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Title: In the market for a new thigh Pad
Post by: Dedman95 on December 05, 2018, 07:05:57 PM
Alright guys. My Aero p1 have died on me looking at getting a new thigh pad. Was looking a a Remfry but the shipping to the uk a bit to much . Anyone used stretton fox ? Or anyone got any other recommendations. Thanks
Title: Re: In the market for a new thigh Pad
Post by: DorsetDan on December 05, 2018, 07:19:14 PM
Remfry are not what you would call aesthetic (to but the build quality mildly) and the Stretton Fox's are infinitely better in my humble opinion in terms of quality and also customisation.

It would be an easy choice for me of those two...

What did/ didn't you like about the P1's?

In the process of trying to work out what shape Strettons to get I actually bought some oversized P2's and cut them up and restitched the whole thing to improve the coverage, particularly on the inner thigh. Custom Aero like this could be a cheapskate option :)

There is a monster thigh pad thread on here that someone may be able to track down for you but I've failed :)
Title: Re: In the market for a new thigh Pad
Post by: Shiva_ruxin on December 05, 2018, 07:41:35 PM
If you can wait until next year I believe that George from Stretton Fox is currently working on a new type of Stretton thigh pad that would be half the price of the current offering. He told me that they'd be coming to retail some time in 2019.
Title: Re: In the market for a new thigh Pad
Post by: edge on December 05, 2018, 07:42:12 PM
Supposedly new super thin off the shelf Stretton's coming next year, my Aeros have finally reached the point where washing no longer removes the smell so I'm tempted to wait for them... Though as ever with Stretton and new products, who knows if/when they'll materialise.

Edit, beaten to it ^
Title: Re: In the market for a new thigh Pad
Post by: Shiva_ruxin on December 05, 2018, 07:45:37 PM
Yeah I believe the new Stretton's are currently taking over George's life as I've put in an order for a custom set and it's around a 6-7 week lead time atm, although I'm still in the template sizing process.
Title: Re: In the market for a new thigh Pad
Post by: Dedman95 on December 05, 2018, 07:49:31 PM
Yeah I did like my aero p1 they served me well. Them new stretton fox sound good is there any information on them yet or is it just rumours?
Title: Re: In the market for a new thigh Pad
Post by: DorsetDan on December 05, 2018, 07:50:22 PM
If you can wait until next year I believe that George from Stretton Fox is currently working on a new type of Stretton thigh pad that would be half the price of the current offering. He told me that they'd be coming to retail some time in 2019.

I think I right in saying more of a P2 rival than P1 and standard sizes initially from when I last enquired
Title: Re: In the market for a new thigh Pad
Post by: edge on December 05, 2018, 08:03:36 PM
Yeah I did like my aero p1 they served me well. Them new stretton fox sound good is there any information on them yet or is it just rumours?
https://www.instagram.com/p/BmqIWmgAZ0q/?utm_source=ig_twitter_share&igshid=17funrkenr6l3 (https://www.instagram.com/p/BmqIWmgAZ0q/?utm_source=ig_twitter_share&igshid=17funrkenr6l3)
Title: Re: In the market for a new thigh Pad
Post by: Dedman95 on December 05, 2018, 08:06:10 PM
Thanks for that mate
Title: Re: In the market for a new thigh Pad
Post by: InternalTraining on December 05, 2018, 08:13:59 PM
He told me that they'd be coming to retail some time in 2019.

His revolutionary leg pads (and gloves?) were supposed to hit the market sometime in the past (?) but never materialized.

His shoe-insert/toe-guard was supposed to make our lives better but the product never saw the light of day, I think. Any one using them?

Buy an off the shelf thigh guard and be done with it. Aeros are a great product and so under rated.
Title: Re: In the market for a new thigh Pad
Post by: Kanak on December 05, 2018, 08:15:36 PM
Try Moonwalkr
https://www.crickstore.com/moonwalkr-thigh-pads.html (https://www.crickstore.com/moonwalkr-thigh-pads.html)
Title: Re: In the market for a new thigh Pad
Post by: Buzz on December 05, 2018, 09:01:22 PM
I think these are the business...
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F273493693462 (https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F273493693462)
Title: Re: In the market for a new thigh Pad
Post by: Gurujames on December 05, 2018, 09:14:13 PM
I have an Adidas one which was about £20. And I’ve used it once as I don’t wear a thigh pad. They all seem the same to me and I think they are much of a muchness just with different branding.
The Remfreys and Strettons are different, the others to my very uneducated mind appear all the same. 
Title: Re: In the market for a new thigh Pad
Post by: jonny77 on December 05, 2018, 09:37:40 PM
Would definitely look at the new Stretton Fox offering when available, looks interesting. I use the Aero P2 and it's more than up to the job.
Title: Re: In the market for a new thigh Pad
Post by: jonny77 on December 05, 2018, 09:39:24 PM
His revolutionary leg pads (and gloves?) were supposed to hit the market sometime in the past (?) but never materialized.

His shoe-insert/toe-guard was supposed to make our lives better but the product never saw the light of day, I think. Any one using them?

Buy an off the shelf thigh guard and be done with it. Aeros are a great product and so under rated.

Not a big fan of someone trying to bring new, innovative products to the game then?  :)
Title: Re: In the market for a new thigh Pad
Post by: InternalTraining on December 05, 2018, 09:51:14 PM
^ I love new products when they actually make it to the market! This guy's products didn't show up and there was a ton of hoo-haa on CBF about the pads, gloves and shoe-insert/toe guard. 
Title: Re: In the market for a new thigh Pad
Post by: jonny77 on December 05, 2018, 10:06:42 PM
^ I love new products when they actually make it to the market! This guy's products didn't show up and there was a ton of hoo-haa on CBF about the pads, gloves and shoe-insert/toe guard.

There are thousands of products which never make it into production, especially when these are 100% new products/materials. I think StrettonFox should be applauded for trying to innovate, rather than just label up the same old pads etc like everyone else.
Title: Re: In the market for a new thigh Pad
Post by: jonny77 on December 05, 2018, 10:09:19 PM
These look decent off the peg options too. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F183297220186 (https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F183297220186)
Title: Re: In the market for a new thigh Pad
Post by: Mel Jessop on December 05, 2018, 10:20:15 PM
His revolutionary leg pads (and gloves?) were supposed to hit the market sometime in the past (?) but never materialized.

His shoe-insert/toe-guard was supposed to make our lives better but the product never saw the light of day, I think. Any one using them?

Buy an off the shelf thigh guard and be done with it. Aeros are a great product and so under rated.

I have tried the shoe insert (prototype), needs work, he is working on changes to it, I had to cut some of it away to make it more comfortable but still needs some adjustments.
Title: Re: In the market for a new thigh Pad
Post by: Tom on December 05, 2018, 10:51:38 PM
There are thousands of products which never make it into production, especially when these are 100% new products/materials. I think StrettonFox should be applauded for trying to innovate, rather than just label up the same old pads etc like everyone else.
100% agree, but would also never advise anyone to wait for an innovative product - because as you say, it may never make production. The Adidas thigh pads didn't used to be too bad from memory.
Title: Re: In the market for a new thigh Pad
Post by: delazy on December 05, 2018, 11:12:26 PM
I cashed out for a stretton fox a few months back...amazing thigh pad...definitely a preference to remfry which I also tried prior to buying
Title: Re: In the market for a new thigh Pad
Post by: Cholrudee on December 05, 2018, 11:39:43 PM
Robinsons thigh pads were all the rage some years back.
Title: Re: In the market for a new thigh Pad
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on December 06, 2018, 01:27:32 AM
Personally I use an Adidas thigh guard and inner guard but as separates not in the form of the Aero design best fit for me and easily protect against 80mph also easy to keep clean
Title: Re: In the market for a new thigh Pad
Post by: Dedman95 on December 07, 2018, 08:58:01 AM
Thanks for all the feedback guys . Looks like I will be going for a new stretton fox how do go about ordering one ? Or is it worth to wait for the new one ?
Title: Re: In the market for a new thigh Pad
Post by: richyreed on December 07, 2018, 09:36:57 AM
I'm in a similar boat, I currently have the TON Classic Thigh Pad set but it doesn't offer much protection, especially as a few times last season I was opening against 80mph bowlers.

If the new Strettons are cheaper I will go with them otherwise I will get a set of the moonwalkrs.
Title: Re: In the market for a new thigh Pad
Post by: excalibur on December 07, 2018, 10:01:29 AM
I currently use a Kookaburra set. Theyre spot on to be fair.

Tried the Aero P1 & P2 hated them!!! Way too bulky and not comfy!

I have tried the strettons of a mates and loved them. However, very expensive. I would wait for the new cheaper strettons after christmas.
Title: Re: In the market for a new thigh Pad
Post by: FattusCattus on December 07, 2018, 10:09:44 AM
@excalibur  - I use the aeros, and i like the idea and the set up, but I've always found them a bit bulky and restrictive.

Are you able to explain why the Kooks feel different?
Title: Re: In the market for a new thigh Pad
Post by: LateBloomer on December 07, 2018, 10:14:53 AM
I'm in a similar boat, I currently have the TON Classic Thigh Pad set but it doesn't offer much protection, especially as a few times last season I was opening against 80mph bowlers.

If the new Strettons are cheaper I will go with them otherwise I will get a set of the moonwalkrs.

I found the Moonwalkrs a bit bulky and went back to AERO P2s
Title: Re: In the market for a new thigh Pad
Post by: excalibur on December 07, 2018, 10:18:09 AM
A lad at our club has the Moonwalkers. You may as well strap a double mattress to your leg, massive!!!!
Title: Re: In the market for a new thigh Pad
Post by: excalibur on December 07, 2018, 10:27:40 AM
@excalibur  - I use the aeros, and i like the idea and the set up, but I've always found them a bit bulky and restrictive.

Are you able to explain why the Kooks feel different?

Slightly thinner and generally better fitting ergonomically wise
Title: Re: In the market for a new thigh Pad
Post by: Yorkershire on December 07, 2018, 11:24:40 AM
Used to have strippers P1 but now have P2 and am happy. Cant go back to normal thigh guards.
Title: Re: In the market for a new thigh Pad
Post by: jonny77 on December 07, 2018, 11:32:14 AM
Think I'd have gone for the Strettons but want aware of them at the time, so got the P2s. Work ok for me and don't find them too bulky at all. That said, would certainly look at some which were a lot thinner.
Title: Re: In the market for a new thigh Pad
Post by: stevat on December 07, 2018, 05:28:30 PM
I currently use a Kookaburra set. Theyre spot on to be fair.

Tried the Aero P1 & P2 hated them!!! Way too bulky and not comfy!

I have tried the strettons of a mates and loved them. However, very expensive. I would wait for the new cheaper strettons after christmas.

Excalibur, which Kookaburra set do you have?  It's the bulk that gets me, hard to find a set comfortable to run in.
Title: Re: In the market for a new thigh Pad
Post by: DorsetDan on December 07, 2018, 05:34:53 PM
Think I'd have gone for the Strettons but want aware of them at the time, so got the P2s. Work ok for me and don't find them too bulky at all. That said, would certainly look at some which were a lot thinner.

My highly scientific test of letting my wife smack me with a mallet says the softer foam in Aeros does very little and it comes off very easily so you can half the thickness right away. It also goes back in fine if you decide to put it back in.

I've left it on my outer pad just because it doesn't get in the way but removed it from my custom inner pad since the shape I've cut out overlaps with the pad's top hat and I can't feel it is there. Protection has been fine for the hits I've had so far.

I maybe wouldn't recommend it if playing a very high level, the Strettons would be the easy winner for being thin yet protective pads but for the average clubby I don't think you'll have any issues slimming Aero P2's in that way. Could be fun to get some other opinions. Remember, if giving it a test make sure your friend or significant other is capable of hitting the pads first before they wildly start going at it :( :D
Title: Re: In the market for a new thigh Pad
Post by: Dedman95 on December 09, 2018, 08:41:53 AM
Alright guys just an update I went for a Remfry in the end my mate from oz talked me into one. So I took he’s word. Keep you updated when it arrives
Title: Re: In the market for a new thigh Pad
Post by: DorsetDan on December 09, 2018, 09:19:22 AM
It had to be one of two really 😀 it will be interesting to hear what you think of them
Title: Re: In the market for a new thigh Pad
Post by: Dedman95 on December 09, 2018, 11:22:48 AM
Keep you updated mate
Title: Re: In the market for a new thigh Pad
Post by: ibrartariq on December 09, 2018, 11:30:42 AM
I had been using aero p2.
But once i tried kookabura’s pro players le thigh pads, i sold my new apair of aeros to get them.
They offer too level protection and mould to your body.
They are not thick or bulky material but rather very thinner padding but protection is top nothch.
Expensive than awro p1.
Lightest pair of thigh pads i have ever tried and very very compfy, you barely notice them on.
https://cricketwarehouse.com.au/products/6tpd015
Title: Re: In the market for a new thigh Pad
Post by: jonny77 on December 09, 2018, 02:33:14 PM
I had been using aero p2.
But once i tried kookabura’s pro players le thigh pads, i sold my new apair of aeros to get them.
They offer too level protection and mould to your body.
They are not thick or bulky material but rather very thinner padding but protection is top nothch.
Expensive than awro p1.
Lightest pair of thigh pads i have ever tried and very very compfy, you barely notice them on.
https://cricketwarehouse.com.au/products/6tpd015

Never seen these in the UK. Are these Only available in Oz?
Title: Re: In the market for a new thigh Pad
Post by: excalibur on December 10, 2018, 05:05:15 PM
Excalibur, which Kookaburra set do you have?  It's the bulk that gets me, hard to find a set comfortable to run in.


Im using these together. Really comfy. Much better than bulky Aeros.

https://www.allroundercricket.com/kookaburra-1000-thigh-guard?utm_source=google_shopping&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping&154=50&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI8OeytN6V3wIVxrTtCh0sXgbTEAQYAiABEgK_yPD_BwE (https://www.allroundercricket.com/kookaburra-1000-thigh-guard?utm_source=google_shopping&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping&154=50&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI8OeytN6V3wIVxrTtCh0sXgbTEAQYAiABEgK_yPD_BwE)

https://www.cricket-hockey.com/kookaburra-1000-inner-thigh-guard-2017?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIvu7Ll9-V3wIVw7HtCh3N-AviEAQYBCABEgIGOvD_BwE (https://www.cricket-hockey.com/kookaburra-1000-inner-thigh-guard-2017?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIvu7Ll9-V3wIVw7HtCh3N-AviEAQYBCABEgIGOvD_BwE)
Title: Re: In the market for a new thigh Pad
Post by: ibrartariq on December 10, 2018, 07:44:10 PM
Never seen these in the UK. Are these Only available in Oz?
I think yes. As i bought them in oz
Title: Re: In the market for a new thigh Pad
Post by: jayralh on December 11, 2018, 09:45:18 AM
I use Slazenger Xlite bought from sports direct 2 years ago for £20. Does its job very well and very very light. Haven't used anything else so cant compare to tell difference.

Got hit many times but pad did its job to protect. Still going strong for coming 3rd season. For cost of 20 cant ask for more. You can find them on ebay now as sports direct doesn't sell anymore.
Title: Re: In the market for a new thigh Pad
Post by: Duck Duck Mongoose on December 27, 2018, 09:54:31 AM
Remember, if giving it a test make sure your friend or significant other is capable of hitting the pads first before they wildly start going at it :( :D

I think my missus would be capable, I'm just not sure what she would be aiming for...