Brent Wynn discusses the use of kids elbow pads in hockey.
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Featuring Brent Wynn, Hockey Equipment Specialist
Duration: 1 minute, 21 seconds
Kids playing hockey need to wear elbow pads, because they're going to make contact with the ice at some point in time during the game and it's very important to protect the tip of the elbow, because there's nothing extra there - it's straight bone.
So you're looking at something that's going to be a little more mobile as well as protective. A lot of times an older elbow pad is a single piece with very little mobility, and they can break down over time, not offering you the amount of protection that you should have.
Nowadays, elbow pads have two pieces, the movement is a lot better, it also allows better protection at the top of the bicep and it works in conjunction with the lower shell, which offers the protection to the forearm and the elbow joint itself, which is also important because the sticks are sliding up the little kids' sticks and making contact with them in these areas.
With the strapping that is in elbow pads nowadays, they lock much better into the forearm, allowing the pad not to shift down the arm, therefore protecting the elbow joint much better than it has in years past.
Remember that it's very important to have a proper fitting pair of elbow pads. That's why it's extremely important to see a qualified retailer in your area to make sure that you're making the proper choice.
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