The STX Stallion 500 elbow pads are specifically designed for elite level collegiate and high school defense-man who demand the best low definition padding in the market and superior fit, finish and feel. As the trend in padding is "it's cool to be smaller" has gone... most top level guys will tell you that's great... but you had better give me something that protects me when I am hustling that ground ball or rushing a clear. Let's face it, after you are chopping wood on your attack-man all day and he gets the chance for some payback.. you better believe he's gonna make it count, and you better be ready! So the big D poles really wear pads that will allow them maximum mobility and comfort, but still keep them on the field after absorbing some one handed Tomahawks. Just look at what the real guys wear on the TV on Saturday and it will be clear the STX pads dominate where performance and protection are the name of the game.