Featuring Fabio Wibmer graphic details, the POC VPD Air Elbow Pads (Fabio Editions) have a cool, stealthy look. But if you take a fall, the flexible Visco-Elastic Polymer Dough (VDP) immediately hardens to provide unrivalled elbow protection.
POC Fabio Wibmer Special Edition
Fabio Wibmer is at the forefront of progressive freeride mountain biking and is well known for his mind-blowing video edits. You can't forget his amazing ski-resort escapades or thrilling urban adventures. POC now give you the chance to own a Fabio special edition product, based on proven POC technology and with Fabio's design input. You just need to push your skills to be the next Fabio.
Flexible Impact Protection
The VPD Air Elbow Pads have been engineered for those of you who want a pad that offers excellent elbow protection while also giving enhanced flexibility, ventilation and freedom of movement for mountain biking. You can then concentrate on picking the best lines, not on uncomfortable pads.
If you do take an unfortunate slam, you'll appreciate the shock-absorbing qualities of the VPD armour found within the Air pads. It's soft and flexible when you're pedalling but hardens upon impact, soaking up impact forces in order to keep your elbows safe. Jump back on and keep pushing your limits. The elastic strap and neoprene anti-slip material ensure a comfortable fit, even in rough riding conditions, helping prevent slippage as you ride.
Visco-Elastic Polymer Dough
VPD allows a lightweight and comfortable approach to cycling protection. VPD's flexible nature means that it will shape to your body, creating an unparalleled fit that is truly customised. The material hardens during impact, so the flexibility doesn't come at the cost of protection. VPD is able to maintain a high absorption level where other protective garments may see effectiveness drop after every knock.
Delivering an anatomical and ergonomic fit means a fantastic level of comfort that results in a huge amount of free movement that more rigid materials can't offer.
POC is a Swedish company, built on a strong mission; to do everything we can to possibly save lives and to reduce consequences of accidents, for gravity sports athletes, by developing and renewing what personal protection is all about. POC has in many ways already set a new standard when it comes to technical solutions, construction, material combinations and engineering, with patented solutions, to increase the degree of protection. POC works in a cross scientific way, from the office at Nacka gatan 4, in Stockholm. The organization involves competences from different fields, such as engineers, material specialists, industrial and graphic designers, neurologists and back specialists. Stockholm is an important centre for some of Europe’s leading research and development experts in the areas of safety, medicine, health care, advanced product development and testing. It's our mission to do everything we can to develop protective gear that can save lives and reduce the severity of injuries. All our products have been tested by top world gravity sport athletes and then further refined to perfection. Our athlete friends love to go flat out but without suffering cuts, bruises and headaches, or in the worst cases, risking back or brain damage as a result of crashes that sadly happens to even the best athletes. The end result is a line of lightweight, high performance gear that offers the ultimate protection against injury thanks to superior impact absorption and penetration resistance. When developing a product at POC, we do it in the spirit of doing the best. We never compromise in choosing materials or construction, and we never compromise safety, quality or performance.
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