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Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
« Reply #210 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 !
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Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
« Reply #211 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...
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Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
« Reply #212 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.
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« Reply #213 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.
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« Reply #214 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?
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Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
« Reply #215 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?
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Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
« Reply #216 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.
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Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
« Reply #217 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:

  • Fit
  • Manoeuvrability
  • Protection
  • Weight
  • Durability

What do other people think?  Where does cost fit into the equation?
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Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
« Reply #218 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?
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Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
« Reply #219 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.
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« Reply #220 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.
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Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
« Reply #221 on: May 28, 2013, 10:37:54 PM »

Like helmets the market get more and more saturated
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Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
« Reply #222 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.
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« Reply #223 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?
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Re: Thigh pads - questions and now answers!
« Reply #224 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
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