So my thor force are 4yrs old and fairly worn out . They have been a good fit and good protection . I have had a few straps break, stretch and the material with the velcro on it curls on the edges and has been uncomfortable . So do i buy a new pair or is there a better alternative ? I am scared off braces after seeing a mate wearing his brand new carbon fibre pods - a slow speed fall , bike came down on the indide of his leg and he broke his leg in 4 places right below the end of the brace ??? I dont believe that stack would have ruined his knee but who knows . I did like the look of evs rs8 as a light brace / good guard but i have heard they fall apart easily . I can get for 250 aud .. I dont want to spend heaps . I have been looking but i am finding it hard to find a guard that seems to be similiar to the thor but with better straps ?? Recommendations please Cheers Stu .