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    Race Face Elbow Pads...

    Looking for some elbow/ FOREARM armor.

    I currently use 661 Chicken Wing Elbows with either Race Face FR legs or 661 Veggie Wrap Knees.

    1) Are there "any" differences between the Roach and Race Face pads?
    2) Any differences between the FR/ DH models?
    3) Anyone ever use 661 2x4 arm pads?

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    I got the FR race face elbow/forearm pads for my b-day from my wife and love them. First ride this year on a chairlift and I bailed fracturing two ribs. When I got home I noticed a huge gash in one of the pads that would have been in my forearm if I wasn't wearing them. They don't move (even when you bail) and you can hardly tell that your wearing them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky_18
    First ride this year on a chairlift and I bailed fracturing two ribs.
    That's why I tend to ride with no upper-body armour/full upper-body suit depending on the situation. Might be worth considering.
    I'm on the Twitter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRTRIDR
    Looking for some elbow/ FOREARM armor.

    I currently use 661 Chicken Wing Elbows with either Race Face FR legs or 661 Veggie Wrap Knees.

    1) Are there "any" differences between the Roach and Race Face pads?
    2) Any differences between the FR/ DH models?
    3) Anyone ever use 661 2x4 arm pads?
    1. Roach was bought out by Raceface. Same pads, different years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRTRIDR
    Looking for some elbow/ FOREARM armor.

    I currently use 661 Chicken Wing Elbows with either Race Face FR legs or 661 Veggie Wrap Knees.

    1) Are there "any" differences between the Roach and Race Face pads?
    2) Any differences between the FR/ DH models?
    3) Anyone ever use 661 2x4 arm pads?
    1. No differences

    2. The dh model has some spandex fabric in addition to the straps and are a little bit heavier duty than the fr pads

    I use the dh arms, fr legs, and the RF armor jacket, and I'm happy with it. They are great pads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davec113
    1. No differences

    2. The dh model has some spandex fabric in addition to the straps and are a little bit heavier duty than the fr pads.... I use the dh arms, fr legs,
    Thanks! Is their any additional padding in the DH ARMS? I already have the FR legs..... just want to know if the extra few bucks spent on the DH arms is worth it. Again, thanks!

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    I think the dh version is a little heavier... but I got it because of the extra fabric that will hold them in place a little better, my last arm pads moved and my elbow got scraped up. The dh version seemed more secure than any other arm pads out there.

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    I have the DH arm & leg pads and do like them. Although in the summer months when I really start to sweat the leg armor slides down a bit and starts chaffering the sides of my knee. I've talked with a few others and they have experienced the same. It seems the FR's don't do this.

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