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Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
« Reply #15 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!




here are the old ones for comparison
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Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2011, 09:38:44 PM »

Which thigh pads are the best? I am looking for one.
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Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
« Reply #17 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
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Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2011, 09:47:30 PM »

I have these and they are class. Would advise anyone to buy them
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Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
« Reply #19 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
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Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
« Reply #20 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.
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Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
« Reply #21 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?
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Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2012, 02:13:03 PM »

I saw the robinsons thigh pads at their factory back in march. Absolutely top quality.
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Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
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Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
« Reply #24 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
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Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
« Reply #25 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
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Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
« Reply #26 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!!
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Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
« Reply #27 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?
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Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
« Reply #28 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

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...



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!!
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Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
« Reply #29 on: January 16, 2012, 04:21:38 PM »

Could you not send your sketch to Remfry to copy Buzz?
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