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Daniel - baited question

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Daniel - baited question

Postby bpfrocket » Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:22 pm

Daniel,
At the Tenkara Summit I asked you about the availability of the kneepad gaiters like Dr. Ishigaki was wearing. You asked me to make a post on the forum to remind you.....here it is :D

I've looked at some alternatives from other sports, but haven't found anything I like as much.
My aging, already damaged knees could use the help.

Thanks in advance for anything you can do

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Re: Daniel - baited question

Postby TJ @ Tenkara USA » Sat Sep 03, 2011 3:46 pm

+1

I would like something like these also. Tj
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Re: Daniel - baited question

Postby Daniel @ Tenkara USA » Sat Sep 03, 2011 7:50 pm

Thanks for the follow up post. I think the tenkarabum may be looking into this product. I also asked Yvon if they would incorporate a shin guard on their waders, they currently have a small pocket on the inside of their top waders for knee pads, would be great if they could extend it to the shins too.
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Re: Daniel - baited question

Postby Tenkara Guides » Sat Sep 03, 2011 7:54 pm

Here is a free tip from Tenkara Guides. I use Alta Tactical Knee Pads (the same kneepads used by US Military Forces). The kneepads are lined with memory foam and have hard rubber outer cups to protect your patella and patella tendon. The straps are long enough to fit around your waders and use a button type of attachment instead of velcro so they stay put once they are on. Another benefit is that they protect your waders from abrasion and punctures around the knees and the rubber outer cup grips rock surfaces even when wet.

Here is a link to the manufacturer: http://www.altaindustries.com/tactical.shtml

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Re: Daniel - baited question

Postby Tenkara Guides » Sun Sep 04, 2011 6:39 am

We've also had success using these knee pads:
click here

They are a full neoprene knee pad:
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Additionally, we've been experimenting with attaching neoprene straight to the outside of our waders for more permanent protection. It's worked pretty good, but make sure to use silicone based adhesive:

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We have a lot of neoprene left, so we may attach shin guards too. We can always use more leg protection using tenkara in Utah!

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Postby goneflyfishing » Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:02 am

I have been thinking a lot lately about knee pads, especially since I had one of those days with close to 100 trout and kneeling down a lot to land and release the trout. Do the straps stay in place or cut into your leg behind the knee?
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Re: Daniel - baited question

Postby tntom » Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:29 pm

Tenkara Guides wrote:
They are a full neoprene knee pad:
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ERiK


I think you could glue these knee pads to your waders.

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Re: Daniel - baited question

Postby bpfrocket » Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:54 am

I just realized the autocorrect changed "gaiter" to "baited" on the title :D

There's some good info here. I've been looking @ tactical gear and motocross gear as well. There's a set of motocross knee/shin guards that I'm seriously looking at doing some experimenting with to see if they'll stay on in the water and if there's a lot more drag from the flow. I'll post as I know anything new, and hop y'all do to

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Re: Daniel - gaiter question

Postby bpfrocket » Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:06 pm

After buying a set of motocross shin/knee guards I learned a very valuable lesson today;


They don't do any good if you forget to put them on and leave them in the truck!


ow! ow! ow! Dangit! ow! ow! ow! :D

(cracked my shins and my knees several times today)



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Re: Daniel - baited question

Postby dwalker » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:58 pm

fwiw

I found this page about shin guards ( gaiters )

http://yowzo.naturum.ne.jp/e771921.html

http://translate.google.com/translate?s ... 71921.html

Which after following a few links from the above - lead here:

http://lpresents.com/ - says they're looking for a distributor. If you like the look of the product here's you opportunity if you're so inclined. ;)

http://lpresents.com/Pages/accessories.html

http://lpresents.com/Pages/gaiter.html

http://lpresents.com/Pages/WGaitars.html

http://lpresents.com/Pages/shopping-E.html
Which says shipping to USA is $25 , 3 days by EMS. Probably not counting DHS delay :(

http://www.majiroxnews.com/2010/11/13/j ... els-to-us/

Or maybe by now a way around this delay has been found, :roll: , or perhaps business shippers get a pass on this weight limit restriction.

I know about this because when this first went into effect last Nov I had a week earlier ordered a Fude Pen like this one

http://openkyoto.com/product/lacquer-fude-pen.html

actually the pen I ordered was this one:
http://www.jshoppers.com/shohin.asp?Sho ... &bunrui1=0

from Kyoto and was concerned its delivery would be delayed. Fortunately it delivered quickly. Guess even with packaging the pen was under the weight limit. :D

Several times I've ordered Sorobans from Japan and never had trouble from Customs trying to add to the final price. Same with items ordered from England, items related to Trials Motorcycles. I was not so lucky when I ordered some merino wool blankets from Australia - Customs tried to add nearly $100 to the price for 2 blankets. :x I told them they could return the product before I paid, the shipper never offered to ship them back. I never paid the charges. Though I'm probably on some 'deadbeat list' somewhere for refusing to pay. :(

1 USD = 76.7700 JPY or 1 JPY = 0.0130259 USD ( today )

I didn't quit figure out the price - they seem to list a price and in parenthesis a tax.
Maybe the tax only applies to purchases in Japan. I know VAT is deducted from prices on items from Europe.

The more expensive of the gaiters appear to be $107, the other pair about $80.
Maybe they can be ordered at a reasonable cost or perhaps not.
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