Todayís football players want to perform to the absolute best of their abilities. It doesnít matter if youíre a professional athlete or a youthful prospect with a dream, you demand the most out of yourself. When it comes to your equipment, those expectations are the same. Professional football players play the game at a remarkable speed. The gear they rely on is designed by to protect without restrictions, allowing them to showcase their incredible talents. Lucky for those who havenít quite made it to the ranks of the NFL, the same pads that the pros turn to are available to anyone who is serious about their game. When it comes to football shoulder pads, no two sets of pads stand out like the XTECH Super Skill and Riddell CarbonTek.
You know that if the likes of Odell Beckham Jr. is putting on a set of pads, that they are designed to perform like no other. That is exactly what you get with the XTECH Super Skill shoulder pad. Flexible enough to make mind blowing one handed catches, but protective enough to take the hit of revenge from the defensive back you beat deep early in the game. Featuring XRD foam pads that keep the weight at a minimum, and a cantilver yoke system that transfer the energy of a hit throughout the entire pad. The XTECH shoulder pad is also available in a Standard and Skill version, for those players who need a bit of extra coverage.
The Russell CarbonTek shoulder pads are unlike any other pad on the market. Incredibly lightweight, often weighing almost a pound less than the competition. The two piece design helps deliver advanced protection without the bulk of other pads. The Carbon Fiber Exoskeleton uses aerospace grade carbon fiber to provide a first layer of defense. The compression vest with OS technology uses the automotive grade foam that out performs the EVA foam used by the competition. Essentially, these shoulder pads are built to handle any situation on the field, yet astoundingly weigh less 4lbs.
Both the CarbonTek and Super Skill shoulder pads are top of the class protection. Lightweight and built to handle NFL sized hits, there truly isnít much more you could ask for. The difference would come down to their contrasting designs. The two piece CarbonTek is lighter by more than half a pound, and could be a glimpse of what pads will all look like in the future. While the UTECH Super Skill pad offer a more traditional fit, and still lightweight feel that is tried and tested by the best in the game. Either set of pads is sure to add a new level of play to your game.
See exactly what size football shoulder pads you need with our Shoulder Pad Sizing Guide.