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  • New DF Knee & Elbow Pads

    Anyone know who is the manufacturer of the newly issued knee and elbow pads?
    ''To go for a drink is one thing. To be driven to it is another''. Michael Collins.

  • #2
    what next .. a rifle that does not make any noise....

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    • #3
      More useless weight to carry, what next?

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      • #4
        Hatch

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        • #5
          Originally posted by BANDIT View Post
          More useless weight to carry, what next?
          If you think that a pair of elbow pads and a pair of knee pads are heavy, you
          may pack up and head off ....
          "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!" (Jimmy Greaves)!"

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          • #6
            Every little bit of weight adds up over ummm 15miles?
            "The Question is not: how far you will take this? The Question is do you possess the constitution to go as far as is needed?"

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ZULU View Post
              Every little bit of weight adds up over ummm 15miles?

              ahh thats the mistake you lads make

              its not really extra weight

              as the boys wont be wearing them on a march that long

              they will in fact be carrying them in there back pack

              which will be on there backs

              so the wight wont make a difference
              Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
              Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
              The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere***
              The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
              The best lack all conviction, while the worst
              Are full of passionate intensity.

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              • #8
                Of course it is extra weight , even if it is on your back so as you can be more comfortable in a Kneeling position? there have been so many previous posts regarding equipment and the increasing loads of equipment.. some of it of questionable neccessitity
                If you have to carry kit then you must always minimize to what is absolutely necessary.Then think about what in addition u may need or may be useful and then the the comfort items.
                If you want to get used become immune to kneeling , sleeping on hard ground, getting blisters on feet , web burns from packs etc then get used to it by doing it more often and harden up nad stop pussying around,.. simple as that.

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                • #9
                  Having a rock split your knee cap open, I'd imagine, wouldn't be among the most comfortable things imaginable. Plus, if your knees and elbows are protected it would make crawling a lot more comfortable (faster) and would prevent injury. It also means that there wouldn't be any hesitation about throwing yourself onto a rocky surface to get down, you'd just get down.
                  Don't forget that if you're in pain constantly from the big indent a nicely pointed rock has made in your knee, you'll get worn down a lot quicker. Pain does that, wears ya out like. knee and elbow pads are light and carrying them isn't going to wear you down as fast as sore joints will.
                  Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
                  Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
                  Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
                  Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by BANDIT View Post
                    Of course it is extra weight , even if it is on your back so as you can be more comfortable in a Kneeling position? there have been so many previous posts regarding equipment and the increasing loads of equipment.. some of it of questionable neccessitity
                    If you have to carry kit then you must always minimize to what is absolutely necessary.Then think about what in addition u may need or may be useful and then the the comfort items.
                    If you want to get used become immune to kneeling , sleeping on hard ground, getting blisters on feet , web burns from packs etc then get used to it by doing it more often and harden up nad stop pussying around,.. simple as that.

                    wow why didnt we ever think of that before

                    and we should get used to being shot at therefore

                    we wont need flackers and helmets


                    Of course it is extra weight , even if it is on your back
                    sometimes you boys are toooooooo easy
                    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
                    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
                    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere***
                    The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
                    The best lack all conviction, while the worst
                    Are full of passionate intensity.

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                    • #11
                      Kneepads aren't really much use for "proper" crawling.


                      Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                      • #12
                        proper crawling being the type that's the fasted while still alllowing you to be concealed? In which case, yeah, they're useful. Either way, the rest of it about not cracking your kneecaps open still stands. Plenty of people seem to have no issues carrying jetboils and the like, so why the fuss about carrying something to help prevent hurting yourself?
                        Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
                        Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
                        Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
                        Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?

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                        • #13
                          Had a good look at the new pads the other day as the folks from my unit going to KFOR were getting issued them.They come in a little carrier bags to keep em together when carried in the pack.Oh,and they weigh f**k all,so carrying them when not in use shouldnt be a problem.:wink:
                          "Let us be clear about three facts. First, all battles and all wars are won in the end by the infantryman. Secondly, the infantryman always bears the brunt. His casualties are heavier, he suffers greater extremes of discomfort and fatigue than the other arms. Thirdly, the art of the infantryman is less stereotyped and far harder to acquire in modern war than that of any other arm." ------- Field Marshall Wavell, April 1945.

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                          • #14
                            have you lads still not received them in the Sticks APOD

                            we all have them up here

                            you also get the Camel Pak and the Goggles
                            Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
                            Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
                            The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere***
                            The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
                            The best lack all conviction, while the worst
                            Are full of passionate intensity.

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                            • #15
                              To the people talking about knee pads adding extra weight I have to know....... Are the knee pads you've used made of steel or something?

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