrong – these guys know nothing – as is obvious from some of the selections that they made. I would also say that you look a complete t**t wearing a three piece suit and a thigh pad set.
In case any of you were wondering, Baby Viv’s liked them enough not to throw his formula over them - a real bonus - my suit wasn't so lucky!
 
I can’t believe I have wasted so much of my life on an effing thigh pad, hopefully I will be able to sleep now.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Colesy on February 18, 2010, 03:27:50 PM
Hero
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on March 04, 2010, 12:09:05 PM
As a further extension to the above waffle, I have seen these online although not tried them - which may be an interesting budget thigh pad set option, if you want something in between a traditional set and an Aero set...
http://www.duckandrun.co.uk/Cricket-Personal-Protection/Thigh-Pad-Set/details
only comes in right handed though.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: SillyShilly on March 04, 2010, 12:17:12 PM
Buzz - I admire your enthusiasm for the lowly old thigh pad, a much maligned and over looked piece of kit - keep fighting the good fight - i'll never look at one without thinking some poor sod wrote a whole page about these :D
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on March 04, 2010, 12:22:37 PM
SS thanks - god knows what on earth I am doing wasting time on this boll*cks!!  ???
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on January 08, 2011, 04:31:06 PM
My lunatic research into thighpads has continued...!!
RS have just released the below effort (available for about £17) posted from Richard at Quantum cricket. The thigh pad is 40cm high (total top to bottom) and 21cm wide not counting the curve (the radius with the curve will be a bit bigger). These are a new 2011 model just in and very high protection grade. I am not sure how thick they are, I expect around 25mm.
(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/Recorder.jpg)

I think they look good - 40 cm is ideal for 5ft8-6ft. I have enquired about a larger size, but these need to be ordered in from India so there is a bit of a wait
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Canners on January 08, 2011, 04:33:52 PM
I think they look really good not sure i'l ever stray away from my aero p1's tho
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on January 08, 2011, 05:29:52 PM
Rs and in robinson sports?>
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on January 08, 2011, 05:30:42 PM
yes
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on January 08, 2011, 05:34:07 PM
like the counter sunk straps on it as they often become annoying when rubbing on your trousers!
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: awp on January 26, 2011, 12:35:59 PM
Absolutely, a simple but clever innovation
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on March 08, 2011, 09:33:27 PM
God save me, I have bought a new set of Hawk thigh pads... these are slightly wider and a marginally different shape for the main pad and the inner in much more like the remfry thigh pad in looks, which may have been a weakness in the previous model.

Price wise they were about £44 posted

In comparison to the older Hawk thigh pads they are slightly thicker (which is a shame) but are really light and comfortable. Sorry for the huge photo's!

(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/DSC00581.jpg)
(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/DSC00582.jpg)

here are the old ones for comparison
(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/DSC00578.jpg)
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: rajesh500 on March 08, 2011, 09:38:44 PM
Which thigh pads are the best? I am looking for one.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: roco on March 08, 2011, 09:40:45 PM
remfy are the best follwed ny ace feet in motion then hawk imo

unless you like aero strippers as they are up there
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: justnotcricket86 on March 08, 2011, 09:47:30 PM
I have these and they are class. Would advise anyone to buy them
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: procricket on March 08, 2011, 09:51:31 PM
Remfry are the best by a big distance but not worth there money even though i have them.

You can buy good thigh protection for under 10 pound i would recommend that unless you like your bespoke kit

Hawk stuff these and there the older buchannan sets are rated up there and there not much difference in the 3 only the price

Asad sells a bas one for a tenner i think which i have used and found as good as any thigh pad
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: BJH 79 on March 11, 2011, 04:24:02 PM
I'd definitiely stick with Aero for thigh pads. The P2's are perfectly adequate protection. Having said that, I get hit on the thigh about once a season!
I looked at the P1s and they seemed to obviously have a touch more dense protection but I thought I'd never need it and the P2s felt a tad less bulky. I immediately removed the hip protector as it seemed a waste of time and uncomfortable. I was impressed that they came in all sorts of sizes. They're the first set of thigh pads I've had which dont slide around/come out (like kook padman things) and dont rub/become clammy.
Well worth the money I reckon.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on January 03, 2012, 01:33:04 PM
the thigh pad thread is back...

sorry everyone - but I am interested in the 2012 new releases - for example the GM Original LE ones are now much thinner and made of one piece of high density foam wrapped with leather (or similar substitute) and a thinner towling back - previously they were significantly thicker.

Several brands have brought out thinner thigh pads - with various different levels of success.

I have a set of the new GM Original LE ones to test and will post pics and a review once they have been tested. If anyone else has any other thoughts please add them in here.

Yes we know people like the aero protection - it is very good - but has anyone seen anything else innovative in this area?
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: thedon on January 03, 2012, 02:13:03 PM
I saw the robinsons thigh pads at their factory back in march. Absolutely top quality.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: scottish_slogger95 on January 03, 2012, 07:06:33 PM
http://www.barringtonsports.com/products/kookaburra_2012_blade_inner_thigh_pad_2011/14712/view That looks like a good one. Kookaburra make good thigh pads.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: roco on January 03, 2012, 07:09:56 PM
The bas I have is the best protection I've had and that includes kook players hawk and a couple of others

But there's a newcomer that looks very very promising
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Canners on January 10, 2012, 03:40:49 PM
the thigh pad thread is back...

sorry everyone - but I am interested in the 2012 new releases - for example the GM Original LE ones are now much thinner and made of one piece of high density foam wrapped with leather (or similar substitute) and a thinner towling back - previously they were significantly thicker.

Several brands have brought out thinner thigh pads - with various different levels of success.

I have a set of the new GM Original LE ones to test and will post pics and a review once they have been tested. If anyone else has any other thoughts please add them in here.

Yes we know people like the aero protection - it is very good - but has anyone seen anything else innovative in this area?

I hope you've sorted your thigh pad dilemma out before our next net, buzz unhappy about his thigh pad isn't a pretty site
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on January 10, 2012, 04:01:44 PM
Arh - Pete is bringing something a bit special down for me and I have the GM's for now so should be ok :)

Buzz unhappy about his thigh pad isn't a pretty site
Humm - you may have witnessed this!!
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Dan W on January 10, 2012, 05:30:17 PM
Am I the only one that prefers thigh pad shorts? What are the best of those available?
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on January 16, 2012, 03:26:56 PM
is it me or are the major brands thigh pads all becoming very similar??

Ian Bell has these on
(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/141390.jpg)
which are similar to these:
http://www.gray-nicolls.co.uk/Body-Armour/Thigh-Guard/pro-performance-thigh-guard/product?page=0
and these:
http://www.gm-cricket.com/range/personal_protection/original-limited-edition-thigh-pad.aspx
just different shapes.

for the record, i think the Kook shape is the best
this is my shape of choice...
(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/IMAG0359.jpg)
(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/IMAG0360.jpg)

and Dan in answer to your question, I think they are all much of a muchness, go with the ones which fit you better. I find the protection doesn't sit in the right place with the shorts and that they aren't that comfortable, but I am grumpy with most things thigh pad at the moment, just ask Canners!!
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: 123* on January 16, 2012, 04:21:38 PM
Could you not send your sketch to Remfry to copy Buzz?
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Cover_Drive on January 16, 2012, 04:41:45 PM
Could you not send your sketch to Remfry to copy Buzz?

He could and can but they cost fortune :(.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on January 16, 2012, 04:43:23 PM
they have gone to someone else...!!
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: RoCo Da Pixie on January 16, 2012, 04:45:52 PM
Ace Feet in Motion?
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on January 16, 2012, 04:49:01 PM
Ace Feet in Motion?
best we don't play any guessing games for the moment or go into this in too much detail until I get them please
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Canners on January 16, 2012, 10:15:10 PM
The best batsman to ever play for my club uses a cushion with some ties sewn on as a thigh guard, I bet that made you foam at the mouth buzz lol
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on January 16, 2012, 10:17:29 PM
Need to get used to remfry as mine kept slipping down....may need some nip and tuck to adjust them
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Canners on January 16, 2012, 10:22:43 PM
Need to get used to remfry as mine kept slipping down....may need some nip and tuck to adjust them

Did you get yours custom made?

Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on January 16, 2012, 10:41:18 PM
No they were off pedro as wanted to see what the fuss was about
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Canners on January 16, 2012, 11:09:27 PM
No they were off pedro as wanted to see what the fuss was about

And? Are they all they're cracked up to be?
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on January 19, 2012, 02:42:34 PM
ooohhh what are these??
(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/IMAG0565-1.jpg)
:o :)
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Cover_Drive on February 07, 2012, 06:52:54 AM
Buzz mate, I know Remfry's are quite expensive but they are absolutely worth each and every single penny.

Had decided to go for one as mate was getting them so took advantage of shipping so got them today and believe me they are amazing, haven't seen any better thigh guard than this so far.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: pacman75cricket on February 07, 2012, 07:04:34 AM
I know remfry's are supposed to be good but what makes them so good?
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Cover_Drive on February 07, 2012, 07:10:15 AM
I tried big brands (Kookaburra, GM, GN etc etc) thigh guards and they were too bulky and at times it won't mould well!

My first impression with Remfrys is that they mould extremely well on your thighs, haven't tested them out in terms of protection but the comfort level is good. Then secondly some of the thigh pads (out leg) would touch top hat of pad etc and cause problems while this was totally fine.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on February 07, 2012, 08:15:55 AM
glad you like them. to be honest I am really happy with the new gm le set. they are very very light and well shaped. good protection too. and not £130... ! the gm ones are a significant improvement on previous models in my view.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Simmy on February 07, 2012, 08:19:15 AM
ooohhh what are these??
([url]http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/IMAG0565-1.jpg[/url])
:o :)


not all of us can get cusom gm 1's tho buzz :(

u stole them of cricket stig!
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Johnny on February 07, 2012, 08:28:58 AM
The Stig doesn't use thigh pads! He just uses his bat
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: petehosk on February 07, 2012, 09:13:42 AM
The stig only uses pads, gloves, helmet, thigh pads and box when the cameras are running!
When they are turned off, he sheds all items of protection, grabs a middling bat, gives the sign to up the speed on the bowling machine to the max, and then destroys the nets with his batting! It's a joy to watch!!  :o
The only reason he wears all that in front of the camera is for health and safety reasons! Plus he realises some colts may watch so has been told to ensure he sets an example! He even misses the odd shot or two especially for the camera so that anyone watching doesn't get a complex!!
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Johnny on February 07, 2012, 09:19:41 AM
...plus I guess all of that gear helps him to conceal his identity too Pete.

After you netted with him didn't you have to go through some kind of Men in Black-style memory wipe?
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: petehosk on February 07, 2012, 09:30:37 AM
And I have used the Remfrys and I have used the GM thigh pads which Buzz has.
I know this is a bold statement, and I absolutely would have kept the Remfrys had they been a little longer for my oversized frame! But I would absolutely say that the GM thigh pads are on the same level as the Remfrys IMO! They are light, strong and comfortable and extremely protective! I felt the Remfrys were slightly stronger but unless I am facing 90-100mph balls then this won't apply to me! And if I were facing that pace then I wouldn't be around for longer than 1 or 2 bals anyway!!
Ful marks to GM for taking the time to design these! I'm a fan!
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: petehosk on February 07, 2012, 09:37:53 AM
...plus I guess all of that gear helps him to conceal his identity too Pete.

After you netted with him didn't you have to go through some kind of Men in Black-style memory wipe?

Funny you should mention that fella! I can't remember a lot before the nets and feel more of a love towards my family! The first memory I have is someone removing sunglasses and walking out of the nets!! Strange!
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Cover_Drive on February 07, 2012, 01:50:35 PM
glad you like them. to be honest I am really happy with the new gm le set. they are very very light and well shaped. good protection too. and not £130... ! the gm ones are a significant improvement on previous models in my view.

Cheers Buzz.

The problem and concern I had with GM ones was they were very thick, however, you got yourself tad thinner ones. Not sure how but I'm sure with the thinner ones they would be as good as Remfrys, for me the set I wore was extremely thick.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on February 07, 2012, 01:52:15 PM
the new ones are only 10-12 mm thick, the same as mine, they are about half the thickness of last seasons models.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Cover_Drive on February 07, 2012, 02:19:37 PM
I tried 2011 LE ones and I didn't measure the thickness but they were quite thicker compared to Remfrys.

I will someday ask you how you got custom made GM LE ones :D
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: gdb19 on February 13, 2012, 01:03:09 PM
Just in case anyone is after a GM original LE thigh pad you can get them from JJB for £19.54 delivered. Men's right hand only but just use codes MVC59G and FREEDEL4U to get that price. Codes only last til Wednesday though.

I'm tempted to get one myself based on buzz's comments and sell my large p2 strippers on here as they do take up quite a lot of room in a bag.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: tim2000s on February 13, 2012, 01:08:19 PM
Just in case anyone is after a GM original LE thigh pad you can get them from JJB for £19.54 delivered. Men's right hand only but just use codes MVC59G and FREEDEL4U to get that price. Codes only last til Wednesday though.

I'm tempted to get one myself based on buzz's comments and sell my large p2 strippers on here as they do take up quite a lot of room in a bag.
You think? No more room than a thigh pad I'd say! Depends on how you fold them...
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: gdb19 on February 13, 2012, 01:12:02 PM
You think? No more room than a thigh pad I'd say! Depends on how you fold them...

I'm sure I could fold them better, to be honest I reckon I'm more after an excuse to buy new stuff.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on February 13, 2012, 01:34:24 PM
the ones on jjb are not this years model and are not the same as the ones I have, FYI
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: gdb19 on February 13, 2012, 01:54:23 PM
the ones on jjb are not this years model and are not the same as the ones I have, FYI

Ah I thought they were this years model (I know you had some über fancy custom ones as well), any ideas what the differences are between this years and last years models?

Also forgot to mention that the code takes 15% off full price stuff so can be used for other things on JJB.

Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on May 11, 2012, 07:44:50 AM
I thought I would add the latest Shamrock thigh pads to the list here...
(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/utf-8BSU1BRzA3ODcuanBn.jpg)
(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/utf-8BSU1BRzA3ODYuanBn.jpg)
(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/utf-8BSU1BRzA3ODUuanBn.jpg)

I haven't used them yet, although the shape and fit is great. They are slightly thicker than the GM ones in the picture. The branding is nice and subtle, which is always great - the green straps are a little too kookaburra for me, but that isn't a reason not to like them!
From my initial ideal thigh pad design the only thing that isn't perfect is that the velcro strap on the top of the outer thigh pad ideally would be at a slight angle to help the strap fit.
But all in a really nice bit of kit and super comfortable with it.
The cut off top of the outer thigh pad allows a good range of movement, especially when on the sweep or leaning into a wider drive... Johnnyw well done :)
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Cover_Drive on May 11, 2012, 07:51:44 AM
Buzz mate, I think its time to show us your thigh pads collection, you are PeteHosk when it comes to thigh pads lol.

PS: You have been using your custom GM thigh pads in season so far? If so serving better than Hawk or others you have used?

Cheers
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: johnnyw on May 11, 2012, 08:30:24 AM
Thanks Buzz for taking the time for the review on the thigh pads. Much Appreciated
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on May 11, 2012, 08:33:47 AM
Firstly the only thigh pads I have currently are in the photo above, all the others have been sold or passed on.

I have been using the GM original set in the nets so far (but haven't played a game in them yet) they are great.

the upside of the shamrock ones is that they do fit better the downside is that the are marginally thicker... both sets are good.
In comparison to the Hawk ones - the original hawk ones that I had in the very first post were, in my view better than the second Hawk set I got, both in terms of fit and performance. As you can see I have had to adjust the GM ones with extra velcro to help them fit better, but that is not a bit deal. I hold out high hopes for the shamrock ones. These are the large mens option.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: roco on May 12, 2012, 07:49:45 AM
Got my set of shamrocks through today and are as good as any I've used great protection it seems and lovely fit but agree strap could be at an angle but small small thing

Top product jonny
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: PedalsMcgrew on May 12, 2012, 08:35:42 AM
I've got a pair of these Shamrock thigh guards........probably version 1.0 looking at Buzz's pair which look like v2.0 but they are the best thigh guards I have had and I've been through a few! Nice and big, very comfortable, the fitting is nice and tight, especially on the inner guard which is just how I like it and the protection is perfect. I've been using them a while and have worn quite a few at decent speed on them whilst practicing the 'Cook nudge' off my hip in the nets, luckily I've never felt a thing...

Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Tail Ender on May 25, 2012, 04:34:06 PM
Am I alone in not wearing a thigh pad? At my club I think I'm the only guy who doesn't wear one. I honestly don't like wearing them and would rather wear the bruise.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on May 25, 2012, 06:08:08 PM
I am sure you are not alone.

I am just certifiable
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Cover_Drive on November 13, 2012, 03:43:53 PM
This thread has adept of information about thigh pads, a sneaky bump for all the newcomers who have questions about thigh pad protection. This thread has gone over every aspect of thigh pads, so big thanks to Sir Buzz for providing us with such vital knowledge :)

Just a question where are Ace Feet in motion ones sold, can anyone provide me the link? Many thanks in advance
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on November 13, 2012, 03:49:01 PM
welcome back to this old friend!!  I haven't been testing any thigh pads for a while now due to being happy with what I have (who wouldn't be happy with pretty much the only set of custom GM LE's in existence?)
C_D you need to speak to http://www.feetinmotion.co.uk/ for the ace thigh pads, but given all your Remfry, i wouldn't bother!!
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Cover_Drive on November 13, 2012, 03:58:30 PM
welcome back to this old friend!!  I haven't been testing any thigh pads for a while now due to being happy with what I have (who wouldn't be happy with pretty much the only set of custom GM LE's in existence?)
C_D you need to speak to [url]http://www.feetinmotion.co.uk/[/url] for the ace thigh pads, but given all your Remfry, i wouldn't bother!!


Many thanks for your swift reply Buzz, I appreciate it :)

I was just curious to know more about them as I just read about them in one of thread in 'Items Wanted' section.

I simply love the Remfry's, they are absolutely best ever in my opinion. However, since I have practised indoor couple of times in past few weeks, I used my Aero Strippers as I wanted to preserve my Remfry's although they last for ages but I don't like them as much as Remfry.

Once again thanks!

Indeed, you are only man on this planet with custom made GM thigh guard set, I can safely say this :D
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Cover_Drive on November 13, 2012, 04:00:40 PM
One thing I would like to add about Remfry's is that the end of the straps is not sewed or 'locked up' so the thread comes off so you have to cut it with use of scissor, if you pull it more of it will come off. So I got the end sewed by my mom, if anyone is interested I could share the pictures with you.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: cricketbadger on November 13, 2012, 05:55:15 PM
any pictures of feet in motion pads???
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on November 13, 2012, 06:02:01 PM
Matt Prior, centre, is wearing some

3.   Ace/Buchanan thigh pads are at the higher end price wise (£85 or £65 + post respectively) I am sure these will be excellent. The Remfry ones are more expensive, but most test players use them for their whole career – that suggests that they are value for money. Matt Prior uses the ACE version, not sure what other pro's go for them.

pics here... ([url]http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/thighpadheaven.jpg[/url])

Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: cricketbadger on November 13, 2012, 06:06:43 PM
are there pictures on the website link you provided?
or do you have to contact them directly?
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: procricket on November 13, 2012, 06:10:05 PM
contact them directly they will then send out a templete which you cut to size mate.

Ah a Yorkshireman

ace Feet in Motion are a poor mans Remfry.

THey are simply too thick and the terry towling is too bulky.

Out of the two i have had in the past if i did not buy remfry i would not buy ace i would buy a top of the range of one of the bigger brands.

Bar the nice white straps i do not seen the advantages of ACE bar the price in relation to Remfry
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: cricketbadger on November 13, 2012, 06:15:19 PM
thanks alot mate
Just wanted to know a bit more about them, hear peoples opinions
my Obo strippers are on their last legs
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on November 13, 2012, 06:18:46 PM
I agree with Procricket - either buy a new set of aero stripers or some top of the range thigh pads from GM or Kook or anyone else - most i think are made in the same place anyway.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: procricket on November 13, 2012, 06:20:47 PM
i used to use Obo as well i cut the hip protector out they asted me 2 years they were very good if not a bit bulky.

I like the remfry because after a while they feel part of you because there so thin and having used mine for 3 years now there in still great nick i even put mine in the washing machine and they came out looking new.


The feet in motion were bulkier and i have no doubt offer the same protection (i used the thigh guards for around 3 months) but found them to be like other thigh pads and very bulky and cumbersome.

It really depends what you like i'am the kind who likes small yet tightly fitted pads and gloves including thigh pads and i like them as thin as i can get them.

If you do not mind a little bit of bulk then the ace are fine but there not that much into it.

I know i go into a bit sorry but to me protection is a very big thing you do not want to spend a day at Airedale if they do not work
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Blazer on November 13, 2012, 06:22:36 PM
What makes Remfry and Ace thighpads expensive apart from the custom fit ?. Is it a different material ?. CD can you please post the pictures of the sewn up Remfry ?.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: procricket on November 13, 2012, 06:27:08 PM
Yes and the fact the guy makes them in his shed behind his house i'am led to believe.

Yes they are different material than anything i have used before there made out of surgical type stuff and there thin as you can get and they weight is nothing.

I love mine i should at the price would i buy them again NO....

Because there very very good but i know through using other thigh pads (Asad does a bas one for a tenner or did) that the protection can be offered for a fraction of the cost.

In saying that they are special and i have never felt a ball through my thigh pad since i have used them and there made to measure and when your not the tallest there great to fit.

Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: cricketbadger on November 13, 2012, 06:31:08 PM
spent too muhc time in Airedale already
ProCricket where are you from?
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Cover_Drive on November 13, 2012, 06:56:29 PM

I like the remfry because after a while they feel part of you because there so thin and having used mine for 3 years now there in still great nick i even put mine in the washing machine and they came out looking new.

Absolutely, I concur these sentiments.

Mate, how did you put them in washing machine? Don't they get damaged in washing machine due to them being stiff and having a shape?

What makes Remfry and Ace thighpads expensive apart from the custom fit ?. Is it a different material ?. CD can you please post the pictures of the sewn up Remfry ?.

Will do mate
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: procricket on November 13, 2012, 06:58:32 PM
nope they went all different colour but then they dried out and i put them on and naturally air dried them the straps came out whiter than white on low temp.

But you know me and washing stuff.....
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Post by: Cover_Drive on November 13, 2012, 06:59:58 PM
nope they went all different colour but then they dried out and i put them on and naturally air dried them the straps came out whiter than white on low temp.

But you know me and washing stuff.....

Ah, I wouldn't have courage to do that  :(

Haha, absolutely remember everything vividly :))
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on November 28, 2012, 01:30:57 PM
Right, the UK answer to Remfry is here...
http://strettonfox.tumblr.com/
http://www.facebook.com/StrettonFox#!/StrettonFox/photos

also having bats made by some chap called Robert Pack... More info when I have it  ;)
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Blazer on November 28, 2012, 01:40:48 PM
Right, the UK answer to Remfry is here...
[url]http://strettonfox.tumblr.com/[/url]
[url]http://www.facebook.com/StrettonFox#[/url]!/StrettonFox/photos

also having bats made by some chap called Robert Pack... More info when I have it  ;)

They look very classy indeed. Wonder what the prices are like ?. The material resembles the Morrant International pads foam.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: roco on November 28, 2012, 01:41:38 PM
Look nice

Trust you to find this
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on November 28, 2012, 01:42:42 PM
I will be speaking to the owner shortly - am slightly giddy.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: roco on November 28, 2012, 01:45:15 PM
You know what to ask

Do they do men's sizes not just hobbit sizes
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Tom on November 28, 2012, 01:49:21 PM
Same company as Benson Fox, whos owner is on the other forum. He could be a member here too.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: cricketbadger on November 28, 2012, 02:10:22 PM
pricess??????????
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: PedalsMcgrew on November 28, 2012, 02:37:45 PM
I will be speaking to the owner shortly - am slightly giddy.

Me too, this is the most exciting thing that's happened in the cricket world for years....! :D
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: charlie15 on November 28, 2012, 03:05:34 PM
I will be speaking to the owner shortly - am slightly giddy.

Funnily enough I've just read this months AOC and Stretton Fox have an advertorial on P.93, I was thinking of you Buzz when I read it! :D

Bullet proof thigh pads hmmmm....
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: tim2000s on November 28, 2012, 03:16:46 PM
Don't tell the Stig about these though. He has bullet proof thighs and would simply think you are a wuss!
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on November 28, 2012, 03:29:01 PM
Ok - first the marketing commentary...

these offer double the protection at less than the weight of the nearest cometitors - remfry or aero !!

thus the RR prices -

Outer TG£60
inner - £50
Chest - £50
arm - £40

plus other pads like wk or fielding leg guards
distributed through Owzat cricket - plus personal basis for larger orders

you can also have a bispoke order...

Finally they are theromoset so you can wrap them around your body and can go in the washing machine.

More information when I have it ;) 

Don't tell the Stig about these though. He has bullet proof thighs and would simply think you are a wuss!
pah I have seen the stig's moves - he will try to half inch them!!
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: roco on November 28, 2012, 03:30:02 PM
So those are rrp prices?? So bit cheaper really
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on November 28, 2012, 09:06:02 PM
Remember seeing the website a while go, think someone put it up with the laser etching topic a while back ???

Stuff looks good though and being washable has to b a positive aspect to go with the protection
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: procricket on November 28, 2012, 09:11:56 PM
You can machine wash remfrys if your brave enough
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on November 28, 2012, 09:17:21 PM
Considered it davey after ur post but they aren't exactly smaller after the lack of action last season so not desperate just yet :)
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: roco on November 29, 2012, 05:59:12 AM
Been speaking to the boss of these and seems a top top bloke

The prices buzz put up are the ssp so will be the prices they sell for and will be available from owzat in two weeks but from themselves straight away
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Blazer on November 29, 2012, 08:34:14 PM
As read in the AOC magazine , The original intention was to create protection against 9mm projectile for undercover police and then evolved into cricket protection sans being bullet proof. The outer side is all velcro and the inner side has a sweat management materials. They are less than a centimetre thick and malleable.
The best of British cricket industry post Ayrtek helmets in a nutshell.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=axrpCtc8O1A (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=axrpCtc8O1A)
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Post by: Cover_Drive on November 29, 2012, 08:55:20 PM
I really like them, in particular the grey ones.

Can someone tell me if they would have slightly stiff composition?

(http://sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/548031_235013403290791_702356611_n.jpg)

I mean if you see the outer thigh guard here, it seems to be bending/shrinking

Or it is just picture/my eyes? Want it to be stiff like Remfry.

I think this has tempted few of us, few are considering buying them. I think it would be good if we collect our orders and then submit to them. Who knows they might give slight discount if there are couple pairs being ordered...
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Cover_Drive on November 29, 2012, 08:58:03 PM
Also the inner one doesn't have a "buckle" like Remfrys so would they be able to stay in there place if you just strap around your thigh?
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on November 29, 2012, 09:12:27 PM
yes they are rigid, and you heat them and then fit them to your leg.

the straps are all velcro so you can have them fit them how you like.

there are hoops around the top of the inner pad.

they can be any colour you like.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: procricket on November 29, 2012, 09:14:01 PM
Are you buying a set buzz I look forward to the review

I think they look and theory of them is great mate
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: cricketbadger on November 29, 2012, 09:14:55 PM
so they aren't all connected like strippers? just single pads?
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Cover_Drive on November 29, 2012, 09:23:30 PM
yes they are rigid, and you heat them and then fit them to your leg.

the straps are all velcro so you can have them fit them how you like.

there are hoops around the top of the inner pad.

they can be any colour you like.

Many thanks for your insightful reply Buzz, I appreciate it.

All sounds good, I'm actually quite tempted to try them out.

I think gray looks the best, a sublime innovation.

Once again many thanks
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on November 30, 2012, 03:42:30 PM
ooohh, arriving on Monday...
(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/utf-8BcGhvdG8uSlBH-2.jpg)

(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/utf-8BcGhvdG8uSlBH-1.jpg)

(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/utf-8BcGhvdG8uSlBH.jpg)
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Post by: roco on November 30, 2012, 03:45:13 PM
(http://i957.photobucket.com/albums/ae59/ajer2000/C0CEF1AA-E417-40A1-B1B5-4BE9A6194A43-22226-0000156AE442ACDF.jpg)

Snap old boy

Been promised best thigh pads I've used and 1cm thick plus supposed to last a career
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Ryan on November 30, 2012, 04:22:36 PM
Any deals to forum members? Tempted myself...
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on December 01, 2012, 12:09:49 PM
Any deals to forum members? Tempted myself...
the answer is that is part up to George and part up to the retailer involved. Currently, unless it is a totally custom order - which is the slightly more expensive option, the orders are being placed through Owzat cricket, however I am trying to persuade George to use one of our sponsors
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: cricketbadger on December 01, 2012, 12:37:48 PM
are yours custom made buzz and roco?
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on December 01, 2012, 12:57:46 PM
As far as I know, Roco's are the standard large mens size. Mine are standard mens inner and a custom outer in between the large and standard mens size. They do two shapes to, the standard UK style and the more asian style like the bas ones
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Post by: cricketbadger on December 01, 2012, 01:00:09 PM
do you know if they will have any better photos once their website is fully up and running?
tried viewing the pdf's but the files wouldnt open either, not had much luck

they look amazing though, im sure they will get plenty of trade from us on the forum
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on December 01, 2012, 01:11:32 PM
you will get some lovely pics from me on Monday ;)
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Post by: cricketbadger on December 01, 2012, 01:21:51 PM
that will do for me
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: roco on December 01, 2012, 05:13:54 PM
Mine are the standard men's as I'm not a fussy sod like buzz
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: RossViper on December 01, 2012, 05:54:46 PM
these look lush! I think there might be a minor few design issues, but I'll wait and see what the Buzz has to say about it.

Interesting to see that they use "standard" elastic rather than the remfly "Velcro elastic"

Interesting to see how you guys get on with them, nice to see them in the market place too. hope they do well, look like a high class set up any road.

Buzz , I have you seen those Gary's hockey shin guards, the white ones with a blue foam lining, I think it might be the  same stuff, I often though it would make excellent stuff for thigh guards.




Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on December 01, 2012, 06:21:30 PM
Ross do you mean Grays? I think these are different again.
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Post by: roco on December 01, 2012, 06:26:20 PM
Doubt its that stuff as I've used those grays pads and there like memory foam and quite thick
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Post by: RossViper on December 01, 2012, 08:45:17 PM
Sorry GRAYS!!  yes! lol, me a spelling!

These ones:
http://www.barringtonsports.com/products/2/style/grays_international_shinguards_2008/7676/view

the outer white stuff, hock hard and light weight....maybe, would love to get hold of some of it.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: roco on December 01, 2012, 08:48:37 PM
If there same as mine there not rick hard on outside as mine are the grays international and are soft foam that absorbs impact then reforms
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: RossViper on December 01, 2012, 09:04:07 PM
If there same as mine there not rick hard on outside as mine are the grays international and are soft foam that absorbs impact then reforms

Might be different ones then, but the ones my mate had were very hard, perfect for thigh pads.... one day i might get down to a foam mrf... there's one in Kent I think
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Cover_Drive on December 03, 2012, 07:41:06 AM
After much anticipation, the day has finally arrived...
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: ItsJustCricket on December 03, 2012, 03:47:37 PM
Just had a 45-minute telephone conversation with George.  We are extremely interested in stocking the Stretton Fox range, and George will be coming to the shop to show me a few samples on Wednesday.  Sounds like top drawer kit!  :) Look forward to hearing Buzz's review as well...
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on December 03, 2012, 03:52:43 PM
the postman hasn't arrived yet... :(

But great news on the meeting, I really hope you like the kit Paul
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Post by: roco on December 03, 2012, 03:59:43 PM
Waiting for mine still as well tracking says out for delivery though
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: uknsaunders on December 03, 2012, 04:28:12 PM
I couldn't see them on owzat cricket at all
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Ryan on December 03, 2012, 04:37:21 PM
I've Peter Benson (of Benson fox) coming to see me tomorrow for a chat. I should find out more then.  He did mention some new designs maybe a mk2 coming out in the next couple of weeks.
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Post by: Buzz on December 03, 2012, 05:37:11 PM
effing parcel force are claiming that they were here at 17.15. needless to say they weren't and haven't left a note to prove it. I have been stuck at home all day.

ggrrrrr
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: roco on December 03, 2012, 05:38:34 PM
Waiting to complain about mine soon as no sight
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Vulcan Cricket on December 03, 2012, 06:50:49 PM
i got some new ones comeing 5 star pro roco  ;)
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: roco on December 03, 2012, 07:00:32 PM
Need to be pro 5* le mate sorry
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Vulcan Cricket on December 03, 2012, 07:08:33 PM
i just looked them there 5 star le gold star and come with hip flask holder lol
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: roco on December 03, 2012, 07:13:40 PM
If the flask has beer in I'm sold
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Vulcan Cricket on December 03, 2012, 07:18:42 PM
 
If the flask has beer in I'm sold
. Yes lots of make you bat better
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: roco on December 03, 2012, 07:28:32 PM
Not hard to make me bat better I only found out which way to hold bat last week
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Post by: 19reading87 on December 03, 2012, 07:52:59 PM
Stella??? #wifebeater
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: roco on December 04, 2012, 05:29:15 AM
Mine came at 845 last night

Very light and stiff to start with felt very restrictive due to stiffness but was told by maker to go nuts and bend them to shape my leg as come straight so did that and 100% better feel really comfy now but only test is a net which I will try to do soon

The protection is very good and feel very well made and coverage due to wrap around design as seem to give extra 2 inches protection round leg without feeling restrictive (after bending) with pad on there is no to minimal leg exposed (only groin and butt) so total protection

Only down side is straps are small for my ample frame but George sending some men's size ones along
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: uknsaunders on December 04, 2012, 08:37:02 AM
you've had 12 hours to get a pic up Roco, I'm very disappointed in you  :)
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Post by: roco on December 04, 2012, 08:55:43 AM
My pic is already up young nick
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Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on December 04, 2012, 01:37:29 PM
Pg 93 of AOC features Stretton Fox this month along with a video on their website due shortly
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on December 04, 2012, 04:53:20 PM
ok - firstly - I promise to use my proper camera to take decent pictures in the next day or so, when the wife is out - but here they are with my GM specials by way of comparison... I am really sorry I didn't realise how bad the pictures were until I have just reviewed the post!! I promise to do better. They are on the StrettonFox blog - http://strettonfox.tumblr.com/

(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/thigh%20pads/utf-8BSU1BRzExMTkuanBn.jpg)

And yes I did try the mallet test on both sets - see http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=M4S5HesCMjs for an example of what that is ;)

So here are the strettonfox numbers (they cost more than the sofa!)
(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/thigh%20pads/utf-8BSU1BRzExMjAuanBn.jpg)
(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/thigh%20pads/utf-8BSU1BRzExMjUuanBn.jpg)

and for comparison here are the GM's
(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/thigh%20pads/utf-8BSU1BRzExMjQuanBn.jpg)
(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/thigh%20pads/utf-8BSU1BRzExMjMuanBn.jpg)

weight wise I would say they are similar - with the SF's marginally heavier but also bigger and they are about the same thickness - less than 10mm. But with the mallet test the difference is noticable - the gm's fair ok when you hit them in the middle, but any edge hit and you are giving yourself a dead leg. with the SF's they offer all over protection (from mallets and cricket balls ;))

In terms of fit, I really need to spend some time adjusting the SF ones to fit better as at the moment they are a little constricted from being in the box they were posted in! Obviously the GM ones have been worn for a year so are worn in. I have had to add some extra velcro to the GM ones to help them fit - but with the SF pads you can attached both ends of the straps where ever you want to get the best, most comfortable fit possible.

I will have to defer to Roco for his review in the nets due to me not able to bat until February with my sore achilles :(   
In the next day or so. But many thanks to George for sending them to me in such short order (custom made thigh pads in under a week). He has also offered to make the stig a very special arm guard so - so watch out for that...  ;)
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: cricketbadger on December 04, 2012, 05:46:04 PM
is that a little velcro strap i can see on the SF's that attach both pads together when you wear them?
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Post by: Buzz on December 04, 2012, 05:51:35 PM
yes - one strap around your waist and one for each of your thigh's.

with nice subtle StrettonFox branding. They are doing custom ones in various colours apparently too.

The velcro material on the outside of the pad have been custom designed for the pads. Always good to have another UK manufacturer.
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Post by: roco on December 04, 2012, 05:52:21 PM
Mine are hook and loop
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Post by: procricket on December 04, 2012, 05:54:50 PM
Do I buy a set

So tempting
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on December 04, 2012, 06:04:32 PM
Do I buy a set

So tempting
you can wear them and your remfry's at the same time then!! ;)
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Post by: wilkie113 on December 04, 2012, 06:13:47 PM
They do look really really really nice. But I could never justify spending that on thigh pads lol.

Buzz you've got thighpaditous! How many sets have you tested for the benefit of the forum? :)
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on December 04, 2012, 06:16:21 PM
more than 10.

possibly 12-14?

I have retired.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Canners on December 04, 2012, 06:49:32 PM
more than 10.

possibly 12-14?

I have retired.

are these the one ;) ?
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on December 04, 2012, 06:54:58 PM
are these the one ;) ?

well you can never say never... :D
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: procricket on December 04, 2012, 06:58:53 PM
We need a thigh off on a machine buzz

Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on December 04, 2012, 07:04:27 PM
just use the mallet!
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Cover_Drive on December 04, 2012, 10:39:27 PM
Do I buy a set

So tempting

This :( :( :(
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on December 04, 2012, 10:43:11 PM
This :( :( :(

I will take some better photos in the next day or two to help you make up you mind.

You do have masses of Remfry kit!
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: procricket on December 04, 2012, 10:48:52 PM
I'am going to stick to remfry

I can not get my head round how you could better remfry in terms of protection and comfort.

They sure look nice and for the price in bespoke thigh pads you can't go wrong if that what your in to.

Ace feet in motion are poor these look better..
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Cover_Drive on December 04, 2012, 10:56:22 PM
True, in my past few nets I had been using Aero P1s after using Remfry throughout the season and these were my exact words when I used Aero "These are bloody garbage thigh protection." Thats how your views change after using Remfry.

However, I'm extremely cautious over my Remfry's and wish to keep them in pristine condition so I have hard time using my Remfry in nets, because they are too good for nets just like Screaming Cat.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on December 05, 2012, 02:29:37 PM
because I know you all like pictures in the sunshine, I even ventured into the garden this afternoon to take some pictures :) just uploading them onto photobucket.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on December 05, 2012, 02:31:07 PM
True, in my past few nets I had been using Aero P1s after using Remfry throughout the season and these were my exact words when I used Aero "These are bloody garbage thigh protection." Thats how your views change after using Remfry.

However, I'm extremely cautious over my Remfry's and wish to keep them in pristine condition so I have hard time using my Remfry in nets, because they are too good for nets just like Screaming Cat.

Get them used mate...no point in having top end protection if your going to leave it in your bedroom and get bruises using a lesser product!
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on January 08, 2013, 01:14:25 PM
I have split this thread so that the Stretton Foxes have their own thread for ease and so this thread can be a cross reference for different thigh pads

The other thread is here
http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=21285.0
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Cover_Drive on January 08, 2013, 01:39:35 PM
You're a star Buzz :)

If you don't mind, could you edit the title of that thread to; 'The Sretton Fox Thigh Pads Thread'? Albeit I know they are not only for thigh guards, but if I'm not mistaken thats what there majority of revenue/recognition is for. It would increase forum exposure along Stretton Fox especially when one would google them, apart from there facebook page there is no place where one can read reviews about them.

Just my two cents..
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on January 12, 2013, 08:37:07 AM
updates pics of the Robinsons thigh pads...

(http://www.espncricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/152600/152622.jpg)
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Cover_Drive on January 12, 2013, 08:52:18 AM
Where are they sold mate?
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on January 12, 2013, 09:11:48 AM
quantum cricket in the uk.
not sure you need any more given you have remfry and Stretton fox!
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Cover_Drive on January 12, 2013, 09:21:48 AM
quantum cricket in the uk.
not sure you need any more given you have remfry and Stretton fox!

Ahan, thanks for that information.

Haha, just wanted to see what pricing for RS are like. That reminds me that I have to review the latter ones..
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on January 12, 2013, 09:35:52 AM
you will need a video and a bat mallet and the remfrys for comparison!
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: tim2000s on January 12, 2013, 09:49:33 AM
Hmmm. I'm sure i have a video like this somewhere with a Nutty Buddy...
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: ABello1 on February 26, 2013, 08:25:35 PM
A nice bit of research there Buzz think my GN warrior will do the job for me but quite fancy a Hawk outer thighpad
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: chaudhari21 on March 16, 2013, 06:03:07 AM
Has any one tried these thinking about maybe getting them? The kooka shorts with pads.
http://www.seriouscricket.co.uk/shop/product.php/2131/361/ (http://www.seriouscricket.co.uk/shop/product.php/2131/361/)

 I never really wear a thigh pad its uncomfortable for me however this will be the first year after bunch of bruises last year.

Let me know what you think?
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: rajesh500 on March 16, 2013, 06:13:00 AM
I have tried these, ts good for practice but not in a game where you have to run.. I am not using it. if you need it and wanna try it I can send it to you for free..
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on March 16, 2013, 09:59:25 AM
I think you would be better off saving up a little more if you can and getting some p2's
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Twelfth Man on March 16, 2013, 10:02:15 AM
I agree with Buzz, P2's are very comfortable and good value for money. They're not bulky and a really good fit. I think you can get them a little cheaper than at Serious Cricket though!
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: ItsJustCricket on March 16, 2013, 10:20:34 AM
Haha good spot! Indeed you can: http://www.itsjustcricket.co.uk/personal-protection-c1/thigh-pads-c9/aero-p2-stripper-thigh-pads-set-lower-body-protector-p11 (http://www.itsjustcricket.co.uk/personal-protection-c1/thigh-pads-c9/aero-p2-stripper-thigh-pads-set-lower-body-protector-p11)
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: procricket on March 16, 2013, 10:31:21 AM
And cheaper still

http://www.duckandrun.co.uk/Cricket-Personal-Protection/Aero-P2-Stripper-Lower-Body-Protector/details (http://www.duckandrun.co.uk/Cricket-Personal-Protection/Aero-P2-Stripper-Lower-Body-Protector/details)

And even cheaper

http://www.talentcricket.co.uk/all_in_one_body_protection/aero_p2_strippers_v60/c213p825.html (http://www.talentcricket.co.uk/all_in_one_body_protection/aero_p2_strippers_v60/c213p825.html)

There some decent bargains to be had knocking around currently
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: chaudhari21 on March 16, 2013, 03:43:30 PM
Ok I am going to have to think about this one. Buzz I have read this entire thread of research could be a great book some day. Here is my question with these P2 do they slide down because most of my runs are scored trying to get quick singles and lots 2's. That was the problem before with the old school thigh pad it would always slide down.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: chaudhari21 on March 16, 2013, 03:44:46 PM
whats the shipping like for something like this on to the U.S
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: chaudhari21 on March 16, 2013, 03:46:18 PM
I also found these last night while looking at the other ones. I wonder how good these are?

http://www.seriouscricket.co.uk/shop/product.php/4846/232/ (http://www.seriouscricket.co.uk/shop/product.php/4846/232/)
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: chaudhari21 on March 16, 2013, 03:47:40 PM
Rajesh,

I just sent you PM thanks bud.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on March 16, 2013, 05:56:55 PM
Ok I am going to have to think about this one. Buzz I have read this entire thread of research could be a great book some day. Here is my question with these P2 do they slide down because most of my runs are scored trying to get quick singles and lots 2's. That was the problem before with the old school thigh pad it would always slide down.

just put them on properly and they will stay up fine
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: MD2812 on March 21, 2013, 03:01:48 PM
Ok I am going to have to think about this one. Buzz I have read this entire thread of research could be a great book some day. Here is my question with these P2 do they slide down because most of my runs are scored trying to get quick singles and lots 2's. That was the problem before with the old school thigh pad it would always slide down.

Mine have never slipped down. The strapping around the pads is really good so fits comfortable in small of your back and keeps it secure
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: PedalsMcgrew on March 21, 2013, 03:24:36 PM
These arrived the other day.....

They're a lot better than I was expecting, very comfortable, the inner thigh guard is nicely shaped and they seem to be fairly well made. Not Aero standards but not too far off. The padding is very, very light so I'm not too sure how protective they will be but I have hit them a few times with a mallet and emerged unscathed so they should be ok. Not 100% sure they will usurp my old P2's which are held together with baling twine quite yet but for £12 it's hardly a costly error! Overall I'm quite impressed. Definitely better than the offerings I have seen from a lot of 'big' companies but probably definitely not as good as Aero and obviously nowhere near Stretton Fox standards...

Just thought I would stick them up for people to see....for £12 I think they're pretty decent value.

(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n546/PedalsMcGrew/20130321_151457_zps3c010328.jpg)
(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n546/PedalsMcGrew/20130321_151524_zps7fef78e9.jpg)
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on March 21, 2013, 04:04:10 PM
Nice, thanks for posting these.
Is the outer thigh pad a little small?? it looks only marginally bigger than the inner thigh pad!!
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: PedalsMcgrew on March 21, 2013, 04:20:30 PM
It's not massive! The inner is quite big though so that accounts a little for how they look in the pics! If you're over 6ft I would give these a miss but for the shorter chaps amongst us these might do a decent job. As I said, I haven't really tested them yet. They are amazingly light, loads lighter than the Aero's but I don't know if that's because they have skimped on the padding or because the padding they have used (x-lite) is actually a very impressive substance!

 

Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: gdb19 on March 22, 2013, 09:48:09 AM
These look ok for the money. I've just sold an old pair of p2 strippers as I thought I'd switch to my shamrock thigh pads this year. May have been a tad rash as the inner thigh pad keeps slipping down too much in nets so I might end up buying some of these or some new strippers.

Has anyone tried the new kookaburra all in one thigh pads?
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: PedalsMcgrew on March 22, 2013, 10:00:51 AM
I spoke to Jake at Vitas about the Kook thigh guard set and he reckoned that they were good but not brilliant. No hip protection for a start! I hadn't noticed until I spoke to him about it...

Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: gdb19 on March 22, 2013, 10:06:19 AM
Good point, I hadn't spotted that either. I think I'll play around with the ones I have to make them fit better but if I can't then it looks like I'll be going back to a new set of strippers as I can't justify buying some Stretton foxes.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: PedalsMcgrew on March 22, 2013, 10:23:42 AM
I actually customised my old P2's. I didn't like the inner guard so I got an Adidas one I liked and cut it down a tiny bit and sewed that into the pouch instead of the standard Aero one....it's a bit bigger but fits better. It's easy enough to do...with my sewing skills it only took about 5 mins....I have re-done it about 4 times though... :D
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: epbs on March 24, 2013, 12:19:36 PM
Does anyone know if the current P1 Strippers are mouldable at all? I looked at a pair yesterday and they seemed very flat, and I wasn't sure if with a bit of persuasion they couldn't be curved a bit more? Not a huge amount needed, but a bit more of a bend would suit me better and be less bulky/stick out less under the trousers so not get in the way so much.

Any advice appreciated, from those that have them, or stockists that don't mind giving a pair a bend!

P.S. I know Stretton Fox are mouldable, and I thought i'd made my mind up to buy some, but can't justify the money.

Cheers
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: toenails97 on March 24, 2013, 02:06:04 PM
Does anyone know if the current P1 Strippers are mouldable at all? I looked at a pair yesterday and they seemed very flat, and I wasn't sure if with a bit of persuasion they couldn't be curved a bit more? Not a huge amount needed, but a bit more of a bend would suit me better and be less bulky/stick out less under the trousers so not get in the way so much.

Any advice appreciated, from those that have them, or stockists that don't mind giving a pair a bend!

P.S. I know Stretton Fox are mouldable, and I thought i'd made my mind up to buy some, but can't justify the money.

Cheers
I got some P1's for christmas having formally had the P2's and at first I thought they would be to bulky, however I find they do mould a little bit which of course helps a lot!
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: chaudhari21 on March 26, 2013, 06:04:25 PM
Rajesh,

Got the shorts with pads. Thanks a lot man they fit awesome. Will try them in the nets this Saturday.

Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: rajesh500 on March 26, 2013, 06:28:39 PM
Rajesh,

Got the shorts with pads. Thanks a lot man they fit awesome. Will try them in the nets this Saturday.
I am glad you liked it Samir...
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: jackmorris on March 26, 2013, 08:19:26 PM
I just go for the traditional outer and inner thigh pads, at the moment i have the kookaburra 900 outer and the adidas pro inner and they both give great protection and are both very light,  you don't realise when you git hit so thats all i need, something that works.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: gdb19 on March 29, 2013, 09:02:16 PM
It's not massive! The inner is quite big though so that accounts a little for how they look in the pics! If you're over 6ft I would give these a miss but for the shorter chaps amongst us these might do a decent job. As I said, I haven't really tested them yet. They are amazingly light, loads lighter than the Aero's but I don't know if that's because they have skimped on the padding or because the padding they have used (x-lite) is actually a very impressive substance!

Have you given these slazenger thigh pads a test yet?

I've had a long day of first trailing round ikea and then building the stuff we've bought. Managed to get a few minutes in sports direct and saw these for £13. Very tempted but I didn't buy them in case they weren't much good, especially as I'm 6'3 and you thought they might be better for shorter people.

Just thinking of getting another set of all in one thigh pads as I'm struggling to get my inner thigh pad to stay in place in nets and I'm regretting selling my aero p2's.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: procricket on April 03, 2013, 10:38:33 PM
Finally got to see some Stratton fox thigh pads on Monday overall a nice thigh pad not what I have been lead to believe though
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: fasteddie on April 03, 2013, 10:49:05 PM
Finally got to see some Stratton fox thigh pads on Monday overall a nice thigh pad not what I have been lead to believe though

are they worth the money?
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: procricket on April 03, 2013, 10:55:35 PM
Mmm

Well I use remfry I like mine and to be honest there 2 very different products and the prices are slightly different.

Remfry in my eyes are lighter and the pair of Stretton I saw where bulkier by a touch over my remfry.

Build quality of the Stretton are the best I had seen the remfry are shall we say homemade looking a look I may add I like.

I'am a top gear man if you want the best yes there both worth it.

There are cheaper alternatives for sure dependant on your budget.

Fancy dan products both to be honest at our levels but great kit
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: fasteddie on April 03, 2013, 10:58:31 PM
Cheers Dave.

Not sure the pace I face these days warrants the expense, but you know that if it's shiny and has flashing lights you've got to have one!

Kit monster alert!
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: procricket on April 03, 2013, 11:04:25 PM
Also remfry can be machine washed mine had there 2nd wash the other day...
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: beaver5 on April 11, 2013, 09:27:33 PM
Looking to get a new set of thigh and inner thigh pads. Thinking of getting aero p2's but also seen kookaburra and gray nicholls have brought out a similar set. Anyone tried these and do they compare to the aero's?
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Vitas Cricket on April 11, 2013, 10:22:52 PM
Looking to get a new set of thigh and inner thigh pads. Thinking of getting aero p2's but also seen kookaburra and gray nicholls have brought out a similar set. Anyone tried these and do they compare to the aero's?

Gray Nicolls are much bulkier, and the kooka ones don't have hip protection.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: JListon on May 12, 2013, 11:57:48 PM
I have used Aero strippers since they first came out nearly 10 years ago - oh god I'm getting old.

Anyway, my v6.0 P2s had finally come to an end after the last season and I wanted to get some new thigh pads.  When I went into our local store they had the new Kookaburra Pro Guard Players model in my size and didn't have any P2s on hand.  Anyway (in a move I now really regret), I bought the Kookaburra ones.

After a season of wear, I thought I'd jump on here and post a review of the Kookaburra Pro Guard Players Stripper thigh pads (more as a warning than anything else).

First off, I was pretty pleased with the Kookaburra Stripper.  It felt comfortable when I tried it on in the store. 

But pretty soon issues cropped up. 

It has no hip protector.  Apparently you can buy one separately but my retailer had no idea how to get hold of it.  I went on their FB page and they claimed that it had been deemed unnecessary by their sponsored players because it got in the way (which didn't ring true to me as my Stripper hip pad had never got in my way).  Sure enough, I got hit there in my second pre-season training and it hurt like hell.  Luckily I still had my old P2s so I got the hip pad off that and with cunning use of velcro managed to get it to attach to my Kookaburras.  Problem solved!

The next issue was the way it fit me as the season went on.  I decided I didn't want any mid-season injuries this year so I worked really hard on my fitness in the pre-season and dropped a few kilos - especially around the stomach/waist.  When I went to adjust the waist sizing of the Kookaburra and at the same time making sure that the rear thigh pad stayed in place, I found it nearly impossible to achieve.  There is a truckload of Velcro involved and the Kookaburra Stripper just didn't handle my new trimmer waistline (which at 32" shouldn't be a problem).  Anyway, my wife sewed a kink into the waist strap and it ended up fitting me better (but still not 100% comfortably).  Problem kind of solved.

The final and most important issue/warning relates to the shape of the thigh pads.  Out of the box, the thigh pads moulded nicely to my thighs.  However, within a month or so the front pad started to flatten out quite a lot.  I didn't notice it until I got pinned one day and it hurt like hell!  I ended up with the most horrendous bruising about 5cm in from the edge of the front thigh pad.  When I looked later at the problem I noticed that the thigh pad had flattened out and a gap had appeared between it and my leg.  I tried to get some feedback from Kookaburra about this problem and whether I could fix it, and heard nothing.  I went to Aero and told them I was having this issue with their strippers and they helpfully gave me some instructions about reshaping the thigh pads.  I tried this and it worked for a few weeks and then over time the thigh pad flattened out again. I had to do this about 5 times throughout the season just to keep the Kookaburra stripper thigh pads in working order.  Frustrating!!!  Problem not solved.

I've got fed up with the Kookaburra Pro Guard Players stripper thigh pads.  The product doesn't fit me properly around the waist, didn't protect my hip and the thigh pads don't offer the protection that I need without constant fixing.  Also, the way the Velcro has been set up has also shredded a lot of the other material in the waistband area.

A thigh pad should be "set and forget" and its the last piece of kit I want to worry about.  My batting is crap enough as it is.  I'm quite disappointed by my Kookaburra thigh pad experience.  I love their bats and of course their balls set the gold standard, but I feel like they have just tried to copy Aero and have done a poor job of it.

Incidentally, Aero's strippers are much easier to adjust the waist band set up - I think it has something to do with the fact that you can adjust the fit in two places.

I caught a sneak preview of the new Grey-Nicolls Stripper thigh pads a week or so back.  I was amazed at how light it was but when I tried it on, it was really uncomfortable (weirdly huge hip pad and much smaller thigh pad) and also I think they have sacrificed protection for weight.  I reckon they will offer zero protection to an adult. Probably fine for 9-11 year olds.

Next season I will be back in the market for Aero Strippers - I wish I had stuck with them instead of experimenting with Kookaburra.  Does anyone know if Aero are going to release a new version soon?  The v6 has been around for a few years now.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Philip@Aero on May 26, 2013, 10:41:57 PM
That's interesting feedback on the Kookaburra product. I'm glad to hear that you are coming back to Strippers.  The v6 Stripper will continue in the Southern Hemisphere for 2013/14 and is the model currently in the UK for 2013 and probably 2014. I say "probably" because the development of v7 is nearly complete. I think it is unlikely that v7 will be ready in time for UK 2014 but if we can do it, we will.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: JListon on May 26, 2013, 10:46:29 PM
That's interesting feedback on the Kookaburra product. I'm glad to hear that you are coming back to Strippers.  The v6 Stripper will continue in the Southern Hemisphere for 2013/14 and is the model currently in the UK for 2013 and probably 2014. I say "probably" because the development of v7 is nearly complete. I think it is unlikely that v7 will be ready in time for UK 2014 but if we can do it, we will.
Thanks Phil.  What are the changes that you are going to make in v7?
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Philip@Aero on May 26, 2013, 10:54:52 PM
Thanks Phil.  What are the changes that you are going to make in v7?
Sorry mate. I can't say. We haven't finished the development yet. What I can say is that we don't change the version number for no reason (we have tweaked v6 every year but these updates weren't important enough to warrant a model change) - the changes will be pretty major and should hopefully make a great product even better to use and offer improved protection. I'll try and post more on here when we can.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: JListon on May 27, 2013, 09:48:36 PM
Sorry mate. I can't say. We haven't finished the development yet. What I can say is that we don't change the version number for no reason (we have tweaked v6 every year but these updates weren't important enough to warrant a model change) - the changes will be pretty major and should hopefully make a great product even better to use and offer improved protection. I'll try and post more on here when we can.
C'mon Phil.  Give us a clue?  ;)
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Philip@Aero on May 27, 2013, 09:59:19 PM
C'mon Phil.  Give us a clue?  ;)
No clues as yet.  But, I'll ask this question:

What's the biggest problem that forum members have with any thigh pad?  Putting it another way, a lot of the postings in this thread describe how good (or bad) a particular brand of thigh pad feels when you wear it, but what is it about that thigh pad that makes it feel that way?
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: toenails97 on May 27, 2013, 10:28:14 PM
Well for me I love the strippers because off how the protection for weight ratio! They are very comfortable and I like the idea of being able to wash the white lining in which the padding goes in. Also for the price you cant complain considering the likes off Remfry are a lot more. Ive already pm'd you and improvement so I wont bother putting that on here ;)
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: wilkie113 on May 27, 2013, 10:44:11 PM
I like my P2s there just falling to bits after I got the earlier this year which is disappointing. The build quality for mine is far from great.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Philip@Aero on May 27, 2013, 10:55:54 PM
I like my P2s there just falling to bits after I got the earlier this year which is disappointing. The build quality for mine is far from great.
What's been the problem?
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Philip@Aero on May 27, 2013, 10:57:14 PM
Well for me I love the strippers because off how the protection for weight ratio! They are very comfortable and I like the idea of being able to wash the white lining in which the padding goes in. Also for the price you cant complain considering the likes off Remfry are a lot more. Ive already pm'd you and improvement so I wont bother putting that on here ;)
What makes them comfortable? 

Note, I'm not just seeking Stripper comments here but rather insights into what makes any thigh pad good.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: toenails97 on May 27, 2013, 11:03:33 PM
Well the light weight design mate, and another thing that makes them comfortable is how they move with you whilst your running, due to the slots allowing the inner and outter pad to move !
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on May 28, 2013, 06:15:02 AM
for Philip, my view for what it is wortg is that with all kit you need to have the standard issues...

weight
protection
fit
maneuverability

with a thigh pad the fit is key and you don't want them move when you run between the wickets or to be constantly rearranging them when you are about to fave the ball.
protection is also a given.

with the original p1's I found them quite bulky, but as far as I am aware they are better now.

none of that is rocket science.

having them last is possible another issue with most thigh pads, but the aero ones are ok too.

if you could improve the protection while making the padding thinner you would be onto a winner...
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: The Palmist on May 28, 2013, 06:30:47 PM
Philip@Aero
My only gripe with strippers is that the waist band could be made of a softer material which is easy on the skin and not so itchy. Something which doesn't dig in the flesh when you are bent in a batting stance.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: wilkie113 on May 28, 2013, 06:34:59 PM
What's been the problem?

The velcro on the thigh pad straps has fallen off, twice. The inner thigh pad is starting to come off where it attaches to the waistband.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Philip@Aero on May 28, 2013, 09:51:30 PM
The velcro on the thigh pad straps has fallen off, twice. The inner thigh pad is starting to come off where it attaches to the waistband.
We have occasionally had a problem with the inner thigh pad loosening near the waistband.  You should fix that with a bit of stitching to stop the loosening continuing.

The velcro coming off the thigh pad straps is a new one on me. Could you send me some pictures of the problem - philip@aerocricket.com?
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Philip@Aero on May 28, 2013, 09:53:02 PM
Philip@Aero
My only gripe with strippers is that the waist band could be made of a softer material which is easy on the skin and not so itchy. Something which doesn't dig in the flesh when you are bent in a batting stance.
What model are you using?  Also, do you mean the elastic waistband material or the webbing in the front where the Strippers open and close?
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: wilkie113 on May 28, 2013, 09:55:56 PM
We have occasionally had a problem with the inner thigh pad loosening near the waistband.  You should fix that with a bit of stitching to stop the loosening continuing.

The velcro coming off the thigh pad straps is a new one on me. Could you send me some pictures of the problem - philip@aerocricket.com?

Paying for a product and the stitching not lasting even half a season isn't ideal though, it's all well and good saying give it a stitch, but some people can't sew lol. Luckily I can sew myself and put the velcro back on myself. I shall send you pictures but I've obviously sewn them back on now.
I'll send you some pictures now Philip.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Philip@Aero on May 28, 2013, 09:58:07 PM
for Philip, my view for what it is wortg is that with all kit you need to have the standard issues...

weight
protection
fit
maneuverability

with a thigh pad the fit is key and you don't want them move when you run between the wickets or to be constantly rearranging them when you are about to fave the ball.
protection is also a given.

with the original p1's I found them quite bulky, but as far as I am aware they are better now.

none of that is rocket science.

having them last is possible another issue with most thigh pads, but the aero ones are ok too.

if you could improve the protection while making the padding thinner you would be onto a winner...
Thanks Buzz.  In priority order you seem to be suggesting that the following factors are important:


What do other people think?  Where does cost fit into the equation?
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Philip@Aero on May 28, 2013, 10:02:17 PM
Paying for a product and the stitching not lasting even half a season isn't ideal though, it's all well and good saying give it a stitch, but some people can't sew lol. Luckily I can sew myself and put the velcro back on myself. I shall send you pictures but I've obviously sewn them back on now.
I'll send you some pictures now Philip.
I agree although we have found that it depends where the person wears their inner thigh pad.  If it is further inside the leg then this area seems to come under much less stress.  If the thigh pad is more out onto the middle of the thigh then this area is put under a great deal of strain.  Can you send me a picture of the stitching area as well please?
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: wilkie113 on May 28, 2013, 10:03:39 PM
I agree although we have found that it depends where the person wears their inner thigh pad.  If it is further inside the leg then this area seems to come under much less stress.  If the thigh pad is more out onto the middle of the thigh then this area is put under a great deal of strain.  Can you send me a picture of the stitching area as well please?

Grabbed some pictures, I'll drop you an email now Philip.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: JListon on May 28, 2013, 10:34:48 PM
Thanks Buzz.  In priority order you seem to be suggesting that the following factors are important:

  • Fit
  • Manoeuvrability
  • Protection
  • Weight
  • Durability

What do other people think?  Where does cost fit into the equation?
I agree with Buzz that fit is the #1 issue with thigh pads.  As other forum members can see from my review of the Kookaburra Pro Guard the fact that the thigh pads did not fit even after persistent attempts to fix them was the most annoying aspect of that product.  As for cost I think that's related to durability.  If it going to last for 3-4 seasons like my last set of P2s did, then a higher cost is fine.  If they are going to last less than one season like the Kookaburra Pro Guard did then there is no way that represented value for money.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: procricket on May 28, 2013, 10:37:54 PM
Like helmets the market get more and more saturated
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: JListon on May 28, 2013, 10:44:10 PM
Like helmets the market get more and more saturated
I'm not sure what you mean mate.  There have always been loads of thigh pads on the market from different brands.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Philip@Aero on May 28, 2013, 10:46:35 PM
Like helmets the market get more and more saturated
That's true, there are lots of lower body protection systems out there.  But what is important to you when it comes to you buying one?
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: procricket on May 28, 2013, 10:48:54 PM
Look at strippers they started I say they used to sit on there own as just under the real elite of thigh pads and in a price range to sit in every level.

But with all the other brands bringing real strippers out and I know a few people who like the slazenger and gn variants  and have bought them and some found them better than strippers some didnt

Look at the elite thigh pads stretton now rival and in some eyes better remfry with ace slightly behind.

Yes individual thigh pads have always been around but strippers rival I guess where the pad man shorts but now there cheaper alternatives.

Some Indian brands thigh pads are massively underrated especially the 3 strap just-bas variants I have seen

As I said never has there been the choice in a crowded market
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: procricket on May 28, 2013, 10:51:21 PM
That's true, there are lots of lower body protection systems out there.  But what is important to you when it comes to you buying one?

Used the old obo strippers they where great for 3 seasons I then wanted remfry as less bulkier and lighter but I do phil miss the all in one if I totally honest and if the new strippers are less bulkier I will return possibly to strippers as I liked the snug fit of my old obo


As your upgrading it would be rude not to take a look and I guess as the most popular club all in 1 protection
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: JListon on May 28, 2013, 11:24:23 PM
But with all the other brands bringing real strippers out and I know a few people who like the slazenger and gn variants  and have bought them and some found them better than strippers some didnt
I've tried on the gn thing and the new one is incredibly light (likely to be lighter than the P2 Strippers and the Kookaburra Pro Guard) but when I malleted them I may as well not have been wearing them.  They offer next to no protection. I've not seen the Slaz model yet.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: procricket on May 28, 2013, 11:28:03 PM
I've tried on the gn thing and the new one is incredibly light (likely to be lighter than the P2 Strippers and the Kookaburra Pro Guard) but when I malleted them I may as well not have been wearing them.  They offer next to no protection. I've not seen the Slaz model yet.

I have no doubt but I have seen a increase in the all in one and not all strippers mate
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Philip@Aero on May 28, 2013, 11:28:28 PM
Used the old obo strippers they where great for 3 seasons I then wanted remfry as less bulkier and lighter but I do phil miss the all in one if I totally honest and if the new strippers are less bulkier I will return possibly to strippers as I liked the snug fit of my old obo


As your upgrading it would be rude not to take a look and I guess as the most popular club all in 1 protection
The v6 P1 is a lot less bulky than the previous versions.  Have you tried it?  Do you need P1 protection?  Also, and not wanting to put words in your mouth, is fit the number 1 factor for you?
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: procricket on May 28, 2013, 11:34:51 PM
Fit is the only issue ie bulk,weight,

Protection is a given with strippers always have been since obo days

Yes the v6 p1 is less bulkier but still bulkier thn the remfry I currently use but as I said I like the all in one system
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on May 29, 2013, 06:59:52 AM
Thanks Buzz.  In priority order you seem to be suggesting that the following factors are important:

  • Fit
  • Manoeuvrability
  • Protection
  • Weight
  • Durability

What do other people think?  Where does cost fit into the equation?

so I paid about £100 plus a bit and got all five as for me they are equally important. there is no point in an ill fitting super protective set and equally there is no.point in a perfect fit that doesn't protect you.

personally I tink the aero prices are about right.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: JListon on June 03, 2013, 10:46:08 PM
Well to summarise my Kookaburra Pro Guard experience - the fit was awful, manoeuvrability was fine, protection was no good, weight was okay and they were not durable at all because they lasted only one season.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on July 01, 2013, 10:11:47 AM
I may have to take this approach... (please can someone make this bigger!!)

(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/july-1-alex_2604321a_zps0d4abd18.jpg) (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/buzzrockport/media/july-1-alex_2604321a_zps0d4abd18.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: tc2584 on July 30, 2013, 11:07:27 AM
I've been using Strippers and Remfrys since getting back into cricket.

I have just bought an Adidas inner thigh pad and was wondering what the long bit of material is for?

I would put the strap from my outer thigh pad through the loops on the inner, so what is the additional bit for?
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on July 30, 2013, 11:14:19 AM
in case you want a better fit and have two straps around your waist, one for the outer and one for the inner.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: TangoWhiskey on July 30, 2013, 12:56:40 PM
It's probably already been said but I purchased the Aero P2's over the winter. I love them. Very comfortable and very good protection, though mind you they are starting to get a bit smelly now, I should probably work out how to wash them at some point. Anyway, for the £35 I paid for them I think you'd struggle to get much better. Our Chairman (being a fair bit wealthier than myself) has the P1's and is of much the same opinion.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: tc2584 on July 30, 2013, 01:15:58 PM
Thanks Buzz.

Do / would you use both?
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on July 30, 2013, 01:35:11 PM
Thanks Buzz.

Do / would you use both?

I have done, but don't currently
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Philip@Aero on July 30, 2013, 09:42:25 PM
It's probably already been said but I purchased the Aero P2's over the winter. I love them. Very comfortable and very good protection, though mind you they are starting to get a bit smelly now, I should probably work out how to wash them at some point. Anyway, for the £35 I paid for them I think you'd struggle to get much better. Our Chairman (being a fair bit wealthier than myself) has the P1's and is of much the same opinion.
Take the foam parts out, secure all the Velcro hook areas to the loop areas and put them in the washing machine. Should be good as new after that!
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: TangoWhiskey on August 06, 2013, 10:31:53 AM
Take the foam parts out, secure all the Velcro hook areas to the loop areas and put them in the washing machine. Should be good as new after that!

Haha thanks for the advice. I actually have washed them now and they are as good as new.
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Post by: tate035 on August 06, 2013, 10:52:47 AM
Haha thanks for the advice. I actually have washed them now and they are as good as new.

I would add that only wash them a couple of times a season as the Velcro and the stitching tend to become loose and threadbare. :(
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Philip@Aero on August 08, 2013, 01:47:36 AM
I would add that only wash them a couple of times a season as the Velcro and the stitching tend to become loose and threadbare. :(
Maybe wash them on a delicate cycle?
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: toenails97 on August 26, 2013, 08:57:33 PM
Anyone know where to get these? Don't think they'll be the same as the kook players thigh pad set in the shops?
(http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u419/toenails97/null_zps1d6cf224.png)
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Post by: The Palmist on August 27, 2013, 08:50:02 PM
There are way too many pages to go through, can someone summarise or rate the thigh pads in order of cost i.e. starting from the best money can buy downwards.

I have tried kookabura, Aero, padded shorts and traditional ones and the ball always seem to find a gap somewhere and hit on flesh. Somehow, I have never been hit on thigh pad.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on August 27, 2013, 08:58:12 PM
sound like you don't need one!

most off the shelf thigh pads are the same with the same protection.

if you have £20-30 choose an off the shelf brand you like.
if you have £35-60 by an aero to meet your budget.
if you have more than that speak to Stretton fox.

job done.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: The Palmist on August 27, 2013, 09:14:17 PM
sound like you don't need one!

most off the shelf thigh pads are the same with the same protection.

if you have £20-30 choose an off the shelf brand you like.
if you have £35-60 by an aero to meet your budget.
if you have more than that speak to Stretton fox.

job done.
Thanks
Nothing in between Aero and Stretton?

I have experimented with different Aero Sizes but nothing, I still get hit on flesh at least once every few games. I have wondered if there is any point in me wearing one at all. All the thigh pads seem to do for me is come in my way.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Philip@Aero on August 27, 2013, 09:18:57 PM
Thanks
Nothing in between Aero and Stretton?

I have experimented with different Aero Sizes but nothing, I still get hit on flesh at least once every few games. I have wondered if there is any point in me wearing one at all. All the thigh pads seem to do for me is come in my way.
Where are you getting hit?
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: The Palmist on August 27, 2013, 09:41:01 PM
Where are you getting hit?
1. Outside of thigh the area facing between square leg and fine leg
2. Inside of my left thigh when I sometime move around to face the bowler
3. The very small area between RH pad and thigh pad.

In terms of protection medium strippers and large aero leg guards worked best but made me very clumsy.  Bat hitting the pad and not being able to bend as quick etc. So I have switched to small strippers and youth size pads.
Also the strippers elastic and velcro thing on waist is very uncomfortable and sometimes digs in the skin so I tend to take them off if I last till drinks.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on February 20, 2014, 03:18:28 PM
I feel I have let everyone down as I haven't bought a thigh pad set since December 2012. :o :o :o
This says a lot for my stretton fox set.  This is a miracle and can I be the first to say I have saved money by buying expensive thigh pads!!! :D

Has anyone bought any new thigh pads (not including Foxy ones or Aero's) recently who can update this thread? :o
I feel it needs to be resurrected!!! please!! 
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: FattusCattus on February 20, 2014, 04:24:48 PM
I have purchased the SS version of the strippers and I like them very much indeed. They feel pretty robust and they are slightly smaller than the Aeros so I can move about a bit more in them.

Do like George's stuff though. Met him at the Vitas do and his gear looked superb. Ask him about his new bat sleeve though. It's made from bulls scrotum apparently.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: jwebber86 on February 20, 2014, 04:30:59 PM
i have bought the slazenger xlite version of strippers. havent worn they yet except to prance around my house. nets havent started yet :(

i am really pleased with how they feel and hopefully they will not move like my old thigh pad which is why i bought these. I will update once i have had a couple of net sessions
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Post by: smilley792 on February 20, 2014, 04:57:56 PM

Do like George's stuff though. Met him at the Vitas do and his gear looked superb. Ask him about his new bat sleeve though. It's made from bulls scrotum apparently.

a tad expensive then?
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: tim2000s on February 20, 2014, 05:01:06 PM

Do like George's stuff though. Met him at the Vitas do and his gear looked superb. Ask him about his new bat sleeve though. It's made from bulls scrotum apparently.
And I thought it was made from Ilium Canis...
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: FattusCattus on February 20, 2014, 05:19:35 PM
Baby Bulls nutsack and etched titanium apparently.

(sounds like the contents of my pants)
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Post by: StrettonFox Sports on February 20, 2014, 05:51:16 PM
Baby Bulls nutsack and etched titanium apparently.

(sounds like the contents of my pants)

Argentinian Taurillon-Clemence for the first run of 50, very hard to get hold of and used by Hermes for bags that sell for 1000's. I've pulled a few strings from my previous work in the posh goods industry in France to get these made so it's a very different type of product, I'll post the website soon ;). Next run is currently between crocodile and python (real skins!). great to catch up with everyone who was at the show the other weekend at Vitas.

Speak soon !
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on June 02, 2015, 09:04:45 AM
It has been two and a half years since I last bought some thigh pads.

Canners and Fattus Cattus have mocked me for this (and for the number of thigh pads I have bought in the past too) at our occasional net sessions. Be that as it may, I had some funds in my paypal account and decided to take the plunge on a new set of SG Ultimate thigh pads.
I went for these as they seem to be almost identical to the GM Original L.E. set

(http://www.discountcricketoutlet.com/image/cache/data/14gm/thighset-500x500.jpg)
vs
(http://www.cricketershop.com/product_images/o/297/SG_Ultimate_(combo)_Cricket_Batting_Thigh_Guard_@cricketershop_India__77828_zoom.jpg)

but a fraction cheaper (£10).

My fist impression was that I liked them - I think the GM ones have thicker straps, which would be better, but they are a good size - better for the more lithe of fellow I suspect - but good coverage. Worth also saying that as you can see from the pictures below, they are more like the GM ones than the promotional images suggest, especially around the hip. They are also really thin, which I liked.

The other interesting feature is that the inner guard is adjustable/removable depending on what is most comfortable for the wearer.

Size wise the outer guard is 41cm tall at its highest point and there is some thin hip protection.

As for the protection levels - no question they failed the mallet test - but good enough for mid level club cricket for sure. They are also pretty comfortable and nicely cushioned when on.


(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/Mobile%20Uploads/utf-8BSU1BRzAwNjQuanBn_zps33268915.jpg) (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/buzzrockport/media/Mobile%20Uploads/utf-8BSU1BRzAwNjQuanBn_zps33268915.jpg.html)

(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/Mobile%20Uploads/utf-8BSU1BRzAwNjUuanBn_zps17d42394.jpg) (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/buzzrockport/media/Mobile%20Uploads/utf-8BSU1BRzAwNjUuanBn_zps17d42394.jpg.html)

Adjustable/removable inner guard
(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/Mobile%20Uploads/utf-8BSU1BRzAwNjYuanBn_zps526242ce.jpg) (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/buzzrockport/media/Mobile%20Uploads/utf-8BSU1BRzAwNjYuanBn_zps526242ce.jpg.html)

evidence of thinness (!)
(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/Mobile%20Uploads/utf-8BSU1BRzAwNjcuanBn_zpsebc4cebe.jpg) (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/buzzrockport/media/Mobile%20Uploads/utf-8BSU1BRzAwNjcuanBn_zpsebc4cebe.jpg.html)

As with all things you get what you pay for, but these aren't bad for about £22 and I like them.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: FattusCattus on June 02, 2015, 09:33:04 AM
It has been two and a half years since I last bought some thigh pads.

Canners and Fattus Cattus have mocked me for this (and for the number of thigh pads I have bought in the past too) at our occaisional net sessions.

Despite the appalling spelling - this is the key word in this statement.

Bugger the thigh-pads  -  pull your finger out man!!!!!
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on June 02, 2015, 09:04:47 PM
Now for a very similar product to the SG guard @Buzz has reviewed above, here are my SS Aerolites.
I bought this set from Cricmart.in a couple of months back out of curiosity more than anything. At a few pence under £11 they're definitely at the lower end of the price range (but remember you'll have to pay shipping too!)
They came in a carry bag which looks as if it will last which was an added bonus for those who like to keep everything nicely organised.

The Good

Price - like I said, £11 is a good price for an all in one set.
Thickness - at their widest point I made these guards 19mm which isn't bulky.
Curviness - these are nicely curved out of the packet into a shape roughly matching a thigh.
Materials - nice quality PVC stuff on the front and a towelled back.
The straps - nice and thick, stretchy enough they went all the way round me and fixed Velcro points to fasten them.

The not so good

Fit - for me (6ft1 with plenty of added padding) these were a bit of a tight fit and didn't provide as much coverage as my Aero P2s.
Closeness - this may be down to my fat thighs and the fact these are Indian men's size, but these sat on top of my thigh with a gap in some places, rather than wrapping round as you'd expect.
Adjustability - well, lack of, unlike the SG set these guards were fixed so the inner thigh protection could not be moved.


The mallet test

Failed
As we have to do, I put these on and smacked myself with a mallet.
I wasn't hitting particulart hard when I started to feel the impacts. To make it a fair test I then hit myself with force.
The edges of the guard provide less protection than the Middle.
Strangely, (or not now I think about it) the areas there was some air between the guard and my leg provided more cushioning than the well wrapped area.
Don't get me wrong, they provide suitable protection for most club players, but they aren't anywhere near my Aero, or the strettons I used to own.

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/1556CFF0-368F-4F86-A6BE-2842A60ECAB3_zpshoclzs8j.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/1556CFF0-368F-4F86-A6BE-2842A60ECAB3_zpshoclzs8j.jpg.html)

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/Mobile%20Uploads/FB543BCF-BA63-4518-BFBA-3794FAF341D2_zpsbm24x82f.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/Mobile%20Uploads/FB543BCF-BA63-4518-BFBA-3794FAF341D2_zpsbm24x82f.jpg.html)

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/1CBE57BF-67EF-444D-9457-6BB9AF474CCC_zpswxopqkih.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/1CBE57BF-67EF-444D-9457-6BB9AF474CCC_zpswxopqkih.jpg.html)

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/A332BBC4-52EE-4F89-A334-91DBDA378052_zpszm2epaqq.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/A332BBC4-52EE-4F89-A334-91DBDA378052_zpszm2epaqq.jpg.html)

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/Mobile%20Uploads/52783FAE-6280-4521-8B5A-A80EE9ECADF3_zpsbwixldi5.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/Mobile%20Uploads/52783FAE-6280-4521-8B5A-A80EE9ECADF3_zpsbwixldi5.jpg.html)

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/4401B1EB-F541-4A56-B51E-40E7B49DE049_zpsgn9xsuc8.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/4401B1EB-F541-4A56-B51E-40E7B49DE049_zpsgn9xsuc8.jpg.html)

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/Mobile%20Uploads/EA9A7C3D-C3BD-4545-8B25-33291FE691A0_zpssyokpt5y.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/Mobile%20Uploads/EA9A7C3D-C3BD-4545-8B25-33291FE691A0_zpssyokpt5y.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: jwebber86 on June 02, 2015, 09:36:31 PM
i'll try and do a review of my moonwalkr thigh pads. they cost £20 delivered i think. the protection is probably equal to the p2's but havent carried out a side by side test so that is the next plan
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Philip@Aero on June 02, 2015, 11:25:52 PM
Hi guys

It's been a while since I posted on here.  But I realise I'd been failing in my duty to you guys to keep you up to date with what we've been doing.  Without a lot of fanfare we recently released Stripper v7 into the UK at the beginnning of the current season. They won best thigh pad in the All Out Cricket Magazine gear review.  We tinker with Strippers in little ways all the time but every few years we build up a set of major changes and release a new version.  From memory v6 was released 3 or 4 years ago.

Anyway, the major changes (as always) are to the P1 model.  Because of the protective commitment around P1 (bowling speeds of up to 100 mph) the P1's thigh guards have always been considerably stiffer than those of the P2 and P3.  Consequently they have not fitted as wide a range of people as the other models do. This is especially true of tall slim people and to a lesser extent to people with very thick thighs. Consequently there has always been a trade off between protection and fit in the P1 that we have tolerated but been somewhat irritated by.  Long story short we have managed to crack this conundrum in v7.  We have kept the same foam sandwiches but manufactured them differently resulting in a much better fit to the thigh guards (not as stiff as v6 P1 and therefore they mould to thighs better) and no compromise on protection.  We have also added wider straps and two straps on the P1 and larger P2s enabling more comfort (better hamstring blood flow) and on the P1 these straps enable the thigh pads to be drawn more snugly into the thigh.  Changes to the P3 are minimal.  The feedback from our athletes who tested these changes for us has been outstanding.  So if you see the Stripper boxes in store with yellow v7 labels on the corner - you know you'll be better protected than ever.

(http://www.aerocricket.com/images/stories/aero_products/P1/v7P1frontlowrez.jpg)

If you have any questions about what we've done, please let me know.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: jwebber86 on June 03, 2015, 07:04:02 AM
i do like the look of the thicker straps. that is one thing that i didnt like about the previous version
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: TangoWhiskey on June 03, 2015, 01:40:47 PM
In my opinion this whole thread is moot.

P2's, all you'll ever need.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on June 03, 2015, 01:48:21 PM
In my opinion this whole thread is moot.

P2's, all you'll ever need.

Sacrilege 

that kind of talk is a disgrace. next you will be telling me you only need 1 bat.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: TangoWhiskey on June 03, 2015, 01:58:35 PM
Sacrilege 

that kind of talk is a disgrace. next you will be telling me you only need 1 bat.

I just realised technically I have two sets of thigh pads. As you were.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: tushar sehgal on June 03, 2015, 04:25:14 PM
I wish I had waited :( just started wearing P1's and my biggest complaint is waist straps. Velcro area is not big enough to provide a lot of adjustment which means they slide down while running. V7 looks like a lot more adjustable!!
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Jaffa on June 03, 2015, 05:20:07 PM
I wish I had waited :( just started wearing P1's and my biggest complaint is waist straps. Velcro area is not big enough to provide a lot of adjustment which means they slide down while running. V7 looks like a lot more adjustable!!

I have v6 P1's but I have never had a problem with them moving. I'm 6ft 1in, wear large and I have very chunky rugby upper legs. Maybe a snug fit helps.

Only problem was when I mistimed a shot when I opened up and got hit on the inside of my right thigh. I've made sure the right pad is more around and never had a problem since.

Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Philip@Aero on June 03, 2015, 09:08:30 PM
I wish I had waited :( just started wearing P1's and my biggest complaint is waist straps. Velcro area is not big enough to provide a lot of adjustment which means they slide down while running. V7 looks like a lot more adjustable!!
Correct.  The v7 has larger Velcro areas to cope with the thicker straps and the fact that there are two of them on the front leg.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: The Palmist on June 04, 2015, 08:51:36 AM
I wish I had waited :( just started wearing P1's and my biggest complaint is waist straps. Velcro area is not big enough to provide a lot of adjustment which means they slide down while running. V7 looks like a lot more adjustable!!
I thought it was just me. They do move  or more like slide down when running. The straps feel a bit rough next to skin.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: tushar sehgal on June 04, 2015, 12:06:00 PM
Unfortunately I have not only lost weight but significant waist girth in last year or so. Large is the size I need as I am 6'3 but its the waist thats not tight enough anymore. Went to the a store and got some velcro tape to stick onto the mesh area, seems to help till I try to take the strap off when the velcro tape comes off with it as it doesn't stick that well to the mesh. Overall feels good, just wish I had a new version as I have only wore mine twice.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Philip@Aero on June 04, 2015, 10:00:10 PM
Unfortunately I have not only lost weight but significant waist girth in last year or so. Large is the size I need as I am 6'3 but its the waist thats not tight enough anymore. Went to the a store and got some velcro tape to stick onto the mesh area, seems to help till I try to take the strap off when the velcro tape comes off with it as it doesn't stick that well to the mesh. Overall feels good, just wish I had a new version as I have only wore mine twice.
That is a pity.  The other thing I didn't mention but if you look closely on the v7 we have enabled the waist strapping to cross over with the central opening - especially for slim(ming) people.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Philip@Aero on June 04, 2015, 10:19:37 PM
I thought it was just me. They do move  or more like slide down when running. The straps feel a bit rough next to skin.
Which straps feel rough to you - the waist straps or the thigh straps?  The whole purpose of Strippers is to stop your lower body protection from moving around so you can concentrate on batting and running faster.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: The Palmist on June 05, 2015, 07:33:45 AM
Which straps feel rough to you - the waist straps or the thigh straps?  The whole purpose of Strippers is to stop your lower body protection from moving around so you can concentrate on batting and running faster.
Hi Philip 
Waist strap feel a bit rough next to skin. These are the ones which slide down when running as well. I have tried various settings, I now end up wearing them really  high.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: eukaryote76 on June 07, 2015, 03:37:11 AM
Hi guys

It's been a while since I posted on here.  But I realise I'd been failing in my duty to you guys to keep you up to date with what we've been doing.  Without a lot of fanfare we recently released Stripper v7 into the UK at the beginnning of the current season. They won best thigh pad in the All Out Cricket Magazine gear review.  We tinker with Strippers in little ways all the time but every few years we build up a set of major changes and release a new version.  From memory v6 was released 3 or 4 years ago.

Anyway, the major changes (as always) are to the P1 model.  Because of the protective commitment around P1 (bowling speeds of up to 100 mph) the P1's thigh guards have always been considerably stiffer than those of the P2 and P3.  Consequently they have not fitted as wide a range of people as the other models do. This is especially true of tall slim people and to a lesser extent to people with very thick thighs. Consequently there has always been a trade off between protection and fit in the P1 that we have tolerated but been somewhat irritated by.  Long story short we have managed to crack this conundrum in v7.  We have kept the same foam sandwiches but manufactured them differently resulting in a much better fit to the thigh guards (not as stiff as v6 P1 and therefore they mould to thighs better) and no compromise on protection.  We have also added wider straps and two straps on the P1 and larger P2s enabling more comfort (better hamstring blood flow) and on the P1 these straps enable the thigh pads to be drawn more snugly into the thigh.  Changes to the P3 are minimal.  The feedback from our athletes who tested these changes for us has been outstanding.  So if you see the Stripper boxes in store with yellow v7 labels on the corner - you know you'll be better protected than ever.

([url]http://www.aerocricket.com/images/stories/aero_products/P1/v7P1frontlowrez.jpg[/url])

If you have any questions about what we've done, please let me know.


Hi @Philip@Aero, I've sent you a PM
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Philip@Aero on June 07, 2015, 09:04:08 PM
Hi Philip 
Waist strap feel a bit rough next to skin. These are the ones which slide down when running as well. I have tried various settings, I now end up wearing them really  high.
I know this is going to sound really dodgy... but what do you wear underneath your Strippers?
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Philip@Aero on June 07, 2015, 09:05:33 PM
Hi @Philip@Aero, I've sent you a PM
Yip - got your PM.  The answer is that v7 will be in store in Australia and NZ in July.  As if now they are only in the UK.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on June 18, 2015, 10:26:10 AM
my current pre-innings dilemma...!!
(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/SF%20vs%20SG_zpszqobgkcn.jpg) (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/buzzrockport/media/SF%20vs%20SG_zpszqobgkcn.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: peristocle on June 19, 2015, 01:19:04 PM


Anyone reviewed the Moonwalkr set yet?
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Roaster323 on January 07, 2016, 09:01:45 PM
I use these but I'm a noob to the forum and the game TBH.
I'm sure I'll make some mistakes along the way but this kookaburra set seem to work for me at the moment but the proof will be when I get hit I suppose.

(http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd484/roaster323/b947a01e3798ea887d624291cdff6dfc.jpg)
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on January 07, 2016, 09:10:50 PM
I hated those kookaburra ones, I spent a small fortune on replacement shorts and they'd never last me a whole season!
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: smilley792 on January 07, 2016, 09:26:55 PM
I had those for three seasons and as came proclaims, kept having to buy replacement shorts as they would just wear through.


I then bought some stretton a and thought. Wow those looks were really poor, both in fit and protection.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Woodyspin on January 08, 2016, 08:56:37 AM
Hi Philip 
Waist strap feel a bit rough next to skin. These are the ones which slide down when running as well. I have tried various settings, I now end up wearing them really  high.

 i can vouch for this having being a stripper user since V2 (still going strong, pong a bit though!) the velcro waist right at the front digs in to my stomach where it never seems to line up correctly. The one further around on the right hip is perfect and ive never had to move that. I think the front ine either needs to be straight of curved the other way instead of up. Happy to PM and try and illustrate more ifbyou need me to!
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: eukaryote76 on January 08, 2016, 10:34:51 AM
IMO if you have less than a 33inch waist, even the v7 P1 strippers for all of their modification with the Velcro, you are going to have them sliding down. You just can't get them tight enough with the way the 2 halves of Velcro align, and if you do (a) it's such a small contact that they come undone, or (b) the two ends of the 'belt' sag in the middle over your crotch and becomes uncomfortable, the whole thing liable to slipping, and frankly messy.

Also, to get a tight fit on the front thigh guard on is not possible on a thigh of average proportion for a 31-32inch waist, and trying to do so just causes the elastic to give out at the seams within a few hours usage.

I've gone back to P2's but still haven't found the ultimate solution to protection, comfort and maneuverability.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Woodyspin on January 08, 2016, 11:15:00 AM
I dont have that problem im a fat git, but when i was a 32inch waist when i brought them i didnt have this problem again using V2 i think they are

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Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on January 08, 2016, 12:44:59 PM
Can't remember my P2's ever sliding down.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on January 08, 2016, 01:22:37 PM
32 inches? You do know strippers go round your waist, not just one leg, don't you?  ???

What on earth is a sub 40 inch waist anyway?  :-[
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Woodyspin on January 08, 2016, 04:22:45 PM
In my desperate university day serviving on starvation and beer alone... It balanced out the bear gut... By the time i got out i developed into a semi-alchoholic and put on 4 stone

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Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Batbuddy99 on January 08, 2016, 04:45:02 PM

32 inches? You do know strippers go round your waist, not just one leg, don't you?  ???

What on earth is a sub 40 inch waist anyway?  :-[
do you think of a 29 one then?


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Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Chmaiden on January 09, 2016, 11:52:28 AM
Got some strippers...good pads but too much velcro


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Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Chmaiden on January 09, 2016, 11:53:45 AM
Also the sizing on the strippers doesn't seem right...really needed a L but got a medium due to their chart  but they feel small


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Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on January 09, 2016, 01:17:37 PM
Right then, back to thigh guards.

This review is on my GN test inner & outer thigh guards.

I got these on eBay from the GN clearance page. I think from memory the set was around £20 posted.

Looks
These are classic thigh guards, mostly white with red piping and GN branding, there isn't much else to say about this. 

Fit
The outer thigh guard has two strips of velcro, one to go round your waist and one to go round you thigh. Thi inner thigh guard attaches to the waistband of the outer guard and has a single strap to wrap round your thigh. Hardly a revolutionary design, but why change what works?
As with most thigh guards of this kind, the are pre moulded to fit round your leg, and as is usually the case with these guards it is not a human leg they have been based on!  It is also worth noting these are a bit bulkier than some competitior products.

Protection
I waited until I'd had a few nets before commenting on this. I have done this and can confirm the protection is good, I'd even go as far as to say it will be sufficient for anyone playinf any level of club cricket.
However, these are not a custom shape, so leave the customary gaps between your pad and thigh guard. They also offer less coverage than correctly sized/fitting Aero P2s.

My verdict
A good solid off the shelf thigh guard. Not as much coverage, and more bulky than Aero P2s, but at half the price these are a great option.
I will likely return to my strippers though because they are a more comfortable fit round my tree trunks!

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20160109_125338_zpsy0lvnyqu.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/20160109_125338_zpsy0lvnyqu.jpg.html)

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20160109_125404_zpsqoasnn9k.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/20160109_125404_zpsqoasnn9k.jpg.html)

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20160109_125449_zpsdemf1pk4.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/20160109_125449_zpsdemf1pk4.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: eukaryote76 on January 09, 2016, 03:27:08 PM
I dont have that problem im a fat git, but when i was a 32inch waist when i brought them i didnt have this problem again using V2 i think they are

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The v7 has a bigger front thigh pad than before. This extra weight and the positioning of the Velcro seems to be the issue. I have the v7 P1 but have gone back to the 2012 iteration of P2 which doesn't have that problem.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Philip@Aero on January 09, 2016, 11:20:06 PM
i can vouch for this having being a stripper user since V2 (still going strong, pong a bit though!) the velcro waist right at the front digs in to my stomach where it never seems to line up correctly. The one further around on the right hip is perfect and ive never had to move that. I think the front ine either needs to be straight of curved the other way instead of up. Happy to PM and try and illustrate more ifbyou need me to!
You should adjust the waistband fitting strap to enable you to set the front closure system the way you want it.  That's the point of the two closure system - it enables adjustment to your personal preference or waist size.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Woodyspin on January 09, 2016, 11:27:47 PM
Its more the shape than anything

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Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Philip@Aero on January 09, 2016, 11:35:50 PM
Also the sizing on the strippers doesn't seem right...really needed a L but got a medium due to their chart  but they feel small
As long as the top of the hip pad protects your hip bone and the thigh pad is slightly overlapped by your legguard, then you should be fine.  If you have sensitive areas exposed then you have the wrong size.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Woodyspin on January 10, 2016, 12:54:07 AM
As long as the top of the hip pad protects your hip bone and the thigh pad is slightly overlapped by your legguard, then you should be fine.  If you have sensitive areas exposed then you have the wrong size.
Phil,

I see the inner thigh pad is still more or less on the front of the leg, i find alot of the time i actually get hit further inside as this part is exposed when in the batting stance.

Any thoughts if moving this? Or making it wider?

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160110/3e1d4c239f7f1c317cf411d00d350987.jpg)

Alot of exposed area here staning side on
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Philip@Aero on January 10, 2016, 01:09:43 AM
Phil,

I see the inner thigh pad is still more or less on the front of the leg, i find alot of the time i actually get hit further inside as this part is exposed when in the batting stance.

Any thoughts if moving this? Or making it wider?
To move the rear thigh guard to protect your inner thigh you should undo both lots of velcro - front and waistband.  This will cause the rear thigh guard to float free.  Then re-attach the velcro once the thigh guard position is as you want it.  Hope this helps...
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Woodyspin on January 10, 2016, 10:03:38 AM
I'll give it a go tomorrow

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Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: liscon12 on January 12, 2016, 12:12:51 PM
I bet this question has been bludgeoned to death at this point now but what are the forums thoughts on the following 3 thigh pad options and which is considered to be the overall favourite amongst you all?

Stretton Fox outer thigh pad
Remfry outer thigh pad
Aero P2 Strippers
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on January 12, 2016, 01:04:30 PM
I bet this question has been bludgeoned to death at this point now but what are the forums thoughts on the following 3 thigh pad options and which is considered to be the overall favourite amongst you all?

Stretton Fox outer thigh pad
Remfry outer thigh pad
Aero P2 Strippers

the problem with this is that there are very few people who have owned and used all three to be able to give an impartial view (and I haven't owned all three either!) I have had p1s and strettons and trialled some remfry's

for 99% of club cricketers my view is that either the off the shelf branded products or the Aero P2's are perfect.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: liscon12 on January 12, 2016, 01:14:47 PM
Yes you're probably right about the comparisons and most people not having all three to test although if there is one person who has then I'm sure you'll find them on here being massive cricket nerds we all are.

I'm leaning towards the cheapest i.e. the strippers

thanks Buzz
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: jjohns on January 14, 2016, 11:10:07 PM
I don't wear a thigh pad.. am I crazy? Am I the only one? Have I been doing it wrong all these years.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Chalkie on February 08, 2016, 10:58:50 PM
Has anyone used the GN all in one thighpad?

http://www.gray-nicolls.co.uk/Items.aspx?FPIN=5504831&name=Gray-Nicolls%20Cricket%20All%20In%20One%20Thigh%20Pad (http://www.gray-nicolls.co.uk/Items.aspx?FPIN=5504831&name=Gray-Nicolls%20Cricket%20All%20In%20One%20Thigh%20Pad)
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on February 08, 2016, 11:02:37 PM
Has anyone used the GN all in one thighpad?

[url]http://www.gray-nicolls.co.uk/Items.aspx?FPIN=5504831&name=Gray-Nicolls%20Cricket%20All%20In%20One%20Thigh%20Pad[/url] ([url]http://www.gray-nicolls.co.uk/Items.aspx?FPIN=5504831&name=Gray-Nicolls%20Cricket%20All%20In%20One%20Thigh%20Pad[/url])


I've used the Omega ones which are very similar.
Good protection but not designed for my frame (well, beer gut!)
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Chalkie on February 08, 2016, 11:10:47 PM
Lol, I'm a slightly different shape to you mate 😉

Trying to decide whether I should get an all in one type (found some for a good price) or the pair like your GN ones you reviewed here. People talk highly about P2 Aeros but don't really want to spend more than £20 and you nabbed that pair in the sale section ☹️

Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on February 08, 2016, 11:13:28 PM
Slightly different shape, you probably weigh the same as what I'd consider a good meal lol!

I'll bring the all in one GN Omega and the GN Test inner and outer ones when I see you mate. You can see both in the flesh and make a more informed decision that way :)
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: ridhuan on February 09, 2016, 08:25:25 AM
I have omega all in one GN, outer n inner GN Test and Stretton Fox inner and outer, i would say stretton fox better compare to those two
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on February 09, 2016, 11:17:41 AM
I have omega all in one GN, outer n inner GN Test and Stretton Fox inner and outer, i would say stretton fox better compare to those two

Wait, a £100plus fully bespoke product is better than a £40odd off the shelf product?
In other news rain is wet and ice is cold...
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: TGB1997 on April 18, 2016, 02:08:47 PM
The Aero P1 Strippers are very comfortable and protective, I would highly recommend them as the are very easy to put on as well. I haven't tried them but I would really like to in the future but I've heard the Stretton Fox thigh pads are very good. They are similar to Remfry thigh pads but being based in the UK will be cheaper to ship to the UK. I believe that there are some new products from them for 2016 but I'm not sure if they are out yet or when they come out but I'm sure @StrettonFox Sports will be able to clarify the release dates.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: FattusCattus on April 18, 2016, 02:14:27 PM
Perhaps if he had a section on here, he could keep us up to date?
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: TGB1997 on April 18, 2016, 02:19:08 PM
Perhaps if he had a section on here, he could keep us up to date?
There was something on their section but I've not seen too much of an update tbh. I would love to get some Stretton Fox thigh pads but they are a bit expensive for me at the moment baring in mind I bought new Aero P1s just over a year and a half ago
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: RightArmLedge on April 18, 2016, 02:30:31 PM
@TGB1997 From the Stretton Section:

Hi everyone, a quick update.

I've been restricted to what I can say at this stage but some information can be mentioned as it influences SS16. This is the first platform where this info is being mentioned.

Stretton Fox is currently in discussions with another cricket brand regarding collaborations of current and new technologies moving forward into 2017, the immediate result is all developments under Stretton Fox have been and are currently on hold until this is fully confirmed. I can't say who and any more details other than if everything goes well 2017 will see more kit innovation than I personally think has happened in over 30 years.

How this effects the current situation is 2016 will not see Stretton Fox soft goods.

The batting pad images were actually (I think most people guessed anyway!) a bit of a spoof to get people talking) there is an amount of truth in the technology as we are looking outside the box a bit, but the actual pads are very different. A few people have seen the real designs but otherwise this is, as the above on hold.

To the very patient and kind players who have kept in close touch waiting for a landing date I can only apologise. It does mean 2016 will not have all the stated kit, but honestly, if all goes to plan you'll forget that in about 2secs after seeing whats hopefully in store!

Feel free to drop me emails george@strettonfoxsports.com

Thanks again!
George
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: TGB1997 on April 18, 2016, 03:35:23 PM
@TGB1997 From the Stretton Section:
Thanks for sending me this info
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Churchy1989 on April 23, 2016, 11:24:22 AM
http://onlinestockist.com/SF-STANFORD-SAPPHIRE-Cricket-Thigh-Guard-2015-P5407017.aspx (http://onlinestockist.com/SF-STANFORD-SAPPHIRE-Cricket-Thigh-Guard-2015-P5407017.aspx)

This SF is cheap and didn't feel amying taking hits at 75 against a bowling machine.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: SweetSpot on September 27, 2016, 08:39:57 AM
I have a gray nicolls test thigh pad and inner thigh pad but it is getting a bit small. I bought them about 3 years ago and don't offer much protection either. What thigh pad and inner thigh pad do you guys recommend for under $100?
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on September 27, 2016, 09:48:17 AM
Hi, depending on availability, an Aero p2 or one of either the GM or SG option.

It has been two and a half years since I last bought some thigh pads.

Canners and Fattus Cattus have mocked me for this (and for the number of thigh pads I have bought in the past too) at our occasional net sessions. Be that as it may, I had some funds in my paypal account and decided to take the plunge on a new set of SG Ultimate thigh pads.
I went for these as they seem to be almost identical to the GM Original L.E. set

([url]http://www.discountcricketoutlet.com/image/cache/data/14gm/thighset-500x500.jpg[/url])
vs
([url]http://www.cricketershop.com/product_images/o/297/SG_Ultimate_(combo)_Cricket_Batting_Thigh_Guard_@cricketershop_India__77828_zoom.jpg)[/url]

but a fraction cheaper (£10).

My fist impression was that I liked them - I think the GM ones have thicker straps, which would be better, but they are a good size - better for the more lithe of fellow I suspect - but good coverage. Worth also saying that as you can see from the pictures below, they are more like the GM ones than the promotional images suggest, especially around the hip. They are also really thin, which I liked.

The other interesting feature is that the inner guard is adjustable/removable depending on what is most comfortable for the wearer.

Size wise the outer guard is 41cm tall at its highest point and there is some thin hip protection.

As for the protection levels - no question they failed the mallet test - but good enough for mid level club cricket for sure. They are also pretty comfortable and nicely cushioned when on.


([url]http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/Mobile%20Uploads/utf-8BSU1BRzAwNjQuanBn_zps33268915.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s895.photobucket.com/user/buzzrockport/media/Mobile%20Uploads/utf-8BSU1BRzAwNjQuanBn_zps33268915.jpg.html[/url])

([url]http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/Mobile%20Uploads/utf-8BSU1BRzAwNjUuanBn_zps17d42394.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s895.photobucket.com/user/buzzrockport/media/Mobile%20Uploads/utf-8BSU1BRzAwNjUuanBn_zps17d42394.jpg.html[/url])

Adjustable/removable inner guard
([url]http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/Mobile%20Uploads/utf-8BSU1BRzAwNjYuanBn_zps526242ce.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s895.photobucket.com/user/buzzrockport/media/Mobile%20Uploads/utf-8BSU1BRzAwNjYuanBn_zps526242ce.jpg.html[/url])

evidence of thinness (!)
([url]http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/Mobile%20Uploads/utf-8BSU1BRzAwNjcuanBn_zpsebc4cebe.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s895.photobucket.com/user/buzzrockport/media/Mobile%20Uploads/utf-8BSU1BRzAwNjcuanBn_zpsebc4cebe.jpg.html[/url])

As with all things you get what you pay for, but these aren't bad for about £22 and I like them.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: GoodLeave on September 27, 2016, 03:33:39 PM
I have a gray nicolls test thigh pad and inner thigh pad but it is getting a bit small. I bought them about 3 years ago and don't offer much protection either. What thigh pad and inner thigh pad do you guys recommend for under $100?

Agree with Buzz. I take it were taking $AUD? If so, $75 for a set of P2's at Kingsgrove, or $95 for the P1's if you're feeling a bit fancy. Though I like them, lots of forum members find them a little bulky.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: SweetSpot on September 29, 2016, 10:57:28 AM
Agree with Buzz. I take it were taking $AUD? If so, $75 for a set of P2's at Kingsgrove, or $95 for the P1's if you're feeling a bit fancy. Though I like them, lots of forum members find them a little bulky.
Yeah I was thinking something along the lines of that. I don't need it yet, but good to know prior to buying one
Cheers
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: DorsetDan on October 01, 2016, 09:13:14 PM
To echo one of the earlier posts, what is the pick of the cheaper options?

I am only average club level so don't necessarily need crazy protection or coverage and would err towards a less bulky, comfortable, secure fitting option.

Was thing of the SG Ultimate combo or SS Aerolite combo perhaps... anything else to try?
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Calzehbhoy on October 12, 2016, 06:37:17 PM
Anybody tried the RS ones that are for sale on thecricketshed? If so, how do they compare to Aero P2's? I want something that is smaller, lighter and less bulky than the p2's.

Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: procricket on October 12, 2016, 08:16:40 PM
To echo one of the earlier posts, what is the pick of the cheaper options?

I am only average club level so don't necessarily need crazy protection or coverage and would err towards a less bulky, comfortable, secure fitting option.

Was thing of the SG Ultimate combo or SS Aerolite combo perhaps... anything else to try?

Bas ones are top quality and cheap
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Churchy1989 on October 19, 2016, 12:41:16 PM
Just received an email from 'The Cricketer':-

Quote
Afternoon Matt,

You have been selected as one of our winners for the recent Owzat thigh pad competition!

Please let me know a delivery address and I'll get it shipped out asap.

All the best,
Owen
Unquote

Wonder which one i will get, i think there were 3....
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: DorsetDan on October 19, 2016, 01:09:25 PM
Having tried a few on I've plumped for the P2s since they were by far the most comfortable. Not the best in terms of impact protection (Newbery 2016 combo was the pick of the ones I tried) and not super cheap but felt best and will do for my needs
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: FattusCattus on December 06, 2016, 10:07:27 AM
Has anyone used the Blank Bats thigh pad set at all - any views on them?
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Davehugh on January 01, 2017, 12:50:41 PM
Has anyone bought and used these before? https://www.barringtonsports.com/products/bradbury-2016-thigh-pad-set-2016/28399/view? (https://www.barringtonsports.com/products/bradbury-2016-thigh-pad-set-2016/28399/view?) Got Aero P2 strippers but keep finding they slip down after running betweenthe wickets.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: DorsetDan on January 01, 2017, 01:22:57 PM
Has anyone bought and used these before? https://www.barringtonsports.com/products/bradbury-2016-thigh-pad-set-2016/28399/view? (https://www.barringtonsports.com/products/bradbury-2016-thigh-pad-set-2016/28399/view?) Got Aero P2 strippers but keep finding they slip down after running betweenthe wickets.

Yes, tried them on briefly and returned them as I found them massive and intrusive even in a Youth size for my 5'9'' frame. Protection (tested scientifically by smacking myself with a mallet) was much better than the P2's but I couldn't get on with the shape or size of them. Worst you can do is give them a go as we are all different and may feel great. No idea if they slip as I didn't get that far with them :)
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: liscon12 on January 06, 2017, 11:32:10 PM
IJC have just posted a video of the Ton Classic dual thigh pad set, they are dirt cheap at 14.99 a set.

The protection looks very thin and light but going from @Buzz comments they would probably be fine for league and club cricket. Being less than 15 quid they're worth a punt I think.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on January 07, 2017, 08:10:16 AM
They look really good
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on March 11, 2017, 01:55:21 PM
Another addition to this thread. The Gray Nicolls 2017 Test Thigh

This is a standalone outer thigh guard, that retails for around £17.95
I've had a look online and the inner thigh pad would be an additional £17.50, making the cost of a "set" £35.45
Considering you can get a Gray Nicolls all in one thigh guard set for £24 these probably wouldn't be the best value for money.

The guard itself is a simple design, with 2 straps and 2 fixed points to attach them to.
The fit is comforatable and gives a good coverage, but as with all off the shelf thigh pads you'll have a little gap the ball will almost certainly manage to find.

This guard is incredibly light and thin, with a towelled back. This is great for comfort, but the protection is reduced as a result. The protection level will be fine for club cricket, but I definitely felt it more when I wacked myself with the mallet than I did wearing Aero P2s.

Overall a good product that's very light and thin, so should fit nicely under even the most skin tight of whites! It will offer sufficient protection for a club player. Value for money wise you can get better "bang for your buck" elsewhere, but they're not the most expensive either.

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20170310_175036_zpsxqpw0hro.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/20170310_175036_zpsxqpw0hro.jpg.html)

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20170311_133040_zps5j3qxxwq.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/20170311_133040_zps5j3qxxwq.jpg.html)

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20170311_133048_zpszdyvs8aa.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/20170311_133048_zpszdyvs8aa.jpg.html)

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20170311_133101_zpswrgd1rau.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/20170311_133101_zpswrgd1rau.jpg.html)

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20170311_133105_zpsxmkyajcf.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/20170311_133105_zpsxmkyajcf.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: procricket on March 11, 2017, 02:48:47 PM
Another addition to this thread. The Gray Nicolls 2017 Test Thigh

This is a standalone outer thigh guard, that retails for around £17.95
I've had a look online and the inner thigh pad would be an additional £17.50, making the cost of a "set" £35.45
Considering you can get a Gray Nicolls all in one thigh guard set for £24 these probably wouldn't be the best value for money.

The guard itself is a simple design, with 2 straps and 2 fixed points to attach them to.
The fit is comforatable and gives a good coverage, but as with all off the shelf thigh pads you'll have a little gap the ball will almost certainly manage to find.

This guard is incredibly light and thin, with a towelled back. This is great for comfort, but the protection is reduced as a result. The protection level will be fine for club cricket, but I definitely felt it more when I wacked myself with the mallet than I did wearing Aero P2s.

Overall a good product that's very light and thin, so should fit nicely under even the most skin tight of whites! It will offer sufficient protection for a club player. Value for money wise you can get better "bang for your buck" elsewhere, but they're not the most expensive either.

([url]http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20170310_175036_zpsxqpw0hro.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/20170310_175036_zpsxqpw0hro.jpg.html[/url])

([url]http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20170311_133040_zps5j3qxxwq.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/20170311_133040_zps5j3qxxwq.jpg.html[/url])

([url]http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20170311_133048_zpszdyvs8aa.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/20170311_133048_zpszdyvs8aa.jpg.html[/url])

([url]http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20170311_133101_zpswrgd1rau.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/20170311_133101_zpswrgd1rau.jpg.html[/url])

([url]http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20170311_133105_zpsxmkyajcf.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/20170311_133105_zpsxmkyajcf.jpg.html[/url])


them bats turned up yet Cam????
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: NT50 on April 19, 2017, 01:32:55 PM
Lads, after a bit of advice regarding sizing on the Aero P2's.

i only started playing last year, and have been using a pair of kookaburra batting shorts, but the front leg pad doesn't seem very good, as it doesn't really cover the entire area it should. As a result, i'm currently sporting a lovely bruise about 4 inches above my knee.

I'm looking at getting a pair of P2's and was wondering what the sizing is like. From what i understand it goes on height rather than waist. I'm 5'8 and a mate who's a similar size wears a medium, though i'm a a bit wider in the waist than he is!

What have people on here found with the sizing?
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Alvaro on April 19, 2017, 01:38:02 PM
I am 5'11" and happily wear medium P2s
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Kulli on April 19, 2017, 01:49:11 PM
I'd say you'd be a medium for a normal fit, large if you one of the sort of blokes that likes a bit of an oversized tight pad.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: FattusCattus on April 19, 2017, 01:59:22 PM
I'm 6ft and was 16.5 stone (ie - fat!) and I find the medium P2's fine. The only problem with them was if you had a bit of a gut they tended to ride down.

I would've found a larger size too big and cumbersome.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: NT50 on April 19, 2017, 03:25:38 PM
many thanks for the speedy replies gents!

will have to give some medium P2's a chance when my student loan comes in!
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Philip@Aero on April 19, 2017, 08:59:24 PM
Hey there.

The best way to size yourself for P2 strippers is loosley based on hieght but the most accurate way is to use the sizing guide on our website or on the back of the stripper box.

The measurement you want is from the top of your pelvic (hip) bone to the middle of your knee.

I've posted the link here http://www.aerocricket.com/equipment/sizing-guide.html (http://www.aerocricket.com/equipment/sizing-guide.html)

Cheers
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: DorsetDan on April 19, 2017, 10:51:27 PM
Yep, I found the guide on the Aero website very helpful. Much appreciated and a lot of the reason I went with P2's in the end
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Woodyspin on April 19, 2017, 11:02:23 PM
I'm 6ft and was 16.5 stone (ie - fat!) and I find the medium P2's fine. The only problem with them was if you had a bit of a gut they tended to ride down.

I would've found a larger size too big and cumbersome.

I have a gut mate and mine didnt really ride down from what i remember, all i had trouble with was it sitting on the top of my box? Maybe i was wearing them too low but anywhere else would have been uncomfortable
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Churchy1989 on April 20, 2017, 07:08:09 AM
So the TON mens inner and outer thighpad set turned up last night.

Forgot to take any pictures, so will do a review after nets tonight.

Initial thought are the fit is lovely, I feel protected, they feel better than any other kit I have tried, kook combi, p1's2's3's.

From looking around they. Look the same as the Hunts County Xero Combo Thigh Protector, kookuburra 500 Pro Guard and others that have come out.

I'll give them a bash at nets.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: alexhilly1492 on April 20, 2017, 07:17:01 AM
I have a gut mate and mine didnt really ride down from what i remember, all i had trouble with was it sitting on the top of my box? Maybe i was wearing them too low but anywhere else would have been uncomfortable

I have more than a gut! 6ft and more than 16st and the fitness to prove it, and I wear medium p2s with no trouble of them falling down they fit great and are comfortable
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: felix on April 20, 2017, 11:45:12 AM
So the TON mens inner and outer thighpad set turned up last night.

Forgot to take any pictures, so will do a review after nets tonight.

Initial thought are the fit is lovely, I feel protected, they feel better than any other kit I have tried, kook combi, p1's2's3's.

From looking around they. Look the same as the Hunts County Xero Combo Thigh Protector, kookuburra 500 Pro Guard and others that have come out.

I'll give them a bash at nets.


Are you talking about this?

http://www.itsjustcricket.co.uk/personal-protection-c1/thigh-pads-c9/ton-classic-dual-thigh-pad-p1716 (http://www.itsjustcricket.co.uk/personal-protection-c1/thigh-pads-c9/ton-classic-dual-thigh-pad-p1716)

I bought this a few weeks ago, very impressed.  Every bit as comfy as my previous P2 strippers at a fraction of the price, seem decently made too.  I'm not quite sure how the protection compares with the P2s, not really been tested out.  I was very disappointed with the quality of my last P2s, the material fell apart after not much more than 1 season.  Before that I made the mistake of buying a Gray Nicolls Omega XRD 360 dual thigh guard on eBay, the protection was outstanding but it was unbelievably bulky and uncomfortable, used it in 1 net and sold it on...
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: justnotcricket86 on April 20, 2017, 12:12:08 PM
Are you talking about this?

[url]http://www.itsjustcricket.co.uk/personal-protection-c1/thigh-pads-c9/ton-classic-dual-thigh-pad-p1716[/url] ([url]http://www.itsjustcricket.co.uk/personal-protection-c1/thigh-pads-c9/ton-classic-dual-thigh-pad-p1716[/url])

I bought this a few weeks ago, very impressed.  Every bit as comfy as my previous P2 strippers at a fraction of the price, seem decently made too.  I'm not quite sure how the protection compares with the P2s, not really been tested out.  I was very disappointed with the quality of my last P2s, the material fell apart after not much more than 1 season.  Before that I made the mistake of buying a Gray Nicolls Omega XRD 360 dual thigh guard on eBay, the protection was outstanding but it was unbelievably bulky and uncomfortable, used it in 1 net and sold it on...


Anyone know where to get one of these sets, aside from IJC?
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: DiscoStu on April 20, 2017, 12:19:15 PM
Just bought a pair myself. Fit OK (I'm a big fella) and very light. Will give them a spin in the nets this weekend. At 15 quid they look a bargain.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Churchy1989 on April 20, 2017, 01:01:39 PM
@felix Yes, I got them from IJC.

@justnotcricket86 IJC were the cheapest incl postage. others below:-
https://www.talentcricket.co.uk/all_in_one_body_protection/ton_classic_dual_thigh_pad/c213p2343.html (https://www.talentcricket.co.uk/all_in_one_body_protection/ton_classic_dual_thigh_pad/c213p2343.html)
https://www.owzat-cricket.co.uk/acatalog/Ton-Classic-Dual-Thigh-Pad-2017.html (https://www.owzat-cricket.co.uk/acatalog/Ton-Classic-Dual-Thigh-Pad-2017.html)
http://www.prodirectcricket.com/products/ton-classic-rh-dual-thigh-pad-protection-white-150042.aspx (http://www.prodirectcricket.com/products/ton-classic-rh-dual-thigh-pad-protection-white-150042.aspx)
http://uzisports.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=2720 (http://uzisports.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=2720) (ONLY JUNIOR SIZE)
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: justnotcricket86 on April 20, 2017, 03:16:11 PM
@felix Yes, I got them from IJC.

@justnotcricket86 IJC were the cheapest incl postage. others below:-
[url]https://www.talentcricket.co.uk/all_in_one_body_protection/ton_classic_dual_thigh_pad/c213p2343.html[/url] ([url]https://www.talentcricket.co.uk/all_in_one_body_protection/ton_classic_dual_thigh_pad/c213p2343.html[/url])
[url]https://www.owzat-cricket.co.uk/acatalog/Ton-Classic-Dual-Thigh-Pad-2017.html[/url] ([url]https://www.owzat-cricket.co.uk/acatalog/Ton-Classic-Dual-Thigh-Pad-2017.html[/url])
[url]http://www.prodirectcricket.com/products/ton-classic-rh-dual-thigh-pad-protection-white-150042.aspx[/url] ([url]http://www.prodirectcricket.com/products/ton-classic-rh-dual-thigh-pad-protection-white-150042.aspx[/url])
[url]http://uzisports.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=2720[/url] ([url]http://uzisports.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=2720[/url]) (ONLY JUNIOR SIZE)


Thanks mate, certainly wasn't expecting you to go to that trouble! Not too fussed if they are cheaper, I am hoping to visit Talent Cricket soon anyway so will try them out there.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: DorsetDan on April 20, 2017, 03:45:00 PM
The UK Indian supplier like TCS/ DKP have them too but you'll struggle to find them cheaper and be shipped quicker than IJC
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Churchy1989 on April 20, 2017, 09:50:02 PM
Thanks mate, certainly wasn't expecting you to go to that trouble! Not too fussed if they are cheaper, I am hoping to visit Talent Cricket soon anyway so will try them out there.

easiest thing is to type the kit into google and go to, google shop, searches all the websites! I also have most sites saved as favourites and search them frequently.....lol
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on January 04, 2019, 10:28:54 PM
So I nabbed a pair if these thigh pads.
A few thoughts, firstly for £11 they are good value.
But the are very big.
They also need a load of shaping (might need to get the hair drier our)
They seem well made and look good.
Not sure they will nudge out my sg pads from my bag though.

(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/IMG_20190104_214200_1_zpsgjjupbdr.jpg) (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/buzzrockport/media/IMG_20190104_214200_1_zpsgjjupbdr.jpg.html)
(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/IMG_20190104_214210_zpszolosuya.jpg) (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/buzzrockport/media/IMG_20190104_214210_zpszolosuya.jpg.html)
(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/IMG_20190104_214221_zpsbxceruk4.jpg) (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/buzzrockport/media/IMG_20190104_214221_zpsbxceruk4.jpg.html)

P.s. I have missed this thread...! 😂😂
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: 19reading87 on January 04, 2019, 10:45:14 PM
Thigh pads to you are what batting pads are to me, aren’t they??
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: DorsetDan on January 05, 2019, 08:01:56 AM
I’ve missed this thread too 😀

I bought some Aero P2’s in the end and made a custom inner pad from a cut down outer pad and then stitched it all back up to look passable
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: jonny77 on January 05, 2019, 08:31:30 AM
So I nabbed a pair if these thigh pads.
A few thoughts, firstly for £11 they are good value.
But the are very big.
They also need a load of shaping (might need to get the hair drier our)
They seem well made and look good.
Not sure they will nudge out my sg pads from my bag though.

([url]http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/IMG_20190104_214200_1_zpsgjjupbdr.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s895.photobucket.com/user/buzzrockport/media/IMG_20190104_214200_1_zpsgjjupbdr.jpg.html[/url])
([url]http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/IMG_20190104_214210_zpszolosuya.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s895.photobucket.com/user/buzzrockport/media/IMG_20190104_214210_zpszolosuya.jpg.html[/url])
([url]http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/IMG_20190104_214221_zpsbxceruk4.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s895.photobucket.com/user/buzzrockport/media/IMG_20190104_214221_zpsbxceruk4.jpg.html[/url])

P.s. I have missed this thread...! 😂😂


Was considering these too as my P2's are wearing badly. Ideally I'd like to see what Stretton Fox's new ones will be like, but might need a stop gap.

Do you mean big as in bulky/thick or just long/wide?
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on January 05, 2019, 08:58:27 AM
Hi, these are pretty thin but quite tall, so cover a lot of your hip and leg, more than the average pad.
They will need some shaping and fitting to be comfortable.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: JB on January 05, 2019, 03:34:59 PM
Apologies @Buzz but I didn't wear a thigh pad at all last season!!  :( :(

Got some naughty bruises as a result but it made me miss the ball less!!
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Tailendfielder on January 05, 2019, 07:22:34 PM
Apologies @Buzz but I didn't wear a thigh pad at all last season!!  :( :(

Got some naughty bruises as a result but it made me miss the ball less!!

Are you based above ‘the south’?
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Wozaboxa on January 05, 2019, 07:47:19 PM
So I nabbed a pair if these thigh pads.
A few thoughts, firstly for £11 they are good value.
But the are very big.
They also need a load of shaping (might need to get the hair drier our)
They seem well made and look good.
Not sure they will nudge out my sg pads from my bag though.

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P.s. I have missed this thread...! 😂😂


I nabbed these too, well impressed with them for £11
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: JB on January 05, 2019, 08:02:24 PM
Are you based above ‘the south’?

Yes, north east
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Tailendfielder on January 05, 2019, 09:01:54 PM
Yes, north east

Why you dont need a thigh pad
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: liscon12 on January 08, 2019, 02:31:33 PM
Got myself one of those Klubb thigh pad set, and like what Buzz has said the main pad is very tall but for 11 pounds delivered I dont think you can complain.

The quality seems really decent for the price and I can see myself using them in the future, theyre not too bulky and appear to provide some good protection.

I have a theory as to why they could be so cheap, maybe they are a batch of pads made in error (i.e. the manufactures got the wrong template or made to wrong size spec)
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on January 08, 2019, 08:17:43 PM
Good theory, could be right.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: LateBloomer on January 08, 2019, 09:51:06 PM
Popped in GCCC East Sydney a few days back and noticed the Off-the-shelf Remfreys. Not cheap but very light and thin, tempted to bring some back

Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: langer17 on January 08, 2019, 10:59:01 PM
Popped in GCCC East Sydney a few days back and noticed the Off-the-shelf Remfreys. Not cheap but very light and thin, tempted to bring some back

yeah they've sold those for a few years now. I have two (bought one of a fellow forumite and another off eBay) and they are much better than the other offerings, but they are rather expensive. I just love how you can do them as tight as you want due to the whole band being able to attach to the velcro. They have a low profile too, so they never get in the way.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: jonny77 on January 08, 2019, 11:04:21 PM
Got myself one of those Klubb thigh pad set, and like what Buzz has said the main pad is very tall but for 11 pounds delivered I dont think you can complain.

The quality seems really decent for the price and I can see myself using them in the future, theyre not too bulky and appear to provide some good protection.

I have a theory as to why they could be so cheap, maybe they are a batch of pads made in error (i.e. the manufactures got the wrong template or made to wrong size spec)

Think they were just in the sale at 50% off, along with pads, gloves, bags etc. I bought a set but they're way too big for me. Even the waist strap is too big. I'll offer them to some teammates before sticking em on eBay. Shame tho as I really like them, actually feel better than than the Aero P2s I reckon.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Cholrudee on January 09, 2019, 12:15:01 AM
Most likely made from cheap foam.

https://www.supreme.co.in/protec-litlon.php (https://www.supreme.co.in/protec-litlon.php)
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Sloggerz on April 14, 2019, 11:29:54 PM
Anyone purchased remrfy from UK. If so did you have to pay any extra inport duty/vat on it?
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on April 15, 2019, 10:20:36 AM
Does anyone have any experience of the GN 360 thigh pads?
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on April 15, 2019, 03:36:38 PM
Does anyone have any experience of the GN 360 thigh pads?
What would you like to know @Buzz ?
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: DorsetDan on April 15, 2019, 05:42:52 PM
Does anyone have any experience of the GN 360 thigh pads?

I found them quite bulky and they just didn’t feel good to move in. The context is Aero P2 is what I went for instead (boring I know)
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: FattusCattus on April 15, 2019, 06:37:33 PM
Yep, but P2’s seem to constantly fit the bill as a midrange option.

The only ones I’ve tried  that have been as comfy were @petehosk RS thighpads
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: felix on April 15, 2019, 09:59:13 PM
Does anyone have any experience of the GN 360 thigh pads?

Agree with @DorsetDan, bought some a couple of seasons ago. The protection they offer is excellent however they felt incredibly bulky and inflexible, I sold them on and replaced them with the TON Classic ones that IJC used to stock.  Not as good protection as P2s, but very good value, good enough for the level I play at and far more comfortable than the GNs.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: thecord on May 06, 2019, 10:18:05 AM
Hi Guys, what’s the best dual thigh pad set up around currently outside of the super expensive options and Aero’s which I wasn’t massively pleased with?
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Buzz on May 06, 2019, 10:43:58 AM
SG do a set which I like.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Mfarank on May 06, 2019, 01:27:53 PM
How about moonwalkrs?
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: Churchy1989 on May 08, 2019, 08:14:36 AM
Hi Guys, what’s the best dual thigh pad set up around currently outside of the super expensive options and Aero’s which I wasn’t massively pleased with?

Ton do a very good set for £15.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: The Lawyer on May 09, 2019, 08:08:23 AM
Ton do a very good set for £15.

Link? Is it the classic? @Churchy1989
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: jonny77 on May 09, 2019, 09:29:42 PM
Phantom have a very nice looking set on their website at the minute for £25.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: liscon12 on May 09, 2019, 09:53:06 PM
Phantom have a very nice looking set on their website at the minute for £25.
Very Remfry-esque if I might add as well
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: The Palmist on May 27, 2019, 04:08:44 PM
How about moonwalkrs?

I have the set sold by affinity and they are very comfortable and light offering superb protection. My only problem is that they don't stay in place for long unless you wear them very high.
Title: Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
Post by: ch1p on August 04, 2019, 08:36:43 PM
Could someone let me know how thick the moon walkers are compared to a P1 set of Aeros are?

The stitching on the innermost thigh pad of my P1’s is coming away meaning that after an over or so the inner thigh pad just falls off. Playing rugby and cricket plus eating too much has left me with bigger legs meaning the thinner I can get some thigh pads the better

Thanks in advance!