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 To whomever can help me, any feedback you can give me would be greatly appreciated. I bought some Leatt Z Frame Knee Braces (size XXL) a couple months ago that I ordered straight from the manufacturer. When I walk in these, they start slipping down towards my ankles after just a few steps and that’s after tightening them as much as I can and even when I put them on over my pants legs or the included under socks. And this is after I made very clear measurements and even spoke with one of their reps over the phone as I was making those measurements, before I placed the order. But it seems that the straps won’t tighten up enough and there is especially a good bit of room where my actual knee joints are when I put these things on. 
 

Therefore, as far as I can understand, I need to send these back and get a smaller size. I think it would be best for me to go for the large and not the XL. Leatt told me to go to a Leatt dealer in my area and try some on so I’ll know what size to reorder, but I’ve already called 2 places (hundreds of miles away) and they don’t even carry that product. So I’m hoping that someone who reads this might be able to fill me in with any information you have, regardless of how relevant you think it may be. At this point, I think any information anyone can give me about these knee braces will be helpful and much appreciated.

 

 

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As with all such things, the middle strap must be lying over/up of your calf (behind the knee) to prevent it from sliding down.

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Thanks for your feedback Aztec, but Leatt actually sent me a video of one of their employees putting on a Z Frame and I’m doing this the same way their showing (which I think is what you’re saying to do with what you wrote.) 

Maybe I’m putting too much into this (especially because I’ve had multiple surgeries over the years on both knees), but I was thinking in terms of knee braces being much more custom fit. Which I was thinking might be necessary for me and my health in the event of a crash. 
 

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As I have some problems with the knee too and the lateral pressure while riding EUC makes it hurts, I've tried medical stabilizing brace under my leatt knee guards.

It appears to work well and spare me the pain of stretching collateral ligaments and meniscs.

One like this: image.thumb.jpeg.a0cb402c1727d8399c788feafc41a8ab.jpeg

Pretty cheap in comparison with the moto knee braces too.

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I’m also wondering if I can just buy those Medical stabilizing braces (as you’ve shown) and wear them underneath some professional grade skateboard pads that I have. 
 

What do you think?

 The problem is that these Leatt Z Frames are so damn cumbersome that I don’t know if they’d even function correctly in the event of an accident. And that’s after I’ve exchanged them for a set that’s 2 sizes smaller. The smaller size holds a little better, but even those keep slipping down (even with the socks underneath.) The straps are on pretty tight, but the space in the knees and the continuous movement when I walk, causes them to start coming down. 

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