A Froster wrote: Other than that, the only alteration I would make to the jacket is to sew Velcro onto the elbows to allow for a removable plastic elbow coverings.
Scott mentioned this idea to me at the recent UCF gathering, too... a few points to be aware of when trying to develop this concept:
-everybody's elbows are in a slightly different location so you'd need to build adjustment into the system
-if the elbow guards are attached directly to the jacket they'll tend to shift out of place so they'll still need a strap to keep them where they need to be
-velcro will tend to tear loose from strikes and even from repeated flexing of the joint so they'll still need a strap