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  1. #1
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    Did your guard pads widen after a while?

    Hi, everyone.

    I got my SixSixOne Kyle Stairts about a year ago. I survived a few light crashes with them on, and all in all they were reasonably comfortable to use.
    But recently i have noticed they have widened so much that the Velcro pieces on the straps and on the pads cannot overlap at all. Both the straps and the pads have widened!
    I see that the same has happened to my Lizard Skins elbow guards. The straps have stretched to the extent that they useless.

    Has anyone else experienced this problem? What is a typical average life of guard pads?

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    My 661 KS did the same... but in my case I can correlate it back to the wash.

    I had two rides where I went down in poison oak... so I washed them (which I usually don't do)... It affected the elastic but only around the upper side of one (not the other)... In my case I can still Velcro it in place as the elastic still works a little... but any more stretch and I'll have to figure out a plan B. But as I mentioned, mine was directly related to washing them... I usually don't but with the PO I didn't want to chance it...

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