The Tacks lineup is all about maximum coverage and optimal protection and the Ultra Tacks elbow pads definitely delivers with the introduction of D3O foam technology. This innovative foam is built into the Ultra Tacks JDP elbow caps to help provide better shock absorption against both hard and soft impacts. So how does it all work? D3O smart foam keeps its soft consistency to absorb energy from low intensity impacts and instantly hardens for any higher intensity impacts. The molecules in this foam are continuously free flowing, this allows the “smart material” to remain soft and flexible, but on impact, the molecules lock together to absorb and dissipate the energy from the impact. After the impact, the molecules return to their soft and flexible state. This unique molecular structure offers cutting edge pro level protection perfect for warding off stick slashes, and protecting the wearer from big hits.
To provide great mobility, the Ultra Tacks was designed as a 2-piece construction. The floating bicep guard features an extension, so even if your arm is fully extended you will be well protected. The bicep guard is constructed with Tacks molded foam armor and exposed HD molded foam, which can also be found on that bicep extension. In the forearm we have a segmented molded high density foam overlay which provides a really good wrap and lightweight protection.
The liner is made with a moisture wicking premium mesh which is very soft and cushioned so your arm will be dryer and more comfortable. For the strapping system CCM uses a 3-piece design, the bicep strap is a combination of neoprene and ventilated elastic, the mid strap is reinforced lycra, and the forearm strap is a locking webbing strap that gives great security.
If you are looking for something that will provide a volume lock down fit with pro level protection, check out CCM’s Ultra Tacks elbow pads."