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Elbow pads

Post by planet » Thu Jan 19, 2006 10:09 am

I'm sure this has been covered here before but:

My elbows can't take any more hits!, and they have said that if they knocked again they won't go paddling with me again.

Any reccommendations?

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Post by morsey » Thu Jan 19, 2006 10:23 am

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Post by Tom_Laws » Thu Jan 19, 2006 10:48 am

Dainese

Pretty much any BMX/Mountain bike ones that have hard cups, so that they wont just act as big sponges!

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I use these, but have a look about in Bike shops, kite shops etc and see what you can find.

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Post by Dom c » Thu Jan 19, 2006 11:06 am

Have a look at previous threads...
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But morsey is right.. 661 pads are awesome, just as good as dianese .

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Post by lessthanross » Thu Jan 19, 2006 5:22 pm

Dom c wrote:Have a look at previous threads...
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But morsey is right.. 661 pads are awesome, just as good as dianese .
Ditto, I got the 661 Race Elbow pads as well, got them on ebay for a tenner plus postage.

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Post by Ricks-Freestyle-Mind » Thu Jan 19, 2006 5:26 pm

Hi guys

I wouldn't recomend the Dainesse, even though they are absolutely fantastic. I have a pair of full arm ones covering all of my fore arm and hook around my thumbs. I wear them for Down hilling, but once wore them on a river and became quite heavy. This must have been because of all the padding that are on the inside of the shells. So for on the river i bought a pair of 661, as they are comfy well padded but not sponge, more like rubbery foam type stuff. I got them from Liesure lakes, yet halfords could sell them if it's got a wide range of bikes thier.

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Post by adventurer185 » Thu Jan 19, 2006 5:35 pm

Although they look bulky these puppies protect your chicken wings to the max and they don't slip! http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... delID=1960
They also keep you warmer because they are thicker and more 'wrap-around' style - bonus.
The new ones are also great - a little lighter and less bulky. Chain Reaction will do you free delivery that usualyy comes the next day.
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Post by Ricks-Freestyle-Mind » Thu Jan 19, 2006 5:37 pm

Hi guys

Yeah, they look a good pair, and reasonably cheap too.

Rick

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Post by Mark R » Thu Jan 19, 2006 6:55 pm

I'm not wildly keen on the look of elbow pads with plastic plates...far too much of the 'crap Stormtrooper Extra' about them.

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Also, I've never been entirely convinced that this much protection is necessary. Who knows.

Anyway, I use some comfortable, flexible and rather more discreet reinforced neoprene pads from Shred Ready. However, I just checked their site and it would seem that they have also now switched to the Imperial Clone Army look.

http://www.shredready.com/products/elbow.html
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Post by buck197 » Thu Jan 19, 2006 7:03 pm

Elbow pads pah, as we are in the politically correct era I will only "think" they are for girls!

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Post by Tom_Laws » Thu Jan 19, 2006 7:07 pm

guidebook wrote:I've never been entirely convinced that this much protection is necessary. Who knows.
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I am now heartily convinced.

Tom

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Post by Ricks-Freestyle-Mind » Thu Jan 19, 2006 9:07 pm

Hi guys

Love the Dainese suit but would restrict movement i'd emagine. Could be the answer into boofing a 50ft drop! lol.
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/Default.aspx?ProdID=5360021887&

Could also save bruised shins, and a painfull swim.

Rick

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Post by neilfarmer » Thu Jan 19, 2006 9:17 pm

I agree with 'adventurer185', chainreactioncycles are an excellent company, fast delivery.

I use the Azonic elbow pads, here
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... odelID=355

Don't slip, good protection.
After a 'big hit' on the Etive one day, when the 'chicken wings' slipped off, I spent 3-4 months in pain, elbow pads all the way now!
Neil Farmer.

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Post by Tom_Laws » Fri Jan 20, 2006 12:36 am

Ricks-Freestyle-Mind wrote:Hi guys

Love the Dainese suit but would restrict movement I'd emagine. Could be the answer into boofing a 50ft drop! lol.
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/Default.aspx?ProdID=5360021887&

Could also save bruised shins, and a painfull swim.

Rick
Nope. it will just hold your organs steady as you shatter them, and allow your back to compress in a linear way.

Cool suits, a chum bikes in one, but he's a nutter. The jacket portion is available on its own, and gets used for kayaking I'm sure.

tom

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