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Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
« Reply #45 on: February 07, 2012, 08:28:58 AM »

The Stig doesn't use thigh pads! He just uses his bat
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Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
« Reply #46 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!!
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Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
« Reply #47 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?
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Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
« Reply #48 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!
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Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
« Reply #49 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!
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Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
« Reply #50 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.
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Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
« Reply #51 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.
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Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
« Reply #52 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
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Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
« Reply #53 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.
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Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
« Reply #54 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...
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Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
« Reply #55 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.
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Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
« Reply #56 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
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Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
« Reply #57 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 ber 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.

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Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
« Reply #58 on: May 11, 2012, 07:44:50 AM »

I thought I would add the latest Shamrock thigh pads to the list here...




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 :)
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Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
« Reply #59 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
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