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Added some D3O and HD foams to Vapor 1x Lite shins today

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Had a player who wanted to add some extra knee and shot protection to his 1X Lite shins as opposed to replacing them with a "beefier" option. Here is the completed project. He wanted to keep the good airflow and lightweight of the shins while adding extensive protection to the knee. In the shin we used a vented high density foam and cut it to still allow nice airflow to pass through. Overall, increased weight was 90 grams per shin pad.

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Interesting, thanks for showing! How did you stitch the foam and the D3O onto the pad? As it is stretched on the inside of the outer shell, I doubt there is much room without having to remove the shell, stitching in the pads and re-stitching the shell?

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28 minutes ago, gosinger said:

Interesting, thanks for showing! How did you stitch the foam and the D3O onto the pad? As it is stretched on the inside of the outer shell, I doubt there is much room without having to remove the shell, stitching in the pads and re-stitching the shell?

Stitching through the D3O is actually easy, however to do it you need to remove the plastic kneecap first so you can sew through. I was actually surprised that I didnt have to cut anything or make space for the D3O to fit properly. 

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