Watch the video below for a review of the 187 Pro Derby Pad sets…
Deadbolt knee pads
Pros – Quality item, fastening straps, protection.
Cons – price , feel bulky before the memory pads are properly worn in.
In our humble opinion – Both the jammer and the blocker pads are very well made, they look instantly like a quality product. They are new to the UK so we are awaiting as much feedback as we can on durability. By the looks of them there should not be any issues. The fact that they are hand finished in U.S.A contributes to the high price tag, if they last and do the job as well as expected then the price tag may turn out to be reasonable, based on the “buy cheap, buy twice” school of thought.
As you would expect, the jammer pad is lighter and sits closer to your leg, it still has you well protected though.
The blocker is bulkier but not as much as we were expecting. It allows enough movement to skate without noticing any interference but really does look after you when you go down.
The straps are great, your pad is securely locked into place and minimizes the dreaded side to side movement, keeping your knee protected at all times.
Overall, a great new pad that will hopefully justify it’s price tag.