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Old 01-30-2007   #1
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Good Elbow pads for Creeking.

I have been trying to find a decent pair of elbow pads for years now. Every one I buy ends up slipping down my arm to my elbow. The Shred Ready ones are too bulky and restrictive. I started working for a Bike framebuilder last year, so I ordered some Fox Extreme Mountain Biking Elbow Guards from our supplier. They worked out great last year. They are the best Elbow pads I have used for kayaking and they don't slip down to my wrists at all. The bummer is that they are like $60 at a bike shop (why I never bought them before), which is out of most kayakers budgets.

So, since I work for a bike company, we are making these elbow pads available to the mountainbuzz community for $35 a pair. Let me know if you want me to get you a pair. You can contact me directly or order them from our online store:

Hope this helps.

Nick Wigston
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I will take a pair. They look great. I will mail you.

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These are great pads for paddling, however they are already widely available cheaply, (even cheaper) mostly at online motocross stores.
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Old 01-31-2007   #4
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cool. are you sure they are the same ones? If not, maybe they would be a better choice. We can match prices if you find the same ones cheaper. I think maybe Fox makes a cheaper version. Let me know. We aren't really trying to make any money on these, just wanted to make them available to kayakers.
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Nick's prices are actually pretty right on especially if you consider shipping. Most moto shops are a little bit more unless you get pro deals. CHeck out 3 versions of ther Fox pads on this site. Scroll down to the bottom.

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Fox Raptor

The raptors are even sicker than the extremes. They are on sale right now also for 20 bucks if you google "fox elbow pads". They are normally 40$. The extreme is also pretty sick but now that I have tested both pairs the raptor definently gives you a ton more protection. I would say go with the raptors if you want elbow pads that will truly run the shit.
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In the pictures, it looks like there is some soft padding. How much water does this paddling soak up? Do they get waterlogged and heavy?
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I think I'm going straight for the full impact rig:

Once I've got that I'll just tighten down my full face helmet and stop scouting or portaging. Now the Black Canyon will require way less effort.

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my only issue with the fox pads are the velcro. it wears out and the straps get all stretchy, ive owned two pairs of the extreme and they end up falling off my arms or riding around my wrists after the hole rides....i think that no velcro is better. any suggestions on that?
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they look pretty good

I've been using some pro-tec elbow pads I bought from NRS for a few years now. Sometimes they slip a little, but they've held together pretty well and the foam is self-bailing (laugh)

I'd like to try yours out Nick


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