Skateboard Elbow Pads
187 Elbow Pads (Pair)
187 Elbow Pads 187 elbow pads feature a full sleeve design, double-stitching for durability, and Cordura/Neoprene reinforcement on the top and bottom of the pads. The thick elbow cup interior is made of slow-memory EVA foam padding built to give generous protection when you need it most. These “Killer Elbow Pads” are ideal for big ramps, vert appli More...
Our Price: $31.95
Prevent swellbow with reliable skateboard elbow padsSome skateboarders may still think that elbow pads don’t look cool. At XSportsProtective, we think some 187, Triple Eight, or ProTec skateboard elbow pads look a whole lot cooler than a swollen, bloody elbow. If you’re skating on vert ramps, bowls, or the pipe, skateboard elbow pads just make sense. Read more about what skateboard elbow pad is right for you.
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What kind of skateboard elbow pads do I need?Like other skateboard pads, skateboard elbow pads are either hard shell or soft shell. Both types of skateboard pads have some sort of Neoprene or other soft, flexible sleeve and EVA foam padding to protect the elbow joint and the area surrounding it.
A hard shell skateboard elbow pad:
How do you want to put them on?There are two basic skateboard elbow pad designs: slip on or butterfly closure. Slip-on elbow pads slide up your leg to your elbow. This design is more commonly found in soft-shell guards, less expensive knee pads, knee (or elbow) gaskets, and youth-sized pads. Skateboard elbow pads with a butterfly closure wrap around your arm and elbow. The butterfly closure design is typically found in hard shell skateboard pads and more robust and/or more expensive skateboard elbow pads. Most skateboard elbow pads with a butterfly closure simply use soft straps with Velcro closures. Some use a hook-and-loop closure to ensure a snug, custom fit that won’t budge while you’re riding. And some skateboard elbow pads have a combination of a slip-on sleeve and straps for a secure fit. A couple other things to consider when purchasing skateboard elbow pads:
XSportsProtectives staff picks for skateboard elbow pads187 elbow pads are darn close to the perfect skateboard elbow pad. They have a full sleeve design, double-stitching for durability, and Cordura/Neoprene reinforcement on the top and bottom of the pads. Plus the thick elbow cup interior is made of slow-memory EVA foam padding built to give generous protection. We like 187 “Killer” elbow pads for big ramps and vert applications (and they’re great for roller derby too).
For less intense riding, we’re very fond of ProTec Street elbow pads, which combine the high-impact protection of a street pad with the comfort and style you want in protective gear. These durable, multi-purpose elbow pads have hard exterior cups and interior EVA cup foam and are great for entry level and/or casual skateboarders.
Do you still have questions about which skateboard elbow pads are right for you?Check out our Skateboard Learning Center article on How to choose skateboard knee and elbow pads to learn more.