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64 of 67 people found the following review helpful
These pads do not protect you well for skateboarding
on July 5, 2010
When I received these pads I found their quality to be okay and the fit was pretty good. I use the elastic sleeve instead of just putting the Velcro straps on. That keeps them in place much better if you fall.
The problem with these pads is that if you fall while moving, the edge of the pad will catch the pavement and slide the pad up your knee/arm so that you have no protection just when you need it most.
The first time I though I just didn't have them on tight enough. The second time I realized what happened and looking closer at the pad I could see how the pavement ground the edge of the pad down, pulled it off my arm and now I'm nursing two huge raspberries on my elbows.
They might protect you from falling straight down, but if you slide on the pavement these pads are not going to work for you.