These are sort of a throwback item. elbow sits nicely in the cup, and it is one of the few offerings these days that has full wrap around coverage at the bottom of the pad. They are almost like hockey elbow pads in that respect, but they are a standard lacrosse armguard in the rest of the pad. Of note, this pad does not have a liner sleeve. I really cant say that is good or bad, but it certainly makes you notice that almost every other modern elbow pad utilizes a sleeve underneath the strapping system.