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The Warrior Alpha DX line is Warrior’s new line for the 2019/20 season. It offers a dynamic strike fit which is designed to be low-profile and offer a superior fit and mobility compared to previous lines.
The DX3 also offers a three strap system which secures the elbow into the elbow pocket and protects against impacts by keeping the protection in the proper place at all times.
The Alpha DX3 is made using a three-piece construction. This is a new - and much desired - construction which allows for natural motion when wearing the pad and maximum dexterity of the elbow.
Bicep & Forearm Protection
Warrior uses dual-density foams to protect the elbow on the DX elbow pads. These foams are built into lightweight, ergonomically molded guards to absorb, and disperse impacts.
The elbow cap on the DX3 is made up of a rigid plastic with a foam covering. This covering helps soften impacts before they hit the plastic cap.
Similar to the Alpha DX, the DX3 also uses a three strap system to secure the pad to your arm. Thick straps secure the protection against the forearm and bicep while a third thinner strap fastens around the elbow to securely lock your arm into place.
The Strike liner in the Alpha DX3 helps to keep you dry by wicking moisture away from your body while playing - similar to a base layer shirt under your gear.
The Warrior DX3 elbow pads are available in X-Small, Small, Medium and Large senior sizing.
|Bicep Protection||Dual-Density Foam|
|Forearm Protection||Dual-Density Foam|
|Elbow Cap||Plastic w/ Foam Covering|
|Strapping System||Three Straps // Elastic & Velcro|
|Warrior Senior Elbow Pads Sizing Chart|
|Elbow Pad Size||Small||Medium||Large|
|Height (ft)||5'4" - 5'9"||5'6" - 6'0"||5'9" - 6'2"|
|Weight (lbs)||120 - 160||140 - 180||160 - 200+|
|Shoulder Pad to Glove Length (in)||12" - 13"||13" - 14"||14" - 15"|
Player Elbow Pad Sizing
When fitting or trying on elbow pads, there are a few things to look at to make sure you have a proper fit. To start, make sure your elbow is placed in the center of cup or designated area and fasten the elbow pad using the straps. You will want to make sure that elbow pad is snug and secure and will not slip off the elbow joint. As well, move your arms around with each pad on, range of motion is key, and you will feel mobility differences in each product. If the elbow pad is too big it will shift and slide around on your arm. If it is too small your elbow will feel like it is sitting above the pad.
Elbow pad strapping is semi-adjustable, so if you find a pad that you like the feel of on your arm, adjust the straps until it fits securely. If the strapping feels too tight against your arm and you are unable to loosen it further, this is a good sign that you may need a bigger size. As well if you have fully tightened the strapping and the elbow pad is still loose or shifting on your arm, a size down will probably work better.
When looking at different elbow pads, there are a variety of different features to choose from. Some models will be offered in a soft elbow cap (although this is becoming more uncommon) and other will come with a hard plastic shell. As well, strapping systems can change and straps such as anchor straps or lock strap with provide a better lock to the pad than a regular elastic strap. These features are personal preference and usually are dictated by price range as well as brand. Once you have a feel for what you like or dislike you can narrow your choices.
When viewing sizing online, most elbow pads will be offered in Small, Medium and Large. Sizing charts are provided below and on each product to double check where you line up and as well list all the sizes available. These charts are for reference only and personal preference is a factor as well when looking for the best fit.
Compare your height, weight and age to the charts provided to find your best fit. As well, put on your shoulder pad and gloves and have someone measure the space/gap in between (in inches) to determine the proper sizing.