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This is a discussion on Warrior Ritual Pro Goalie Knee Pads within the Equipment Reviews forums, part of the The Gear category; I too have the Ritual knee pads, and have been using them since the middle of May, just after the ...

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    I too have the Ritual knee pads, and have been using them since the middle of May, just after the summer season started. The protection level has been great, and once I adjusted to wearing knee pads - wasn't wearing any previously - they felt great. I wound up having to rig mine with a garter to keep them in the area that I wanted, but have had no interference with my pads along the way.

    That said, the problem that I've had with mine at least, is the finishing of the pads. I wear Under Armour pants, with the knee pads over top, and after only a few games, I started noticing a few loose threads. Not a big deal, but now I've noticed that on my left knee pad that the binding has torn apart from the main material covering where the bottom strap is sewn to the pad. I wouldn't expect there to be tearing that significant after only a couple of months use, and maybe being on the ice 25 times with them.

    Protection is definitely a plus, but I'm not sold on the workmanship of the piece.
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    I just wanted to put up some photos that I finally took of these. After a few times playing in these I really like them. Not too bulky but very protective. As you can see in my "butterfly" I have a large gap, so these really help close the gap and give me the extra protection I didn't realize I needed. Also, no my pad is not twisting, the right pad isn't strapped on me, I just put it there to get the photo, the pad that is straight IS strapped in though.
    I like how there is thick soft foam on the inner and middle portions of the pad, but just the hard plastic where the pad rotates. It makes sense and I think helps with the bulk issues and having the pad rotate properly. I didn't even have to adjust my straps to accommodate the knee pads.

    The area where your knee lands is soft, but not too much padding. The inside is a material that sticks to you a little so it also helps it stay in place. Also, the "Warrior" on the bottom strap is rubberized and keeps that pad right where it needs to be, though there is a gray tab at the top if you want to lace it in for extra stability.

    I really love how the pad locks in right on top of the knee cradle, there is just no gap that the puck is gonna find. There is a slight gap at the inside of the pad, but that is behind the pad and I think my style just makes that happen.

    So far I've only taken one puck to the knee, but I didn't feel it at all so that was a good thing.
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    has anyone who has these used PAW knee pads before? How do they compare?

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    I have been using the warriors for about 10 games and I same to have the same issuse everytime I can get one to stay up but myleft one is always sliding down no matter how tight I make it or what I wear under them anybody got thoughts warrior cant slove it.

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    I haven't had any issues with it sliding down... You could always do the garter belt strategy. It has the loops at the top to use if you want them.

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    that is what Ia m going to try next I got rid of my reebok ones cause i didnt like the garter belt but no choice now

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    I have to say that I'm having a hard time getting use to them. not that it's a function of the pad, just that I've never worn anything on my knees and the extra bulk and hinging is feeling odd when I go down. So far I've used them in 4 games. I also bought new pants that had interior areas to lace them into but I still feel like that are dropping on me. I'm gonna give them a few more games and hope they start to feel more natural. But as it is I don't even like my pads tight around my legs, so most knee guards already would feel strange
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    I had to put a garter belt on them to stop the dropping but since I did that they are right where they need to be they still drop as they should and come back to where they should. try that glvsav37

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    I have been using mine for a couple months, playing 2-4x a week in advanced adult rec league, and love them. They were a little different to get used to, but once I did, I wouldn't use anything else. Lots of shots off of them, and no problems. Do not interfere with pads or movement, but still stelar coverage. Highly recommended. I had Reeboks before, and they worked ok, but slid out of place all the time. Finally took a shot direct on the knee cap one time, went home and immediately ordered the Warriors. Have not had any problems with knee shots since.

    I have not had any issues with them sliding down. I laced them into my pants, and they have always stayed put. Ocassionally the biggest shel overlaps the knee cradle, but easy to fix, and when it does happend still doesn't interfere with play, just feels different.

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    Both are very protective. PAW feels a bit bulkier because my pads didn't seem to rotate as well as they do with the Warriors. I switched from my PAW to a set of Brians. I took a couple of shots in just the wrong spot for my Brian's. Got the Warriors. Pads rotate well and very protective, when they stay in place. I played a game with the knee pads around my shins behind my leg pads. I tried repeatedly to pull them back into place, but as soon as I moved a bit they slid again. I have since tied them to my pants and it helps a bit. The top portion still feel like it slips a little. I may do some tweaking to try to solve this. (I have a fair bit of slack with the ties.)

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