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    Save some skin......

    And don't bother with the G-Form elbow pads.
    Though nice and comfy and not to hot, they offer very little protection very when you need them. I crash, sometimes a lot, sometimes not for a very long time. At the behest of my wife and a recent knee surgery, I got a pair of their knee pads. They're awesome. After using them a few times, I decided to give the elbow pads a spin. Being a clyde, I picked up the XL's, which fit super snug, in fact, I could barely get them over my forearms, so I was not overly concerned about them moving around. I should have been. I had 3 crashes where I needed the protection, and they pushed up, leaving me with some serious 10 grit belt sander abrasions.
    Get the Fox Launch elbow guards instead, you wont regret it
    mario
    I shave with rocks

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    Same here. I have the gform elbow and knee/shins which were replaced with fox launch pros and coverts. When i crashed, the gforms rode up and caused abrasions

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    Ouch. I was actually looking at getting a pair of them, glad I decided to hold off now.

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    Same issues. Leatt pads are just as comfortable, stay put, offer better coverage, and are at the price.


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    Blah. Leatt customer service just like poc is lacking imo.

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    I have a pair of Leatt knee pads. They fit nice and snug, pretty comfy, absolute trash if you fall on them. I have them slide right off my knee and down to my shin leaving a slice that should have been stitched.
    I like to fart when I'm in front of you on a climb:skep:

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    I had the same issue with G-form elbow pads. I use the Bliss elbow pads now, rate them highly. Also use the Specialized Atlas knee pads, they are very comfortable and don't move at all. Just enough protection for all mountain riding, though I'd want something burlier if I was hitting up bike parks

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