mike W.wrote a review of POC Joint VPD 2.0 Elbow Guard on June 22, 2015
Familiarity: I've used it several times
These worked great on cross country, but kept slipping when I went riding a true downhill course at Sunrise Ski Park, AZ. I had to stop all of the time to readjust. The only time I got them to stay up, the forearm part cut off blood circulation, then my hands and arms would go numb.
The forearm straps are the problem. They are in the wrong place ( too far down the arm) and not flexible - and are also awkward to tighten because they have no give, and are poorly designed.
What's interesting is that, unlike the forearm strap, the bicep strap is designed to flex, but is too long and cannot be tightened enough.
So, why rate them 3 stars? Well, because I did crash 3 times, and my elbows were totally protected, but lucky, I readjusted these right before each crash.