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Old 03-13-2009, 06:48 PM
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Yeah, that thing. Didnt know what it was called. Cool concept.
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Old 03-13-2009, 06:52 PM
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Man - I want one of those for my office! Looks surprisingly comfortable. Maybe I could mount a laptop down below...
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Old 03-24-2009, 05:22 AM
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guys. proknees are the best all day choice. but they are a total pain to get up and down with. If you do floor work Buy them. With them it is more comfortable to kneel than stand for 8 hours. but you will also need to buy boots with a good toe box as well, both are needed.
I had one get lost and proknee sent me a single replacement next day air.

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Old 03-24-2009, 02:20 PM
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Craig,

Welcome to talkFestool. I saw your post in Meet the Members and was wondering if you were using ProKnees.

I'm a big fan of ProKnees because my knees are shot (especially the right knee). That said, I agree that they are bit of a pain to get up and down with. And they aren't the lightest when your walking around. I have the old model. Which ones do you have?

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Old 03-25-2009, 04:16 AM
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Dan I have the 007's now. they take a bit of getting used to but the curve is short. When I'm down my patella isn't even touching anything the weight is on my shin.
I have roofed (helped re roof a country church) with them and that is a whole different feeling if they had a soft rubber face they would be awesome in that application.

It is my thot that everyone in the trades who does not have Knee issues should wear pads every day, like seat belts, hearing protection, and safety glasses.

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Old 03-25-2009, 04:35 AM
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Dan I have the 007's now. they take a bit of getting used to but the curve is short. When I'm down my patella isn't even touching anything the weight is on my shin.
I have roofed (helped re roof a country church) with them and that is a whole different feeling if they had a soft rubber face they would be awesome in that application.

It is my thot that everyone in the trades who does not have Knee issues should wear pads every day, like seat belts, hearing protection, and safety glasses.

Thanks Craig
Craig,

Hi. I suggested to the owner of ProKnees that he make several different types of face pads for different applications. I think that some people would like a think textured pad for outside work. Good point about roofing - a soft rubber pad would be nice for roofing.

I'm a strong believer in them. I've spent many hours crawling across open joists with my proknees. I'd be a physical wreck if I tried that with regular knee pads. As you pointed out, the shin pads spread out the weight very well, making it easy and stable.

And I agree about the knee protection. For the trades it should be a no-brainer. I'd go so far as to say that people over 40 who only use them occasionally would benefit. Protecting your eyes and ears is important for all ages; protecting your knees gets critical after you're 40 (I'm 62).

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