Elbow pads – to reduce the strength of a collision
Hockey is one of the fastest and most violent sport there is. The game involves both high speed action and powerful crashes between players. Heavy falls, strong blows and fights are common, and so are injuries. For the reason hockey players are in so much danger to their health, they are also one of the most equipped group of players in any team sport. An average hockey player has a lot of protective equipment, which matter greatly in reducing heavy injuries.
Why are elbow pads important
Hockey elbow pads are just as important as any equipment piece. Some people believe that you can skip these smaller pieces of equipment, but in fact, elbows are the part of a players body that receives most of the strength from a collision or a fall. It is natural to save your head by using your hands and usually this means crashing somewhere or landing on the ice with elbows first.
Broken bones and twisted joints are some of the most common injuries of a hockey player. Elbow pads won’t protect you from these injuries, but they will soften the blow by a lot. If you break a bone while having protective equipment, imagine what would happen, if these is none. Heavier injuries, even if a player recovers from them successfully, can mean an end to a career and life long health problems. HockeyPoint highly recommends not to overlook this detail and not skip this vital part of protective equipment.
How should I choose one
Size is the main factor for this peace of equipment. Since most models more or less function the same and give you an adequate level of protection, you should now buy items that are too big or too small. Use filters to find the pads for your age group first and then look for the right size among them.
Our selection of elbow pads vary quite a lot in the their style. Even though there is only a small difference between models, there are quite a few different colors you can find. Use the color filter to find the one matching other apparel of protective equipment you have.
Just as with most of our inventory, you can find only professionally recognized hockey equipment brands in this section. We offer elbow pads from Bauer, CCM and Warrior. In case you are worried that brands cost extra, don’t be! You don’t have to spend extra for reliable protective equipment. Most elbow pads cost between 50 EUR and 100 EUR, with some junior products being even cheaper than that.
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