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    Grouper
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    Knee Pads??

    I want to add some Kevlar Knee pads to my new wetsuit, I know I can send it off some place to get it done, But I know I can put them on it I can find the "pads" Does anyone have any idea where to look for them, I am down to sending a message to a wetsuit shop and asking them to sell me just the pad, but I have this feeling that it will cost the the same for them to do it, as for them to send me the pads. But like I said I have not made that contact yet. I thought I would be able to find them without too much trouble.....But....

    Any thoughts?

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    Why kevlar?

    If your wanting to protect your knees, there may be better options.

    just curious

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCAT View Post
    Why kevlar?

    If your wanting to protect your knees, there may be better options.

    just curious
    kevler hold up better when you're kneeling the reef

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    are you planning on praying a lot?

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    Here's an idea, these are similar to what I wore in the sandbox.

    Not sure what the buoyancy characteristics are though..

    They have others if you do a search on knee pads from their main page.

    Hatch Knee Pads - Neoprene | Ranger Joe's | Military and Law Enforcement Gear | ACU's, BDU's, army boots, rank, and custom name tapes

    hope this helps a little

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    These work very well when kneeling on the reef. guaranteed to ravage both soft and hard coral as well as any mollusks, sponges, etc.

    Tim "The Star and Crescent shall not be worn by every man, but only by him who is worthy to wear it. He must be a gentleman... a man of honor and courage... a man of zeal, yet humble... an intelligent man...a man of truth... one who tempers action with wisdom and, above all else, one who walks in the light of God."

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    Kevlar might not be your best option. It weakens in direct sunlight, as well as in extremes of temperature (up and down), and I think water has the same effect... although you aren't trying to stop a bullet, so it migh work fine.
    Rock on, go big or go home, hit the ground running, hang in there kitty... don't eat the yellow snow...

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    Not planning on a reef, But ever tried to teach a class, in a limestone quary, with just neoprene on your knees? even the rubber "pads" get cut in less than a season, kevlar, well you do the math.

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    I have two wetsuits one for "fun" dives, one for "work" dives that one needs to be much stronger, and the one that I "have" to wear does not have an option for "kevlar" on the knees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtrewyn View Post
    I want to add some Kevlar Knee pads to my new wetsuit, I know I can send it off some place to get it done, But I know I can put them on it I can find the "pads" Does anyone have any idea where to look for them, I am down to sending a message to a wetsuit shop and asking them to sell me just the pad, but I have this feeling that it will cost the the same for them to do it, as for them to send me the pads. But like I said I have not made that contact yet. I thought I would be able to find them without too much trouble.....But....

    Any thoughts?
    Here's a few options from DUI. My guess is you could affix them with Aquaseal or neoprene glue. I would check with DUI on that.

    DUI's Accessory Selector - Installed Drysuit Accessories

    Also, maybe check with Superior for parts and suggestions.

    Superior Diving Repair, Inc.

    A good adhesive should hold to a wetsuit.
    Good luck and welcome back!
    NAUI Instructor, NAUI Trimix Diver

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