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    11-12-2013, 04:20 PM
I haven't had a 5 Star yet. My dad had one and he loved it. I have a couple Twenty X pads, a Reinsman X-Series, and a Best Ever saddle pad. I like the Best Ever the most, for fit, wear, shape, style, and durability it seems to last the longest and it fits really well.
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    11-12-2013, 05:14 PM
Thanks so much everyone!
    11-12-2013, 05:17 PM
5 star all the way!!!!
    11-17-2013, 09:42 PM
I love the Best Ever pads. They are fabulous. Last forever, and fit wonderfully. Reinsman pads are good, as are Twenty X and some of the pads that Classic Equine has to.
    11-25-2013, 03:09 PM
I use an impact gel. Find that to be the best.
    12-09-2013, 10:04 PM
I'm in love with my impact gel pad :)
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    12-09-2013, 10:32 PM
I don't barrel race but I do have a Impact Gel XT lite pad. (1/2") I use it in combination with other pads(Diamond ranch pads) and blankets to get the best fit with different horses I ride.

Even on my horses that do not require a lot of pad, where I just use the pad and a single blanket, no sore backs even after 6+ hours riding at a time.

Can't say anything about 5 Star pads as I have never used one.

If your pad is slipping side to side you might rethink the thickness your using with your saddle and saddle fit.
Are you tenting your pad? Sometimes if you have a mutton withered or really round backed horse not tenting your pad will cause your pad to pull down tight causing your saddle to roll and it will be obvious with a brand new pad that hasn't been broken in yet as well.

I haven't tried the 5 Star yet so I can't say what is better.
    12-11-2013, 08:14 PM
For those who have an Impact Gel pad and live in a cold climate, remember to take your pad inside or keep it where it can stay warm.
They will freeze harder than a rock in the cold. Just found that out the hard way. LOL!
    12-20-2013, 04:38 PM
I like my impact gel pad but I can't use it on my horse. Her withers are too high and with the treeless saddle it doesn't stay bridged. So now I ride in a professional choice Smx air ride.

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