Elbow pads

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  1. Doctor Hook

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    I'm in the market for a new pair. I've been using an old, musty pair of CCMs since high school, which is over 10 years and more pounds ago. I play in a fairly competitive beer league, and I want good protection against slashes and the occasional crash. So I don't want top of the line, but I do want good value. I'd say my budget is $30 USD tops or so.

    Thus far I've been eyeing RBKs, Eastons, and CCM Vectors.
     
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    Easton S5's are nice. They are about 30$, good protection and they are comfortable.
     
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    i've got eastons which are great but havent taken too many knocks with them either. On the other hand, some of the others have them and don't complain.
     
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    nike v7's

    cheap, but more importantly - comfortable
     
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    I upgraded myself to some Rbk 5ks. I like them a lot...there's a reason why a large number, I would say majority, of NHLers use Rbk/Jofa pads too. But for beer league, a 4k is enough, and is $22. The 5k is only like $3 more for a little more protection, but personal experience tells me I don't need that much for an adult league.

    http://hockey.lax.com/item.phtml?page=product_5603_front.phtml

    The CCM Vectors arn't too bad too I hear, lotta people like the strap system they have on them.
     
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    I got the RBK 4Ks, but I find they're just way too bulky. Plus they slip down, which drives me nuts.

    So I am sending them back and ordered a pair of Easton Stealth S5s, which are more along the style that I'm used to (less bulk, no slippage, slash guard).

    http://hockey.lax.com/item.phtml?page=product_4775_front.phtml

    Pair these with the Easton Classic shoulder pads I also ordered, and I've turned from a CCM man to an Easton man overnight!
     
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