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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by *Pepe*, May 4, 2008.

  1. *Pepe*

    *Pepe* Chimp

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    any recommendations for good elbow pads? i've searched the threads and didn't really find anything, so if someone can point me in the right direction it'd be much appreciated.

    thanks.
     
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  2. kuksul08

    kuksul08 Monkey

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    I have some fox ones that have straps and also a thin stretchy stuff. They are great. Fit so snugly, protect well, simple
     
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    ????? Turbo Monkey

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    I haven't tried the new d3o pads from 661, but they look promising. Otherwise I'd look at the dainese 3x pads.
     
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  4. illflip

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    if you have the cash for them...

    the best protective gear are the ones that fit. as long as your not buying pads from toys-r-us they should be fine.
     
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  5. William42

    William42 fork ways

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    my friend has the full upper body jacket. Its super light, snug, stays in place, and will do fine in a crash, but its nowhere near as protective as hard plastic and pads. for XC/AM its a dream come true - you can wear armor without having it suck in every way (its pretty comfortable and super light, plus you don't look entirely like a doofus), but for DH DJ's or 4x etc I'd go with plastic and pads.
     
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    tld makes good elbow pads .
     
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    The old school fox 911's are the best elbow pad I have encountered. I've been running the same ones for 5 years and they are still working great. I haven't found anything I liked better.
     
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    couldnt agree more, ive lost one of the plastic bits on the elbow
    but they still do their job exceptionally well even after all the crashes
     
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  9. PatBranch

    PatBranch Turbo Monkey

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    Does anyone here use the TLD elbow guards? I was also looking at the 3x, but I'm not sure.

    I'm using ones that came with my older flak jacket and the tightening straps can be a bitch.
     
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    i've got the 661 d30 pads and i really like them. they did their job over a two week holiday in whistler (unfortunately i crashed a couple of times).
     
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    dan wask Turbo Monkey

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    I've been running the alpinestars reflex's. My elbows have never been happier.
     
  12. PatBranch

    PatBranch Turbo Monkey

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    I looked at those and they look good. Maybe I should just get them.
     
  13. CRoss

    CRoss Turbo Monkey

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    These also have matching knee pads.

     
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    I like those, they are nice and have my favorite cartoon Spanish teaching character on them:)
     
  15. PatBranch

    PatBranch Turbo Monkey

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    Fvck it! I'm getting those!
     
  16. TheClumsyTree

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    My 661 Ricochet elbow pads are awesome.