Proper way to wear knee pads?

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    Proper way to wear knee pads?

    I just recently took up scenario based paintball and got myself some 1:1 scale "gear"

    Anyways, I'm just wondering what the proper way to wear knee pads are? Do you put them "high" on your knees, or are they suppose to be worn a little lower? I have Condor knee pads btw.

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    Re: Proper way to wear knee pads?

    Totally depends on what feels better for you (e.g. comfort & circulation). Many wear them around their ankles.

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    Re: Proper way to wear knee pads?

    Quote Originally Posted by major.rod View Post
    Many wear them around their ankles.
    I've seen that on many reference pictures here. Why is that?
    The scariest thing that I've ever seen,
    Is the terrible AT-AT Walking Machine.
    It's as big as a house on walking legs,
    And whatever it steps on it crushes like eggs.

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    Re: Proper way to wear knee pads?

    The straps tend to cut off circulation so if you wear them around your ankles you can quickly pull them into place if you want them.

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    Re: Proper way to wear knee pads?

    i thought that was due to them slipping off your knees and ending up at your ankles when wearing for long periods.

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    Re: Proper way to wear knee pads?

    I can only speak from wearing knee pads to play roller derby, but you generally wear them lower. The cap should be under your knee when kneeling down.

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