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Suggestions for low profile short elbow pads?

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I think I have tried every elbow pad on the market (exaggeration) and they all interfere, come into contact, with my glove cuff which drives me bonkers. I am trying to find something that is low profile, has decent protection, and is somewhat short so it doesn't extend into the glove cuff. I currently use Supreme 2S Pro gloves. 

Suggestions? 

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Rbz elbow pads. Not sure about the more recent iterations, but the original rbz bows are the best I’ve found in this regard

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Quicklites are the lowest profile ones I’ve used. The cap especially is much smaller than CL/RBZ/FT1.

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2 hours ago, Stewie said:

Rbz elbow pads. Not sure about the more recent iterations, but the original rbz bows are the best I’ve found in this regard

 

59 minutes ago, JSK81 said:

Quicklites are the lowest profile ones I’ve used. The cap especially is much smaller than CL/RBZ/FT1.

I use the Quicklites and second this.  Man CCM really messed up by switching things up with the current Jetspeed line.  The RBZ line in my opinion was the best line they ever had and kind of wish it would have remained untouched.  FWIW I was using the original STX Stallion elbows prior to the Quicklites and I found those to run short.

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1 hour ago, strosedefence34 said:

I use the Quicklites and second this.  Man CCM really messed up by switching things up with the current Jetspeed line.  The RBZ line in my opinion was the best line they ever had and kind of wish it would have remained untouched.  FWIW I was using the original STX Stallion elbows prior to the Quicklites and I found those to run short.

Which model of the Stallion? 

4 hours ago, Stewie said:

Rbz elbow pads. Not sure about the more recent iterations, but the original rbz bows are the best I’ve found in this regard

Thanks!Ill take a peek online and see if I can find a set. Thanks! 

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1 hour ago, strosedefence34 said:

 

I use the Quicklites and second this.  Man CCM really messed up by switching things up with the current Jetspeed line.  The RBZ line in my opinion was the best line they ever had and kind of wish it would have remained untouched.  FWIW I was using the original STX Stallion elbows prior to the Quicklites and I found those to run short.

Agree with you fully. Switched over to rx3 elbow pads, but few those wouldn’t be ideal for what the original poster was looking for. Still looking to find perfect shins  to replace the RBZ but that’s another topic

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15 hours ago, SkateWorksPNW said:

Which model of the Stallion? 

Thanks!Ill take a peek online and see if I can find a set. Thanks! 

I said Stallion sorry I mean Surgeon.  I just looked back to my sale of them.  They were the Surgeon 500 the white ones.

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I am also in the market for low profile pads and heard good things about STX. I snagged some senior medium RX3 elbow pads from their online store and they arrived within a week to the west coast. Pretty impressive considering the black friday deals and traffic they had. Their website was a little funky with order status but STX was quick to acknowledge their website kinks and they gave me the tracking number when requested. Long story short the pads seem like keepers. OP - STX has a good return policy so I'd say give em a shot since they might be what you're looking for. Here's a few photos and my initial thoughts:

https://ibb.co/NFxMvh6
https://ibb.co/4jHcKBw
https://ibb.co/nL6G12L

  • The OP was asking about shorter forearms so they don't hit the glove cuff. In two of the photos you can see how far the pad go down my right forearm. I wear 14" Vapors and the forearm length of the pad is perfect for me. When my hand is flat or lifted upwards, there's about 1/2" to 1" of free space. When I keep my hand flat but move it left, I ever-so-slightly hit the pad with my cuff but not enough to notice when stickhandling.
  • The sleeve was the biggest question mark I had. I prefer the nylon lock straps but seemed like the sleeve will help keep the pad up during games, especially if you have a grippy baselayer. After trying the pad on the sleeve is take it or leave it for me, but I can see the sleeve being the polarizing factor with RX3s.
  • The three piece design is great for mobility. The main pivot point is actually on the forearm, not the upper arm. Unlike the Tacks I can extend my arm straight without any restraint or discomfort. I found these to fit most similar to Vapors and like the fit far more than the three-piece Jetspeeds.
  • The hex material is super comfy and probably very breathable. I'm not a fan of the Curv composite material the high end Bauer elbows have for forearm protection. There's a grid of hard plastic on the RX3s that seem like they will do a good job protecting the forearm.

 

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