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01-21-2010, 10:20 PM
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What are the most comfortable elbow pads?

I hate playing with elbow pads, but lately the bruises are getting to me. What do you guys think are the most comfortable elbow pads. Comfort is most important to me.

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jofa 9177 pros.

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or lacrosse elbow pads

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Try a bunch on, that's the only way to know.

I like elbow pads without the bicep protector, but they're getting hard to find. I picked up One55's because they seem plenty protective and they have the crucial elbow strap (to prevent them from sliding around). I had to size up though because of my Popeye forearms (which is funny because I have small biceps).

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I prefer the 9025's

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You really shouldn't ever play without elbows. If you chip a bone in that joint, it can cause pain for the rest of your life, and may or may not be fixable with expensive surgeries.

As for which ones are comfy, I like the fit of eastons personally. Everybody swears by Jofas, but they're not available outside of e-bay these days, and they can go for hundreds. Don't even bother. The best thing you can do is to try a bunch on in different pads and different sizes.

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You really shouldn't ever play without elbows. If you chip a bone in that joint, it can cause pain for the rest of your life, and may or may not be fixable with expensive surgeries.

As for which ones are comfy, I like the fit of eastons personally. Everybody swears by Jofas, but they're not available outside of e-bay these days, and they can go for hundreds. Don't even bother. The best thing you can do is to try a bunch on in different pads and different sizes.
Most Reeboks are based on Jofas, some are almost identical except for the brand name on it.

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Most Reeboks are based on Jofas, some are almost identical except for the brand name on it.
They used to be, not so much anymore. But they're still pretty similar, you're right.

But without letting the OP know that originally, the Jofa comments are rather useless.

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I have a pair of RBK 10k's Their pretty good but a little stiff at first.

My buddy just got a pair of Warrior Hitman Elbow pads, and I tryed those on, they were really comfy.

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But without letting the OP know that originally, the Jofa comments are rather useless.
Anyway, I can only comment on stuff I know. If looking for some new gear one should always go to a well stocked hockey shop and try out.

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i had a pair of newer hard plastic cap elbow pads - ended up switching back to an old second hand pair of soft elbow pads (Koho Revolution) that were more comfortable.

if getting second hand, make sure elastic isn't too stretched out unless you feel like shortening or replacing the elastic.

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Anything with a soft cap.

I use a pair of Winwells that were my dads. He thinks he got them sometime in the 70's.

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I currently use the S17's by Easton. Before that I had a pair of Synergy's, Easton's seem to fit me perfectly while the other brands don't. You have to try them on like others have mentioned, one brand will fit better than the others, then stick with that brand.

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