Story   Photographer   Editor   Student/Intern   Assistant   Job/Item

SportsShooter.com: The Online Resource for Sports Photography

Contents:
 Front Page
 Member Index
 Latest Headlines
 Special Features
 'Fun Pix'
 Message Board
 Educate Yourself
 Equipment Profiles
 Bookshelf
 my.SportsShooter
 Classified Ads
 Workshop
Contests:
 Monthly Clip Contest
 Annual Contest
 Rules/Info
Newsletter:
 Current Issue
 Back Issues
 Subscribe
Members:
 Members Area
 "The Guide"
 Join
About Us:
 About SportsShooter
 Contact Us
 Terms & Conditions


Sign in:
Members log in here with your user name and password to access the your admin page and other special features.

Name:



Password:







||
SportsShooter.com: Member Message Board

Knee pads for shooting football?
Robert Hanashiro, Photographer
Los Angeles | CA | | Posted: 6:12 PM on 08.24.12
->> With Patella-T Kneepads --- a fav with many Sports Shooters --- no longer available, does anyone have a recommendations for alternatives?

I've been using knee pads from the hardware store...
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Jeff Lewis, Photographer
Los Angeles | CA | USA | Posted: 6:40 PM on 08.24.12
->> I usually get the one's with Gel in them from Home Depot..... Which reminds me, I need to go to Home Depot and get some knee pads for this season!!!
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Victor Biro, Photographer
Toronto | ON | Canada | Posted: 6:46 PM on 08.24.12
->> Robert,

It looks you can still get them from the Patella's site at:
http://www.fluidforms.com/patella_t/buy/personal.html

Are they not fulfilling these orders?

Victor
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Marc Paulus, Photographer, Photo Editor
Las Vegas | NV | USA | Posted: 7:56 PM on 08.24.12
->> I do the same from Lowes and Home Depot.
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Robert Hanashiro, Photographer
Los Angeles | CA | | Posted: 7:56 PM on 08.24.12
->> Just relaying what a ss.com member asked...
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

G.J. McCarthy, Photographer
Dallas | TX | US | Posted: 8:29 PM on 08.24.12
->> Bert:

I remember looking this up a while ago via the message board and came across these:

http://www.amazon.com/Mechanix-Wear-MKP-05-600-Knee-Black/dp/B0001VNZV4

Work great. I've had mine for a little more than five years and they're holding up OK. One pad is starting to fray a little at one of the seams so it might be time to get some new ones.

Couple things:

Not the most comfortable with shorts, which is kind of a draw back. The Velcro digs a little into the skin (behind your knees), but I wonder if that would happen with other brands when wearing shorts.

Second thing, tandem to the above, is that they can be a little hot, especially with jeans. On most normal football days -- Fall weather and all -- they're fine, but on a warm day, they can get a little on the sweaty side.

Other than that, love 'em, probably getting another pair.

Good luck,

- gerry -
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Adam Brimer, Photographer, Assistant
Knoxville | TN | USA | Posted: 8:55 PM on 08.24.12
->> I use cheap ones from Home Depot
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Eugene P. Tanner, Photographer, Photo Editor
Honolulu | HI | USA | Posted: 9:02 PM on 08.24.12
->> I have been using these CLC Gel Knee Pads from Home Depot since 2008 and have no complaints... $31.86 for a pair.

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-100189646/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catal...+gel+knee+pads&storeId=10051#.UDgjYkLhEqY
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Eric Francis, Photographer
Omaha | NE | United States | Posted: 9:32 PM on 08.24.12
->> I've been using the CLC pads also. A couple years ago, I used a $50 gift certificate to pay for the most expensive pads they had. I opted for the ones that are flat so as to increase the footprint and it disperses the weight wonderfully. I can no shoot an entire game on my knees without any soreness afterwards. They are a little awkward when running along the sidelines, but well worth every penny.
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Michael Chang, Photographer
Robertsdale | AL | USA | Posted: 9:33 PM on 08.24.12
->> Take a look at knee pads for volleyball players. I've found that those are the most comfortable.
 This post is:  Informative (1) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Michael Chen, Assistant, Photographer
Saratoga | CA | USA | Posted: 10:52 PM on 08.24.12
->> I use Alta Lok knee pads from Alta Industries. These were/are the Gucci of knee pads for contractors, painters, etc.

Alta's product is the only knee pad I've used that doesn't have to be tightened down to the point of restricting your blood flow to prevent them from eventually sliding down your leg when you move around.

They accomplish this feat by using a non-elastic webbing strap for the bottom strap on each side that does pretty well at retaining the knee pad, while using an elastic top strap to allow for your leg's change in shape when bending.

They're now sold as "tactical" knee pads, having caught on as an affordable supplement to issue equipment for those serving in America's Armed Forces, but "professional photographer/assistant" black is still available (and cheaper than the other colors), and so far mine have held up really well since I switched over from my cheaper ones.

Some hardware stores may still carry these with the "painter's knee pads" tags on them.

Here's a link to them on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Alta-Tactical-Superflex-Black-AltaLok/dp/B0018GWO7M
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Michael Chen, Assistant, Photographer
Saratoga | CA | USA | Posted: 11:49 PM on 08.24.12
->> I forgot to add that many of us only get one good set of knees per lifetime, so take care of yours. $20-30 every so often isn't too much to keep your knees working longer.

For super active photographers who shoot extreme sports and/or move like athletes, the "knee caps" made by Arc'teryx are probably worth a look, though they give me the impression of offering somewhat less coverage for double the money of the Alta Industries offerings; I can live with the (minimal for me) range of motion penalties from wearing the more traditional Alta Lok models.

Knowing how I love toys, I'll probably give the Arc'teryx ones an extended try-out at some point, but my Altas are still doing very well, and I need to use them a lot more before I can justify buying a new set of kneepads.
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

David Eulitt, Photographer
Kansas City | MO | USA | Posted: 10:44 AM on 08.25.12
->> I ordered these off the interwebs after reading good reviews on them, I'll post what I think after they arrive. The only drawback is they look bulky but my knees aren't gettin' any younger, that's for sure.

http://tiletools.com/us/platinum®-knee-pads/

I'll try that Patella website again but I tried it several months ago and the very nice rep at Fluid Forms said they had no stock and couldn't find a supplier to make them. Perhaps they have found one now. If they are in stock and shipping, I'll post that too.
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Victor Biro, Photographer
Toronto | ON | Canada | Posted: 10:59 AM on 08.25.12
->> David,

I received a direct contact through the SS site form about the Patella site I linked above.

Apparently, Patella had some quality control problems with the gels and as a result they are not shipping the knee pads.

The person that contacted me said they placed an order and they were contacted an his money refunded.

Victor
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Marvin Gentry, Photographer
Birmingham | AL | USA | Posted: 11:03 AM on 08.25.12
->> Here is a link to a police supply store that has a good selection of knee pads at a reasonable price. I use the Patella-T-Knee pads and I hate to see them go. I also use the knee pads that fit into the tactical 5.11 pants they are great if you are in a business environment and have to go to your knees to work sometimes but are not able to handle the ground.

http://lapolicegear.ecomm-search.com/search?keywords=knee+pads&searchsubmit=&vwcatalog=policestuff
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Danny Munson, Photographer
San Dimas | Ca | United States | Posted: 11:16 AM on 08.25.12
->> I've always worn a good pair of skateboarding knee pads. Shooting cycling I do a lot of walking and these are very comfortable to walk around in.

http://www.rectorsports.com/products/kneepads.html
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Eric Francis, Photographer
Omaha | NE | United States | Posted: 4:12 PM on 08.25.12
->> Sorry, they are not CLC but rather AWP. Hands down the best ones I've ever had and I've got a closet floor to prove that I've tried them all.

http://iss.roostergroup.com/attachments/item_pictures/1L-22380-2.jpg
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Orlando Ramirez, Photographer, Assistant
Chula Vista | CA | United States | Posted: 6:56 PM on 08.25.12
->> I have these for riding, but are awesome for pics, too.

http://www.amazon.com/Troy-Lee-Designs-Off-Road-Motorcycle/dp/B005LL4IV0/re...+lee+knee+pads
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Vinny Carchietta, Photographer
Mine Hill | NJ | USA | Posted: 10:40 PM on 08.25.12
->> I use an older version like Eric Francis suggested. I love them. I actually will just place one of the ground and take "one knee" on it. it's a very comfortable rest, as well as working great when worn properly.

One photo at an NFL Friday had catcher knee savers (I am not sure how they would work for shooting, but for playing catcher they are great.)

http://www.sportsunlimitedinc.com/easton-baseball-softball-catchers-knee-sa...
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Geoff Miller, Photographer
Portage | MI | USA | Posted: 11:40 AM on 08.26.12
->> I'll "second" the Mechanix pads. They're designed for dropping down on concrete. I've had a pair for a long time and they do a good job of staying in place and offer great protection.
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Scott Sewell, Photographer
Topeka | KS | USA | Posted: 1:36 PM on 08.26.12
->> I also prefer volleyball knee pads. They're thin yet have just enough padding to help keep my knees from getting too sore. I also like that if I'm wearing jeans or long pants I can slide them onto my knees underneath the jeans/pants and I hardly even remember they're on.
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Gabriel Hernandez, Photographer
McAllen | TX | USA | Posted: 4:15 PM on 08.26.12
->> Ive had these for three years now and they work great! No complaints.

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-100204149/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catal...+pads&storeId=10051#.UDqDcq6OjAE
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Tom Ewart, Photographer
Bentonville | AR | USA | Posted: 10:24 PM on 08.26.12
->> Have to put a plug in for the CLC guys, I had several boxes of their stuff sent to me by one of the guys in the company several years ago, he was a big sports fan and flew in our charter jets to an away football game. Have to say they have some really nice stuff (in addition to the knee Pads) Loved mine.

TE
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Jonathan Palmer, Photographer
Lexington | KY | United States | Posted: 10:25 PM on 08.29.12
->> I like my Crocs.
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Dave Prelosky, Photographer
Lower Burrell | Pa | US | Posted: 10:37 PM on 08.29.12
->> You kneel on Crocs?
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Daniel Goncalves, Photographer
Jacksonville | FL | USA | Posted: 12:43 AM on 08.30.12
->> +1 on Alta Tactical Superflex Knee Pads Black AltaLok.
I tried the mechanix wear ones (both types) and they were super uncomfortable and restrictive for me.

Plenty of cushion and they go on, come off really quickly. You can also walk around with the top strap unclipped which is nice when it's hot outside.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0018GWO7M/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

G.J. McCarthy, Photographer
Dallas | TX | US | Posted: 7:52 AM on 08.30.12
->> "Your mom puts license plates in your underwear? How do you sit?"
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Chuck Steenburgh, Photographer
Lexington | VA | USA | Posted: 9:36 PM on 08.30.12
->> If anyone wants to buy a slightly used pair of Patella-Ts, message me. I stopped using them when I found they were worse than nothing at all.
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Ed Ruping, Photographer
Orlando | Fl | usa | Posted: 10:56 AM on 09.03.12
->> Cheap pads (about $16) from the big home improvement stores. Get about two years from them. Couldn't stomach paying $75 for knee pads, but then again never thought I'd pay 4k for a camera either.
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

David Eulitt, Photographer
Kansas City | MO | USA | Posted: 3:01 PM on 09.11.12
->> Those kneepads I posted earlier in this thread, I tested this past weekend and they are, on the whole, incredible...

Pros: amazingly comfortable, double straps, both straps below the knee, so no binding at all, great shin support, stays on nicely during running.

Cons: Bulky, looks a little dorky, tends to roll to the side if you don't kneel directly down on them, doesn't seem to be waterproof but will try Scotchguarding them.

On the whole, very pleased.
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Ben Shyman, Photographer
New York | NY | | Posted: 10:44 PM on 09.11.12
->> I went to Home Depot the other day and tried on 10 different pairs of kneepads ranging in price from $10 to $60. I wound up buying a pair by Qep for $11.95 and I used them for seven hours on the cement shooting a triathlon on Sunday while wearing shorts....and I probably walked for several miles with all my gear at the event. They are comfortable, extremely light and very affordable. Highly recommended.
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Add your comments...
If you'd like to add your comments to this thread, use this form. You need to be an active (paying) member of SportsShooter.com in order to post messages to the system.

NOTE: If you would like to report a problem you've found within the SportsShooter.com website, please let us know via the 'Contact Us' form, which alerts us immediately. It is not guaranteed that a member of the staff will see your message board post.
Thread Title: Knee pads for shooting football?
Thread Started By: Robert Hanashiro
Message:
Member Login:
Password:




Return to -->
Message Board Main Index
The official SportsShooter.com multicolored food preparation device ::..