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Discussion in 'Tech Tips and Gear' started by Austin Farnworth, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. Austin Farnworth

    Austin Farnworth

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    I'm having trouble finding pads that stay on when I do a canyon with high-stemming. Knee and butt pads especially. Anyone have any good ideas as far as good pads go?
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  2. Tom Collins

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    I use these, they don't have a lot of padding, but they stay in place and keep from scraping the hell out of your knees and the same for elbows.

    https://www.amazon.com/Mueller-Supp...coding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=HRAB41VE34VCPB8BQPM5

    I tried to find a good butt pad when I started high stemming, but then I stopped going back to feet and didn't need the padding any more and you move a lot faster.

    They don't last very long if you do a lot of stemming though. I'm gonna try and coat them in this stuff per @Bootboy suggestion. He uses it to coat his neoprene shorts and says it helps them last longer.

    https://www.amazon.com/Sashco-Throu...-spons&keywords=through+the+roof+sealant&th=1
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  3. Brian in SLC

    Brian in SLC Brian in SLC

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    I have a set of knee and elbow pads from these guys:

    http://g-form.com/

    They seem to stay on nicely...but...I don't have a ton of time on them. Fit is nice and they are lightweight, though.
  4. Tom Collins

    Tom Collins

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    @Brian in SLC how well do they stick? The one pair of knee pads that I tried with a hard knee guard wasn't very sticky so you had to push a lot harder to stay in place.
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    Brian in SLC Brian in SLC

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    They're soft...except when you impact them, they stiffen up. Weird material.

    Kinda sticky. No where near as sticky as custom knee/elbow pads I've seen folks make out of sticky climbing shoe rubber.
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  6. Canyonero

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    You have to use soft knee guards, wrestling ones are best. But coat them in clear roofing sealant to help them last longer. I can usually get about 10 canyons out of a pair, but if there's a big elevator, maybe only one. Still, better the pad than my knee.
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  7. Austin Farnworth

    Austin Farnworth

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    It sounds like I have some good options to try out! Thanks!
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