I didnt see any other elbow pad threads. sorry if i missed it
i have the baurer vapor :x30.. the velcro flaps all flap around, drives my crazy pregame. Im looking to get a nicer pair. Protection is obviously primary concern, , but the particular thing im looking for is a pad that over use maintains its quality and the straps stay completely flat not getting tangled up on jersey sleeves.
does anyone have anything paticulalry positive or negative about any of these. Im not in love with any paticular brand.
baurer vapor x:40
CCM U+ Fit 09 LE Sr. Elbow Pads
Easton Synergy EQ50 Sr. Elbow Pads
those are all around $50.. im not sure if going to the 65 to 75 range is worth the money for what im doing... im fine with the padding, its just the damn straps..
I bought the Bauer Pro's a couple of months ago. Great protection but I'm between sizes in elbow pads. I tried on all the brands and I just cannot find one that fits me just right. They're either a little too small or a little too big.
I have the Warrior Projekt elbow pads. I got them b/c the Hustler ones I originally bought started to fall apart after just a few games. When I told Warrior about it they sent me the Projekt ones as a good faith replacement. I have not put on an elbow pad that feels better than these, but durability is still an issue. The strap that goes across the forearm (what they call the sling wrap) started to come apart almost right away on both sets of pads. That all being said after the initial damage the strap stopped coming apart and they have been fine since. I thought at first it would just keep getting worse until they were unusable, but I have been using them for about a year now adn there is no further damage.
So I would say that they are the most comfortable elbow pads out there but durability still seems to be an issue.
I wouldn't doubt it, haha. Actually I'm broke and I saw them on clearance for ~$35 or so but couldn't justify them. I thought about having a second set of gear for lighter play but it didn't make sense.
You opened this thread for suggestions only to close it down 12 hours later with a purchase? Could've waited for more suggestions maybe.
Were your straps too long on the X:30? That could be what causes the loose tangling. You could fold in the straps and stitch them together to shorten them.
yeah i got kinda antsy. i wanted to get them ordered so i had a chance of having them for the next game. ive been looking at them for a couple weeks
the ends of the straps have started curling up. so they are getting caught up in the jersey sleeve. i couldnt ever get it to feel real snug, they are just kind of on. its just the one piece of equipment right now that doesnt feel right
plus the more i looked at the eastons i just liked them more and more