Do these have the hard knee cup that the...
Do these have the hard knee cup that the original (pre-2011?) Kyle Straits had?
i never wore the kyle strait knee pads but supposedly these are the same design, or based off it. as you can see from the photo, there is no hard plastic on the front. the padding is kevlar and pretty bomber. I wear them and have full confidence in the protection from frontal impact.
I also don't know how the original KS's were. You can squeeze the Rage knee pad in your hand and get it to bend and fold; but, you can also feel that there is something inside substantial enough to take an impact. Definitely not a hard non-flexy shell inside.