Originally Posted by Golder
any new opinions out there? time to replace the old ones...
I've been using the Shred Ready elbow pads for years. They are relatively inexpensive and I love the forearm protection but they slip down a little bit over the course of the day and you have to slide them back up. Tsunami Elbow Pads- Products of Shred Ready, Inc.
I'll probably be looking for something else soon.
I forgot to slide my Shred Ready's up on Escalante during my first day this year, got stuck in a slot, and hit my elbow hard enough that it now feels just like the other elbow did before I had surgery to remove bone chips that I got from repeated smacking while kayaking.
By the way, if you have pointy elbows with bone chips in them I highly recommend the surgery. The operated-on elbow is nice and round and takes shots nicely. I even do Muay Thai elbow strikes onto pads with no pain, though it probably took at least a year after surgery before I wanted to full-on hit something with that elbow. The untouched elbow is pointy, it is full of bone chips, and it hurts to rest it on the table.